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Prof. (Dr.) Hari S. Gaur

Distinguished Professor (Nematology)

Prof. (Dr.)  Hari S. Gaur, currently working as Distinguished Professor in School of Agriculture is an eminent Nematologist, teacher, researcher and manager of higher education institutions. He was a Visiting Scientist at Rothamsted Research, UK.; Project Coordinator; Head of the Division of Nematology; Dean, Post-Graduate School & Joint Director, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi and Vice-Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut, Dean, School of Basic Sciences & Research and founder Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences Sharda University, Greater Noida before joining Galgotias University in February, 2023. Over 47 years, he has worked on fundamental and applied nematology and management of research, higher education and extension in agriculture in India and abroad. A highly cited and decorated Prof. Gaur is a passionate teacher and researcher internationally known for his work on solarization, anhydrobiosis, hatching and other survival strategies of nematodes and development of eco-friendly pest management packages. He proved the importance of root-knot nematodes in rice-wheat cropping system in North India, and gave new directions focusing on cropping system based approaches involving modified agronomy and edaphic factors, solarization, organic amendments and biocontrol agents for nematode management in rice, vegetables, pulses, fruit and flower crops; entomopathogenic nematodes for insect pest management; documentation of nematode distribution and biodiversity, demonstrations and transfer of knowledge to farmers and public. He has guided 6 M.Sc. and 14 Ph.D. students. He helped in establishment of India-supported Agricultural University (ANSTAU) in Afghanistan and research institutes in Myanmar and Nigeria. Prof. Gaur has organized about 20 national and 6 international conferences. He has been President, Vice-President, Chief Editor and Fellow of three national and two international professional societies. 


  • 47 years of Research, Teaching and Higher Education Management in India and abroad.


  • Post-Doctorate (UK)

  • Ph.D. (IARI)

  • M.Sc. (IARI)

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) 

  •  LL.B. (DU)

Award & Recognition


  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship for UK, British Council, UK 1989-90

  • Royal Society of London, Fellowship, Royal Society of London, UK 1994-95

  •  Rothamsted International Fellowship, Rothamsted International, UK 1994-95

  • Councilor, IFNS International Federation of Nematology Societies 2000-2009

  • Fellow Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists 1998 

  • Indian – NSI Representative of European Society of Nematologist 2001-11.


  • Junior Research Fellowship, IARI 1971-73

  •  Senior Research Fellowship, ICAR, 1973-75

  • Golden Jubilee Medal, IARI, 1974

  • Hexamar Agri. Res. & Dev. Foundation Award for Outstanding Research work in Nematology, Hexamar Agri. Res. & Dev. Foundation 1994

  •  Best research paper presentation, BRS, Allahabad 1996

  • Dr. Ram Nath Singh Award for Best Hindi Book IARI, New Delhi, 2000

  •  Honorary Fellow BRS, Allahabad 2000

  • Fellow Nematological Society of India, 2001

  • Prof. H.M. Shah Memorial Award for Outstanding Research work in Nematology,2002

  • Best Teacher Award IARI, New Delhi 2003

  • Rajesh Pilot Award for outstanding contribution to Agricultural Sciences, 2013

  • D’Souza Memorial Award for lifetime achievement, NSI, 2013

  • Hon. Fellow, UP Academy of Agricultural Science, UPCAR 2015

  • Honor for Lifetime Outstanding Achievement in Nematology, NSI, 2017

  • Skotch Order of Merit Award, 2018 and Fellow of International Noni Society, 2018.


  • Research papers (142),  Review articles (65), books (9), 2 video films 

  • Technical Reports: over 100 

  • Conference papers etc. : About 90

  • Citations as on 10 Feb., 2023 = 4278

  • H-Index: 21

  • i10:   52

Area of Interest

  • Agricultural Sciences, Nematology, Nematode Ecology, Physiology and Management, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Biotechnology