Vilas D. Patil

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  • D. Soil Science from IARI and PG course on Crop Weather Modeling from IMS, Bet Dugan , Israel.

Professional Career:

  • Started career as Soil Chemist in Bhartiya Agro Industries Foundation, Pune.
  • Joined MAU, Parbhani in 38 years of experience.

Positions: JRA, SRA, Asstt Prof, Professor, Head , ADP, DI and Dean, Registrar.


  • Two times e. in the 1997 and 2000 Certificate of excellence and Best Teacher Award by Hon. Vice – Chancellor Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani.
  • As a Principal Investigator of the Project “Identification of nutrient deficiencies by remote sensing” is recognized for the significant contribution to ISRO Projects and Programmes, by DOS, and appreciation letter from K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, ISRO in 2002.
  • Letter of appreciation from Prime Minister of India, Shri. Atal Bihari Bajpai for inculcating Gandhian thoughts in the society 2000.
  • J V Liebig International Award for significant contribution in Soil Science by Republic of Germany 2012.
  • Mrudgandh Award by Parbhani Chapter of Indian Society of Soil – 2013.


  • Internationally abstracted Research and Technical Publications are more than 150.
  • Written and three editions of Book-Fundamentals of Soil Science- A Text And A Text of Remote Sensing.
  • 07 Marathi books and 105 articles in Marathi.
  • Recommended 11 Technologies on Plant Nutrient Management for the farmers of Principal Investigator of Five Projects,
  • Stared mobile soil clinic, Central Instrumentation Guided 34 students for MSc and 17 Ph.D. studies.

Other Activities:

  • Acted as chairman and member of peer review committee ICAR.
  • Member of high level committee for new agril education policy, Govt of Maharashtra.
  • Member of Academic Council of VNMKV, Parbhani, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, GKVV, Bhatinda Punjab.
  • Organized state level seminar of PCISSS in the Year, 2003, 2007 and 2012.
  • Life member of Indian society of Citriculture, Indian society of Soil Science and Ind. Society of Soil survey and LUP , Councilor of Indian Society of Soil Science, Member of Society for horticultural Sciences, Patron of Parbhani Chapter of ISSS.