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Department of Agronomy

Professor & Head  : Dr. B. K. Sagarka, Ph.D.
Contacts                 : 0285-2670139 (Office)
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1. Faculty Information :
Sr.
No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Expertise
Mobile
1.
Dr. B.K. Sagarka
Professor & Head
Ph.D.
Unit Head, HoD, UG & PG Teaching, PIO
9909312244,
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2.
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
Professor (P)
Ph.D.
UG & PG Teaching, MCF, Tillage, FSR
9428189696,
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3.
Dr. M.A. Shekh
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D.
UG & PG Teaching, IF, OF, DDO, APIO
9727477132,
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4.
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
Assoc. Res. Sci.
Ph.D.
UG & PG Teaching, WC, Tech, PG, APIO
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5.
Dr. R.M. Solanki
Assoc. Professor
Ph.D.
UG & PG Teaching, Micro Irrigation
9428438680
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6.
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
Assoc. Professor
M.Sc.
UG & PG Teaching, PG Table
9427743227,
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7.
Prof. M.C. Chopada
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
UG & PG Teaching, Agromet
9424072046
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8.
Dr. V.B. Bhalu
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
UG & PG Teaching, UG Table, RAWE
9428378981,
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9.
Prof. R.L. Davaria
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
UG Teaching, IF
9428703636,
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10.
Prof. D. M. Panara
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
UG & ITI Teaching, Tech
9925333358,
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11.
Prof. B.J. Chatrabhuji
Asstt. Professor
M.Sc.
UG Teaching, MCF
9979005001,
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12.  
Dr. J.M. Modhvadia
Asstt. Professor
Ph.D.
UG Teaching, Pool at SWE
 
 
2)      SUPPORTING STAFF
Sr. No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
1.     
Mr. M.S. Vasava
Agril. Officer
M.Sc. (Agri.)
2.     
Ms. N.V. Nakum*
Agril. Officer
B.Sc. (Agri.)
3.     
Mr. R.B. Rakholiya
Agril. Supervisor
Agril. Diploma
4.     
Mr. B.L. Undhad
Agril. Asstt.
B.Sc. (Agri.)
5.     
Mr. J.N. Patel
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
6.     
Mr. B.V. Parmar
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
7.     
Mr. C.T. Dalvadi
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
8.     
Mr. D.V. Kapadiya
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
9.     
Mr. G.L. Vaghamashi
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
10. 
Mr. C.V. Bhimani
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
11. 
Mr. D.D. Bhoya
Agril. Asstt.
Agril. Diploma
12. 
Mr. G.K. Kathrotia
Senior Clerk
SSC
13. 
Mr. A.B. Bagada
Junior Clerk
M.A.
14. 
Mr. T.N. Babariya
Junior Clerk
HSC
15. 
Ms. M.V. Dave*
Junior Clerk
B.Com.
16. 
Mr. C.K. Chhatrala
Engine Driver
SSC
17. 
Mr. L.B. Parmar
Tractor Driver
SSC
18. 
Mr. S.R. Vaghela
Tractor Driver
Std. 7
19. 
Mr. D.P. Hirpara
Tractor Driver
SSC
20. 
Mr. Y.A. Saiyad
Jeep Driver
Std. 7
21. 
Mr. Y.A. Turk 
Peon
SSC
22. 
Mr. M.V. Boricha
Peon
Std. 5
23. 
Ms. H.V. Bharay*
Peon
Std. 3
24. 
Ms. S.M. Odedara*
Peon
Std. 5
3)      COURSES OFFERED AT UG /PG LEVEL (IVth Deans Committee)
(A)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri.
Course No.
Title
Credit
Agron.1.1
Introductory Agriculture and Principles of Agronomy
2+1
Agron.1.2
Field Crops-I (Kharif)
2+1
Ag.Met.2.1
Agricultural Meteorology
2+1
Agron.2.3
Field Crops-II (Rabi)
2+1
Agron.3.4
Practical Crop Production-I
0+1
Agron.3.5
Weed Management
1+1
Agron.4.6
Practical Crop Production-II
0+1
Agron.5.7
Water Management Including Micro Irrigation
2+1
Agron.6.8
Organic Farming
1+1
Agron.6.9
Farming Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
1+1
Ag.Met.7.2
Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Use Planning
1+2
Agron.7.14
Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)
0+2
Agron.8.11
Seed Production Technology
1+2
Agron.8.12
Cultivation of Commercially Important Medicinal & Aromatics Plants
1+1
Agron.8.13
Commercial Spices Production
1+2
Agron.8.15
Water Management (Watershed, Microirrigation & Problematic Water)
1+2
Agron.8.14
Integrated Farming System
2+1
(B)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Horti.
