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.
|Ph.D (Agronomy.)||HNB Garhwal University|
|M.Sc. (Ag.)||Agra University, Agra||1988|
|Director||Centre for Aromatic Plants, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Industrial Estate, Selaqui, Dehradun (UK)||Apr.,2018 to till date|
|Scientist-In-charge||Centre for Aromatic Plants, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Industrial Estate, Selaqui, Dehradun (UK)||Jun.,2007 to Apr.,2018|
|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|