Dr. Sushil Solomon, a renowned Researcher and Educationist has been appointed as the 38th Vice-Chancellor of C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. Born on 21st December, 1952,Dr. Solomon has an excellent academic record to his credit. He obtained Ph.D. in Micro/Bio-chemistry (1978) from PAU, Ludhiana and PGDBIM from Datamatic School of Management, Mumbai.
Prior to this assignment, Dr. Solomon worked as Director, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, (ICAR), Lucknow. Under his dynamic leadership, the Institute took several initiatives and made policies for improvement of Sugar Cane research and Sugar production in India. He also contributed more than 37 years in scientific/research guidance/teaching in sugarcane/Sugar Industry. Recipient of several International recognitions like Friendship Award, Jin Xiu Qui Award, Award of Excellence, Life time Achievement Award-2014 from China, Sinai University Peace Award and IAPSIT Global Award of Excellence from Egypt, Prestigious Indira Gandhi Purushkar 2013 & 2014, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award (2014), by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Hindi Moulic Pustak Lekhan Purushkar (2014) conferred by H.E. President of India, Dr. Dharampal Singh Life time Achievement Award (2014) from UPAAS and Hariom Ashram Trust Award by ICAR in 2012-13. Dr. Solomon has been recognized for his professional achievements by several other awards and fellowships. He has also been awarded with fellow of Sugar Technologist Association of India, Fellow of International Association of Professionals in Sugar & Integrated Technology, and Fellow of Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists. He served as President of Society for Sugar Research and Promotion, Editor in Chief of Sugar Tech Journal, Executive Editor of IAPSIT and Sugar Tech News letters. He has organised, coordinated and attended several National & International Symposium/Conference in India, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Brazil etc. by his own capacity. He has handled several National and International Projects as a Leader and Mentor.
He is a member of Board of Director and Executive Council of Sam Higgin Bottom University of Agril., member of Management Committee Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore and member of evaluation committee of sweet sorghum project for Ethanol (DSR, Hyderabad), He is working as advisor of Lamson Sugar Company, Vietnam and Imam Khomaini Sugar Company, Iran.
He has published more than 115 Research paper on Sugar Cane/Sugar Industry in various national & International Journals, 31 review/book chapters/edited books and presented more than 42 papers in national & international conference, 10 popular articles, 18 books/technical bulletins on sugar cane/industry. He has vast National and International experience and visited many countries like China, Cuba, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Iran, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa for his Research & Professional work.