Course No.
Title
Credit
NRMH.2.4
Water Management in Horticultural Crops
1+1
FRT.3.5
Weed Management in Horticultural Crops
1+1
NRMH.3.5
Organic Farming
1+1
OTH.5.2
Introduction to Major Field Crops
1+1
(C)       Under Graduate Programme, B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.)
Course No.
Title
Credit
Agri.(E).102
Agriculture for Engineers
3+1
(D)       Agro-ITI
Course No.
Title
Credit
SPT-2
Seed Production Technology
2+2
(E)       Post Graduate Programme, M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph.D., MBA
Course No.
Title
Credit
(i) Agronomy
Agron.501
Modern Concepts in Crop Production
3+0
Agron.502
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
2+1
Agron.503
Principles and Practices of Weed Management
2+1
Agron.504
Principles and Practices of Water Management
2+1
Agron.505
Agrometeorology and Crop Weather Forecasting
2+1
Agron.506
Agronomy of Major Cereals and Pulses
2+1
Agron.507
Agronomy of Oilseed, Fibre and Sugar Crops
2+1
Agron.508
Agronomy of Medicinal, Aromatic and Under-Utilized Crops
2+1
Agron.509
Agronomy of Fodder and Forage Crops
2+1
Agron.510
Agrostology and Agro-Forestry
2+1
Agron.511
Cropping Systems and Sustainable Agriculture
2+0
Agron.512
Dryland Agriculture and Watershed Management
2+1
Agron.513
Principles and Practices of Organic Farming
2+1
Agron.591
Master’s Seminar
0+1
Agron.599
Master’s Research
20
Agron.601
Current Trends in Agronomy
2+1
Agron.602
Crop Ecology
2+0
Agron.603
Crop Production and System Modelling
2+1
Agron.604
Advances in Crop Growth and Productivity
2+1
Agron.605
Irrigation Management
2+1
Agron.606
Advances in Weed Management
2+0
Agron.607
Integrated Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
2+0
Agron.608
Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
2+1
Agron.609
Stress Crop Production
2+1
Agron.691
Doctoral Seminar 1
0+1
Agron.692
Doctoral Seminar 2
0+1
Agron.699
Doctoral Research
45
(ii) Agril. Meteorology
AGM.501
Fundamentals of Meteorology and Climatology
2+1
AGM.502
Fundamentals of Agricultural Meteorology
2+1
AGM.503
Micrometeorology
2+1
AGM.504
Agro-Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation
1+2
AGM.505
Soil Water Balance Climatology
2+1
AGM.506
Crop Weather Models
1+2
AGM.507
Weather Modification and Risk Management Strategies
2+0
AGM.508
Principles of Remote Sensing and its Application in Agriculture
2+1
AGM.509
Applied Agricultural Climatology
1+2
AGM.591
Master’s Seminar
0+1
AGM.599
Master’s Research
20
(iii) Agri-Business Management
ABM.538
Field Crop Production Technology
2+1
4)      LAND ASSETS
Sr. No.
Scheme
Land area (ha)
1.
Cropping System Research
05.38
2.
Mechanized Commercial Farm
23.00
3.
Weed Control
08.00
4.
Instructional Farm
47.85
5.
Organic plot
02.00
 
Total
86.23
5)      ON-GOING RESEARCH SCHEMES/PROJECTS
Sr. No.
Title
Funding agency
Principal Investigator
Period
Grant allotted
(Rs.in lakh)
From
To
1.     
Mechanized Commercial Farm
B.H. 5025
Non-Plan
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
1966
Cont.
32.24
2.     
Instructional Farm
B.H. 6119
Non-Plan
Dr. M.A. Shekh
1966
Cont.
39.21
3.     
Weed Control Research Scheme
B.H. 5046
Non-Plan
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
1966
Cont.
32.35
4.     
Farming System Research Scheme  B.H. 2040
ICAR
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
1989
Cont.
35.80
5.     
Microirrigation Research Scheme  B.H. 12096
Plan
Dr. R.M. Solanki
1997
Cont.
4.38
6.     
