Department of Agronomy

261 MSc 108 PhD

Students Passed

National : 54 International: 02

Awards & Fellowships Conferred by our Faculty

AICRPs : 03 Adhoc: 09

Research Projects

Gold Medals :                          21

Awards:                                   54

National Fellowships:           21

 

Student’s Achievements

Who we are

The Department of Agronomy was established in the year 1972 under the then Agriculture Complex component of the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla to develop skilled and efficient human resource in the field of Agronomy, for imparting education to students, undertaking appropriate research on crop and natural resource management on sustainable basis in the hills and mountains and provide knowledge and skill to the hill farmers. The faculty of Agronomy at main campus, outstations and Krishi Vigyan Kendras are actively engaged in need based and location-specific research, transfer of technology and advisory services for the welfare of hill farmers.

Our Strengths

  • Development of human resource in the subject of Agronomy
  • Development of agro-techniques for various crops and cropping systems and development of pasture and grasslands, farming system models, crop-weather relationships
  • Dissemination of technology so developed to extension functionaries and farmers

Salient Research accomplishments

  •  Technology for management of obnoxious weeds, like Lantana, Ageratum, Eupatorium in natural grasslands, roadsides and cultivable waste lands have been worked out.
  •  The technology for improvement of natural grasslands and pastures through the introduction of improved grasses and legumes has been perfected.
  •  Yield prediction/forecast models for rice and wheat have been developed.
  •  For aberrant weather conditions the contingent crop plans have been developed.

Our Faculty

At Main Campus

Dr. R. K. Kataria

Principal Scientist ,Dean, COA

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems & Crop Production

Dr. Suresh K. Gautam

Principle Scientist & Librarian

Area of Expertise: Weed Science

Dr. Naveen Kumar

Principal Scientist & Head

Area of Expertise: Agrostology

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Principal Agro-meteorologist

Area of Expertise: Agro-meteorology

Pawan

Dr. Pawan Pathania

Principle Scientist

Area of Expertise: Farming System Research

Dr. Janardan Singh

Professor

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Dr M C Rana

Professor

Area of Expertise: Weed Science

Dr Sandeep Manuja

Professor

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Dr Surinder Singh Rana

Principal Scientist

Area of Expertise: Cropping and Farming System Research

Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma

Principle Scientist

Area of Expertise: Forage crops and Grassland Management

Dr. Naveen Kumar

Principal Scientist

Area of Expertise: Agrostology

Dr Anil Kumar

Chief  Scientist (IWM)

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Dr Sanjay Kumar

SMS Agronomy

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Dr. Gurudev Singh

Scientist

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Agronomists working in other Departments

Dr. G.D. Sharma

Professor

Area of Expertise: Weed Science

Dr. Ranbir Singh Rana

Principal Scientist

Area of Expertise: Cropping systems and crop production

Dr. Rameshwar Kumar

Principal Scientist 

Area of Expertise: Crop Production, Organic & Natural Farming  & Agroforestry

Scientists from other Departments in working in AICRP schemes

Dr. Navin Kumar

Principle Scientist (Agronomy)

Area of Expertise:

  • Herbicide Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Organo- functional group analysis of compounds of Pesticidal importance and Biochemical studies in relation to crop improvement and productivity 

Dr Sanjay Kr Sharma

Sr. Scientist (Plant Pathology)

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Our Scientists working at Research Stations

Dr Anirudh Kumar Manchanda

Principle Scientist

HAREC, Dhaulakuan

Dr Vinod Sharma

Principal Scientist

HAREC, Kukumseri

Dr B S Mankotia

Principal Scientist

SAREC, Kangra

Agron_bindra

Dr. Ajay Deep Bindra

Principal Agronomist

RWRS, Malan

Dr. Pankaj Chopra

Scientist

SAREC, Kangra

Dr. Deep Kumar

SMS, Agronomy

KVK, Kangra

Courses

UG & PG Courses

Our Courses are designed as per the latest ICAR curriculum. Various opportunities are offered to students for receiving the lectures from world renowned scientists.

Agronomy Society - Chapter

Agronomy Society Agronomy Society at Palampur was established in the year 1974 on the initiative of Dr S C Modgal, the then Professor and Head, Department of Agronomy followed by the Director of Research, Vice Chancellor, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and the Director General, UP Council of Agricultural Research, who was the first president of the Society.

Members

The postgraduate and undergraduate students having Agronomy as their major subject of study and the Agronomy Faculty (Teaching, Research and Extension) are the members of the society. Membership is open to students and technical staff of the other faculties too.

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