Dr SK Gupta is a reocognised plant pathologist. He carries vast experience of work in the field of plant protection. He is a Ph.D from HP Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh and received advanced training on Apple Scab Monitoring and Warning from Italy. Dr. Gupta has two books to his credit in his field of his specialization and has published a number of research papers. His special research interests are identification, epidemiology and management of horticultural crop diseases, especially vegetables crops.