Dr. Atanu Deb
Dr. Atanu Deb (b. 1988) is currently working as Dean (Student’ Affair) and Associate Professor (Department of Agricultural Extension) in Centurion University of Technology and Management. He served as Project Co-Ordinator of ‘Pan India Farming System Development Project’ of Literacy India (2012-2013). He was the third party evaluator cum Consultant of MGNREGA- Govt. of Jharkhand (during 2013-2014). As agricultural consultant, he worked with several NGOs. Presently he is also serving as Nodal Officer of ‘AC&ABC Scheme- A flagship program of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), GoI’. A good number of research articles have been published in national and international journals. He has to his credit 4 solo books, 25 extension training manuals and over 150 popular articles. He contributed some book chapters also. ‘Illustrated Handbook on Watershed Development’ is one of his critically acclaimed works (Published by PRASARI, Govt. of West Bengal & MGNREGA department, and Funded by Ford Foundation). He has developed more than 300 I.C. Extension materials for CWS (funded by German Cooperation and WHH- 2018, 2019). He was the creator of ‘Indian Super Foods-2019’ Crop Calendar for WHH, funded by the European Union. He edited ‘KDB-Jharkhand’- a Rural Development Magazine for three years (2014, 2015, and 2016). He is a professional illustrator, blogger, graphic novelist and creative writer.