Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture
Agriculture in India is not of recent origin, but has a long history dating back to Neolithic age of 7500-6500 B.C. The history of Agriculture in India dates back to Indus Valley civilizations and even before that in some places of Southern India. India ranks second worldwide in farm outputs. As per 2019, agriculture employed 50% of the Indian work force and contributed 17-18% to Country's GDP. Punjab is producing 39% apiary honey of the country as a result of introduction and promotion of Italian Honey Bee, and 10% Mushrooms.

In the area of agriculture extension, an effort has been made to retain relevant core concepts, however new topics and also new courses have been added to infuse new blood in the area. The sustainable use of land resources has emerged as the latest area of attention in the field of agriculture. Due to this shift in farming from traditional to modern ways, the requirement for trained professionals in the field of agriculture has increased.

The course is meant to provide the students with detailed knowledge of the practices and techniques of farming and allied sectors. More emphasis is given on organic farming and use of modern technology in farming. Latest crop plantation methodology is taught to the students. A student who has completed a course in agriculture can get number of job opportunities in various central or state agriculture, horticulture, soil and forestry departments, institutes as well as in universities. Students also have a scope in marketing in private agriculture related firms and industries, banking sector, or they can become professional farmers and set up their own business by adopting new technologies.

Department of Agriculture - Faculty
# Name Designation Qualification Area of Specialization Resume
Dr. Jaspreet Kaur DhillonAssistant Professor and InchargePhD, M.Sc.Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding and Phytopathology
Dr. Tajinder KaurAssistant ProfessorPhD, M.Sc.Palnt Physiology
Dr. Shahnawaz AhmedAssistant ProfessorPhD, M.Sc.Horticulture
Dr. Ranjana PatialAssistant ProfessorPhD, M.Sc.Genetics and Plant Breeding
Dr. Harsimran KaurAssistant ProfessorPhD, M.Sc.Environment Science
Ms. Rajanpreet KaurAssistant ProfessorM.Sc.Phytopathology
Mr. Jaspreet SinghAssistant ProfessorM.Sc.Horticulture
Mr. Rupinder SinghAssistant ProfessorM.Sc.Agronomy
S. Mahabir Singh SandhuAssistant ProfessorM.Sc. (Fruit Science), B.Sc. (Agriculture)Post harvest management of fruits
Department of Agriculture - Programs
Course Name Eligibility Duration Syllabus
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture10+2 (Medical/Non-medical/agriculture) with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board or council4 Years
M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Pathology)Graduation in Agriculture or Allied Sciences with 55% marks from a recognized University/ Institution2 Years
M.Sc. Agriculture - Horticulture with specialization in Fruit and Vegetable ScienceGraduation in Agriculture or Allied Sciences with 55% marks from a recognized University/ Institution 2 Years
Department of Agriculture - Research
Number of Ph.D. students 0
Research Projects Details 0
Research Papers Published 30+