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Pro Vice Chancellor's Profile

Dr. R. K. Sharma

Dr. Rabin Kumar Sharma was retired director grade scientist (Scientist G) of CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Jorhat, Assam, (formerly RRL, Jorhat,). He was Born on 1st June, 1949, he obtained his M.Sc. from Gauhati University and Ph.D in Essential Oil from GU, 1986. He completed his certificate course in R&D Management from CSIR-New Delhi in 1990. Dr Sharma has number of technologies at his credits which is now under commercial production.

Dr. Sharma’s contribution for the development of society in the country particularly in North Eastern states through commercialization of various industrial crops is unique. Dr Sharma has 58 publications in different national and International peer reviewed journals. Number of papers presented in national and international seminars, proceedings, workshops and also chaired international and national seminars and workshops, number of patents, books and several chapters in books to his credit. He also completed number of projects funded by different funding agencies

During his tenure in CSIR-NEIST, he also took part in science popularization and training among rural masses and school’s children’s, and in making the output of science & technology reach to society through knowledge dissemination.

He is also recognized Ph.D. Guide as well thesis evaluator and external examiners of various Universities such as Gauhati University, Assam University, Silchar etc. He was also Project evaluator of Dept. of Biotechnology (Govt. of India), New Delhi; CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi etc.

Dr Sharma is also life member of various national and international societies such as Essential Oil Association of India, New Delhi; Assam Science Society; Indian Science Congress; Biological Society of North East India; The Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Chemists & Biologist; Indian Society for Spices; State Medicinal Plant Board, Assam; Bio-diesel Advisory Board (NEDFi), ANRAP (WHO), Bangladesh and also EC member of Essential Oil Association of India New Delhi. He was also a member of Mizoram State Palm Board. Dr Sharma has visited large number of countries such as England, Scotland, Netherland, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Myanmar ,Bhutan etc. as an invitee to deliver lecture and as a member of the project team.