Profile of Dr Bhaskar Gaikwad


Name: Dr. Bhaskar Bharat Gaikwad

Designation: Scientist 

Date of Birth: 15.12.1982

Area of Specialization: Precision Agriculture, Abiotic stress characterization using Hyperspectral Spectroscopy

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Mobile: +91-9179962002Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056




Year of Passing


Ph.D. (Agricultural Engineering)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

M.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering)


Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India


Professional History




Scientist (Sr. Scale)

June, 2017 to till Date

ICAR-National Institute for Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra

Scientist (Sr. Scale)

April, 2014 to June, 2017

ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


April, 2010 to April, 2014

ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh



Published 08 research papers, 01 review paper, 09 popular articles, 09 technical bulletins and training manuals and 04 book chapters. h-index 3, i10-index 2 with more than 125 citations in international literature.

Publications List​

  • BB Gaikwad, NPS Sirohi, 2007, Design of a low-cost pneumatic seeder for nursery plug trays. BB Gaikwad, NPS Sirohi, Biosystems Engineering 99 (3), 322-329.
  • A Kumar, G Bhaskar, JK Singh, 2008, Assessment of controls layout of Indian tractors, Applied ergonomics, 40 (1), 91-102.
  • Gaikwad Bhaskar; Sirohi N.P.S.; Adarsh Kumar, 2008, Studies on Vacuum Singulation of Seeds for Sowing Nursery Plug Trays, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 44(4), 54-59.
  • R.R. Potdar, C.R. Mehta, B.B. Gaikwad, L.P. Gite and B.S. Narwariya, 2015, Anthropometry and Segmental Proportions of Female Agricultural Workers of Bhopal District of Madhya Pradesh, Agricultural Engineering Today, 42(1): 26-37.
  • A. P. Pandirwar , Adarsh Kumar , Indra Mani , B. B. Gaikwad , C. P. Sawant and Arpan Bhoumik, 2018, Soil Bin Studies on Plug and Finger-type Onion Seedling Transplanting Mechanism, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 55(1): 1-14.
  • Khadatkar A, Mathur SM and Gaikwad BB, 2018, Automation in transplanting: a smart way of vegetable cultivation   Current Science, 115 (10): 1884-1892.
  • Chandel NS , Tiwari PS, Singh KP, Jat D, Gaikwad BB, Tripathi H  and Golhani K, 2019, Yield prediction in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using spectral reflectance indices. Current Science, 116 (2): 272-278.
  • Thorat DS, AP Magar, Manoj kumar, B.B. Gaikwad, and V Bhushan Babu, 2019        Site specific application of neem coated urea for cotton crop- A lab study. International journal of current microbiology and applied sciences, 8(10): 1989-2000
  • Bhendarkar, Mukesh P., Brahmane M. P., Gaikwad, B.B and Singh, N. P. 2020, Present status and prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Maharashtra, India: An Overview.   Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences. (Accepted)




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  • “Singulation and pickup mechanism for bare root seedlings of onion, cuttings and the like” Ref No/Application No. 201821022812; App. No. TEMP/E-1/24120/2018-MUM Status: Under Examination


Teaching Experience

Courses Taught (postgraduate) as Faculty of IARI at ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal

            AE-529: Simulation Modelling in Engineering Systems (2L)

            AP-540: Principles of Remote Sensing (4L)

            AE/PHT/BIO-691: Seminar (1L)



  • ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship in Agricultural Engineering- 2004 (AIR-1st )
  • IARI-Senior Research Fellowship 2006 (AIR-1st)
  • CSIR- Senior Research Fellowship - 2007-2010
  • National Award for Best. M.Tech Thesis in Agricultural Engineering-2007
  • Best Doctoral Research Paper-2nd Prize, International Conference on Ergonomics -2007
  • Agricultural Research Service -2009 (AIR 1st in Farm Machinery and Power)
  • Selected as Scientist B - Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GOI 2009 (AIR- 3rd)
  • ICAR-NAIP International Training Fellowship -2014 in the area of “Application of Image Processing for Characterization of Agricultural Produce’ at Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Invited expert to guide grass root innovators at “Festival of Innovations-2016” by National Innovation Foundation held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Best poster award for ‘Identification of Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices for Estimating Chlorophyll and Relative Water Content with Respect to Moisture Stress in Sweet Orange’ authored by YP Singh, BB Gaikwad, Mahesh Kumar, DD Nangare, NS More, Nebu Varghese, Ronald Singh in ISPP west zonal seminar held at Rahuri, 2nd Aug. 2018
  • Best oral paper ‘Seedling metering device for onion transplanter’ authored by AP Magar, BB Gaikwad, AP Pandhirwar, CP Sawant & Kalyani Gorrepati presented at International Symposium on Edible Alliums: Challenges and Opportunities- 2019
  • Best poster award for “Sugarcane bud and node detection using efficient Convolution Neural Networks for Mobile Vision Applications” authored by BB Gaikwad, NS More and RR Babar, in International symposium on ‘Artificial Intelligence based future technologies in Agriculture’ held at Pune during Jan. 7-9, 2020


Member of Professional bodies​

  • Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering (ISAE)
  • Life Member of Society for Agricultural Research on Abiotic Stress (SARAS)
  • Life Member of ARSSF