Department of Agriculture

The Department of Architecture, Design and Planning strives to achieve distinction and excellence in three inter-related disciplines. This unique combination of Architecture, Design and Planning, perhaps the first of its kind in india, enables students to have diverse exposure and provides a platform for inter-disciplinary interaction among the students and faculty. Since Dehradun is set amidst the foothills of Himalayas and the Shivaliks, the school draws its inspiration from the picturesque environment and surrounding and focuses its attention on Himalaya’s vis-a-vis its relevance to Architecture, given the seismic vulnerability of the region.

The school aims at the overall development of excellence, working with the ideals of practical training and personalized relationships, to create a model school of unmatched quality that will carve a niche for itself, both nationally and internationally through its academic endeavours. Admissions of foreign nationals will also be made as per COA rule.

  • 5 year B.Arch. course has been approved by the Council of Architecture (COA)
  • Faculty having IIT background
  • Active participation of students in NIASA & inter-college competitions
  • Good infrastructure with studio and art room facilities

Faculty Profiles


Associate Dean, School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph.D (Genetics and Plant Breeding) from G.B.P.U.A.T, Pantnagar ( U.S.Nagar), Uttarakhand

ii. M.Sc Agriculture ( Genetics and Plant Breeding), B.H.U., Varanasi ( U.P)

iii. NET Qualified (ASRB, ICAR)

Work Experience

15 years of Teaching and Research experience. Research area includes characterization of germplasm and breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses in crop plants.Worked as Post Doctoral Fellow in Indo U.K Project on Disease Resistance in Indian mustard.

3 book chapters and Published more than 15 research papers in national and international journals along with 5 popular articles in the field of agriculture.

Research Area/ Interest: Genetics, Plant Breeding and Plant Biotechnology

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Awarded "Young Scientist Award" by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology during IV Uttarakhand State Science Congress in 2009.

Hobbies: Playing Table Tennis



Professional Qualification:

Ph. D in Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding)

Work Experience

a. Research Experience of 5 years as Research fellow under UGC

b. Teaching experience of 15 months.

c. Author of 8 Research papers and Co-author in 7 Research papers of National and International Journals of Agriculture

Research Area/ Interest

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

a. Awarded Promising Faculty of the Department of Agriculture 2018 by Shri PRAKASH PANT (Finance Minister, Govt. of Uttarkhand)November 23rd, 2018.

b. Awarded best Oral Presentation by Himgiri Zee University, during the National Seminar on Innovations and Challenges in present Day Agriculture, Forestry and Allied Sciences, April, 5th 2018

c. Awarded best Poster Presentation by 3rdUttar Pradesh Agriculture Science Congress (3rdUPASC) on June 14th, 2015.

d. Awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2012-2017 by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Dr. Pushpa Yadav

Agriculture, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

Ph.D. (Soil Science), JRF (ICAR), Net (ICAR)

M.Sc Ag ( Soil Science)

Research Area/ Interest

Soil Fertility and Soil Microbiology

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement: Cooking and Gardening

Monika Saklani

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Monika Saklani is an Agriculture Graduate from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. She did her Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. She is working as a Teaching Associate at Himgiri Zee University. She also published 1 article in Kisan Bharati magazine and one extended summery in National Agronomy Congress 2018.

Vivek Singh

Teaching Associate, Department of Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

i. M.B.A. (G.P.B.)

ii. M.Sc. Agriculture (G.P.B.)

iii. Perusing Ph.D. in Agriculture (G.P.B.)

Work Experience

9 years Experience in Seed Industry and four years of Teaching Experience.

Research Area/ Interest: Agri-Business

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Model making, creativity with scrap in developing

Hobbies: Teaching Learning materials, organizing short play, Skit, drama.

Mr. Vaibhav Gupta

Teaching Associate , Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

M.Sc. (Agronomy)

Work Experience

1 year teaching experience

Research Area/ Interest


Sonali Rana

Teaching Associate, Department of Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

M. Sc Horticulture (Plantation, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic plants)

Work Experience

Worked as a Research Associate at ICAR VPKAS, Almora.

Worked as an Associate Lecturer at Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Dehradun for 6 months.

At present working as a Teaching Associate at Himgiri Zee University from last 1 year 6 months. Published 3 research papers.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Hobbies: Gardening

Dr. Mamta

Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

Ph.D. Ag (Plant Pathology)

M.Sc. Ag (Plant Pathology)

Qualified ICAR NET examination in the year of 2014

Work Experience

1 Year

Research work includes ‘Studies on mango diseases under tarai region of Uttarakhand’ during Master’s programme and ‘Variability in zonate leaf spot of sorghum and its management’ during Ph.D.

Research Area/ Interest

Studying plant diseases in Uttarakhand region.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Hobbies: Studying, Listening Music and Watching Movies.

Mr. Yogendra Singh Adhkari

Agriculture, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

M.Sc. Horticulture(Floriculture and Landscape Architecture) from College of Horticulture

Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture

Forestry Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India in 07 Feb, 2018 with current OGPA 7.04%.

Work Experience

M.Sc. Thesis Research Topic: “Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Vegetative, Floral Attributes and Corm Yielding Parameters on Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) Var. Arka Amar.” under hilly region of Uttarakhand.

Research Paper Published- “Studies on Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on vegetative Growth, Floral Attributes, Corm Yield and Economics of Gladiolus cv. Arka Amar in Bharsar, Uttarakhand in International Journal of Pure and Applied Bioscience. ISSN: 2320- 705. Volume 6(4): 643-650 (2018).

Article Published- “A Beautiful Gift of Nature to the Garden Lover: Kniphofia spp.” in Floriculture Today. Volume 21, issue 12, pp- 26-27, May 2017.

Worked with Dev Bhoomi Group of Institution, Dehradun as Assistant Professor in Agriculture department on 12 Feb, 2018 to 15 June, 2018.

Currently Working as Assistant Professor in Agriculture Department at Himgiri Zee University since 1st October, 2018.

Research Area/ Interest

Horticulture and Landscaping

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Qualified ASRB- NET on June, 2018 conducted by ICAR from Discipline Floriculture and Landscape Architecture.