Dr. Rajan Bhatt, did his B.Sc (Agriculture) from Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar in 2000 while M.Sc (Soil Science) form Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India in 2003. Afterwards he worked in gully control programme upto 23-1-2006 and in 24-1-2006, he joined as Assistant Professor (Soil Science). In year, 2015 he did his Ph.D (Soil Science) from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India where he calculated water balance under different establishment methods. He also delineated the soil moisture dynamics during the intervening periods and recognized as the first to work on this aspect even at global level. Presently he is working as Scientist (Soil Science) at Regional Research Station, Kapurthala, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Till now Dr. Bhatt published around 60 research papers (in international and national journals), 10 book chapters and 71 extension articles pertaining to practice climate smart agriculture, improving livelihoods of foothill farmers through different techniques, resource conservation technologies to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming. He is also pioneer to evaluate the performance of the polycoated urea in the wheat and rice under stressed and unstressed conditions and worked as CO-PI in the sponsored project. Already Dr. Bhatt has many awards to his credit including student incentive award, Young Scientist awards-2017 & 2018, “Leadership award-2018”.
Dr. Rajan Bhatt research interests are Resource conservation technologies, Climate smart Agriculture, Techniques to improve land and water productivity, fertilization scheduling in cereals and sugarcane etc.