Dr. K M Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor, AAU, Jorhat

Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah is from 1977 batch of ARS (Agricultural Research Service).

Dr. Bujarbaruah worked in various capacities:

    • Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Principal Scientist, in ICAR Complex for NEH Region
    • Joint Director in ICAR Complex, Nagaland centre
    • Director of National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland
    • Officer-on-Special Duty for NRC on Pig, Guwahati, Assam
    • Director of ICAR Research Complex for Northeastern Hill Region, Barapani
    • Dy. Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi and
    • Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University at present

Dr. Bujarbaruah also worked as

    • National Facilitator (Livestock and Fisheries), Sectoral
    • Director of Jai Vigyan Project and Zonal Leader for ITK project of World Bank funded National Agricultural Technology Project
    • Country Co-Ordinator for FAO for Animal Genetic Resource Conservation and utilization Member of Biodiversity Authority of India, Food Security Act, GoI and
    • State Knowledge Commission (Assam)

During his service period, Dr Bujarbaruah

     - Developed six models of Intensive Integrated Farming Systems

     - A pig variety

     - Pig housing models for hill areas

     - Popularized AI in pig and Mithuns

     - Introduced rabbits for the first time in the region for meat, furskin and wool

     - Facilitated release of 6 rice, 3 tomato and 1 turmeric varieties for N-E Region

     - Strengthened molecular research in both plant and animal in the region

     - Collected and conserved rice germplasm in National Gene Bank and

     - Built many research institutions and farms

For his meritorious works, Dr. Bujarbaruah received various awards like

     - Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed Award

     - Distinguished Veterinarian Award and

     - Life Time Achievement Award to a serving employee

     - Basant Rao Naik award Team

     - Best Annual Report award of ICAR and two more

In recognition to his scientific contribution, Dr. Bujarbaruah has been taken as Fellows of prestigious scientific academies like:

     - Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS)

     - Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Science (FNAVS)

     The Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) conferred upon Dr. Bujarbaruah the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on July 28, 2012 for his outstanding contribution towards development of agriculture in the North- Eastern Region and the country

    Known for his scientific and administrative acumen, Dr. Bujarbaruah was the one to transfer the Agricultural Technologies to the farming community throughout North Eastern Region including Sikkim in a bid to make the Region food sufficient. He established for the first time an e-village in Meghalaya for agriculture related information percolation to farmers

    Dr. Bujarbaruah has also distinguished himself as the crusader of organic farming in NE region where he arranged first ever International Conference on Organic Farming in 2004. He was also the member of various important committees at National and Regional level.

    As Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. Bujarbaruah framed Animal Science Research agenda for the country for XI Plan which are being executed through 19 Animal Science Institutes of ICAR scattered throughout the country. He also supervised 7 All India Co-ordinated programmes and 7 Network program being operated through Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutes. Dr. Bujarbaruah was also involved in developing bi-lateral programs with different countries in the area of animal sciences.

    Besides being chairman of Research Advisory Committees of ICAR, Dr. Bujarbaruah also served as member of Research Advisory Committees of Deemed to be Universities of IVRI and NDRI, Member Board of Management of Agricultural Universities, Special invitees to Governing Body of ICAR and many such important committees. He is also the member of Biodiversity Authority of India, Right to Food Committee constituted by MHRD, GoI and State Knowledge Commission, Assam.

    Dr. Bujarbaruah is the author of 152 research papers published in peer reviewed national and International journals, 22 research/ technical bulletins, 4 books and contributor of chapters to a number of books besides writing a number of scientific reports, vision documents and presenting both research and strategy papers in various National and International forums. Dr. Bujarbaruah has guided six Ph.D., two M.V.Sc and one M.Sc. level students.