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
Prof. (Dr) J.S. BalDean, Faculty Of Agriculture; Prof & HOD, Dept. of AgricultureM. Sc. Ph. D. (Hort.) F. H. S. I.Fruit Physiology and Growth Regulators - Rootstock and Propagation - Ber and Guava
Dr. Ramesh AroraProfessorM.Sc, Ph.DEntomology
Dr Joga SinghProfessorM.Sc , Ph.DAnimal Science
Dr. J.S. KanwarProfessorPh.DVegetable Breeding
Dr. J.S. RandhawaProfessorPh.DPost harvest Technology
Dr. M.S. SidhuProfessorPh.DAgronomy
Dr. K. N. SharmaProfessorM.Sc., Ph.D Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Dr. Mohinder Paul Singh KhuranaProfessorM. Sc. Ph. D. (Soil Science)Soil Science
Dr. Sat Pal SainiProfessorM.Sc. Ph.DSoil Science
Dr. J.N. BhatiaProfessorM.Sc. Ph.D Plant Pathology
Dr. Desh Beer SinghProfessorM.Sc. Ph.D Fruit Breeding, Post-harvest
Dr. Amarjit Singh KahlonProfessorM.Sc. Ph.D Agricultural Economics
Dr Jasbir Singh ChawlaProfessorPh.DGenetics and Plant Breeding
Dr. Labh SinghProfessorPh.DAgricultural Extension Education
Dr. Avtar SinghProfessorPh.DAgroforestry and Forestry
Dr. Chhatar Pal MehlaProfessorPh.DVegetable Science
Prof. M.S. AulakhAssociate ProfessorM.Sc.Floriculture & Landscaping
Dr. Jaspreet Kaur DhillonAssistant Professor PhD, M.Sc.Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding and Phytopathology
Ms. Rajanpreet KaurAssistant ProfessorM.Sc.Phytopathology
S. Mahabir Singh SandhuAssistant ProfessorM.Sc. Post harvest management of fruits
Miss. Prabhjot KaurAssistant ProfessorM.Sc. Effect of bio fertilizers and mulching on broccoli
Surjit SinghAssistant Professor B.Sc, M.Sc, NETMulching in Orchards, Ber fruit crop, Fruit Physiology
Ms. Kareena BangaAssistant Professor M.ScAgronomy
Ms. DeepshikhaAssistant Professor M. Sc. HorticultureVegetable Science
Mr. Sukhvir SinghAssistant Professor M.Sc. AgronomyAgronomy
Ms. Prabhjot KaurAssistant Professor M.Sc.Vegetable Science
Hasandeep Singh VirkAssistant Professor M.Sc.Agronomy
Dr. Amandeep CheemaAssistant Professor M.Sc., NET, Ph.D Crop Physiology
Ms. Simranjeet KaurAssistant Professor M.Sc., ICAR-NETGenetics and Plant Breeding
Department of Agriculture - Programs
Course Name Eligibility Duration Syllabus
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture10+2 (Medical/Non-medical/agriculture/ Diploma in Agriculture) with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board or council4 Years
Certificate in Horticulture10+2 with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board or council1 Year
Diploma in Agriculture10th with 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized board or council2 Years
M.Sc. (Agronomy) Graduation in Agriculture or Allied Sciences with 55% marks from a recognized University/ Institution2 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
M.Sc.(Entomology) Graduation in Agriculture or Allied Sciences with 55% marks from a recognized University/ Institution.2 Years
M.Sc.(Plant Breeding) Graduation in Agriculture or Allied Sciences with 55% marks from a recognized University/ Institution.2 Years
Ph.D. Specialization AgronomyAs per UGC norms----
Ph.D. Specialization EntomologyAs per UGC norms----
Ph.D. Specialization Fruit ScienceAs per UGC Norms----
Ph.D. Specialization Plant PathologyAs per UGC norms----
Ph.D. Specialization Vegetable ScienceAs per UGC norms----
Department of Agriculture - Research
Number of Ph.D. students 0
Research Projects Details 0
Research Papers Published 30+