The Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS) come into existence on December 22, 1934 in Calcutta under Act XXI of 1860 (Registration No. 8164/252 of 1934-35) with 28 members. It was formally inaugurated on January 3, 1935 at the Presidency College, Calcutta. Sir Bryce C. Burt, the then Agricultural Commissioner in the Imperial (now Indian) Council of Agricultural Research, was the first President of the Society and Prof. J.N. Mukherjee its first secretary. Subsequently the office of the President and Secretary has been held as follows:

PRESIDENTS
S.No.
Year Name
S.No.
Year Name
1 1934 Sir B.C.Burt 2 1935-36 Dr B. Viswa Nath
3 1937 Sir B.C. Burt 4 1938-39 Dr J.N. Mukherjee
5 1940-41 Dr D.L. Sahasrabuddhe 6 1942-43 Dr V.A. Tamhane
7 1944-45 Dr D.V. Bal 8 1946-47 Dr A.N. Puri
9 1948-49 Dr D.N. Wadia 10 1950-51 Dr J.K. Basu
11 1952-53 Dr Dalip Singh 12 1954-55 Dr T.J. Mirchandani
13 1956-57 Dr B.K. Mukherji 14 1958-59 Dr N.R. Dhar
15 1960-61 Dr S.P. Raychaudhuri 16 1962-63 Dr R.R. Agarwal
17 1964-65 Dr R.V. Tamhane 18 1966-69 Dr N.P. Datta
19 1970-71 Dr J.S. Kanwar 20 1972-73 Dr D.R. Bhumbla
21 1974-75 Dr B.V. Mehta 22 1976-77 Dr S.K. Mukherjee
23 1978-79 Dr T.D. Biswas 24 1980-81 Dr N.S. Randhawa
25 1982-84 Dr J.S.P. Yadav 26 1985-86 Dr A.B. Ghosh
27 1987-88 Dr G.S. Sekhon 28 1989-90 Dr S.S. Khanna
29 1991-92 Dr I.P. Abrol 30 1993-94 Dr N.N. Goswami
31 1995-96 Dr G. Dev 32 1997-98 Dr D.K. Das
33 1999-00 Dr M. Velayutham 34 2001-02 Dr P.K. Chhonkar
35 2003-04 Dr G. Narayanasamy 36 2005-06 Dr J.S. Samra
37 2007-08 Dr J.C. Katyal 38 2009 -10 Dr A.K. Singh
39 2011-12 Dr B.P. Singh 40 2013-2014 Dr R.K. Rattan
41 2015-16 Dr Jagdish Prasad  42  2017-  Dr S.K. Chaudhari

 

SECRETARIES
S.No.
Year Name
S.No.
Year Name
1 1934 Dr J.N.Mukherjee 2 1935-39 Prof S.P. Agharkar
3 1940 Prof M.S. Krishnan 4 1941-45 Prof J.C. Sengupta
5 1946-47 Dr R.P. Mitra 6 1948-51 Dr R.V. Tamhane  
7 1952-59 Dr S.P. Raychaudhuri   8 1960-63 Dr. T.D. Biswas
9 1964 Dr A.B. Ghosh 10 1965-77 Dr T.D. Biswas
11 1978-84 Dr A.B. Ghosh 12 1985-92 Dr N.N. Goswami
13 1993-2002 Dr G. Narayanasamy 14 2003-12 Dr R.K. Rattan
15 2013-Cont. Dr D.R. Biswas      
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