B.Sc Agriculture

OVERVIEW

School of Agriculture, GIET University, Gunupur, Rayagada was established in the year 2017 with an objective of promoting teaching, research and extension activities in agriculture in the backward districts of South Odisha on the foot hills of Eastern Ghats, with an intake capacity of 60 students. Located on a picturesque landscape, this campus provides all the facilities that a young budding agro-professional aspires to dream.

            The four-year full time regular B. Sc. (Ag.) Honors programme imparts teaching on Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Physiology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Agricultural Extension Education and Agricultural Biotechnology with a view to cater to the growing demand for agro-professionals in the agrarian state of Odisha with more than 60% population depending on farm sector for their livelihood.

            Besides, the students’ READY programme, promoting professional skill and knowledge through meaningful hands on experience, exposes the students to industrial environments which cannot be simulated in the Institution and provides an opportunity to pursue the learned skills as their careers.

VISION

To be recognized as pre-eminent tribal dominated semi urban Institution in the nation noted for its commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension in agriculture and allied sectors that are, life enhancing, socially acceptable and economically viable.

MISSION

            School of Agriculture empowers its faculties & staff to innovate and explore new ideas and knowledge to promote agricultural sustainability through quality teaching, research and public engagement, inspire graduates for entrepreneurship development and meet the global challenges in the 21st century.

Profile of Dean, School of Agriculture, GIET University, Gunupur

Name and designation:       DR. SANTOSH KUMAR PANDA,

                                                Dean, School of Agriculture

Qualification               :          B.Sc.(Ag.), M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology

Correspondence Address  :    Plot No. 273, New Forest Park, Near Sishu Bhawan,   Bapujinagar-9   E mail: skpanda_06@yahoo.co.in / deanag@giet.edu                                            Mob: 9437279444/ 7609823145 Web : www.giet.edu

            Prof.S.K.Panda was born in village Kerandi of Gajapati district on 15th November, 1958. After completing his Matriculation and Intermediate in Science studies in Bhubaneswar he did his B.Sc.(Ag) and M.Sc.(Ag) in Entomology from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) , Bhubaneswar in the year 1980 and 1982 respectively. He obtained his highest degree Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P) in the year 1993. He assumed the office of Dean, School of Agriculture, GIET University, Gunupur on 10th December, 2018.

               Prof. Panda was holding the post of Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, OUAT prior to his superannuation on 39th December, 2018. He had more than 35 yrs of rich experience in teaching, research and extension. He successfully guided 15 M.Sc. (Ag) and 04 Ph.D. students.  He has published 85 original research papers in national and international journals and 04 chapters in books. During his service period he successfully conducted several research projects from ICAR cess fund, Coconut Development Board, RKVY, UK company sponsored project and several pesticide company sponsored projects. Prof. Panda was recipient of several awards and recognitions such as University merit scholarship during B. Sc. (Ag) and M.Sc. (Ag), CSIR-SRF award for the period 1991-1993, Prof. Kameswar Rao Award for best oral presentation of a research paper at Jai Research Foundation, Valvada, Gujurat, AZRA Young Scientist Award 2005 conferred by Applied Zoological Researcher’s Association, Cuttack for contribution in the field of applied Zoological researches, Award of Excellence -2015 for best performance in Multifarious Academic Activity conferred by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology on 26th January,2015 , Felicitation by Senior Agricultural Scientist’ Association, Odisha in 2016 for dedication to noble cause of innovation-dissemination and application of knowledge for holistic development of agriculture and allied subjects in the state.           

