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DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING

College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh

ABOUT US

The Department of Soil and Water Engineering has been established with the College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology in 1984 under Gujarat Agricultural University, Junagadh Campus, Junagadh, one of the four campuses of GAU S K Nagar, Gujarat.  In 2004-05, GAU were bifurcated into four universities, among which, Junagadh campus of GAU has come into existence as Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh. The Soil and Water Engineering Department under CAET, JAU, Junagadh has been renamed as Department of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering and new Department of Irrigation & Drainage Engineering was established in 2017-18 with the implementations of 5th Dean’s committee recommendations adopted by ICAR, New Delhi. The main aim of the newly established “Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering” is to strengthen the Agricultural Engineering faculty to carry out teaching, research and extension activities in the fields of  irrigation technologies viz. surface irrigation methods namely border, furrow, surge irrigation etc., MISs  namely Drip, Sprinkler Mini sprinkler, Micro sprinkler, Subsurface drip/oozing pipe, Rain gun  irrigation, fertigation schedules of various crops etc, groundwater, water conveyances, pumping machineries as well as surface/subsurface drainage systems.

Keeping this in view, it is aimed to generate skilled manpower in the field of irrigation and drainage engineering to cater the needs of farmers, NGOS, line departments, industries as well as organizations by imparting educations through the B. Tech., M. Tech. and Ph. D. programmes. The top priority is to raise the standard of UG and PG education and research in the field of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.
1. FACULTIES/TECHNICAL/SUPPORTING STAFF STRENGTH 
Principal & Dean: Dr. N. K. Gontia, Ph. D. (Agril. Engg.), SWCE
SN
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialization
Contacts
1
Dr. H. D. Rank,
Professor & Head (I/C)
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
WRDM/ SWE
94295 15439
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2
Dr. H. V. Parmar 
Associate Professor
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
99256 04525
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3
Dr. R. J. Patel
Assistant Professor (Additional charge)
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9879203665 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4
Prof. P. B. Vekariya
Assistant Professor (Additional charge)
M. Tech.
 (Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9426538878 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5
Prof. P. A. Pandya
Assistant Professor
M. Tech.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9033539626
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6
Dr.J. M. Modhvadia
Assistant Res. Sci.
Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Agronomy
9998776446
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7
Er. P. J. Bagada,
Tech. Assistant
B. Tech.
(Agril. Engg.)
Agril. Engg.
8980807693
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8
Er. H N Dalsaniya
Tech. Assistant
B. Tech.
(Agril. Engg.)
Agril. Engg.
9428378934
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9
Shri G.K.Majethiya
Agriculture Assistant
Agril. Diploma
Agri.
9998194958
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10
Shr..M.N. Balas
Agriculture Assistant
B. Sc. (Hons)
Agri.
9725727974
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11
Mr. A. K. Vaghela
Agri. Officer
Agril. Diploma
Agri.
9979594910
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12 
Shri. Y.H. Hala
Tech. Mechanic(Add. Charge)
I.T.I.
-
9725236818
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2. INFRASTRUCTURE / LABORATORIES
Department has the following well-established Facilities /laboratories and an instructional farm for conducting UG/PG practical as well as research in the field of agricultural engineering.
Facilities
Office/Room for HoD with computer, printer and required peripherals
PA Steno  Office/Room with computer, printer and required peripherals
Administrative Office/Room
Office faculty/staff with computer, printer and required peripherals.
·   Department Library
·   Irrigation Systems Laboratory
·   Pump Testing Laboratory
·   Drainage laboratory
·   Soil Mechanics Laboratory
·   High Tech MIS Park
·   Water Quality analysis Laboratory
·   Well-equipped Seminar Hall
·   Wells & Pumps Engg. Lab Laboratory
·   Instructional farm

INSTRUCTIONAL FARM:

The CAET Instructional farm managed by the department has total 35.00 ha area, out of which 25.20 ha area is under cultivation and rest of the area is covered under road, building, nallah etc. The instructional farm is well equipped for the highly mechanized agriculture. The technologies on water harvesting, groundwater recharge, watershed management, irrigations etc. are demonstrated. The B. Tech.(Agril. Engg.) as well as Post graduate students’ practical / their research experiments, departmental research experiments are undertaken at the instructional farm.

