General Informations

  • Join Date: 01/04/1989
  • College: College of Agriculture
  • Department: Agricultural Engineering
  • Office Email: pankaj.barua[at]
  • Other Charges: Incharge , Experiencial Learning Programme, CoA

Education Details

B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya

M.Tech. (Soil and Water Engineering)

Punjab Agricultural University


Tezpur University

Employment History

01-04-1989 - 22-08-1986
Junior Research Assistant

BN College of Agriculture, AAU

23-08-1996 - 31-08-1996
Assistant Professor (Agril.Engg.)

BN College of Agriculture, AAU

03-09-1996 - 19-06-1998
Assistant Soil Conservation Officer

Department of Soil Conservation, Government of Assam

20-06-1998 - 28-07-1998
Assistant Professor (Agril.Engg.)

BN College of Agriculture, AAU

20-07-1998 - 07-02-1999
Junior Scientist (Agril. Engg.)

Regional Agricultural Research Station , AAU

08-02-1999 - 31-12-2004
Junior Scientist (Agricultural Engineering)

Plasticulture Development Center, Department of Horticulture, AAU

01-01-2005 - 30-06-2008
Scientist (Sr. Scale)

Precision Farming Development Center, Department of Horticulture, AAU

01-07-2008 - 13-05-2010
Senior Scientist (Agril. Engg.)

Precision Farming Development Center, Department of Horticulture, AAU

14-05-2010 - 29-06-2014
Senior Scientist (Agril. Engg.)

AICRP on Water Management

30-06-2014 - 04-07-2017
Principal Scientist (Agril. Engg.)

AICRP on Irrigation Water Management

05-07-2017 - 04-07-2020

North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management

06-07-2020 - 26-09-2021
Professor (Agril. Engg.)

Department of Agril. Engg.), Faculty of Agriclture, AAU

27-09-2021 - Till date

Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, AAU

  • ICAR Junior fellowship in Agricultural Engg. In the year 1991 while working as Junior Research Assistant (Agril. Engg.) at BN College of Agriculture, AAU,Biswanath Chariali.
  • Dr. M.C. Bora memorial best student paper-2005, award given by System Dynamics Society of India during their Biennial Conference held at Tezpur University on 05.11.2005 for the paper titled “BARISS : A web based dynamic DSS tool for water resources sustainability evaluation on river basin scale”
  • Best poster paper award for the paper titled “Low cost structure for protected cultivation in North East India” presented during International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming-2005 held at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi during November 17-21, 2005
  • MASHAV fellowship-Center for International Cooperation , Government of Israel fellowship to attend international workshop on "R & D on Agricultural Engineering Technologies" in Tel Aviv during 18.10.2006 to 31.10.2006
  • NUFFIC fellowship to attend International course on “ Facilitating a Multi-stakeholder Process…” 05.09.2009 to 26.09.2009
  • Best oral presentation award certificate for paper titled “Integration of roof rainwater harvesting …….Assam” , national seminar on “Emerging challenges and prospective strategies for hill agriculture in 2050 “ held at ICAR , NEH, Nagaland Center , Jan 23-25, 2014
  • Started M.Tech. programme in Water Resources Management at NERIWALM, Tezpur while working as Director, NERIWALM on lien in the year 2019
  • Initiated self financed training programme and was able to conduct 25% of the total training programme as self financed one while as Director, NERIWALM on lien during 05.07.2017 to 04.07.2020
  • Agricultural Skill Council of India (ASCI) affiliation for 15 Job roles in related areas for the year 2018-19 during my tenure as Director NERIWALM on lien
  • Started a 6 months certificate programme on “ Analysis of Environmental Parameters – Water Quality” under affiliation from Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) and also started self financed internship programme on land and water related issues since December 2017 while as Director NERIWALM on lien.
  • Approval for starting of M.Tech. in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering under Department of Agricultural Engineering , Fculty of Agriculture, AAU from Academic Council and BoM in 2022-23.
  • Successfully started and operating a revolving fund " Agricultural tools and machinery manufacturing" w.e.f. 2021-22
  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
    Life Member
  • Soil Conservation Society of India
    Life Member
  • ICAR under AICRP on FIM sponsored project on "Mechanical weed management under different crop establishment methods in dry DSR under organic field conditions", project cost Rs.0.59 Lakh implemented in 2022.
  • AAU sponsored project on "AI based robotic seed drill for small and hilly farms of North East India", project cost Rs.2.5 Lakh implemented in 2023.
  • Government of Assam sponsored project on "training on operation repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery", project cost Rs.100 Lakh implemented in 2021.
  • ICAR sponsored project on "Seed tape system for vegetable production in small and hilly farms of NE India", project cost Rs.22.98 Lakh implemented in 2016.
  • IIT-DIC sponsored project on "Design Innovation Centre (DIC) project on- Design and development of a hand operated Assam lemon fruit harvester", project cost Rs.7.60 Lakh implemented in 2016.