Dr. Narender Kumar Sankhyan earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University in 1998. He received his M.Sc. degree in Agriculture in 1992 and Ph.D. in Soil Science in 1997. He joined as a Scientist in October 1998 and became Senior Scientist in 2007 before being elevated to Principal Scientist in 2013. Now serving as the Head, Department of Soil Science in Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University. He has published 51 peer review research papers, contributed/publishes 5 books/book chapters, 3 practical manuals and 1 atlas. He has supervised 9 M.Sc. and 3 Ph.D. students and currently guiding 5 Ph.D. and 2 M.Sc. students. He has delivered keynote addresses at national and international conferences. He has organized 3 nation seminars and has received the best publication award, best paper award and second-best presentation award. He has handled 11 research projects as Principal Investigator and 9 as Co-Principal Investigator.