Prof Vikas Jadhao - Hydrological data analysis - Best Researcher Award 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Vikas G Jadhao began his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola, Maharashtra, in 2001. He then pursued a Master's degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water Engineering from Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, in 2003. Later, he continued his academic pursuits by enrolling in a Ph.D. program in Water Resources Development & Management at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in 2017.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his career, Prof. Jadhao has held various academic and research positions. He has served as the Senior Scientist & Head at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agri. Science Center), Jalgaon Jamod, Buldana District, Maharashtra, since November 2018. Prior to this, he worked as an Assistant Professor & Head at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, for over 11 years.

Prof. Jadhao has also contributed to academia as an approved PG Research guide at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Dr. BAMU), Aurangabad, for M. Tech. (Food Processing Technology).

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Jadhao's research interests lie in the field of Water Resources Development & Management. His notable research contributions include hydrological modeling of small watersheds, estimation of surface runoff using remote sensing and GIS techniques, and studies on the impact of conservation practices on rainfall-runoff relationships for different crops.

He has actively participated in various conferences, workshops, and seminars related to water management, agriculture, and sustainable technologies.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof. Vikas G Jadhao has received the "Distinguished Scientist Award-2023" from the Agricultural & Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS). This award was presented at the 5th International Conference on "Climate Change and Its Impact (CCI 2023)" at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K) Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K., India, in June 2023.

Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Hind Agri-Horticultural Society (FHAS) and holds QIP fellowship of AICTE Delhi for the Ph.D. program at IIT Roorkee.

Impact and Influence

Prof. Jadhao has made significant contributions to the field of agricultural engineering, particularly in the areas of water resources management and sustainable agriculture. His research findings, publications, and active involvement in academic and professional bodies showcase his influence in shaping the discourse around water and agricultural sciences.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a Senior Scientist & Head at Krishi Vigyan Kendra and through his academic roles, Prof. Vikas G Jadhao continues to contribute to the advancement of agricultural practices and water management. His work in mentoring students, guiding research projects, and disseminating knowledge through publications and conferences establishes a legacy of excellence in agricultural engineering. His future contributions are likely to further impact sustainable agricultural practices and water resource development in the region.


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Vikas Jadhao – Hydrological data analysis – Best Researcher Award

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