Dr M V Venugopalan, Principal Scientist


Soil fertility, Crop simulation modeling, Land Use Planning,
Agronomy of new plant types, Abiotic stress management

Ph.D (Agronomy)

Years  of experience

19 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

Home: Flat No. F2, Plot No173, Utkarsh Ashwini Apartments,
RPTS Road , Laxminagar, Nagpur-440 022, Maharashtra.
Ph. No. 0712 –2230618.

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.


Designation with Institution and place of work


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


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:


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 : 45

Research short note/Seminar/short communications/symposia paper/popular articles : 53

Book published/book chapters authored or edited individually or Jointly : 13

Technical bulletins : 5

Research bulletins/ extensions bulletins/extension leaflets : 11

Popular articles : 13

Students guide as Member of Advisory Committee : Ph.D = 5; M.Sc. = 17