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.
To become centre of advanced studies in the field of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Education and Research to cater local, national and global needs.
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)
Dr. Sharad Pandey completed his Ph.D in Genetics and Plant Breeding from G.B.P.U.A.T, Pantnagar and M.Sc (Ag) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from B.H.U, Varanasi. He has over 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has been awarded “Young Scientists Award” by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Nation Builder’s Award 2019, Outstanding Scientist Award, Young Professor of the year award. He is a member of many scientific societies and has published more than 20 research papers in national and international journals. He also has two Innovation patents to his credit granted by Australian Government.
Genetics, Plant Breeding and Plant Biotechnology
Awarded "Young Scientist Award" by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology during IV Uttarakhand State Science Congress in 2009.
Hobbies: Playing Table Tennis
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.
Young Scientist’ Award and ‘Best Teacher’ Award.
i. Post-doctoral Fellow (Yam Tissue culture & Breeding) United Nations-CGIAR, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, UK, HQ-Nigeria.
ii. Ph. D (Plant Biotechnology)
iii. M. Phil (Plant Biotechnology)
iv. M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Dr. Himanshu Saini is having more than 9.5 years of experience with United Nations - CGIAR fellowship for postdoc or UN development programme as Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology in Africa (Ethiopia). Prior to his Associate Professor position, he was Post-Doctoral Fellow at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA - CGIAR (United Nations), UK, HQ-Ibadan, Nigeria. He did his PhD in Plant Biotechnology from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun/HNBGU and M. Phil in Plant Biotechnology from Alagappa University, Tamilnadu. His primary research focuses on tissue culture and crop improvement of yam to accelerate crop breeding programme. He was project leader for the research program on Yam Breeding and directly associated with Ministry of foreign affairs of Japan (MOFA). He has published several research papers in journals of national and international repute and authored book. He is member of various National and International scientific societies like EPSO (European plant science organization), FESPB (Federation of European Society of Plant Biology) and BRSI (Biotech research society of India).
Plant tissue culture, Plant breeding and crop improvement
i. Post-Doctoral Fellow United Nations- IITA, UK-HQ, Nigeria.
ii. Scientific exchange and training programme at CIAT, Cali, Colombia
iii. Presented paper in World congress of Root and Tuber crops, Nanning, China
i. Doctorate Degree with discipline only: Entomology
ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only: Zoology (Entomology)
iii.ICAR NET qualified in ‘Agricultural Entomology’
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).
Insect Behaviour, Biodiversity and Ecology
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.
Ph. D in Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
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
Genetics and Plant Breeding
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.
Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=1l4jNgQAAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus scholar Link: NIL
M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)
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).
iii. Qualified ASRB-2018, he had passed NET exam
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>
Hobbies: Studying, Listening Music and Watching Movies.
i. MBA (Agribusiness Management)
ii. ICAR NET (Agribusiness Management)
iii. UGC-NET (Management
Research Area/ Interest: Agri-Business
Mr. Jai Prakash Rawat is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Himgiri Zee University since March 2022. Mr. Jai Prakash Rawat is an agriculture graduate from G.B.P.U. Ag & Technology, Pantnagar. I have studied MBA (Agribusiness Management) from Institute of Agribusiness Management, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. After graduation I worked with Agrinet Solutions Private Limited , a subsidiary of United Phosphorus Limited. The marketing job gave me opportunity to meet farmers , visit the villages of Western UP and Haryana. Also , I learnt about the work culture in a business organisation and it helped during MBA, which I did afterwards. I enjoy teaching activity. During that period , NET was important to pursue career in academics. So, I focussed on passing the NET examination. After few attempts, I was able to pass UGC-NET in Management, ASRB-NET in Agribusiness Management and U-SET in Management. I taught at Uttaranchal College of Bio-medical Sciences and Hospital, Dehradun . I also taught at Uttaranchal University, Prem Nagar, Dehradun. I had presented paper entitled “Present Status of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centers Scheme in Uttarakhand: An Analysis”at National Seminar on Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development in India organized by Department of Economics, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand. I had also presented paper entitled “Use of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Supply Chain” at National Seminar on Agro-horticulture Supply Chain Conference 2019,School of Business, UPES, Kandoli, Dehradun. Currently I am assistant professor in agriculture department of Himgiri Zee University, Dehardun.
