Dr. Sujeet Desai    Scientist (Land and Water Management Engineering)

                                                                                      

                                                                                Address: Natural Resource Management,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Email: sujeet.desai@icar.gov.in

 

 

Academic background:

Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering) from ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2018

M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering) from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2011

B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 2009


Research interests

1.      Hydrological Modelling and Climate change

2.      Remote Sensing and GIS in Land and Water Management

3.      Soil and Water Conservation

4.      Irrigation and Water Management

 

Membership in professional societies     

1.      World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC)

2.      Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE)

3.      Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists (IASWC)

4.      Soil Conservation Society of India (SCSI)

5.      The Institution of Engineers (India)

6.      Association of Agrometeorologists (AAM)

7.      Association of Coastal Agricultural Research (ACAR)

8.      Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum (ARSSF)

 

Awards and honours

  1. Received Sumer Memorial Award for contribution in the field of hydrological modelling, soil conservation and rainwater management from Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi during 30th National Conference of SCSI held from 14-16th December, 2021.

  2. Received Best Poster award in the ISCA Webinar International symposium on Coastal Agriculture: Transforming Coastal Zone for Sustainable Food and Income Security held during 16-19th March 2021.

  3. Received Best Oral paper award in the National Seminar on Landslide Mitigation and Slope Management held from 28-29th February, 2020 at ICAR-IISWC RC, Ooty.

  4. Received Best Oral paper award in the International conference on Soil and Water  Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Food and Livelihood Security held during 4-9th November 2019 at NASC complex, New Delhi.

  5. Recipient of DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (2012-2015) after securing 1st rank in M.Sc. in Division of Agricultural Engineering.

  6. Recipient of IARI Merit Scholarship for pursuing Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering at IARI for the Academic Session 2012-2013.

  7. Recipient of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing M.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) 2009-2011.

Research Publications

Journals

  • Mahajan, G.R., Desai, S., Manivannan, S., Manjunath, B.L., Verma, R.R., Das, B., Murgaokar, D., Desai, A.S., Morajkar, S. and Kulkarni, R.M., 2021. Soil and Water Conservation Measures Improve Soil Microbial Activity and Carbon Sequestration: A Study on High Density Cashew in West Coast Region of India. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 69(4), 378-388.

  • Deepak Singh, Sridhar Patra, P. R. Ojasvi, Devideen Yadav, Vijaysinha Kakade, Nisha Singh & Sujeet Desai. 2021. Effect of terracing on soil moisture content in the north-western Indian Himalayas, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Accepted Manuscript ID-108758).

  • Kumar, P., Desai, A., Arunachalam, V., Gupta, M., Paramesha, V., Rajkumar, R.S., Maneesha, S., Sreekanth, G., Mahajan, G., Desai, S. and Shishira, D. 2021. A conceptual framework for agro–ecotourism development for livelihood security. Indian Journal of Agronomy. 66 (5th IAC Special issue), 184-190.

  • Pradeep, H. K., Balasangameshwara, J., Sheshshayee, M. S., Desai, S., & Archana, B. K. 2021. Cognitive Computing Models for Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration: A Review. Cognitive Systems Research. 70, 109-116.

  • Desai, S., Singh, D. K., Islam, A. and Sarangi, A. 2020. Impact of climate change on the hydrology of a semi-arid river basin of India under hypothetical and projected climate change scenarios. Journal of Water and Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2020.287.

  • Desai, S., Singh, D. K., Islam, A. and Sarangi, A. 2020. Multi-site calibration of hydrological model and assessment of water balance in a semi-arid river basin of India. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.11.032.

  • Mahajan, G.R., Das, B., Manivannan, S., Manjunath, B.L., Verma, R.R., Desai, S., Kulkarni, R.M., Latare, A.M., Sale, R., Murgaonkar, D. and Patel, K.P. 2020. Soil and water conservation measures improve soil carbon sequestration and soil quality under cashews. International Journal of Sediment Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsrc.2020.07.009

  • Bappa Das, Bhakti Nair, Vadivel Arunachalam, Vishwanath Reddy, Paramesh V, Debashis Chakraborty and Sujeet Desai. 2020. Comparative evaluation of linear and nonlinear weather-based models for coconut yield prediction in the west coast of India. International Journal of Biometeorology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-020-01884-2.

  • Sujeet Desai, D. K. Singh, Adlul Islam, A. Sarangi and Khanna, M. 2019. Trend analysis of climatic variables in Betwa river basin. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 89 (6), 1033-38.

  • Ambrish Kumar, B. L. Dhyani, Bankey Bihari, D. Mandal, Charan Singh, Sujeet Desai, S. K. Shrama, Sweta Garg. 2017. Design and development of gravity flow water conveyance system for irrigation in Himalayan foot hills. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 45(1) : 40-44.

  • Sujeet Desai, D. K. Singh, A. Sarangi, Manoj Khanna, R. N. Sahoo, H. Pathak. 2016. Extraction of geomorphological parameters of Betwa basin using GIS and Watershed Morphology Estimation Tool (WMET). Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 44(3) : 241-248.

  • Sujeet Desai, Murtaza Hasan, Ashish Sonawane,Gajanan Rajurkar and Deepak Singh. 2014. Effect of different levels of drip irrigation and potassium fertilizer on fruit yield and quality of Kinnow (Citrus reticulata Blanco). International Agricultural Engineering Journal, 23(2): 50-56.

  • Ashish Sonawane, Sujeet Desai, Gajanan Rajurkar and Deepak Singh. 2014. Soft computing approach for optimal reservoir operation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 13(1): 83-88.

