Department of Agriculture

The School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was started in the year 2013 with the aim of imparting higher education in Agricultural and Allied Sciences and producing dedicated and trained graduates. The school caters to a large number of students from almost every corner of the country and believes in providing holistic education in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Our students and Faculty are actively involved in Research. All the departments of the school aims to create innovative thinkers and instil technical and managerial skills among graduate and postgraduate students to prepare them to pursue a rewarding career in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sciences. The School is proud to have the most learned people as their faculty members, who are recognized worldwide for their eminent teaching skills and outstanding research accomplishments. The college provides an atmosphere not only for healthy academic activities but also for all-round growth and development of student’s personality. The university has followed a system of education that provides a great deal of openness transparency, flexibility and possibilities for growth.

Some of the innovative programmes in curriculum are Practical Crop Production (PCP), Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE), Forest work Experience (FWE), Experiential Learning Programme (ELP).

The School has well equipped laboratories and a large Farm Area within the University Campus where students do experiments and get practical knowledge. The School is Wifi enabled with high speed Internet connectivity. The Alumni of the School are working in different sectors related to their disciplines.

  • Curruculum as per ICAR V Dean’s Committee report.
  • Qualified Faculty from reputed Institutions.
  • Well Equipped Laboratories.
  • Large Farm Area within the campus.
  • Regular Field Tours to Scientific Institutions and Research Units.
  • Practical Crop Production on the concept of “Learning by Doing”
  • Guest lectures by Eminent Agricultural Scientists.
  • Career Counselling Sessions.
  • Extra-curricular activities like sports.

Vision and Mission of the School

Vision

To become centre of advanced studies in the field of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Education and Research to cater local, national and global needs.

Mission

  • To provide quality education and research opportunities in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.
  • To engage in extension outreach activities for meeting the farmers and industry needs.
  • To inculcate the scientific aptitude through modern techniques and technologies.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Sharad Pandey

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

Dr. Mamta

Assistant Professor, Head of Department, Scool of Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

(Ph.D, NET)

Work Experience

  • Teaching experience of 5 years in Agriculture
  • 15 Research papers

Book chapters, review papers, popular articles in NAAS rated journals. She has also received many prestigious awards for her contribution in the field of plant pathology including ‘Young Scientist’ Award and ‘Best Teacher’ Award.

Research Area/ Interest:

Young Scientist’ Award and ‘Best Teacher’ Award.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Listening music

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Dr. Mohammad Faisal

(Ph.D, NET) Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

Doctorate Degree with discipline only: Entomology

Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only: Zoology (Entomology)

ICAR NET qualified in ‘Agricultural Entomology’

Work Experience

Worked as an ‘Associate Professor & Head’, Deptt. of Zoology/Agriculture, Advance Institute of Science & Technology(Affliated to HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar), Dehradun(UK).

Worked as an ‘Assistant Professor & Incharge’, Deptt. of Zoology/Agriculture, Advance Institute of Science & Technology(Affliated to HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar), Dehradun(UK).

Worked as a ‘Young Scientist/ Principal Investigator’ (Under the Fast Track Scheme of SERB, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi), Forest Research Institute, Dehradun(UK).

Worked as an ‘Assistant Professor’, Deptt. of Zoology, KLDAV(PG) College(Affliated to HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar), Roorkee(UK).

Worked as a ‘Junior Research Fellow’ (Under the project of DSIR, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi), Research Institute, Dehradun(UK).

Worked as a ‘Surveillance Officer’ (Under the project of APEDA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, New Delhi), SVBP University of Agri. & Tech., Modipuram, Meerut(UP).

Research Area/ Interest:

Insect Behaviour, Biodiversity and Ecology

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Selected as a Young Scientist (2010) under the fast track scheme of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi and received a research grant of Rs. 25,38000/-(INR) to carry out the research project.

Project Completed: 01 (SERB, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi)

Received Vice Chancellor’s Gold medal in B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons.

Project Submitted : 02 (SERB, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi)

Young Scientist Awards: 04

Associate Editor of ‘International Journal of Agribiosciences’.

Member review committees of different National and International Journals.

Worked as a ‘Managing Editor’ of Annals of Entomology (Surya International Publications, Dehradun).

‘Public Relation Manager’ of the University Literary club, A.M.U., Aligarh (NDIA).during the Session 1998-99.

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Dr. Gideon Jackson Synrem

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR , AGRICULTURE

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.

