Sopory, S. K.

Sopory, S. K.
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8th January 2011 - 27th January 2016

 An eminent scientist and educationist, Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory began his academic career in the year 1973 as member of the faculty of the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prof. Sopory has been awarded various National and International Awards for his pioneering contributions to Scientific Research and Teaching. Notable among them are: the prestigious Bhatnagar Award of CSIR, Chakravorty Award, Birbal Sahni Medal of the Botanical Society, Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award of Indian Science Congress,Godnev Award Lecture of Belarus Academy of Sciences, and Padma Shri, Government of India. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (New Delhi), Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore), National Academy of Sciences (Allahabad), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(New Delhi) and The World Academy of Sciences (Trieste, Italy). He has also received the Corresponding Membership Award of American Society for Plant Biology, 2010, the first Indian to do so. He was the Eleventh Vice Chancellor of the University.