3. MAJOR ACTIVITIES 
(I) EDUCATION
(i) Subjects offered in B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.):
Subject
Course No.
Credits
L
P
Sem.
Principles of Agronomy
Ag(E)-2.3.2
3
2
1
III
Soil Mechanics
CE-2.3.5
2
1
1
III
Irrigation Engineering
IDE-2.4.7
3
2
1
IV
Sprinkler and Micro Irrigation Systems
IDE-2.4.8
2
1
1
IV
Drainage Engineering
IDE-3.5.7
2
1
1
V
Skill Devpt. Training-I (Student READY)
CAE-3.5.9
5
0
5
V
Groundwater, Wells and Pumps
IDE-3.6.5
3
2
1
VI
10-Weeks Indu. Attachment/ Internship (Student READY)
CAE-4.7.1
10
0
10
VII
10-Weeks EL on campus (Student READY)
CAE-4.7.2
10
0
10
VII
Skill Devpt. Training-II (Student READY)
CAE-4.7.3
5
0
5
VII
Project Planning & Report Writing  (Student READY)
CAE-4.8.4
10
0
10
Advisor
(ii) Subjects to be offered in M. Tech./Ph.D. from academic year-2022-23
M. Tech. (Agri. Engg.)-  Irrigation and Drainage Engineering [Requirement: 70 Credits]
·   Major courses : 20 Credits
·   Common Courses Requirement: 05 Credits
·   Minor Courses :: 08 Credits
·   Master Seminar : 1 credits
·   Supporting Courses Requirement: 06 Credits
·   Thesis Research : 30 Credits
Major Courses (Min. 20 Credits) for M. Tech. 
Course Title
Course Code
Credits
·   Design of Surface Irrigation Systems 
IDE 501
2+1
·   Design of Farm Drainage Systems
*IDE 502
2+1
·   Command Area Management
IDE 503
2+1
·   Water and Nutrient Management Under Protected
·   Cultivation
IDE 504
2+1
·   Design of Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Systems
*IDE 505
2+1
·   Ground Water Engineering
*IDE 506
2+1
·   Remote Sensing & GIS for Land & Water Resource Management
SWCE 507/IDE 507
2+1
·   Waste Water Management and Utilization in Agriculture
IDE 508
2+1
·   Water Conveyance and Distribution
IDE 509
2+1
·   Minor Irrigation
IDE 510
2+1
·   Design of Pumps for Irrigation and Drainage
IDE 511
2+0
·   Crop Environmental Engineering
IDE 512
2+0
·   Water Resources Systems Engineering
IDE 513
2+1
·   Irrigation Economics, Planning and Management
IDE 514
2+0
·   Sensing and Automation in Irrigation Systems
IDE 515
3+0
*Compulsory course                                                             Total
 
31+11
Ph. D. Doctoral Programme [Requirement: 100 Credits]
·   Major courses : 12 Credits
·   Doctoral Seminar-I(Major Field)  : 01 Credit
·   Minor courses : 06 Credits
·   Doctoral Seminar-II(Minor Field) : 01 Credit
·   Supporting courses 05 Credits
·   Thesis Research =75 credits
Major Courses (Requirement: 12 Credits) for Ph. D.
Course Title
Course Code
Credits
·   Recent Developments in Irrigation Engineering
*IDE 601
2+1
·   Advances in Drainage Engineering
*IDE 602
2+1
·   Hydro-Mechanics and Ground Water Modeling
IDE 603
3+0
·   Soil-Water-Plant-Atmospheric Modeling
IDE 604
2+1
·   Plant Growth Modeling and Simulation
IDE 605
2+0
·   Multi Criteria Decision Making System
IDE 606
2+0
*Compulsory course                                                                          
Total
13+3
(II) RESEARCH
Department conducts research in field of Micro irrigation systems, Agricultural Water Managements, Irrigation Systems, Groundwater utilization, Crop Water Modeling and Remote Sensing & GIS applications in agriculture, IoT in water management etc.
Ongoing Research Projects:
Name of the scheme
Starting Year
·   Establishment of Instructional Farm at college of Agril. Engg.
1997- 1998
·   Strengthening of Instructional farm at CAET.
2012- 2013
·   Center of Remote sensing and Geoinformatics in agriculture
2012- 2013
(III) TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
The latest technologies in the field of irrigation and drainage engineering are transferred through TV talk, Radio talk, Farmers trainings program, Krishimela, Demonstrations, publishing research papers in national/international journals, seminar  presentation/ proceedings, Vernacular article, Pamphlet, Bulletin/ Booklet, Leaflet, chapter in books etc.
Faculty
International
National 
Vernacular
publications
Books
Manual
Journal
Seminar
Journal
Seminar
H. D. Rank
55
8
8
62
32
4
2
H.V. Parmar
9
4
1
20
6
4
1
R. J. Patel
19
0
2
17
12
2
4
P.B. Vekariya
13
5
1
28
12
2
1
P. A. Pandya
13
01
06
06
09
02
03
J.M.Modhvadia
4
0
0
4
0
0
0
4. AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/MEDALS/ APPRECIATION TO FACULTY
Awards/ Fellowships/ Medals
Awardees/ Organization
Year
Dr. H.D. Rank
·   JRF -1988 award
ICAR, New Delhi
1988
·   GATE-89
AICTE, New Delhi
1989
·   GATE-90
AICTE, New Delhi
1990
·   JRF -1990 award
ICAR, New Delhi
1990
·   CSRI-UGC
UGC, New Delhi
1991
·   Best Ph. D. Thesis
GASS, Ahmedabad
2008
·   Best Teacher award
JAU & ICAR
2013
·   Best paper Nageshkumar award
AICTE, New Delhi
2013
·   Best vernacular article award
AAU, Ananad
2014
·   Reviewer Excellence Award
IJAR, ARCC, Karnal.
2022
Prof. P.B. Vekariya
·   Sardar Patel Award
Government of Gujarat
1994
Prof. P. A. Pandya
·   Mahindra Samriddhi Fellowship for M.Tech
Mahindra and Mahindra, Mumbai
2011
·   Best Oral Presentation Award
SEEG
2016
·   Best Paper Presentation Award
ASM Foundation, CHAI and JAU
2017
·   Best Oral Presentation Award
ICAR-CAZRI
2020
·   Young Scientist Award
ICAR-CAZRI and DRASS
2020
·   National Eminent Young Researcher Award
I2OR Greater Mohali, ​Punjab
2020
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:: Contact ::
Professor and Head
Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)
Ph. :0285 – 2672080-090 Ext. 494/569/391
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