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Dr. Pramod Sharma

Department of Agriculture (Assistant Professor)

Professional Qualification:

Ph. D in Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding)

M.Sc Agriculture (Seed Science and Technology)

ICAR-NET (2016 and 2019)

Work Experience

1 year of Teaching experience as an Assistant Professor

Research work includes Studies on seed priming, pelleting and crop geometry in carrot during Ph.D.

Published 12 Research and Review Paper in different national and international journals, 1 Book Chapter and 8 Popular Articles.

Research Area/Interest:

Seed Quality Enhancement

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Hobbies- Playing Vollyball

Awarded Young Scientist Award -2019 by Association of Plant Science Reserchers (Plantica Foundation)

Awarded best Master Thesis Award-2019 by Agricultural & Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS)

Organizing Committee Member in 3rd Plant Science Researchers Meet -2020 for National Conference on Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Awarded M. S. Swaminathan Research Fellow Award -2021 by Association of Plant Science Reserchers (Plantica Foundation).

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Dr. Anand Singh Rawat

(Ph.D. , NET) Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)

Work Experience

Dr. Anand Singh Rawat is a determined Florist and a good landscaper working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Agriculture, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun since November 2021. He has done his M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) and Qualified ASRB- NET (Floriculture & Landscaping) in 2018 and 2021. He has worked as Floriculture Consultant in VinLab Exports. His research area includes mutation breeding, production and landscaping. He has Published 2 research paper in prominent national and international journals. He also authored 2 Book Chapter and 5 popular articles. He was awarded with 1 st prize (rural livelihood) in Indian Youth Science Congress, organized by M.S. Swami Nathan Research Foundation (Chennai).

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Dr. Maneesh Bhatt

(Ph.D. Soil Science, NET) Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

iii. Qualified ASRB-2018, he had passed NET exam

Work Experience

Dr. Maneesh Bhatt is a keen Soil Science Researcher working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Agriculture, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun since August 2021.As a Soil Scientist he has experience in soil and water conservation and sound knowledge about soil sampling, analysis and their interpretation. He has also qualified the ASRB-2018, he had passed NET exam. During the year 2020-21, he had engaged in JRF under the title “Exploring the possibilities of introduction and integration of nettle-based liquid fermented organic Vrikshayurveda concoction on various selected crops of district Almora” at Department of Agronomy, GBPUAT, Pantnagar. He had published 4 research papers and received Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan award in the field of education from Prof. S.P. Singh Baghel (Ministry of Law and Justice) on 22 nd December, 2021.p>

Research Area/ Interest

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Hobbies: Studying, Listening Music and Watching Movies.

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Mr. Suraj Melkanih

(M.Sc Ag, NET) Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

Work Experience

Mr. Suraj Melkani is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Agriculture, Himgiri Zee University since December 2021. His primary area of interest is soil carbon sequestration, a potential tool for climate change mitigation and soil bioremediation. His research focuses on utilizing biogeochemical models DayCent and COMET and crop simulation models like DSSAT and APSIM can help us better understand soil carbon dynamics, allowing us to improve soil sinking capacity through improved soil carbon modelling. He has worked in the field of Soil Science, Agroforestry, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management with 7+ publications and papers in international journals and conferences. Prior to joining the HZU, He was Agriculture Research Associate (Intern) at 360 Research Foundation where he researched in the field of farm mechanization, optical sensors, and autonomous agriculture. He is an ICAR-NET qualified passionate teacher with 6+ years of experience of voluntary teaching in non-profit organization. Have a background in Agriculture, Soil Science, Remote Sensing, and GIS a Proficient user of ESRI ArcGIS, SPSS, Python 3.0 and SPSS.

Research Area/ Interest: Agri-Business

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Dr. Anupama Rawat

(Ph.D., NET) Assistant Professore, School of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

M. Sc. and Ph. D degree in Agronomy from G. B Pant University

ASRB ICAR-NET in 2019.

Work Experience

Dr. Anupama Rawat is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Himgiri Zee University. She is specialised in Agronomy and has completed her M. Sc. and Ph. D degree in Agronomy from G. B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. She has qualified ASRB ICAR-NET in 2019. She has a two months training experience in food processing/Agriculture under French Ministry for food, agriculture and forestry in France. She has attended national and international seminars and has presented her research work in the same. She has published 03 research papers in national and internationals journals, 01 review paper, 10 popular articles and abstracts.

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Mr. Vaibhav Gupta

Teaching Associate , Agriculture

Professional Qualification:

M.Sc. (Agronomy)

Work Experience

1 year teaching experience

Research Area/ Interest

Agronomy

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