Research on Tillage Technology  
B.H. 12573
Plan
Dr. B.M. Dabhi
2005
Cont.
5.57
7.     
Establishment of Organic Farming Research Cell   B.H. 12903
Plan
Dr. M.A. Shekh
1999
Cont.
4.97
8.     
Establishment of Agrometeorological  Cell B.H. 12927
Plan
Prof. M.C. Chopada
1999
Cont.
7.00
9.     
Integrated Agromet Advisory Service Scheme B.H.18005-01
Other Agency
Prof. M.C. Chopada
1995
Cont.
8.22
10. 
Forecasting of Agricultural output using Space, Agrometeorology and Land based observations (FASAL)
B.H. 18005-06
Other Agency
Prof. M.C. Chopada
2010
Cont.
5.10
11. 
Evaluation of Bioefficacy and Phytotoxicity of BAS 835 UB H Against Weeds in Groundnut and Its Effect on Succeeding Crop
B.H. 18005-17
Other Agency
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2015
2016
7.25
6)     PROJECTS COMPLETED (2008-09 to 2014-15)
Sr. No.
Title
PI & Co-PI
Duration
1
Centre of Excellence for Agro-meteorological Services (RKVY)
Dr. D.D. Sahu/
Prof. M.C. Chopada
2008-09 to
2012-13
2
Energy and Mass Exchange in Vegetative Systems
Dr. D.D. Sahu &
Prof. M.C. Chopada
2008-09 to
2011-12
3
National Invasive Weed Surveillance Programme
Dr. B.K. Sagarka
2009-10 to
2010-11
4
Evaluation of Pendimethalin 38.7% CS Against Weeds in Cumin
Dr. B.K. Sagarka &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2010-11 to 2011-12
5
Evaluation of Pendimethalin 30% EC Against Weeds in Cumin
Dr. B.K. Sagarka &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2011-12 to 2012-13
6
Evaluation of Propaquizafop 10% EC Against Grassy Weeds in Cotton
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. C.N. Jadav
2012-13 to 2013-14
7
Evaluation of Imazethapyr 10% SL Against Weeds in Groundnut
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
2012-13 to 2013-14
8
Evaluation of Quizalofop-P-Ethyl 5% EC Against Weeds in Groundnut
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Prof. D.M. Panara
2012-13 to 2013-14
9
Evaluation of Quizalofop-P-Ethyl 5% EC Against Weeds in Blackgram
Dr. R.K. Mathukia &
Dr. P.K. Chovatia
2012-13 to 2013-14
10
Bio-efficacy Evaluation of a New Organic Yield Enhancer “VIGORE Premium” in Groundnut
Dr. M.A. Shekh &
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
2013-14
11
Evaluation of Cycloxydim 20% EC With and Without MSO Adjuvant (Outright) Against Grassy Weeds in Groundnut and Effect on Succeeding Crop
Dr. R.K. Mathukia & Prof. D.M. Panara
2013-14 to 2014-15
7)      NEW SCHEMES / PROJECTS PROPOSED (2008-09 to 2014-15)
1.     
AICRP on Agrometeorology
2.     
AICRP on Farming System Research
3.     
AICRP on Organic Farming
4.     
AICRP on Weed Science Research
5.     
Bio-Safety Research Level-I Trials of GlyTol® and TwinLink® Cotton Hybrids
6.     
Bio-Safety Research Level-II Trials of GlyTol® Cotton Hybrids
7.     
Bio-safety Research Trials Level-I for Transgenic Cotton Bollgard III Hybrids (Event MON 15985 x COT 102), Bollgard III x RRF Hybrids (Event MON 15985 x COT 102 x MON 88913) and Event COT 102 Hybrids
8.     
Evaluation of Bio-Efficacy of Glyphosate 41% SL and Phyto-Toxicity in Glyphosate Tolerant Transgenic Cotton (GlyTol®) and Effect on Succeeding Crops
9.     
Evaluation of GOD-H003 5% EC Against Grassy Weed Flora of Onion
10. 
Evaluation of Insect Resistant and Herbicide Tolerant Cotton (GLTC) Hybrids - Breeding Stack of Events GHB614 x T304-40 x GHB119 x COT102, Expressing Cry2Ae, Cry1Ab, PAT, 2mEPSPS and vip3A Genes Under BRL-I Trials in Central Zone
11. 
Evaluation of Propaquizafop 10% EC Against Grassy Weeds in Sesame
12. 
