Dr. Sukh Dev Sharma


Dr. Sukh Dev Sharma

Vice-Chancellor (July 2011 – June 2014)

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalya, Haridwar

Dr. Sukh Dev Sharma, born in Haryana on 15 November 1948, is an internationally known scientist in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Applications. Having graduated in Science with First Class First Position from University of Delhi, he completed his Masters (1970) and Ph. D. (1975) in Agricultural Statistics from the premiere agricultural research institution namely Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has served, in various Faculty Positions, at different State Agricultural Universities, viz. Udaipur University, Udaipur, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar and then went on to serve as Research Manager at ICAR as Director, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi as well as at ICAR Headquarters as Assistant Director General(HRD) and Controller of Examination(Education Division), ICAR covering a total period of 36 years and with distinction.

He taught and conducted research in Statistics and Computer Applications over a period of 34 years. He has taught Statistics at graduate and postgraduate level at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania for 2 years. He has guided several students for their Masters degree in agricultural statistics and computer applications as major advisor and also guided several research scholars for their Masters/Doctoral degrees in agriculture as minor advisor. He served as University Professor and Chairman for more than 10 years.

He has also served as Director of Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute New Delhi with distinction for more than a decade (from 1997 to 2008) bringing in all round development at this very prestigious Institute and leading the development in agricultural statistics at national and international levels. Several important national level research projects have been completed under his leadership and overall guidance at IASRI.

He has more than 50 publications, 2 book/book chapter.  Besides, a computer software RAUSTAT has been developed by him for Statistical analysis of research data.  He has been the Chairman/member of various State level, National level and International level bodies/committees and office bearers of various professional bodies in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Applications. He has been the Secretary of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics for 10 years and continues as the Vice President of Society of Statistics, Computers and Applications as well as that of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics. In the year 2005, he was the Sessional President for 59th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics at SKUAST(J), Jammu where he delivered the Technical Address on “ICT as Tool for Information, Knowledge Management and Intelligence”.