He was a member of several prestigious Committees and gained wide experience through his involvement in several academic activities as narrated below-

   
ASSIGNMENTS FROM INSTITUTIONS OTHER THAN OUAT:
1.        Chancellor’s nominee for the Selection Committee for recruitment to the post of Professor/Reader/Lecturer in UBKV, West Bengal
2.        Nominated Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Agriculture, UBKV, West Bengal
3.        Member, Board of Studies in Plant ProtectionDivision,Visva-Bharati, West Bengal for 2012-14
4.        Member, Research Advisory Council, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers , Barrackpore, West Bengal
5.        Subject Expert, nominated by Odisha Public Service Commission for recruitment of AAOs
6.        Expert nominated by ASRB for setting questions for NET examinations and paper evaluation
7.        Expert Selection Committee in IGKV, Raipur, BAU, Ranchi, Visva-varati, West Bengal, UBKV, West Bengal
8.        External examiner for PG and Ph.D. thesis from BHU, CAU, Viswa-Bharati, Nagaland university,IGKV, ANGRAU  etc. 
ASSIGNMENTS WITHIN OUAT:
9.        Nodal Officer of ICAR cell, OUAT to liaison with Education division of ICAR.
10.    Academic Advisor, OUAT
11.    Member, Admission Committee for deciding policy on UG admission in OUAT
12.    Member, Admission Board for U.G. and P.G. counseling in  OUAT
13.    Special invitee, UG and P.G. Prospectus Committee, O.U.A.T.
14.    Member, Gold Medal Sub- committee for finalization of Award of Gold Medals 
15.    Chairman, Committee for finalization of modalities of CAS promotion as per UGC Notification,  2013 and 2016
16.    I/C Examination cell , College of Agriculture

BOARD OF STUDIES

            Yet to be constituted. Awaiting guidelines.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

            2017-18 batch graduate students completed 3rd semester and entered in to the 4th semester which commenced on 08.04.2019. 2018-19 batch graduate students completed 1st semester and are in the middle of  2nd semester which commenced on 18.03.2019. However, the final examination schedule of 1st and 3rd semester are due and will be shortly notified by the affiliating University.

ACHIVEMENTS

            With the establishment of the college, the B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture course programme was successfully implemented with the intake capacity of 60 students per year. The achievements of the Institution are summarized as follows.

  1. Functioning of smart class rooms along with well furnished laboratories (Seven) to cater the immediate needs of the student.
  2. After the commencement of GIET University, prospectus of school of Agriculture finalized and the admission process has began.
  3. Students’ demonstration farm of 6.0 acres has been made operational with Agronomy and Horticulture units.
  4. An instructional farm of 40.0 acres comprising low, medium and high lands was established and students engaged in crop production activities.
  5. The course curriculum suggested by Vth Deans’ committee of ICAR and duly endorsed by OUAT has been implemented.
  6. The semester regulation is in the range of completion and awaiting the endorsement of Academic Council.
  7. The process of establishment of Orchard in an area of 7.0 acres has began with a secured boundary and assured irrigation facility and experts view has already been obtained for the purpose.
  8. Installation of bore well to cater the need of irrigation requirement of orchard.
  9. A uniform semester calendar has been prepared and strictly followed to ensure timely completion of semester.
  10. Educational units such as azolla multiplication, organic farming, medicinal and aromatic garden and mushroom production have been successfully established.

STUDENT CLUBS

            The student clubs are yet to be formed. However, whats app groups have been constituted for closer interaction with the teachers.

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME LISTING

  1. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture course programme has been implemented with effect from 2017-18 academic session.

 

PROGRAMME DETAILS

            Details of the course programme is furnished below.

I semester

SN

Course No

Topic

Credit Hours

1

AG-111

Fundamentals of Agronomy

4(3+1)

2

ST-111

Fundamentals of Soil Sciences

3(2+1)

3

HT-111

Fundamentals of Horticulture

2(1+1)

4

EE-111

Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology

2(2+0)

5

EE-112

Human Values & Ethics (Non Gradial)

1(1+0)**

6

AS-111

Statistical Methods

2(1+1)

7

FO-111

Introduction to Forestry

2(1+1)

8

SE-111

Comprehension & Communication Skills in English

2(1+1)

9

AG-112

Agricultural Heritage*

1(1+0)*

10

BB-111/ EM-111

Introductory Biology*/

Elementary Mathematics*

2(1+1)*/

2(2+0)*

11

NS-111/

NC-111/

PE-111

NSS**/

NCC**/

Physical Education & Yoga Practices**

2(0+2)**

 

 

*R: Remedial Course; **NC: Non-gradial courses TOTAL

17+03*+03**

 

SEMESTER – II

 

SN

Course No.