FYP project on Establishment of Organic Farming Research Centre
13. 
FYP project on Organic Farming Research and Demonstration Cell
14. 
FYP project on Strengthening of Weed Control Research Scheme
15. 
ICAR project on Modernization of Instructional Farm
16. 
NCCSD project on Establishment of Demonstration Farm for Organic Farming Technology
17. 
NFSM project on Integrated Weed Management in Kharif Groundnut
18. 
NMSA project on Organic Farming Research Cell
19. 
RKVY project on Centre of Excellence for Integrated Weed Management
20. 
RKVY project on Centre of Excellence for Diversification and Training on Cropping Systems
21. 
RKVY project on Organic Farming Research and Demonstration Cell
22. 
Studies on Bio-efficacy, Phytotoxicity, Plant and Soil Residues of GOD-H003 in Cotton Crop and Carryover and Residue Effects of GOD-H003 on Succeeding Crops
23. 
Studies on Bio-efficacy, Phytotoxicity, Plant and Soil Residues of GOD-H004 in Cotton Crop and Carryover and Residue Effects of GOD-H004 on Succeeding Crops
8)      MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF RESEARCH & TEACHING
Research Recommendations for farmers
Nos.
Cultural Practices
10
Water Management
19
Fertilizer Management
06
Cropping System
15
Weed Control
33
Total
83
PG Students Completed Study
Nos.
M. Sc. (Agri.) Students
189
Ph. D. Students
33
Total
222
9)      SEED PRODUCTION (2014-15)
Sr. No.
Crop
Stage
Production (kg)
1
Groundnut GG-20
Mega
21090
2
Groundnut GJG-31
Breeder
720
3
Groundnut GG-16
Breeder
690
4
Groundnut GJG-9
Breeder
1950
5
Pigeonpea BDN-2
Mega
720
6
Wheat Lok-1
Mega
56671
7
Gram GG-1
Breeder
3012
8
Gram GG-3
Breeder
1360
9
Gram GG-4
Breeder
650
10
Sesame GT-3
Breeder
75
11
Pearl millet ICMG94555
Parent
24
12
Paddy GR-7
Mega
5365
13
Paddy GR-9
Mega
1330
Total
 
93657
10)     RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS (Up to 2014-15)
Recommendation for Farmers / Scientific Community
Cultural practices
6
Water management
20
Fertilizer management
8
Cropping system
9
Weed control
37
Total
80
11)    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FARMERS
2009-10
1.         Integrated weed management in brinjal
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic zone growing rabi brinjal (GBGR-1) are advised to keep their field weed free through four hand weeding at 20, 40,60 and 80 days after transplanting and three interculturing at 20, 40 and 60 days after transplanting. However, under shortage of labour apply pendimethalin @ 0.9 kg/ha as pre-emergence dissolving in 500 litres of water followed by one hand weeding and interculturing at 45 days after transplanting and there after apply pendimethalin @ 0.9 kg/ha with irrigation water for getting higher yield and net realization as well as economical and effective weed management.
2.         Evolution of tillage practices in castor
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone are advised to prepare the land by ploughing followed by cultivator and blade harrowing and sow the kharif castor at 90 cm x 60 cm spacing for getting higher yield and net realization.
2010-11
3.         Effect of date of sowing and weather parameters on growth and yield of wheat under South Saurashtra climatic Zone
On the basis of the results obtained using heat unit concept, it is  recommended to the farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone interested in early sowing of wheat that they should sow wheat variety GW-366 during first fortnight of November (Minimum temperature 13 to 14º C and Maximum temperature 30 to 31º C) for getting  higher yield.
2012-13
4.         Effect of sowing time and spacing on summer sesame
            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing summer sesame are advised to sow the crop in second week of February by keeping 30 cm row spacing for obtaining higher yield and net realization.
5.         Integrated weed management in summer sesame
            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing summer sesame are advised to keep the crop weed free by hand weeding and interculturing. Under the shortage of labourers, apply quizalofop-ethyl 5% EC 40 g/ha (16 mL/10 L) as post-emergence at 20-25 DAS + HW & IC at 45 DAS or pendimethalin 30% EC 0.45 kg/ha (30 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence + HW & IC at 30 DAS to get higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.
6.         Evaluation of potentiality of organic farming for groundnut (kharif) - garlic (rabi) cropping sequence
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII adopting groundnut (kharif)-garlic (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are advised to apply FYM @ 2.5 t/ha to groundnut and 10 t/ha to garlic on sequence basis for securing higher net realization and maintaining soil fertility.
