University College of Agriculture

University College of Agriculture

Dean's Message

(Dr. Ajmer Singh Sidhu)

Dr. Ajmer Singh Sidhu DeanIt gives me immense pleasure that one of the premier College in Agriculture has been established by Guru Kashi University Talwandi Sabo, in the rural hub of Malwa belt of Punjab. The College will enlighten the education deprived regions of three states, namely Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan by spreading quality agricultural education. The College will surely work for the well being of rural populace of the region particularly farming community. The region centric research will solve local issues and provide solutions at door steps of the farmer which will boost agrarian economy. The qualified and dedicated faculty of the college, good infrastructural facilities and committed management will create right ambiance for producing world class graduates and excellent human resource for the country. I wishfully think that the college will measure to the expectations of all stake holders.

Scope of Agricultural Education

Agriculture has been the mainstay of Indian economy since ages. The science and art of agriculture has many references in the Vedic Literature and the ancient history of the mankind. The agriculture sector in India provides employment to 58% of the population of the country and contributes about 14% to the Gross Domestic Product. Trained human resource has been the key factor behind the Green Revolution that has led India to become self reliant in food and becoming a fast developing economy. Knowledge based, input-use efficient, eco-friendly and high tech precision agriculture has been the next stage for which efforts have been recognized by Guru Kashi University in planning, designing and executing the agricultural educational programmes. Considering the importance of Agricultural Education, Vice-Chancellor Dr. D. S. Hira, recommended the establishment of college of agriculture at GKU. As a result of this recommendation, college of agriculture was established in 2011 at GKU. The study programmes are as suggested by Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi.

Scope of Agriculture

Proverbially, India is known as “Land of Villages”. About 69% of India’s population lives in villages. Most of this population is directly or indirectly involved in agricultural and allied activities. Agriculture is the dominant sector of our economy and contributes in various ways such as:

  • National Economy: In 2010-11, agriculture contributed about 14% in the Indian GDP followed by 27% share of Industry and 59% of service sector. Notwithstanding the declining trend in agriculture’s share in the GDP, it is critical from the income distribution perspective as it accounted for about 58% employment in the country according to Census 2001. Hence growth in agriculture and allied sectors remains a ‘necessary condition’ for inclusive growth.
  • Food production: Considerable progress has been made on this front. Foodgrain production rose from 52 million tonnes in 1951-52 to 244.78 million tonnes in 2010-11. India ranks first in the world in milk production, which went up from 17 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 121.84 million tonnes in 2010-11. Thus, India not only became the self sufficient in food production but started some of the agricultural products.
  • Emergence of Agro-Industrial Inputs: Most of the industries depend on the raw material or produce generated by agriculture sector. The agro and food processing industries have become vital sources for generating income and employment. The industries like cotton textile, jute, paper, sugar depends totally on agriculture for the supply of raw material. The small scale and cottage industries like handloom and power loon, ginning and pressing, oil crushing, rice husking, sericulture fruit processing, etc are also mainly agro based industries.

Courses Offered

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
S.No. Course Duration Eligibility
1 B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) 10+2 (Non-Medical / Medical / Agriculture) 4 Years
2 B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) (LEET) Diploma in Agriculture /Horticulture/ Fisheries 3 Years
3 B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) Matric pass with Science, Mathematics & English 6 Years
4 M.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Entomology, Extension Education, Plant Pathology, Agriculture Economics) Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or equivalent 2 Years
5 Diploma Course in Horticulture Supervision Matric 2 Years
6 Ph.D Agriculture (Agronomy, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Entomology, Extension Education, Plant Pathology, Agriculture Economics)
  • Post Graduation in the relevent subject/field with minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale.
  • Admission is done on the basis of Entrance Test by issuing a separate notification in the newspapers and on the website of the university.
Minimum 3 Years
7 Diploma in Agriculture Science 10th / 12th 2 Years / 1 Year
8 Diploma in Livestock & Veterinary Science Matric 2 Years
9 Diploma in Food Processing & Dairy Technology Matric 3 Years
10 Diploma in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry 10+2 Medical 2 Years
11 Veterinary Livestock Development Diploma (VLDD) 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) 2 Years
12 Diploma in Fisheries Matric 3 Years

Faculty

Sr No. Name of Faculty Designation Subject Area Qualifications
1 Dr.Ajmer Singh Sidhu Dean Soil Science M.Sc. ,Ph.D
2 Dr. Baldev Singh Professor Soil Science M.Sc. ,Ph.D
3 Dr. Sham Singh Dhillon Professor Plant Breeding M.Sc. ,Ph.D
4 Dr. Bhagwant Singh Chahil Professor Fruit Science M.Sc., Ph.D
5 Dr. Daljit Singh Professor Vegetable Science M.Sc. ,Ph.D
6 Dr. Jora Singh Brar Professor Entomology M.Sc. ,Ph.D
7 Dr. Amarjit Lal Sharma Professor Entomology M.Sc.
8 Dr. Anita Singh A.P Entomology M.Sc. ,Ph.D
9 Dr. Dinesh Kumar A.P Microbiology M.Sc. Ph.D
10 Mr. Shubhdeep Singh A.P Economics M.A ,B.Ed
11 Ms. Manpreet Kaur A.P Computer MCA
12 Mrs. Nalini Singh A.P Botany M.Sc
13 Mrs. Priyanka Sharma A.P Biotechnology M.Sc, NET
14 Ms. Sapnadeep A.P Management M.B.A
15 Mrs. Poonam Burman A.P Plant Pathology M.Sc
16 Dr. Bahaderjeet Singh A. P Plant Pathology M.Sc , Ph.D
17 Mr. Baljinder Singh A.P Agronomy M.Sc
18 Mrs. Veerpal Kaur A.P Agronomy M.Sc
19 Mr. Daljeet Singh A.P Agronomy M.Sc
20 Mr. Gurjinder Singh A.P Agronomy M.Sc
21 Mr. Shivraj Bishnoi A.P Agronomy M.Sc
22 Mr. Devi Lal A.P Agrometeorology M.Sc
23 Mr. Harpal Singh A.P Vegetable science M.Sc
24 Mr. Navdeep Singh A.P Vegetable science M.Sc
25 Mr. Chander Garg A.P Civil Engg. M.Tech
26 Mrs. Amanpreet Kaur A.P Forestry M.Sc
27 Dr. Pooja Gupta A.P Zoology M.Sc. ,Ph.D
28 Dr. Gurdip Singh HOD Veterinary B.V.Sc & A.H
29 Dr. Amritpal Singh A.P Veterinary B.V.Sc & A.H
30 Dr. Darshan Singh A.P Veterinary B.V.Sc & A.H
31 Dr. Poonam Bawa A.P Veterinary M.V.Sc
32 Dr. Sumanpreet Kaur A.P Veterinary M.V.Sc ,NET

 

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