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DEPARTMENT OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION 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 to Soil & Water Conservation Engineering and Department of Irrigation & Drainage Engineering has been newly established in 2017-18 with the implementations of 5th Dean’s committee recommendations approved by ICAR, New Delhi.
The main aim of the Soil & Water Conservation Engineering Department is to strengthen the Agricultural Engineering faculty to carry out teaching, research and extension activities in the fields of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, Watershed hydrology,  Watershed Planning and Management, Ground Water Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS, Applications of ML/AI/IoT technologies in water management and allied fields.
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
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
WRDM/
SWE
94295 15439
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2
Dr. G. V. Prajapati
Associate Professor
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9428086265
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3
Prof. H. H. Mashru
Assistant Professor
M. Tech.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
94262 66590
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4
Dr. K. C. Patel
Assistant Professor
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
99793 17525
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5
Dr. R. J. Patel
Assistant Professor
Ph. D.
(Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9879203665
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6
Prof. P. B. Vekariya
Assistant Professor
M. Tech.
 (Agril. Engg.)
SWE
9426538878
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7
Er. P. A. Damor   
Tech. Assistant
B. Tech.
(Agril. Engg.)
Agril. Engg.
814149505
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8
Mr. Y. P. Majithia
 Agri. Asst.
B. Sc. (Hons)
Agri.
8980838289
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9
Shri. Y.H. Hala
Technical Mechanic
I.T.I.
-
9725236818
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10
Mr. M. R. Parmar
Steno Grade-III
MA
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9725019208
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Shri B. B. Solanki, Peon
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2. INFRASTRUCTURE / LABORATORIES
Department has the following well-established Facilities /laboratories/ an instructional farm for conducting practical and 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
·   Instrumental Cell
·   Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
·   Soil Conservation Laboratory
·   Hydrology  laboratory
·   Hydraulic park
·   Remote  sensing & GIS Laboratory
·   Soil conservation field laboratory
·   Well-equipped Seminar Hall
3. MAJOR ACTIVITIES 
(I) EDUCATION
(i) Subjects offered in B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.):
Subject
Course No.
Credits
L
P
Sem.
Fluid mechanics & open channel hydraulics
CE-1.2.4
3
2
1
II
Watershed Hydrology
SWCE-2.4.6
2
1
1
IV
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
SWCE-3.5.5
3
2
1
V
Watershed Planning and Management
SWCE-3.5.6
2
1
1
V
Skill Devpt. Training-I (Student READY)
CAE-3.5.9
5
0
5
V
Water Harvesting & Soil Conservation Structures
SWCE-3.6.4
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
Remote Sensing and GIS Application
SWCE-4.8.4
3
2
1
VIII
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. (Agril. Engg.)- Soil & Water Conservation 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
·   Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
*SWCE 501
2+1
·   Applied Watershed Hydrology
*SWCE 502
2+1
·   Soil and Water Conservation Structures
SWCE 503
2+1
·   Stochastic Hydrology
SWCE 504
2+1
·   Watershed Management and Modeling
*SWCE 505
2+1
·   Flow Through Porous Media
SWCE 506
2+0
·   Remote Sensing & GIS for Land & Water Resource Management
SWCE/IDE 507
2+1
·   Climate Change and Water Resources
SWCE 508
3+0
·   Numerical Methods in Hydrology
SWCE 509
2+0
·   Dryland Water Management Technologies
SWCE 510
2+0
*Compulsory cours
Total
19+6
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
·   Advances in Hydrology
*SWCE 601
2+1
·   Soil and Water Systems Simulation and Modeling
*SWCE 602
2+1
·   Reservoir Operation and River Basin Modeling
SWCE 603
2+1
·   Modeling Soil Erosion Processes & Sedimentation
SWCE 604
2+1
·   Waste Water Treatment and Utilization
SWCE 605
3+0
·   Hydro-Chemical Modeling
SWCE 606
2+0
*Compulsory course                                        
Total
13+4
Students Completed and Pursuing M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Soil and Water Engineering.
PG Degree
Degree Completed
Pursuing
Total
M.Tech.
84
4
88
Ph.D.
12
8
20
Total
96
12
108
(II) RESEARCH
Department conducts research in field of watershed management, soil & water conservation, climate change impacts on water resources, groundwater recharge, hydrological aspects etc.
Completed Projects:
Name of the Project
Year of Starting
Year of completion
·   National watershed development project Plan scheme, GOI
1996
1999
·   Demonstration cum research center for petroleum conservation ( PCRA)
1998
1999
·   ICAR Adhoc Scheme on “Studies on techno economic feasibilities of drip irrigation for summer groundnut crop and its comparison with sprinkler and border irrigation”
1997
2002
·   ICAR Adhoc Scheme on “Development of models for water management in groundnut based cropping systems”
1999
2002
·   ICAR Adhoc Scheme on “Determination of the relationship between root and plant, soil properties and the discharge for the optimal design and operation of drip irrigation system”
1999
2002
·   RKVY Project on Smart Farming for Increasing Agricultural Production in Sodic Soils of Coastal Area of Saurashtra
2010-11
2013-14
·   ICAR Network Project on “National Initiative for Climatic Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)”
2010-11
2017-18
·   ISRO Projecton “ Modeling Water and Energy Fluxes over Forest System”
2016-17
2020-21