7.         Response of chickpea to drip irrigation and integrated nutrient management
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing chickpea are advised to irrigate the crop through drip system at 0.8 PEF and apply recommended dose of fertilizer i.e. 20-40 N-P2O5 kg/ha along with FYM @ 1 t/ha to get higher yield and net realization.
The system details are as under
  • Type of drip system: In line
  • Lateral diameter: 16 mm
  • Lateral spacing: 90 cm
  • Dripper spacing: 60 cm
  • Dripper discharge: 4 LPH
  • Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
  • Operating frequency: Alternate day
  • Operating time: 65 minutes
8.         Response of summer sesame to drip irrigation and nitrogen levels
            The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing sesame in summer season are advised to irrigate the crop through drip system at 1.0 PEF with laying in paired row (30-60-30 cm) and apply 40 kg N/ha along with 25 kg P2O5/ha to get higher yield and net return.
The system details are as under
  • Type of drip system: In line
  • Lateral diameter: 16 mm
  • Lateral spacing: 90 cm
  • Dripper spacing: 60 cm
  • Dripper discharge: 4 LPH
  • Operating pressure: 1.2 kg/cm2
  • Operating frequency: Alternate day
  • Operating time: 2 hrs and 35 minutes
9.         Evaluation of tillage practices in pigeonpea
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII growing pigeonpea are advised to till the field by cross cultivation followed by blade harrowing and subsoiling between two rows to get higher yield and net realization.
10.       Permanent plot experiment on integrated nutrient supply system for a cereal based crop sequence
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone-VII adopting pearlmillet (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence are advised to apply FYM @ 8 t/ha and 50% RDF (40-20-25 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha) to pearlmillet and 120-60-25 N-P2O5-K2O kg/ha to wheat to get higher yield and net realization as well as to maintain soil fertility.
2013-14
11.       Evaluation of potentiality of organic farming for groundnut (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone adopting groundnut (kharif)-wheat (rabi) cropping sequence under organic farming are advised to apply FYM @ 2.5 t/ha to groundnut and 24 t/ha to wheat for securing higher net realization and maintaining soil fertility.
12.       Impact of tillage practices and sowing pattern on Bt cotton
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic Zone growing Bt cotton are advised to prepare the field by ploughing followed by blade harrowing & planking and sow the crop on ridge for achieving higher yield and net realization.
2014-15
13.       Weed management in cumin
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing cumin are recommended to apply oxadiargyl 75 g/ha (6 EC 25 mL/10 L) as early post-emergence application at 7 DAS followed by hand weeding at 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.
14.       Evaluation of pre and post emergence herbicides for irrigated Bt. cotton
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing Bt. cotton are recommended to apply pendimethalin 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence followed by hand weeding and interculturing at 30 and 60 days after sowing (DAS) or pendimethalin 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence followed by quizalofop 40 g/ha (5 EC 16 mL/10 L) at 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management.
15.       Evaluation of preparatory and secondary tillage practices in rainfed groundnut
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone growing rainfed groundnut are recommended to adopt in-row subsoiling (20 cm depth) before sowing, interculturing at 15, 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing (DAS) and apply pendimethalin @ 900 g/ha (30 EC 60 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence with hand weeding at 30 and 45 DAS for achieving higher yield and net realization as well as effective moisture conservation and weed management.
12)    INFORMATION FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
2014-15
16.       Weed management in garlic
Under South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone, growing garlic are advised to application of oxyfluorfen 240 g/ha (23.5 EC 20 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence and hand weeding at 40 days after sowing (DAS) or oxadiargyl 90 g/ha (6 EC 30 mL/10 L) as pre-emergence and hand weeding at 40 DAS found effective in controlling weeds in garlic along with higher yield and net realization.
17.       Weed management in cumin
The scientific community is informed that application of pendimethalin 900 g/ha as pre-emergence followed by hand weeding at 45 days after sowing (DAS) gave higher yield and net realization as well as effective weed management in cumin.
13)    AWARDS/ MEDALS RECEIVED BY THE FACULTY/ STUDENTS
Sr. No.
Name of Teacher/ Student
Nature of Award
Authority
Year
1.     
Dr. B.B. Ramani
Best Ph.D. Thesis Award
GAAS, Ahmedabad
2011
2.     