Topic

Credit Hours

1

PB-121

Fundamentals of Genetics

3(2+1)

2

BT-121

Agricultural Microbiology

2(1+1)

3

AT-121

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

2(1+1)

4

CP-121

Fundamentals of Crop Physiology

2(1+1)

5

AE-121

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2(2+0)

6

PP-121

Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

3(2+1)

7

PP-122

Fundamentals of Nematology

2(1+1)

8

EN-121

Fundamentals of Entomology

4(3+1)

9

EE-123

Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension Education

3(2+1)

10

HT-244

Production Technology for Fruit and Plantation Crops

3(2+1)

 

 

TOTAL

26(17+9)

 

III Semester

SN

Course No.

Topic

Credit Hours

1

AG-233

Crop Production Technology – I (Kharif Crops)

2 (1+1)

2

PB-232

Fundamentals of Plant Breeding

3 (2+1)

3

AE-232

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation

3 (2+1)

4

ST-232

Agriculture Informatics

2(1+1)

5

AT-232

Farm Machinery and Power

2 (1+1)

6

HT-232

Production Technology for Vegetables and Spices

3 (2+1)

7

AG-234

Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

3(2+1)

8

SC-232

Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry

2(1+1)

9

BT-233

Fundamentals of Plant Biotechnology

2(1+1)

10

AH-231

Livestock and Poultry Management

4 (3+1)

TOTAL

26(16+10)

 

IV Semester

SN

Course No.

Topic

Credit Hours

1

AG-245

Crop Production Technology –II (Rabi Crops)

2(1+1)

2

HT-243

Production Technology for Ornamental Crops, MAP and Landscaping

2(1+1)

3

AT-243

Renewable Energy and Green Technology

2(1+1)

4

SC-241

Problematic Soils and their Management

2(2+0)

5

ST-243

Principles of Seed Technology

3(1+2)

6

AE-243

Agricultural Marketing Trade & Prices

3(2+1)

7

AG-247

Introductory Agro-meteorology & Climate Change

2(1+1)

8

EE-124

Communication Skills and Personality Development

2(1+1)

9

EC-24

Elective Course

3 Credit

TOTAL

18(10+8)+3

 

V Semester

SN

Course No.

Topic

Credit Hours

1

PP-353

Principles of Integrated Pest and Disease Management

3(2+1)

2

SC-352

Manures, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management

3 (2+1)

3

EN-352

Pests of Crops and Stored Grain and their Management

3 (2+1)

4

PP-354

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management -I

3 (2+1)

5

AG-356

Crop Improvement-I (Kharif Crops)

2 (1+1)

6

EE-354

Entrepreneurship Development and Business Communication

2 (1+1)

7

SC-353

Geo informatics and Nano-technology for Precision Farming

2 (1+1)

8

AG-359

Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif crops)

2 (0+2)

9

PB-353

Intellectual Property Rights

1(1+0)

10

AG-369

  Rainfed Agricultural & Watershed Management

2(1+1)

11

EC-35

Elective Course

3 credit

Total

23(13+10)+ 3

 

VI Semester

SN

Course No.

