Departments

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Office of the Dean

Dr. G.S. Rajput
Dean
Ph.:0761-2353314, 2353805(O)
Fax:0761-2353314(O)
Mobile: 9826327311

 

 

This college has 06 departments namely Agricultural Structure & Environmental Engineering, Farm Machinery and Power, Post Harvest Processing and Food Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Physics and Agrometerology and Mathematics & Agricutural Statistics. The campus lies in agroclimatic Zone IV known as “Kymore Plateau and Satpura Hills”. The major natural divisions of Jabalpur are:

  • Vindhyan Tract
  • South-Eastern Plateau of the Satpura Hills.
  • Bhitrigargh range
  • Haveli tract
  • North Eastern valley of Mahanadi and Katni.

Jabalpur comes in the paddy-wheat zone of the state and rightly so paddy accounts for 24.90 percent and wheat for 23.70 % of the cropped area. The third important crop is gram which is grow in over 11.70% of the cultivated area.

MANDATE

  • To contribute towards betterment of agriculture in the state in respect of soil conservation, water resource management post harvest and process equipment, firm machinery agro meteorology, optimisation of energy use and agriculture structures and through the research programmes.
  • To identify the gaps in the principle for water management farm machinery utilization , post harvest technology and food process and suitable structure and safe environment to minimize them through proper extension services agro-advisory service and medium range weather forecasting.
  • To study the present status of the contribution of agriculture engineering in state agriculture and to seek suitable solution to problem if any through collaboration with the state and central institution.

DEPARTMENT

  • Department of agricultural structure and environmental engineering
  • Department of applied physics and agriculture meteorology
  • Department of farm machinery and power
  • Department of post harvest process and food engineering
  • Department of soil and water Engineering
  • Instrument development and service centre

NAME OF RESEARCH STATION AND KVKS IN THE ZONE

Staff of the faculty are posted in agriculture college, research stations and krishi vigyan kendras to cater the need to these unit in the specialized area which are technically controlled by the faculty.

STAFF POSITION

The number of sanctioned posts of Dean, Professor, Associate Professors, Assistant Professor, and supporting staff are as follows:
Dean 01
Professor 02
Associate Professor 03
Assistant Professor 16
Supporting Staff 72

On-going Research Programmes

Name of degree

Duration (Semester)

Intake

B.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)

8

86

M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.)

  • Soil Water Engg.
  • Farm Machinery & Power
  • Post Harvest Process & Food Engineering.

 

4
4
4



06
06
06

Ph.D. (Agril. Engg.)
Soil & Water Engineering



04

Research Achievements

(PAT) organised by M.P. Board of Professional Examination, Bhopal. Admission for Post-graduate studies is given on merit basis at university level. The percent extra seats are created over and above the prescribed intake capacity of Non Resident Indians. (NRI). The education is offered through English medium, under semester system with 10 point scale for evaluation.

The college has well equipped laboratories, library, instructional farm, Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) Cell equipped with Geo Stationary Information System (GIS). Central abstracting services tith CD-ROM and internet facility.

The students live in pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with well furnished hostels for boys and girls. Well equipped gymnasium, unit of National Cadet Core (NSS), educational tours and agro-industrial information enable students to develop their personality. While placement cellguides them to choose their profession. Since inception about 850 students have obtained Bachelors and 75 students have obtained Master degree, till date.

Student of this faculty are employed in various National and International organisations in India and abroad and enjoying good reputation with job satisfaction. Students of this College even toped the list in all India Graduate Aptitude Test Examinations (GATE). Students have been awarded” Certificate of Excellence at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok. One girl student was awarded 2nd place in All India Youth Parliament Competition, organised by Department of Parliament, New Delhi.

Quite a large number of technical staff members have brought laurels to faculty through:
  • Prestigious research awards of India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Young Scientist Award of MPCOST, Bhopal
  • Best paper presentation of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • Prestigious Fellowships/Scholarships
  • Member in Executive Council of Indian Science Congress Association
  • Best Teacher Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Research

SUMMARY OF AD HOC AND AICRP RESEARCH SCHEMES

DEPARTMENT

AD HOC RESEARCH SCHEMES

AICRP RESEARCh SCHEMES

Post harvest processing and food engineering

2

1

physics

1

2

Soil and water conservation engineering

-

1

Farm machinery and power

2

1

Agriculture structures and environmental engineering

-

2

Total

5

7

Beside these projects two new projects namely Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Re structuring Project (MPWSRP) , a World Bank aided project, in the department of soil and water engineering was started in the year 2006. The other project entitled “Experimental learning setting up of facility for Hands on Training on food and vegetables “ was received through Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) , New Delhi

Research of applied nature is conducted in the field of of the soil and water conservation engineering firm machinery and power power harvest processing and food engineering agril. structures and environmental engg. applied physics and agricultural meteorology and mathematics and statistics in a multidisciplinary manner the college has well equipped laboratory for research work while pursuing the mandate given in the research scheme following salient outcomes have been extracted:

  • Disseminated the developed technology to the farmers for water management (watershed) for rainfed crops and dry land farming
  • Development of a model for conjunctive uses of Surface and Ground Water in Canal Command Area (Bargi).
  • Developed low cast machinery viz. Thresher for Sunflower, Safflower handling device, water chestnut decorticator, Pea peeling machine, Chickpea stripping cum shelling machine, Pyrolytic coal pelleting machines and Potato Chipper.
  • Developed bullock drawn steel wedge plough, Inter row rotary tiller weeder, Power paddy weeder, bullock drawn cultivatore, bullock drawn semi automatic ridge planter
  • Developed seed cum fertiliser attachment to country plough, multicrop thresher, stump puller, low head high discharge propeller pump
  • Developed trailor solar batch dryers, solar air blower, solar batch in bin drier, solar distiller, solar cooker
  • Construction of percolation pond at College Farm for research as well as for demonstration.

Extension Programme

The faculty is playing a leading role in transfer of technology by providing new directions to the extension education in Central India for dissemination of research findings through the Directorate of Extension, which conducts variety of programmes such as:

  • On campus and off campus training
  • Demonstration and on-farm trials
  • Mass communication through newspapers, periodicals, radio & T.V.
  • Organisation of farmers fairs and fields days
  • Institutional Village Linkage Programme
  • Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC)

FARM HOLDINGS AND LAND UTILISATION

Cultivated area67.10 ha
Rainfed area 25.10 ha
Irrigated area 42.00 ha
Roads and Buildings8.75 ha