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Dr. Soman is Senior Vice-President and Chief Agronomist at Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd. His expertise is in the area of High. Tech. Agriculture and training. He has 31 years of experience in International Agriculture Research including 12 years in at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
Dr. Soman received his M.Sc. degree from Kenya University and Ph.D. from Reading University in United Kingdom. He received National Merit Scholarship for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Postgraduate Research fellowship from CSIR (India), National Scholarship for Study Abroad, Ministry of Education, GOI, for research towards Ph.D., University Gold Medal for first Rank in the M.Sc. examination, Kerala University and Lady Mountbatten Scholarship for Thesis at Reading, UK.
He Visited Universities and Agriculture Research Institutions in UK, USA, Belgium, Holland, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka. He Worked in research institutions in Niger, Nigeria and Mali. As part of his work responsibilities he visited Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka conducting there various projects.
Dr. Soman has 50 plus research papers published in international refereed journals and participation in numerous national and International seminars and conferences. He was recognized as an exceptional Post Graduate Teacher and Research Mentor for Master and Doctoral students at North Maharashtra University (Jalgaon), Anand Agri University (Gujarat), University of Udaipur, (Rajasthan) and Tamil Nadu Agriculture University.