Topic

Credits

1

AT-364

Protected Cultivation and Secondary Agriculture

2 (1+1)

2

PP-365

Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops and their Management-II

3 (2+1)

3

HT-365

Post-harvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits and Vegetables

2 (1+1)

4

EN-363

Management of Beneficial Insects

2 (1+1)

5

PB-364

Crop Improvement-II (Rabi crops)

2 (1+1)

6

AG-1610

Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi crops)

2 (0+2)

7

AG-1611

Principles of Organic Farming

2 (1+1)

8

AE-364

Farm Management, Production & Resource Economics

2 (1+1)

9

AG-246

Farming System and Sustainable Agriculture

1(1+0)

10

EC-36

Elective Course

3 credits

Total

18 (9 + 9)+ 3

 

VII Semester

RW 471 Rural Agriculture Work Experience and

Agro-Industrial Attachment (RAWE & AIA)

*The minimum attendance for RAWE programme is 85%. Students shall complete the record work based on dally field observation notebooks and weekly diaries maintained by them. They will be evaluated by course coordinator as well as by a designated evaluation committee.

SN

Activities

No. of Weeks

Credit Hours

1

General Orientation & On campus training by different faculties

1

20 (0+20)

2

Village attachment

12

3

Unit attachment in Univ. / College. KVK / Research Station Attachment

2

4

Plant Clinic

1

5

Agro-Industrial Attachment

·         The students would be attached with the agro-industries for a period of 3 weeks to get an experience of the industrial environment and working.

3

6

Project Report Preparation, Presentation and Evaluation

1

TOTAL  

20

 

VIII Semester

Modules for skill development and Entrepreneurship: A student has to register 20 credits opting for two modules of (0+10) credits each (total 20 credits) from the package of modules in the VIII Semester.

Sl. No

Title of the Module

Credits

1

Bioagents and Biofertilizer Production

0+10

2

Seed Production and Technology

0+10

3

Mushroom Cultivation

0+10

4

Soil, Plant, Water and seed Testing Services

0+10

5

Beekeeping

0+10

6

Poultry Production

0+10

7

Applied Hi-Tech Horticulture

0+10

8

Agri-Business Management

0+10

9

Hybrid Seed Production Technologies

0+10

10

Floriculture and Landscaping

0+10

11

Commercial Vegetable Production

0+10

12

Tissue-Culture Technologies

0+10

13

Agriculture Waste Management

0+10

14

Organic Production Technology

0+10

15

Nursery Management

0+10

16

Practicing Protected Horticulture

0+10

TOTAL

0+20

 

FACULTY

FACULTY LISTING AND FACULTY BIO.

            List of faculties and details of faculty bio is furnished below.

FACULTY PROFILE

Sl No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Discipline

Experience

(Years)

Correspondence Address

01

Prof. (Dr.) Kailash Behari Mohapatra

Professor

M. Sc(Ag), Ph. D.

Plant Pathology

34

206/ Ashray Kunj, Baratpur, Bhubaneswar-751003,

Mob: 9938225087

E-mail: drkailashmohapatra@yahoo.com

02

Ms. Gongotri Mishra

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Floriculture & Landscaping

2

 

Nuasasan, Tigiria, Cuttack-754030,

Mob: 7978142294

E-mail: gangotrim04@gmail.com

03

Ms. Poonam Preeti Pradhan

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry

1

 

