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Dr. D.P. Ray, Ph.D.
Former Vice-Chancellor
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology,
Bhubaneshwar– 751 003


Date and Place of Birth
Born in Parlakhemundi, District Ganjam, Odisha on 15 August 1949

Educated at lspat Vidyalaya, Rourkela, Orissa, 1962-1966; B.Sc. (Ag) OUAT, Bhubaneswar, (1967-1971); M.Sc. (Ag. Hort.) Calcutta University, Kolkata, (1973-1975) and Ph.D. Calcutta University, Kolkata (1981).

Academic and Administrative Positions Held
Vice-Chancellor, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (two periods); Horticulturist (Lecturer cadre) at Calcutta University in 1975-1981; Reader in Horticulture in October, 1981 and continued till Associate Director of Research in 1989 and then became Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture continued till 2002.
He served as Dean, Extension Education (November 2002-February 2006) and Registrar at OUAT till 18th December, 2006.

Academic Excellence
Research Areas: Biodiversity Assessment and enhancement Mango, Citrus, Banana and Coconut; Orchard Efficiency Management of Tropical Fruit Crops, Plant Production Techniques and Nutrition of Fruit crops and improvement of vegetables and cashew.

Chairman /Member in Academic / Scientific bodies
Chairman /Advisor /Member of several Quinquennial Review Teams; Research Advisory Committees of  ICAR institutions.

Awards and Recognition
Samaikya Bharat Gaurav Satkar Madras Telugu Academy, Chennai (2007); Kadali Puraskar by NRC for Banana, ICAR (2009); Dr. M. H. Marigowda National Award, USA, Bangalore (2009-2010); Honoured with Col Commandant Rank by Ministry of Defence, Government of India (2009); Think Odisha Leadership Award for Educational Institute of Excellence as a Vice-Chancellor of State Universities (2010).

Fellow: Horticultur Society of India, New Delhi (2005); National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai (2007); AIPUB, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, (2007);  Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi (2010).

Address for communication:
M: 094370 40057
F: 0674- 2397780
R: 2561606
O: 2397700



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