Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

PHD at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan

Raja Rajendra Timilsina, Ph.D., an Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, specializes in development economics, behavioral economics, and mechanism design. With a Ph.D. from Kochi University of Technology, he focuses on sustainability, agriculture, and economic behaviors. Timilsina has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and research projects, showcasing his expertise in education, health, and cultural sustainability. Fluent in Japanese and English, he holds multiple awards and scholarships, including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters. With extensive teaching experience and professional activities, he continues to influence policy and research in economic development and sustainability.

πŸ”¬ Experience

Economist-consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), July 2023-Current Assistant Professor (Project based), Kochi University of Technology, April 2021-March 2022 Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), April 2022-June 2023 Research Associate, Research Institute for Future Design, April 2018-March 2021 Plus various roles prior


Ph.D. in Economics, Kochi University of Technology, 2015-2018 Research Interest: Development economics, Experiment and Behavioral economics, Mechanism design Dissertation Title: Social design and sustainability of environmental resources: Learning from field experiments Masters in International Development Program (Economics), International University of Japan, 2009-2011 Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance), Tribhuvan University, 2003-2007

Awards and Scholarships

Multiple awards and scholarships including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters

Research Interests

Education, Health, and Nutrition Agriculture, Climate Change, and Livelihood Economic Behaviors and Preferences Cultural Change and Intergenerational Sustainability Experimental and Development Economics

Publications Top Notes πŸ“


Rajesh Kumar Soothar | Irrigation | Young Scientist Award

Assist Prof Dr. Rajesh Kumar Soothar | Irrigation | Young Scientist Award

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Profile Summary

Dedicated and accomplished professional with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Water Resources and extensive experience in academia. Possesses a strong academic background with a Master’s degree in Irrigation and Drainage and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. Over six years of progressive experience as an Assistant Professor, delivering high-quality education and contributing to research in the field. Previously served as a Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence. Skilled in research, teaching, and mentoring, with a focus on agricultural engineering and water resource management.

🌐 Professional Profiles



πŸŽ“ Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Water Resources and its Environment)
    • Year: 2020
    • Grade: 92%
    • Institution: Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
  • M.E. (Irrigation and Drainage)
    • Year: 2014
    • Grade: 87%
    • Institution: SAU (Possibly referring to an unspecified university or institution)
  • B.E. (Agricultural Engineering)
    • Year: 2011
    • Grade: 3.6 (CGPA)
    • Institution: SAU (Possibly referring to an unspecified university or institution)

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Employment Record (Professional Experience)

  • Assistant Professor
    • Period: February 16, 2017 – Present
    • Total Service: 6 years + 2 months (as of March 2024)
  • Lecturer
    • Period: May 05, 2014 – February 15, 2017
    • Total Service: 2 years + 8 months
  • Teaching Assistant (Department of Basic Engineering)
    • Period: June 24, 2013 – May 04, 2014
    • Total Service: 11 months
  • Research Assistant (HEC)
    • Period: May 26, 2012 – May 04, 2014
    • Total Service: 2 years

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

  1. Title: Drought priming improved water status, photosynthesis and water productivity of cowpea during post-anthesis drought stress

    • Authors: M Tankari, C Wang, H Ma, X Li, L Li, RK Soothar, N Cui, M Zaman-Allah, …
    • Journal: Agricultural Water Management
    • Volume: 245
    • Page: 106565
    • Year: 2021


    Title: Evaluating the performance of SALTMED model under alternate irrigation using saline and fresh water strategies to winter wheat in the North China Plain

    • Authors: RK Soothar, W Zhang, Y Zhang, M Tankari, U Mirjat, Y Wang
    • Journal: Environmental Science and Pollution Research
    • Volume: 26
    • Pages: 34499-34509
    • Year: 2019


    Title: Sustaining yield of winter wheat under alternate irrigation using saline water at different growth stages: a case study in the North China Plain

    • Authors: RK Soothar, W Zhang, B Liu, M Tankari, C Wang, L Li, H Xing, D Gong, …
    • Journal: Sustainability
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue: 17
    • Page: 4564
    • Year: 2019


    Title: Leaf Gas Exchange, Plant Water Relations and Water Use Efficiency of Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp. Inoculated with Rhizobia under Different Soil Water Regimes

    • Authors: M Tankari, C Wang, X Zhang, L Li, RK Soothar, H Ma, H Xing, C Yan, …
    • Journal: Water
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue: 3
    • Page: 498
    • Year: 2019



    • Authors: M Solangi, V Suthar, B Wagan, AG Siyal, A Sarkc, RK Soothar
    • Journal: Science International
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue: 1
    • Year: 2016


    Title: Analysis of Conveyance Losses from Tertiary Irrigation Network

    • Authors: RKS Naeem Shah Bukhari Syed, Zhao Shuqi, Muhammad Munir Babar
    • Journal: Civil Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue: 10
    • Pages: 1731-1740
    • Year: 2021


    Title: Effect of different soil moisture regimes on plant growth and water use efficiency of Sunflower: experimental study and modeling

    • Authors: MAR R. K. Soothar, A. Singha, S. A. Soomro, A. Chachar, F. Kalhoro
    • Journal: Bulletin of the National Research Centre
    • Volume: 45
    • Year: 2021


    Title: Comparative study of scientific and traditional water application practices for wheat crop

    • Authors: AA Tagar, A Soomro, SM Bhatti, S Memon, RK Soothar
    • Journal: Pakistan Journal of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary …
    • Year: 2016


    Title: Effects of irrigation frequencies on soil salinity and crop water productivity of fodder maize

    • Authors: AN Chachar, MU Mirjat, RK Soothar, IA Shaikh, MH Mirjat, SA Dahri
    • Journal: Acta Ecologica Sinica
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 277-282
    • Year: 2020


    Title: Estimating seepage losses in different size of earthen watercourses at farm level

    • Authors: RK Soothar, MS Mirjat, MA Mangrio, AS Chandio, N Leghari
    • Journal: Pakistan Journal of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary …
    • Year: 2015


    Title: Drought priming alleviated salinity stress and improved water use efficiency of wheat plants

    • Authors: A Singha, RK Soothar, C Wang, EET MarΓ­n, M Tankari, W Hao, Y Wang
    • Journal: Plant Growth Regulation
    • Year: 2022


    Title: Soil Salt Accumulation, Physiological Responses, and Yield Simulation of Winter Wheat to Alternate Saline and Fresh Water Irrigation in the North China Plain

    • Authors: RK Soothar, C Wang, L Li, N Cui, W Zhang, Y Wang
    • Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
    • Year: 2021


    Title: Nutrient uptake of some okra varieties as influenced by different levels of applied N, P and K

    • Authors: M Solangi, AA Tagar, AM Solangi, AG Siyal, RK Soothar, AR Shah
    • Journal: Sci Inter
    • Volume: 27
    • Pages: 4327-4331
    • Year: 2015