Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

About The VC

Dr. Ravindra Kumar Sohane completed his masters’ & doctoral degree in the area of Animal Nutrition from GBPUA & T, Pantnagar through his contribution in the identification of rice cultivars with superior straw for animal fodder. Dr. Sohane began his career as Junior Scientist-cum-Assistant Professor at erstwhile RAU, Pusa. Dr. Sohane has worked in diverse areas under various capacities as Programme Coordinator of KVK, District Project Coordinator at Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, Director of BAMETI, Patna etc. Dr. Sohane is currently working as Director Extension Education at BAU, Sabour has made remarkable contributions in the area of Agricultural Extension through employing innovative ICT tools. He also has experience of holding various administrative offices including Registrar, Nodal officer of ICAR and RKVY, Director CAFT, Chairman Department of Extension Education, Member and Chairman of various committees, governing bodies at state and national level. Dr. Sohane in his career has successfully implemented projects worth of Rs. 12 Crores in agriculture and allied sector. He has more than 200 publications to his credit in the form of Research, review, popular articles, book chapters, Farmers’ Diaries and technical bulletins. He has developed and implemented several innovative extension methodologies like Bio-village, Seed village, Climate-smart villages, Kisan Mitra, Kisan Pathsala, Kisan Choupal, Kisan Gyan Rath, Outdoor video broadcasting, Micro-SD Card for technology transfer etc. Successfully Organized 93 skill development programmes cover about 2438 participants across 13 skill domains. He has also performed several international academic tours including an official visit to Washington, D.C, USA.

Dr. Sohane has been honored with several awards including National e-Governance Award for the ICT initiative in Agriculture, Best Extensionists award from Animal Nutritional Society of India (ANSI), ICAR- Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Award for Seed-village concept, Best Young Agricultural Scientist from UPCAR, Lucknow, Dr. S. P. Arora Award for Best Research Paper by Animal Nutritional Society of India (ANSI), Best Extension Professional Award, Society of Extension Education, Agra, Dr. R. S. Paroda Medal by Bioved Research Society, Prayagraj etc. He is also a fellow of Animal Nutritional Association (FANA), Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi (FISEE), etc. Dr. Sohane has assumed the position of Vice Chancellor of BAU, Sabour since 15.01.2021.