Plot-514, Satyabhamapur, Khurdha-752100

Mob: 7978309598

E-mail: preetipoonam226@gmail.com

04

Mr. Deepak K. Swain

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Agricultural Statistics

1

Natabara Colony, Kabisurya Nagar, Ganjam-761104

Mob: 9861630436

E-mail: dsagrico14@gmail.com

05

Mr. Gourab Dash

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Agricultural Extension

1

Jagulaipada, Sri Baladevjew, Kendrapara-754212

Mob: 8984693301

E-mail: gourabdash8@gmail.com

06

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Kar

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Plant Breeding & Genetics

1

Bedapur, Banki, Cuttack-754008

Mob: 7008832876

E-mail: rajeshkar023@gmail.com

07

Ms. Shubhasree Dash

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Entomology

1

I/6, Rajabagicha, Cuttack-753009

Mob: 8763177988

E-mail: shubh291193@gmail.com

08

Ms. Rashmiprava Maharana

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Forestry

1

L/33, H.B.Colony, Charbatia, Cuttack-754028, Mob: 8849144086

E-mail: maharana.rashmiprava1@gmail.com

09

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Nayak

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Agronomy

1

Kantabania, Nilagiri, Balasore-756040

Mob: 7978916536

E-mail: jetendrakumarn86@gmail.com

10

Mr. Veeresh S. Wali

Asst. Professor

M. Sc(Ag)

Agricultural Economics

1

LIG 145, Near Mallikarjuna temple, Adarsh nagar, Vijaypur-586102, Mob: 8917464470

E-mail: waliveeresh92@gmail.com

11

Mr. Abhinav Mishra

Asst. Professor

M. Tech (Ag. Engg.)

Agricultural  Engineering

7

E-27, OUAT colony, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar-751003

Mob: 7008382270

E-mail: mabhinab86@gmail.com

 VISITING FACULTY

Sl No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Specialization

Experience (Years)

Correspondence Address

01

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip K. Dora

Professor

M. Sc(Ag), Ph. D.

Commercial Horticulture

38

Tala Sahi, Khurdha, 752055

Mob: 8917544799

E-mail: dilipk_dora@yahoo.com

02

Prof. (Dr.) Chitta Ranjan Satapathy

Professor

M. Sc(Ag), Ph. D.

Pest Management in Fruits, Vegetables & Cashew nut,  Apiculture

34

 

18/GKV, Brahmeswar Patna, Tankapani Road, Bhubaneswar-751018

Mob: 9437013677

E-mail: crsatapathy@rediffmail.com

03

Prof. (Dr.) Niranjan Barik

Professor

M. V. Sc., Ph. D.

Animal Breeding & Genetics

34

Qtrs. No. 3RF-62, OUAT colony, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar-751003

Mob: 9938300353

E-mail: niranjanbarikouat@gmail.com

04

Prof. (Dr.) Santanu Kumar Swain

Professor

M. Sc(Ag), Ph. D.

Seed Science & Technology

34

LIV-157, Phase 4, Dumuduma, Bhubaneswar-751019

Mob: 8249679132

E-mail: drsantanukumar@gmail.com

05

Prof. (Dr.) P. C. Lenka

Professor

M. Sc(Ag), Ph. D.

Fruit Science

38

Plot No. 504(P), Baramunda, Bhubaneswar-751003,

Mob: 9437164830

E-mail: lenkapc@rediffmail.com

 INFRASTRUCTURE

LIBRARY

            The list of books available in the knowledge centre is furnished below.

LIBRARY

Sl. No

Title

Author

  Copy

 1

A Textbook on Pomology

Chattopadhyay, T.K.

17

2

Irrigation and Drainage

Lenka, D.

30

3

Textbook of Rural Sociology and Eductional Psychology

Mondal, Sagar

30

4

Principles of Agronomy

Reddy, T. Yellamandu

30

5

Textbook of Agroforestry

Chundawat, B.S.

7

6

The Nature and Properties of Soils

Brady, Nyle C.

16

7

A Text Book of Silviculture

Dwivedi, A.P.

1

8

A Foundation Couse in Human Values and Professional Ethics

Gaur, R.R.

30

9

Insect Physiology : Principles and Concepts

Gour, T.B.

1

10

Principles of Seed Technology

Kulkarni, G.N.

17

11

Fruit Growing

Bal, J.S.

1

12

Commercial Fruits

Singh, S.P.

17

13

A Textbook of Applied Entomology

Srivatava, K.P.

4

14

Fundamentals of Genetics

Singh, B.D.

29

15

The Insects : Structure and Function

Chapman, R.F.

1

16

Land and Water Management Engineering

Murty, V.V.N.

