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Dr. Narendra Kumar Gontia, working as Principal and Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh. He joined as Assistant Professor (Agril. Engg.) in March, 1986 in Gujarat Agricultural University, Junagadh and subsequently worked as Associate Professor, Professor and Head, Department of Soil and Water Engg.
He has developed the Crop Water Stress Index (CWSI) and Water Deficit Index (WDI) of wheat crop using infrared thermometry. Used Remote sensing and GIS techniques to estimate the ET of crops and for assessment of groundwater recharge in basins. Developed Crop yield model for command using Remote sensing and GIS. He has designed and developed low cost Drip Irrigation filters for single/double stage screening, developed segmented border irrigation technique for saving 20% of water, and developed low cost high discharge drip irrigation system for groundnut and okra crops. He has established sensor based smart farming system for precision agriculture at JAU, Mahuva. Executed the research projects amounting about Rs, 250 lakhs. Associated in development of labs & course curriculum of Agril. Engg & Tech., GAU, Junagadh. Prepared talukawise agriculture contingency plan for Junagadh District and Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan of Junagadh District for XII five year Plan. He has guided Ten theses of PG (M. Tech.) students and Eighteen of UG (B.Tech.) Theses' of students. He has good number of publications in national and international journals and published four books also.
Recipient of Nine awards on Academic/ Scientific Contributions/Achievements.He is bestowed with prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Out-standing Post-Graduate Agricultural Research 2007 by ICAR, New Delhi for his Ph. D. contribution in Soil and Water Conservation Engg. under supervision of Dr. K. N. Tiwari, Professor, IIT, Kharagpur. He is also the recipient of S.J. Hiran Memorial award Year 2001-02 for his contribution in watershed
Principal and Dean
junagadh agricultural university