Prof. Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal
Dean, College of Horticulture, Bharsar
VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry,
Bharsar-246 123, District -Pauri Garhwal
Phone:+91-1348-226071, 226059 (Office)
Prof. B.P. Nautiyal completed his master and Ph. D. degree from H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Garhwal. He started his carrier as Project Scientist in High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre, HNB Garhwal University and thereafter started working on medicinal and aromatic plants of high altitude region. He worked extensively on ecology, eco-physiology and cultivation aspects of Picrorhzia kurrooa, Rheum emodi, Aconites, Nardostachys jatamasi and several other important medicinal plants of Himalaya and his work got wide appreciation and cultivation of these wild species became possible. He joined Mizoram Central University, Aizawl as Reader in 2007 and worked there as Associate Professor, Head and Professor in the department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plant (HAMP) up to 2014. During his stay in Mizoram university, he worked on spatial planning for the development of Agro horticulture sector in Mizoram, R&D work on banana and other fruit crops as well on Cinnamomum verum for the evaluation of essential oil contents. He joined UUHF Bharsar in June 2012 and has served university as Dean, College of Horticulture, Finance Comptroller, Director Research and OIC of other centres besides working as Director, IMAP, Mehalchauri, Gairsain of the university. Prof. Nautiyal so far has published more than 130 research papers in international and national journals of repute and articles. Beside he is author/co author of 8 books on different aspects of botany, medicinal plants and horticulture and 3 manuals. His book on agro-techniques of high altitude medicinal and aromatic plants gained worldwide attention. To his credit, 12 students are awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision on various aspects such as forest ecology, alpine ecology and eco-physiology, taxonomy and ethnobotany, traditional medicinal knowledge, cultivation of MAPs, integrated nutrient management (INM) of fruit crops etc. He is a member of editorial boards of several journals including Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Trends in Horticulture etc. Prof. Nautiyal is a member of academic bodies of several universities and institutions and has served as a chairman /member of MAP Screening Committee, Mizoram and Public Service Commission Boards of various states.