Mamta Meena
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
UGC, New Delhi
2011-14
3.     
Shivran, A.; Mathukia, R.K. and Panara, D.M.
Best Poster Award in International Congress
ISA, New Delhi
2012
4.     
B.S. Gohil
Inspire Fellowship
DST, New Delhi
2013-15
5.     
D.V. Srinivasulu
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU, Junagadh
2014
6.     
Sharma, S.K.; Mathukia, R.K.; Shekh, M.A. and Sagarka, B.K.
Best Paper Award in National Seminar
CCSHAU, Hisar
2014
7.     
B.S. Gohil
Chancellor Gold Medal in PG Agriculture Faculty
JAU, Junagadh
2015
8.     
Dr. R.K. Mathukia
Best Teacher Award
JAU, Junagadh
2015
9.     
B.S. Gohil
Student Travel Grant for International Conference of APWSS at Hyderabad
ISWS, Jabalpur
2015
14)    TEACHING
UG Courses
: 23 (Cr. 29T+29P=58)
PG Courses
: 36 (Cr. 62T+33P=95)
PG Students Pass-Out
: 58 (M.Sc.) + 8 (Ph.D.)
PG Students On-Roll
: 28 (M.Sc.) + 10 (Ph.D.)
Foreign students
: 2 (M.Sc.)
Recognised PG Teachers/Guides
: 25 (M.Sc.) + 4 (Ph.D.)
PG Seminars
: 76
PG Intake Capacity
: 45 (M.Sc.) + 8 (Ph.D.)
15)    PUBLICATIONS (2009-10 to 2013-14)
Items
Number
Books / Chapter in Book
28
Bulletins
12
Research Papers Published in National Journals
35
Research Papers Published in International Journals
41
Research Papers Presented at National Seminar / Symposium
24
Research Papers Presented at International Seminar / Symposium
21
Popular Articles
50
Training programmes organised
12
Radio talk
31
TV Programme
21
16)    SWOT
(A)       Strengths
  • Research based teaching in all courses by experienced teachers.
  • Course structure and syllabus is contemporary and there are mechanisms to make it effective as per IVth Deans' Committee of ICAR.
  • Courses are broad spectrum and helps in the all-round development of the student, which progressively becomes increasingly specialized.
  • Enjoys an ideal-teacher ratio, which favours individual attention and coaching.
  • The departments have plan and other agency schemes with abundant funds for research and development.
  • Classrooms, practical classrooms, laboratories and conference/seminar halls are adequate, though not spacious with good ambience.
  • Good support from ICAR through providing development grant for education and research.
  • Enthusiastic and devotee supporting staff.
  • Ample opportunities and academic freedom for inter-disciplinary research.
(B)       Weaknesses
  • Faculty should be encouraged to upgrade the teaching and research skills through deputation at national and international institutes.
  • Content of courses need to be reviewed by experts in academics and industry and alumni of a recent vintage for greater course effectiveness.
  • Frontline areas like organic farming, precision farming, remote sensing and geographical information system, system modelling, etc. needs to be developed.
  • Schemes/projects should be strengthened with adequate staffing and vacant positions need to be filled up.
  • Creation of new additional infrastructure facilities and maintenance is constrained by scarce financial resources.
  • Funds for replacement of vehicles, farm implements, etc. need to be granted by ICAR/State Government.
  • Research farms need 24 hour electric power supply.
  • Maintenance/Renovation of office/farm/laboratory buildings/roads/structures needs to be financed.
  • Specialized software and ERP needs to be developed/acquired.
  • Grievance handling procedure needs to be restructured.
  • Lengthy administrative, accounting and academic procedures need to be reformed.
(C)       Opportunities
  • Vast opportunities in agricultural education and research.
  • Good scope for recycling of crop residues, organic farming, precision farming, integrated farming system research, protected cultivation, wasteland development, etc.
  • Recycling of industrial effluent contaminated water.
  • Best opportunities in seed production, preparation of vermicompost, biofertilizers, micronutrients, organic inputs etc.
  • Monitoring and mitigation of climate change.
  • Scope for developing disaster management technology.
(D)       Threats
  • Increasing competition with private seed production companies,
  • Competition with private education institutes in near future.
  • Continuous conversion of agricultural lands to other purposes.
  • Decreasing per capita land holding.
  • Deterioration of soil health and emerging environmental pollution problems.
  • Global warming.