Dr. Aftab uz Zaman

Academic introduction:

Prof. (Dr) A. Zaman, Professor and Incharge, Agriculture, The Neotia University, Kolkata@ Sarisha-743368, 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal and Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, BCKV, Director of Rsearch, BCKV and Former Head of the Department of Agronomy specializes in Agricultural Water Management for enhancing crop and water productivity as an Agronomist and also acting as Chief Scientist (Water Management). He has coordinated and associated with post-graduate teaching programme at the University and has significant research experiences in field of water management and in academia. 


  • Date of Birth: 27 May, 1954
  • Designation: Professor & In-charge, The Neotia University, Kolkata and


Sarisha-743368, 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal, India

  • Field of Specialization: Water Management
  • Address:                                  The Neotia University Faculty of Agriculture


   03174 245078 Extn: 281

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  1. Permanent Address: B-4/220, Kalyani-741 235, West Bengal, India

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  • Academic Qualifications:




Year of




% of






UE Science




1st Divn.


B.Sc. (Ag) Hons.




1st Class








1st Class

Grade: A


Ph. D. in Agronomy



(in service)

Title: Growth and productivity of safflower under limited water supply in laterite soils of West Bengal


  1. Professional Experiences

1979- 1982: Jr. Technologist (Agronomy), BCKV, West Bengal, India

1982-1988: Lecturer & Jr. Agronomist, BCKV, West Bengal, India

1988- 1993: Reader & Officer-in-Charge, ORP, Bankura, Centre, BCKV, West Bengal

1993-1994: Reader & Agronomist, RRS, New Alluvial Zone, Kalyani, West Bengal

1994-1996: Head, Irrigation Expatriate Team, The Government of Uganda, East Africa

1996-1997: Reader & Agronomist, RRS, Hill Zone, Kalimpong, West Bengal

1997-1998: Reader & ADR-Incharge, RRS, Old Alluvial Zone, Majhian, West Bengal,

1998-1999: Professor & ADR-Incharge, Old Alluvial Zone, Majhian, West Bengal

1999-2001: Professor of Agronomy, UBKV, Old Alluvial Zone, Majhian, West Bengal

2002- onwards: Professor of Agronomy and Chief Scientist, AICPR on Water Management, BCKV, West Bengal

2003 – 2014 Professor, Director of Research, Dean, and Head, Department of Agronomy, BCKV, Mohanpur-741 252, West Bengal


  • Association with Professional Organization


Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata

Executive Member, Indian Society of Water Management, New Delhi

Vice Chairman, International Institute of Bengal Basin, California, USA

Life Member: Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi

Life Member: Indian Society of Crop & Weed, Kalyani


  • Significant achievement in academic leadership and social commitments


  1. Organized an International Symposium on Water, Arsenic and Environmental Crisis, Issues, Impact and Strategies held on 19-20 December 2004 at CIRDAP Building, Chameli House, Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  2. Worked as an Irrigation Expert as well as Head, Irrigation Expatriate Team to the Government of Uganda, East Africa during 1994-1996 being deputed by the Government of India and associated with the several educational programme launched by different international agencies in African Countries.
  3. Have been organized a school for primary education for destitute and downtrodden mainly for the children of the service providers of the society (vegetable vendors, maid-servants, rickshaw pullers) as Samatat Siksha Niketan ( and now it is a venture with good degree of success.  
  4. Have been made several recommendations for introduction of course curriculum on irrigation management in Uganda, East Africa for starting with Makerere University;


  1. Industrial and other Experiences:

The Government of India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputed as Irrigation Expert to install, design and lay out of small-scale irrigation for sustainable crop production in Uganda (East Africa) for a period of two-years (1994-1996) and the Government of Uganda gave me responsibility to lead the team of expatriate (delegation) in the field of irrigation water management.

  1. Research Publications & Others

Research Publications

Research papers published in the journal of National & International reputes: 172; Popular & Scientific articles: 123; Annual Progress Reports: 18 & Others: 20

Training & Advance Courses

Participated in the various training and advance courses on irrigation water management for crop production;

Seminars & Workshops

Attended different National & International seminars, symposiums, workshops, meetings on several aspects of agricultural development including Television programs;

Teaching Assignment

Associated with the post graduate teaching in the department of Agronomy since 1983; guiding students to their M. Sc. (50) & Ph. D. thesis (7) and actively engaged in Research and Extension activities till date.

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