Current photo: 
Photo credit: 
P K Jha

Public contact information

Phone: 
(+977) 985-110-5646
Address: 
Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
List of publications: 

Fellow
Jha
Pramod Kumar
Current position: 
Professor Emeritus
Current nationality: 
Nepal
Current residence: 
Nepal
Affiliation/Institution: 
Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Biodata: 
Jha is a Professor Emeritus at Tribhuvan University and a foremost ecologist of Nepal. He is credited for developing the ecology discipline in Nepal, and creating a strong network of ecologists in South Asia. He was born in Nepal in 1953 and completed his education in India, including MSc and PhD. He joined Tribhuvan University as Assistant Lecturer in 1976, retired as Professor in 1997, and appointed Professor Emeritus in 2017. He led the Botany discipline in Nepal as Head of the Central Department of Botany for almost a decade, taught at the post-graduate level for four decades, established a culture of research and publication, and inspired young botanists in the country for research. Jha is credited with supervising 11 PhD students at Tribhuvan University in the Institute of Science and Technology, the highest number in that institute. In addition, he has served as a reviewer of nearly five dozen PhD theses in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Australia. Jha is an Academician of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology. He has made significant contributions toward understanding the ecology and environment of Nepal.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
2 - Zero hunger
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
Keywords: 
Climate change, Invasive species, Mountain ecology, Medicinal plants, Underutilized crops
Elected
2022

Date of birth

15
August
1953
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
TWAS Awards: 
TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries (1988)
Last updated on 06/07/2022