  • Sujeet Desai, Gajanan Rajurkar, Deepak Singh, Ashish Sonawane and H.K.Ranganath. 2013. Standardization of Fertilizer Dosage and Irrigation Scheduling for Kinnow Plants. Environment and Ecology, 31(2A):697-700.

  • A. Sonawane, M. Hasan, Y. Rajwade, Sujeet Desai, G. Rajurkar, V. Shinde, D. Singh. 2013.Comparison of Neuro-Fuzzy and Regression Models for Prediction of outflow of on-farm reservoir. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology. 6(2): 187-193.

Book Chapters

  • Chakurkar E. B., Desai. A.R, Thangam, M, Manohara K. K, Shivasharanappa N, Gokuldas P.P, Rajkumar R.S., Mahajan G.R, Susitha R, Vishwanath Reddy K, Sreekanth G.B, Das B, Paramesh V, Sujeet Desai, Chethankumar H.B, Mayekar, T., Nayak, N (2020). Coastal Agricultural Resource Inventory: An overview and Way forward, ICAR-CCARI, Goa. ISBN-978-93-5406-829-4.
  • H.K.Pradeep, P. Jagadeesh, M. S. Sheshasayee and Sujeet Desai (2020). Irrigation system automation using finite state machine model and machine learning techniques. Intelligent computing and communication, Advances in intelligent systems and computing, Pg 495-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1084-7.

Others

 

  • Sujeet Desai, Gopal Mahajan, S. Manivannan, Deepak Singh and Nikita Kiran Patel. 2021. Soil and water conservation measures reduce soil and nutrient loss and improves soil properties in the uplands of west coast of India. Extended Summaries: 5th International Agronomy Congress, November 23-27, 2021.

  • S. Navyashree, Sujeet Desai, Gopal R. Mahajan, Bappa Das, Kripan Ghosh, Rajesh Khavse, K.K. Singh. 2021. Estimation of cropwater requirement: A tool for irrigation management of plantation crops of North Goa district.  Extended Summaries: 5th International Agronomy Congress, November 23-27, 2021.

  • Deepak Singh, Nisha Singh, Devideen Yadav and Sujeet Desai. 2021. Drought: Causes, Impacts and Management Strategies. Just Agriculture e-newsletter, Vol.2 Issue-3, Nov 2021.

  • Sujeet Desai, Bappa Das, Sreekanth G.B. and Gopal Mahajan (2021). Assessment of long term trends in streamflow of river basins flowing in the west coast of India. International Symposium on Coastal Agriculture (ISCA Webinar): Transforming Coastal Zone for Sustainable Food and Income Security during  March 16-19th, 2021.

  • S. R. Maneesha, Vidula Pitre, Avipreet V. Ubarhande, Roopesh Devidas, Sujeet Desai and E. B. Chakurkar (2021). Dhanvantari Vatika – A Model Herbal Garden for an Agro-Eco Tourism Unit. International Symposium on Coastal Agriculture (ISCA Webinar): Transforming Coastal Zone for Sustainable Food and Income Security during  March 16-19th, 2021.

  • Sujeet Desai and E. B. Chakurkar (2020). Landslide events of Kerala, their causes and impacts: A case study of Puthumala landslide in Wayanad district. National Seminar on Landslide Mitigation and Slope Management held from 28-29th February, 2020 at ICAR-IISWC RC, Udhagamandalam.

  • Sujeet Desai, A. R. Desai and Nikita Kiran Patel (2020). Complementary influence of turmeric as an intercrop on soil and water conservation measures in coconut plantations. National Seminar on Spices: Emerging Trends in Production, Processing and Marketing held from 21-22nd January, 2020 at ICAR-CCARI, Goa.

  • Sujeet Desai, Mahajan G. R. and Manivannan S. (2019). Long term impact of soil and water conservation measures on physical, chemical and biological properties of laterite soils of west coast of India. International conference on Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Food and Livelihood Security, during 4-9th November 2019 NASC, New Delhi.

  • Sujeet Desai, D. K. Singh, Adlul Islam and A. Sarangi (2019). Modelling based climate change adaptation strategies for a semi-arid river basin of India. International conference on Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Food and Livelihood Security, during 4-9th November 2019 NASC, New Delhi.

  • E. B. Chakurkar and Sujeet Desai (2019). Importance of Livestock in the Watersheds. 28th National Conference on Farmers’ Friendly Soil and Water Conservation Technologies for Mitigating Climate Change Impact, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu.

  • Deepak Singh, Trisha Roy, Saswat Kar, Nisha Singh, Gopal Kumar and Sujeet Desai (2019). A Low Cost Drip Irrigation for Himalayan Foothill Region: An Opportunity. Popular Kheti,  Volume -7, Issue-1 (January-March).

  • Sujeet Desai, D. K. Singh, Adlul Islam and A. Sarangi (2018). Calibration and validation of SWAT model to assess the hydrologic response of Betwa river basin (India) to climate change. Global Water Security Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ASABE & ISAE), 2018, 36.

  • Sujeet Desai and Gopal Mahajan (2018). Effects of soil and water conservation measures on physical and chemical properties of Lateritic soils. Farmers First for Conserving Soil and Water Resources in Western Region (FFCSWR-2018), 26.

  • E. B. Chakurkar, Gopal Mahajan, Sujeet Desai (2018). Soil and water resources of coastal region and their conservation. Farmers First for Conserving Soil and Water Resources in Western Region (FFCSWR-2018), 64.

  • Sujeet Desai and Ambrish Kumar (2017). Design and optimization of border and check basin irrigation methods on midly sloping land using SIRMOD. National symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, 178.

  • Sujeet Desai, Ambrish Kumar, N. P. Singh (2016). Design and optimization of border and check basin in sloping land for improving irrigation efficiency. In 4th International Agronomy Congress, Vol (1) : 458-459.