Research outcomes

·         Number of Recommendations: 39

·         Number of Recommendation to farmers: 21

·         Number of Recommendation to Scientific community: 18

Ongoing Projects:

Name of the scheme

Year of Starting
·   Research on Watershed Management.
2000
·   All India Coordinated Research Project on Irrigation water Management
2004
·   Modelling of water fluxes and submarine ground water discharge using 1D-2D coupled model and in situ measurements in the Gir forest catchment.
2021
(III) TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
The latest technologies in the field of soil & water conservation 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
G. V. Prajapati
18
7
8
14
17
7
32
H. H. Mashru
14
1
2
20
21
2
2
K. C. Patel
3
0
4
9
1
0
0
R. J. Patel
19
0
2
17
12
2
4
P.B. Vekariya
13
5
1
28
12
2
1
4. AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/MEDALS/ APPRECIATION TO FACULTY
Awards/ Fellowships/ Medals
Awardees/ Organization
Year
Prof.(Dr.) Narendra Kumar Gontia
·   Merit cum Means Scholarship
JNKVV, Jabalpur
1978
·   Best paper publication and citation  award
ISCAR, West Bengal
1993
·   Distinguished Services Certificate award
ISAE, New Delhi
1999
·   S.J. Hiran Memorial award
ISAE, New Delhi
2002
·   Fellow Award
IAH, Roorkee
2006
·   Jawaharlal Nehru PG Agril. Research Award
ICAR, New Delhi
2007
·   Fellow Award
IWRS, Roorkee
2010
·   Fellow Award
ISAE, New Delhi
2018
Dr. G. V. Prajapati
·   Vice Chancellors Gold Medal
GAU, S. K. Nagar
1997
·   Shri M. M. Patel (Morbi) Ex Agril. Engg. Gold Medal
GAU, S. K. Nagar
1997
·   Dr. J. S. Patel Memorial ISAE Gold Medal
GAU, S. K. Nagar
1997
·   Chancellor’s Gold Medal
JAU, Junagadh
2005
·   Best Paper Award
JNTU, Hyderabad
2014
·   Best Young Scientist Award
Serials Publication Pvt. Ltd.  New Delhi
 
2016
·   Best Paper Presentation Award
2016
·   Outstanding Scientist Award
2017
·   Best Innovative Doctoral Researcher Award
AAI, Agartala
2018
·   Best Oral Presentation Award
BCKV, West Bengal
2018
·   Excellence in Research-2017 Award
BBAU, Lucknow
2018
·   Best Oral Presentation Award
SCSI, New Delhi
2019
·   Research Excellence Award
SBER, Tripura
2019
Prof. H. H. Mashru
·   Best Poster Presentation award
ISAE, New Delhi
2006
Dr. H. Y. Maheta
·   Vice Chancellors Gold Medal
GAU, S. K. Nagar
2001
·   Best Teacher Award for Agril. Higher Education
JAU/ICAR
2021
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:: Contact ::
Professor and Head
Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)
Ph. :0285 – 2672080-090 Ext. 478/569/391
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