Profile of Dr. D. P. Ray

Ray, Debi Prasad

Elected Fellow – 2007

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: Horticulture

DB: 15-08 -1949

Birth place

Paralakhemundi, Dist., Gajapati, Orissa, India


Educated at Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa; Calcutta University, Calcutta, West Bengal; Calcutta University, Calcutta, West Bengal; B.Sc. (Ag.),1971; M.Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture, 1975; Ph.D. (Horticulture),1981.

Positions held 

Vice-Chancellor, 2006 to till date; Registrar, 2005-2006; Dean, Extension Education,2002- 2006; Professor & Head, Horticulture College of Agriculture, 1997-2003; Assoc. Director of Research, 1989-1997; Associate Professor, 1984-1989; Assistant Professor,1971-1975  OUAT, Bhubaneswar.

Research Area

Biodiversity Assessment and Enhancement of Mango, Citrus and Coconut; Improvement of Tropical and Sub-tropical Vegetable Crops; Orchard Efficiency Management &   Plant Production Techniques for Fruit Plants; Nutrition of Fruit Crops.

Awards and fellowships

Fellow of Association for the Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana, Tiruchirapalli, 2007; “Samaikya Bharat Gaurav Satkar Award, 2007; Fellow of Horticulture Society of India, N.Delhi, 2007.


Vice-Chancellor, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, Orissa, India.


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