Scientist- In-Charge

Dr. Nirpendra K. Chauhan

Scientist- In-Charge,
Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP),

Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun

Dr. Nirpendra K. Chauhan was born on August 20, 1967 in village Umri (Dhampur) Dist. Bijnor. He has been serving as the Scientist- In-Charge, Centre for Aromatic Plants, Selaqui, Dehradun from 2007 to till date. He had also been the Head of Department of Agro- Technology division of Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj (UP) from 1998 to 2002 and did research work from 1989 to 1995 in Central Institute for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow.

He has more than 20 years research experience in development of agro-technologies, extension and commercialization of aromatic crops in farmer fields. He played a major role in establishment of Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Selaqui, Dehradun and development, propagation and extension of aromatic sector in Uttarakhand and more than 7200 ha. area of land has been brought out under cultivation of aromatic crops engaging more than 18,000 farmers, in cluster approach. For processing of aromatic produce of farmers, 178 field distillation unit have been established and turnover of aromatic sector has reached more than 70 cr./year in Uttarakhand .

He has been honoured by “Scientist of the Year” award by Essential Oil Association of India for the year 2010, for his outstanding contribution in development and propagation of aromatic Sector in Uttarakhand. Besides the above, he has published 43 research papers in reputed journals.

Educational Qualification
Degree University Year
Ph.D (Agronomy.) HNB Garhwal University
M.Sc. (Ag.) Agra University, Agra 1988
Work Experience
Post Institute/ Organization Period
Scientist-In-charge Centre for Aromatic Plants, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Industrial Estate, Selaqui, Dehradun (UK) Jun.,2007 to till date
Scientist-E-II Centre for Aromatic Plants, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Industrial Estate, Selaqui, Dehradun (UK) Jan.,2008 to till date
Agriculture Research Officer Centre for Aromatic Plants, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Industrial Estate, Selaqui, Dehradun (UK) Feb 2002 to Jan., 2008
Asstt. Director (Agro) Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj, U.P. (Min. of SSI & ARI, Govt. of India) June 1999 to Feb. 2002
Pharmaceutical Agriculture Research Officer Pharmaceutical & Herbs Development Scheme, (U.P. Cooperative Deptt., Ranikhet) Sept. 1995 to June 1999
Technical Asstt, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR), Lucknow. Aug. 1989 to Sept. 1995
Publication
  • Research Papers – 54
  • Technical Bulletins – 10
  • Book Published – 01