Dr. S.N.Pandey completed his M.Sc. (Agri Chemistry) degree in 1958 from the University of Allahabad. In December 1959, he was selected for the post of Research Officer, Head (Chemistry) in Cotton Technological Research Laboratory (CTRL), Bombay under Indian Central Cotton Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. He obtained Ph.D. degree in ‘Fibre Science’ in 1966 from the University of Bombay. He worked as Head of Chemistry Division for more than 25 years. He joined as Director of JTRL (Now NIRJAFT) in Oct 1985 under ICAR and continued to work up to Feb, 1995 (more than 10 years).
He has published more than 500 research papers in international and National scientific journals. He has written several books for advance courses and have 5 patents to his credit.He organized several International and National Conferences as Chairman of IFS at Mumbai and Kolkata. During his tenure as Director of JTRL, he established 1st regional Research Station of JTRL at JAGATPUR, CUTTACK, Orissa which was sanctioned by the ICAR to help the downtrodden and poor and to expand the technology on Jute and allied fibres in other parts of the country.
He also established several board making and mini jute spinning mills in different parts of West Bengal and also signed MOU with Assam Agro Industries.
After his retirement from ICAR service, he wrote a book on “Ramie Fibres” in two parts as “Textile Progress Monograph” which is published by the Textile Institute of Manchester, England
Dr. S.N. Pandey
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