17

17

Fruit Breeding : Tree and Tropical Fruits

Janick, Jules

2

18

Fruit Breeding : Vine and Small Fruits

Janick, Jules

2

19

Fruit Breeding : Nuts

Janick, Jules

2

20

Forest Mensuration

Chaturvedi A.N.,

2

21

Indian Forestry : a breakthrough Approach to forest Service

Manikandan, K.

2

22

Soil Erosion and Conservation

Tripathi, R.P.

3

23

Essentials of Agricultural Entomology

Dhaliwal, G.S.

1

24

Introduction to Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Mal, Bimal Chandra

4

25

Elementary Economic Theory

Dewett, K.K.

20

26

Textbook of Introductory Plant Nematology

Walia, Raman K.

10

27

Principles of Insect Morphology

Snodgrass, R.E.

1

28

Handbook of Entomology

Prasad, T.V.

10

29

Entomology Treatise

Prasad, T.V.

1

30

Education and Communication for Development

Dahama, O.P.

10

31

Introduction to Principles of Plant Pathology

Singh, R.S.

10

32

Principles of Genetics

Gardner, Eldon John

20

33

Agricultural Economics

Reddy, S. Subba

30

34

Plant Deseases

Singh, R.S.

10

35

Diseases of Vegetable Crops

Singh, R.S.

10

36

A Textbbok of Animal Husbandry

Banerjee, G.C.

10

37

Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops

Singh, Chhidda

15

38

Agricultural Finance and Management

Reddy, S. Subba

20

39

Vegetable Crops : Production Technology

Fageria, M.S.

30

40

Vegetale Crops of India

Das, P.C.

5

41

Poultry Production

Singh, R.A.

10

42

Extension Communication and Management

Ray, G.L.

40

43

Essentials of Plant Breeding

Singh, Phundan

20

44

Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables and Their Managemnt

Thind, T.S.

10

45

Advanced Principles & Practices of Agronomy

Bhattacharya, Buddhadeb

30

46

An Introduction to Fungi

Dube, H.C.

10

47

Objective Genetics and Plant Breeding

Singh, Phundan

20

48

Deseases of Crop Plants in India

Rangaswami, G.

10

49

Elements of Agricultural Engineering

Sahay, Jagadishwar

30

50

Farm Tractor, Power Triller Maintenance & Repair

Jain, S.C.

30

51

Principles of Agricultural Engineering

Ojha, T.P.

30

52

Perspectives in Environmental Studies

Kaushik, Anubha

30

53

Basic Statistics

Agarwal, B.L.

20

54

Introductory Rural Sociology

Chitambar, J.B.

10

55

A Textbook of Agricutural Statistics

Rangaswamy, R.

30

56

Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops

Singh, Chhidda

15

57

Outlines of Biochemistry

Conn, Eric E.

27

58

Textbook of Vegetable Crops

Nath, Prem

13

59

An Introduction to Agricultural Social Sciences :

Chandra, Subash

8

60

Handbook of Animal Husbandry

 

4

61

Environment

 

9

62

Textbook of Introduction to Forestry

Bhol, N

27

63

Biodiversity and Forest Genetic Resources

Tewari, D.N.

30

64

Principles of Vegetable Production

Singh, S.P.

2

 LABS

Seven well furnished laboratories in the disciplines of Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Extension and Agronomy have been established with a seating capacity of 30 students. Planning is under way to establish laboratories in other disciplines such as seed sciences and Technology, Plant Physiology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Statistics and Agricultural Meteorology.

RESEARCH

OVERVIEW

            For felicitating Departmental Research under each major discipline a Central Research Farm of 5.0 acres is being developed.

RESEARCH FACILITIES

            At the moment, research facilities are limited to the Instructional farm and the existing facilities in the laboratories.