i. MBA (Marketing and Finance)
Marketing and Finance, Agriculture Economics
Mr. Vivek Singh is working as an Teaching Associate in Department of Agriculture at Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun since 2017. Mr. Vivek Singh is M.Sc. Ag. in Genetics & Plant Breeding and M.B.A. (Marketing and Finance). He has teaching experience of more than five years and Industry exposure of 10 years (Agri-Input Sector). His diversified exposure and inter disciplinary knowledge add to his teaching skills. He has three research publications in Reputed NAAS journals. He is about to complete his Ph. D. in Genetics & Plant Breeding. His areas of interest are model making, creative writing, organizing short play, skit, drama.
I. Ph.D. Soil Science
II. National Eligibility Test (ASRB)
III. M.Sc. Ag. (Soil Science)
Soil Fertility and nutrients Management, Management of Problematic soilsDr. Suhal Sardar is a passionate teacher, leaner and Researcher. He did his Ph.D. in Soil Science From Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology Modipuram Meerut 2014. His teaching interest areas include management of problematic soil and their reclamation and soil fertility management and research and has 7 years teaching experience. He has published more than 5 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He is well versed with research techniques of carrying out effective research and has been the resource person in workshops related to research method. He has successfully supervised the four M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy) Students and has been guiding many students currently in various research domains. According to him, teaching Profession not just a job but a service to build up valuability and skills in new generation and assist to make a healthy nation .
I. Ph.D. Plant Pathology
II. M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology)
Plant Pathology, Crop management against Diseases
Dr. Rajendra Prasad is a well versed Researcher. He did his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from A.N.D.U.A.&T. Kumarganj Ayodhya (U.P.) 2022. His teaching interest areas include plant pathology, disease management, culture media studies. He has published more than 8 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has also several book chapters to his credit and 1 popular article in Agriculture & Food E-Newsletter.
i. PhD in Vegetable Science
ii. ICAR-National Eligibility Test (Vegetable Science)
iii. M.Sc in Agriculture (Horticulture) Vegetable Science
Vegetable production and Breeding
Dr Priyanka Bijalwan has done her PhD in Vegetable Science from Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan- Himachal Pradesh 2020. Her teaching interest areas include the production and breeding of vegetable crops. She has 1 year of teaching and 1 year of research experience. She has published more than 20 research papers in NAAS (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and UGC approved national and international journals. She is well-versed in the research aspects of conducting efficient studies.
I. Ph.D. Agronomy
II. ASRB- National Eligibility Test
III. M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy)
Soil Fertility and nutrients Management and irrigation scheduling
I. Ph. D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from GBPUAT Pantnagar
II. National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by ASRB (ICAR)-2018, 2019 and 2021.
III. M. Sc. Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding) from GBPUAT Pantnaga.r
Iv. B. Sc. Agriculture from GBPUAT Pantnagar.
i. Germplasm characterization for biotic and abiotic stresses in crop plants.
ii. Hybrid breeding.
Dr. Santosh is a passionate teacher and researcher. He did his Ph. D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in 2020. He also completed his M. Sc. Agriculure in Genetics and Plant Breeding and B. Sc. Agriculture from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in 2015 and 2013 respectively. He has qualified NET exam in 2018, 2019 and 2021 conducted by ASRB (ICAR). He has published 9 research papers in reputed national and international journal. He was recipient of Rajeev Gandhi National Fellowship by University Grant Commission, New Delhi during Ph. D. He has also completed three months certificate course on Seed Production Technology by IDP-NAHEP, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar, Uttarakhand in 2022. According to him, Agriculture is the service of nation..
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