Department of Soil Science

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Technologies Developed

198 MSc 98 PhD

Students Passed

74

Awards & Fellowships Conferred by our Faculty

AICRPs                       04

 

Research Projects

Gold Medals :                          08

Awards:                                    34

National Fellowships:           02

NET:                                          22

Student’s Achievements

Who Are we

The Department of Soil Science was initially started for undergraduate teaching during 1966 as the Department of Soils and Chemistry at the College of Agriculture, Palampur.  It was upgraded to the Post-graduate level in 1971.  The Ph.D. programme was initiated in March, 1974. The Department of Soils and Chemistry was renamed as the Department of Soil Science and Water management in 1979 under the newly established Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya. However, from the year 1995, this has again been renamed as the Department of Soil Science.  Among the triple objectives of teaching, research and extension education of the Department, the teaching activity is spread both at UG and PG levels.  In each academic year, 6 courses comprising 20 credit hours in different disciplines of Soil Science are offered at UG level. Similarly, 123 credit hours in different well-defined sub-disciplines of Soil Science are offered as per requirements at PG level. The Department has grown strength to strength with every passing year.

Our Strengths

  • Well qualified faculty
  • Excellent laboratories equipped with all the latest instruments/equipment
  • Well established experimental farm
  • Independent laboratory for each AICRP
  • Referral soil testing laboratory
  • Central instrument laboratory equipped with ICP

Our Faculty

At Main Campus

Dr. Narender K Sankhyan

Principle Scientist & Head

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Dr. V.K. Sharma

Professor & Head

Area of Expertise:Economic Entomology

Research Interests: Potato Entomology; mainly potato tuber moth, white grubs and other soil arthropods   

Dr. S. P. Dixit

Principle Scientist

Area of Expertise:Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests: Integrated Nutrient Management

Dr. Sanjay K Sharma

Professor

Area of Expertise:Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests: Nutrient Management

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Dr. Naveen Datt

Professor

Area of Expertise: Soil Microbiology

Research Interests: Soil Microbiology and Soil fertility; organic farming

Dr. Raj Paul Sharma

Principle Scientist

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests: Integrated Nutrient Management, Soil Health Management

Dr. Pardeeep Kumar

Principle Scientist

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests: Micronutrient’s Research

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Sandal

Principal Scientist

Area of Expertise: Soil Physics and Water Management

Research Interests:Micro irrigation and fertigation

Dr. Dhanbir Singh

Assistant Soil Scientist

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Chemistry

Research Interests:Nutrient Management and Organic Farming

At Out Stations

Dr. D. K. Parmar

Professor (Soils)

HAREC, Bajaura

Dr Sukhdev Singh Paliyal

 Programme Coordinator

KVK Sirmour

Dr. Surender Kumar Thakur

Programme Coordinator

KVK Lahaul&Spiti I at Kukumseri

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Dr. Sanjay Sharma

Programme Coordinator

KVK Kangra

Dr. Lav Bhushan

SMS (Soil Science)

KVK Lahaul&Spiti I at Kukumseri

Dr. Subhash Kumar

Asstt. Professor (Soils)

KVK, Bajaura

Dr Navneet Jaryal

Assistant Professor

KVK, Hamirpur

Dr. Gourav

SMS(Soils)

KVK, Berthin

Technical & Office staff

Technical Staff

1. Smt. Usha Rani

2. Sh. Mahesh Kumar

3. Sh. Ramesh Kumar

4. Sh. Vinod Kumar

5. Sh. Paras Ram

6. Sh. Vasu Dev

7. Sh. Babu Ram

Section Officer

Sr. Asstt.

Sr. Asstt. Gr.-II

Sr. Asstt. Gr.-II

Lab. Attendant

Lab. Helper

Field Asstt.

Our Courses

Under Graduate:

  1. Soils.111: Fundamentals of Soil Science (2+1)
  2. Soils 242: Problematic Soils and their Management (2+0)
  3. Soils 353: Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management (2+1)
  4. Soils. 354: Biopesticides & Biofertilizers (2+1)

Post Graduate:

  1. SOILS 501*: SOIL PHYSICS (2+1)
  2. SOILS 502*: SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZER USE (3+1)
  3. SOILS 503*:SOIL CHEMISTRY (2+1)
  4. SOILS 504*: SOIL MINERALOGY, GENESIS,CLASSIFICATION AND SURVEY (2+1)
  5. SOILS 505: SOIL EROSION AND CONSERVATION (2+1)
  6. SOILS 506*: SOIL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (2+1)
  7. SOILS 507: GEOMORPHOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY (2+0)
  8. SOILS 508: RADIOISOTOPES IN SOIL AND PLANT STUDIES (1+1)
  9. SOILS 509: SOIL, WATER AND AIR POLLUTION (2+1)
  10. SOILS 510: REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES FOR SOIL AND CROP STUDIES (2+1)
  11. SOILS 511: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTALMETHODS IN SOIL AND PLANT ANALYSIS (0+2)
  12. SOILS 512: SYSTEM APPROACHES IN SOIL AND CROP STUDIES (2+1)
  13. SOILS 513: MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEMATIC SOILS AND WATERS (2+1)
  14. SOILS 514: FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY (1+0)
  15. SOILS 515: LAND DEGRADATION AND RESTORATION (1+0)
  16. SOILS 591*: MASTER’S SEMINAR (1+0)
  17. SOILS 599: MASTER’S RESEARCH (0+20)
  18. SOILS 601: ADVANCES IN SOIL PHYSICS (2+0)
  19. SOILS 602: ADVANCES IN SOIL FERTILITY (2+0)
  20. SOILS 603: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SOILS (2+0)
  21. SOILS 604: SOIL GENESIS AND MICROPEDOLOGY (2+0)
  22. SOILS 605: BIOCHEMISTRY OF SOIL ORGANIC MATTER (2+0)
  23. SOILS 606: LAND USE PLANNING AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (2+0)
  24. SOILS 608: ADVANCES IN SOIL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (2+0)
  25. SOILS 609: ADVANCES IN SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT (2+0)
  26. SOILS 691: DOCTORAL SEMINAR I (1+0)
  27. SOILS 692: DOCTORAL SEMINAR II (1+0)
  28. SOILS 699: DOCTORAL RESEARCH (0+45)

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