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Shashank Kulkarni got Prestigious International Star Excellence Award.

An internationally acknowledged young Agricultural Policy Scientist of Central University of Jammu, Shashank Dattatray Kulkarni, got prestigious International Star Excellence Award from African Moon University with the collaboration of Saint Martin’s Centre for Research and Accreditation Commission of Australia, European Institute of Applied Research of Estonia and Global Institute of Peace, Education and Research Centre of Sri Lanka.

This prestigious international award was declared in the 7th International Conference in Modern Research Trends in Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology. The conference was held at Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India. The Chief Guests of this international conference were Prof Mahua Das, Vice-Chancellor, West Bengal State University, India, Dr Krishantha Pathiraja, Chairman, Palmyrah Development Board, Ministry of Plantation, Government of Sri Lanka, Prof. Regunath Parakkal, President, International Human Rights and Social Justice Federation, Kaula Lampur, Malaysia and Dr R. Sivaraman, Expert Member, Saint Martin’s Centre for Research and Accreditation Commission, Melbourne, Australia.

The selection committee said that contribution of Shashank Kulkarni is important in the field of higher education at the global level. The award is given annually to a young researcher who outstandingly contributes to higher education. Shashank Kulkarni is known for his outstanding contribution to the field of agricultural and farmer policy. National Commission on Farmers (Swaminathan Commission), National Policy on Farmer, Farmers’ Suicides in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Agricultural Policies are some important research areas in which he has been working for years. He contributed to Farmers’ Policies of India through his book internationally acknowledged book ‘Swaminathan Commission: A Foundation of Farmer Policies in India.’ This book was forwarded by the Father of the Indian Green

Revolution, Prof. M. S. Swaminathan. The book was published by the reputed publishing house Academic Foundation, New Delhi. This book had been recorded as the first book in the world, which is exclusively written on Swaminathan Commission. It is based on a review of all the five reports of the National Commission on Farmers (NCF). In the modern agricultural history of India, this is the first and only commission that is exclusively constituted for Farmers under the dynamic leadership of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan to provide solutions for the agrarian crisis in the country.

It has been observed that due to the voluminous nature and technical language of these reports, so many important recommendations of NCF remain untouched by different stakeholders. In this context, the author contributed some important years of his life to review all the five reports of NCF, making it lucid, readable, brief, and easily understandable for policymakers, agricultural officers, farmer leaders, researchers, students farmers, and citizens. This book becomes more credible, authentic and important as it carries a foreword by Father of Green Revolution Prof. M. S. Swaminathan. Shashank Kulkarni is an Agricultural Engineer.

During his graduation days, he got the opportunity to get training from North Region Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India at Hisar Haryana. After gaining first-hand experience in all over farm management as a trainee Farm Manager, he completed his post-graduation in Public Administration. He has also secured a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, Advanced Diploma in Hindi, Diploma in United Nations Studies and International Understanding and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights. He has completed Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Policy. During the period of his Diploma in Journalism, he has done research on Farmers’ Organisation: A View of Media. 

Originally from Sakharale, a small village in Sangli district of Maharashtra, he is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow of the University Grants Commission and Founding Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Public Policy and Public Administration, Central University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir and conducting research in India’s agricultural and farmer policies for the last five years. He has so far written a total of ten books in Marathi, Hindi and English on various subjects. Some of the important topics of his books are as follows:

1. Swaminathan Commission: A Foundation of Farmer Policies in India 

Published by Academic Foundation, New Delhi 

2. From Coordination to Integration

Published by Navinya Prakashan, Pune

3. The Best Way of Life 

Published by Shabda Vaibhav Prakashan, Pune

4. Need for Re-establishment of Scientific Spiritualism,

Published by Shabda Vaibhav Prakashan, Pune

5. Vibration of Soul

Published by Shabda Vaibhav Prakashan, Pune

6. Baba Laxman Das: Personality and Philosophy

7. Bhairav Puran

He has also published his research papers in various prestigious world journals and has participated in several international conferences.

He has been congratulated by the Head of Department of Public Policy and Public Administration and Research Supervisor Dr Rouchi Chaudhary, Dr Mohit Sharma, Dr G. Durga Rao and other dignitaries of the University for this glorious achievement.

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