Dr. Kusum Pandey | GBPNIHE

Dr. Kusum Pandey


,Garhwal Regional Centre


Area of Specialization

Soilless Culture, Protected Cultivation, Soft Computing, Natural Resource Management


  • Graduation in B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) from NDUAT, Faizabaad, Uttar Pradesh in 2014
  • Post Graduation in M.Tech. (Irrigation and Drainage Engineering) from GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in 2016
  • Doctorate in Ph.D. (Soil and Water Engineering) from PAU, Ludhiana, PunjabPunjab in 2021


Soft computing application in modelling

Soilless cultivation

Work Experience

Senior Research Fellow

AICRP-Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structure and Environment Management

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab

Aug, 2021-Sept, 2022

Awards / Recognition


National Talent Scholarship in B.Tech degree Programme (2010-2014)

Vice Chancellor Gold Medal in B.Tech

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-II)scholarship funded by World Bank in M.Tech. degree programme (2014-2016)

Senior Research Fellow in Ph.D. degree programme (2017-2021)

Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Natural Resource Management Water resource management Modelling of Groundwater, Rainfall-Runoff, Water quality, crop water footprint
Plasticulture Engineering Protected Cultivation, Soilless culture, Drip Irrigation Modelling of microclimate in the polyhouse, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Aeroponics, Pot culture


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Papers 8
Paper in Book chapter 2
Popular article 2


Technical Skills
  • Softwares : Statistical Software: R, SAS, SPSS Modelling Software: Cropwat, DSSAT, Aquacrop
  • Soft computing Techniques: ANN, CANFIS, ANFIS, SVM, GA, Fuzzy logic, GEP

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Reading, Hiking

Dr. Kusum Pandey   khushipandey166@gmail.com