The lecture was instituted in 2007 in the memory of late B.B. Roy, an eminent soil scientist and a great teacher. He was born on 27thDecember 1912 in Dinajpur (now in Bangladesh). He had held many coveted posts during his illustrious life including those of Professor of Chemistry at St. Edmund’s College in Shillong, Assistant Physical Chemist in IARI, New Delhi, Soil Correlator (Black Soil Region) in Pune, Head of the Division of Basic Resources Studies at CAZRI, Jodhpur and Acharya P.C. Ray Professor of Agricultural Chemistry in University of Calcutta.

He had made significant research contributions in the field of Soil Survey and Pedology. Besides, he has produced very many students who are today world’s renowned pedologists. He passed away in Kolkata on 24th April 2004.

The lecture was delivered by following personalities :-
Year Name of Persons
2008 Dr. G.S. Dasog
2010 Dr. D.K. Pal
2012 Dr. S.C.Dutta
2014 Dr.Amal Kar
2016 Dr. P.S. Minhas
2022 Dr. S.P. Datta