Dr M V Venugopalan, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) and and In charge, PME Cell
Soil fertility, Crop simulation modeling, Land Use Planning,
Agronomy of new plant types, Abiotic stress management, High density planting system, agronomy of desi cotton, organic cotton production and C sequestration.
Ph.D (Agronomy)
Years  of experience
28 years
Office : Central Institute for Cotton Research
PB.No.2, Shankarnagar PO,Nagpur. India. 440010
Office Tel. No.: 07103-275549; Office Fax No.: 07103-275529
Residence: Flat No. 303, Vedant shine Apartments, Plot No 6, Ramakrishna Society , Narendranagar, Nagpur-440 015, Maharashtra. Ph. No. 0712 –2789962.

Educational Qualification:

  • B.Sc.Ag & AH, GB Pant University, Pantnagar
  • M.Sc. (Agronomy) Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Ph.D. (Agronomy) Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
    Title of Ph.D. Thesis : Agronomic evaluation of Ammonium Polyphosphates as a source of Phosphorus for wheat

Honors/awards/fellowships, etc.:

  • Bursary Merit Scholarship during B.Sc (Ag & AH)
  • ICAR Jr. Research Fellowship during M.Sc (Ag)
  • University Bronze Medal for academic performance during B.Sc (Ag & AH)
  • ICAR Team Award for outstanding team research (2005-06) in agriculture and allied sciences
  • Recognized as a faculty member for teaching and guiding (as member) M.Sc and PhD
    students of Dr PDKV, Akola in Land Resource Management.
  • Re-elected as Executive Committee member of International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA) in 2016
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy – 2014
  • Fellow of Indian Society for Soil Survey and Land Use Planning 2016
  • Secretary, Indian Society of Cotton Improvement (Nagpur Chapter)


Designation with Institution and place of work Period Major duties/Field of research and teaching
Scientist, NAARM, Hyderabad June to Oct. 1989 Foundation Course on Agricultural Reseach and Project Management
Scientist, CSSRI, Karnal Nov. 1989-Apr. 1990 Attachment Training. (Long term effects of amendments on changes n physico-chemical properties of a Sodic Soil)
Scientist, CICR, Nagpur June 1990 – June 1994 Foliar nutrition in rainfed cotton, Evaluation of cotton based cropping systems, IPNS techniques for cotton production on marginal soil, Cotton acreage and condition assessment using Remote  Sensing (collaboration with SAC, Ahmedabad)
Scientist (Sr. Scale), CICR, Nagpur June 1994- Jan. 2000 Long term fertilizer trial on cotton based cropping systems, Organic cotton production  techniques, Agronomy of new cotton plant types, Salinity tolerence in cotton,
Sr. Scientist, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur Feb. 7, 2000 to 27-08-2006 Perspective and participatory Land Use Planning, Crop Simulation Modelling
Principal Scientist., NBSS&LUP, Nagpur 28-07-2006-12-06-2008 Perspective and exploratory LUP, Contingency crop planning, Simulation modelling
Principal Scientist., CICR, Nagpur 13-06-2008 onwards Climate change-consequences and coping-up strategies, Bt cotton agronomy, SOM dynamics

Courses and topics taught:

Course Topics taught
Techniques in Land Resource management Crop adaptation, Growth and growth analysis, cropping systems
Land evaluation Optimum yield concept, Fertility Capability Classification, Soil Potential Index, Soil test based fertilizer recommendations



Full length paper in referred scientific/professional journal 99
Research short note/Seminar/short communications/symposia paper/popular articles 70
Book published/book chapters authored or edited individually or Jointly 29
Technical bulletins 9
Research bulletins/ extensions bulletins/extension leaflets 11
Popular articles 30
Students guide as Member of Advisory Committee : Ph.D = 5; M.Sc. = 19


I certify that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge - Dr. Venugopalan

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