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Basant Kumar Agarwala, Indian science educator. Commonwealth research fellow Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 1989-1990. Fellow Philological Society, Zoological Society India; member Entomology Association (life), Aphidological Society (executive member).

Background

Agarwala, Basant Kumar was born on January 1, 1954 in Calcutta, India. Son of Trilok Chand and Ram Piyari Agarwala.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Calcutta, 1972. Master of Science, University Calcutta, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Calcutta, 1980.

Career

Senior research fellow University Calcutta, 1976-1978, research associate, 1978-1981, lecturer Agartala, India, 1981-1986. Senior lecturer Tripura University, 1986-1994, reader, 1994-1999, professor, since 1999. Principal investigator Indian Council Agriculture Research, Agartala, 1983-1986, department science and technical, Agartala, 1986-1989, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Agartala, 1990-1994, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research/Department of Science and Technology/Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Agartala, 1994-1998.

Visiting scientist Indian National Science Academy Royal Society, 1997-1998. Invited fellow Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 2000-2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (book) Fauna of India: Aphididae: VI Volunteer, 1996. Inventor in field.

Membership

Fellow Philological Society, Zoological Society India. Member Entomology Association (life), Aphidological Society (executive member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Popular writings, debates, science fiction.

Connections

Married Pushpa Agarwal, July 1, 1979. Children: Vandana, Sarad, Rajat.

father:
Trilok Chand

mother:
Ram Piyari Agarwala

spouse:
Pushpa Agarwal

child:
Vandana Agarwala

child:
Sarad Agarwala

child:
Rajat Agarwala