Dr. Vikas Kumar was born in the village of Safapur at Begusarai district (Bihar) in 1987 and at present working as Assistant Professor in Department of Agriculture, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur (Rajasthan). He has completed his Ph.D Forestry (Dept. of Silviculture and Agroforestry) in College of Forestry, Vellanikkara under the Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur (Kerala) in 2018. He has graduated from College of Forestry, Ponnampet, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (Karnataka) in 2010 and Post graduated from ASPEE college of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat) in 2012. He worked as Junior Research Fellow, Research Fellow in different projects. His achievements and awards are “National Talent Scholarship (NTS)” through ICAR in July 2006 to June 2010; “Junior Research Fellow (JRF)” GUJCOST in April 2011 to March 2012. He received three times “Best Poster Presentation”; “World Agricultural Excellence Award” in the area of Agriculture Education by World Achievers Foundation, Kolkata on June 25, 2017, “Young Scientists Award” in area of Silviculture and Agroforestry by Education Expo TV CRS 5th Faculty Branding Awards-2017 at Kolkata on July 2017 and “Emerging Research Award” by International Institute of Organized Research on I20R Awards 2017 . He qualified the ASRB NET (ICAR) on 2013 & 2018. He has life membership of ten societies such as “Indian Society of Agroforestry, Jhansi”, “Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Dehradun”, “Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India, Anand, Gujarat”, “The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata”, “Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, Solan”, “National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi” and “Tropical Forestry, State forest research institute, Jabalpur, MP”. He is working as Editor/reviewer of different journals “Agroforestry Systems, Journal of Environmental Biology, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, Small Ruminant Research, International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research, Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Journal of Agricultural Resources Governance and Ecology, Lawarence Press, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Journal of Technological Advances and Scientific Research, Journal of Integral Sciences, International Journal of Zoology Research, Bioinfo Publications, Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Science, and Sky Journal of Biochemistry Research (Africa). He presented research papers in different International or national conferences/ seminars i.e. total 113 (59 National / International research papers, 14 books, 17 book chapters and 23 popular articles).
Dr. Vikas Kumar research interets are Agroforestry, Silviculture, Forest Policy, Climate Change, Biodiversity and conservation, Nursery management, Seed Biology and Horticulture