RESEARCH PUBLICTIONS

            The research publications of the faculties are furnished below.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS`

Behera, B., Sahu, S., Kar, R. K. and Pandey, R. K. 2017. Correlation and Path Coefficient Studies For grain Yield and other Yield Attributing Traits in Slender Grain Rice Genotypes. Environment & Ecology. 35 (4E): 3786-3790.

Behera, B., Sahu, S., Kar, R. K. and Pandey, R. K. 2017. Selection indices for yield and yield contributing characters in slender grain rice genotypes. International Journal of Current Research. 9(9): 56977-56979.

Behera, B., Sahu, S., Kar, R. K. and Pandey, R. K. 2017. Studies on Nature of Genetic diversity in slender grain rice genotypes. Environment & Ecology. 35 (4E): 3791-3794.

Behera, B., Sahu, S., Kar, R. K. and Pandey, R. K. 2018. Studies on genetic variability for some metric traits in slender grain rice genotypes. Journal of Applied and Natural Science. 10(1): 375 – 378.

Behera, S., Swain, D. K., Dash, G., and Das, N. 2019. Milk-shed area of Dhenkanal co-operative milk producers’ union(Odisha): A cost & return analysis. International Journal of Chemical Studies. Accepted for publication.

Dash, S., Mohapatra, L.N., Swain, S. and  Swain, D.K. 2019. Bio-efficacy of newer insecticides in combination with neem product against plant hoppers of rice. Journal of Entomology and Zoology studies. 7(1): 1152-1155.

Kar, R K, Mishra, T K, Pandey, R K. and Das, S R. 2018. Assessment of genetic variability in low land sub1 introgressed rice genotypes showing tolerance to submergence and stagnant flooding. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding. 9 (2 ): 392-399.

Kar, R K, Mishra, T K, Pradhan, B, Das, S R, Pandey, R K. 2017. Studies on genetic variability and divergence for some metric traits in low land rice with tolerance to submergence and stagnant flooding. International Journal of Current Research. 9 (7): 54399-54403.

Kar, R.K., Mishra, T.K., Pradhan, S.K., Das, S.R. and Pandey, R. K. 2017. Molecular and phenotypic screening for submergence tolerance in lowland rice. Oryza. 54 (4): 376-384.

Maharana, R, Dobriyal, M. J., Behera, L. K. and Sukhadiya, M. 2018. Enhancement of seedling vigour through biofertilizers applicatiion in Gamhar (Gmelina arborea Roxb.). International Journal of Chemical Studies. 6 (5): 54-60.

Maharana, R., Dobriyal, M. J., Behera, L. K., Gunaga, R. P. and Thakur, N. S.  2018. Effect of Pre Seed Treatment and Growing Media on Germination Parameters of Gmelina arborea Roxb. Indian Journal of Ecology. 45 (3): 623-626.

Mishra, G., Nanda, S. S. and Bairagya, M. D. 2018. Studies on yield and economics of winter vegetables in North East Ghat Zone of Odisha. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 7(08): 1-5.

Mishra, G., Palai, S. K. and Nath, M. R. 2018. Studies on induction of early flowering in orchids (Phalaenopsis hybrid) cv. fuller’s sunset. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 7(7): 441-446.

Mishra, J., Singh, R. K., Yadaw, D., Nayak, J. K. and Mishra, A. P. 2019. Nutrient uptake and economics of Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj and Cosson] as influenced by tillage and irrigation frequency. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 8(1): 2123-2126.

Mishra, J., Singh, R. K., Yadaw, D., Nayak, J. K. and Sahoo, S. 2019. Productivity of Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj and Cosson] as influenced by tillage and irrigation frequency. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 8(1): 2273-2276.

Mishra, T. K., Kar, R. K. and Das, S. R. 2018. Correlation and selection indices in new plant type rice (Oryza sativa L.). Oryza. 55: 105-106.

Pagoti, H., Mohapatra, K.B, Nayak, N. and Clinarw, N. 2018. Growth pattern, fruit body characteristics and period of spawning on yield and yield attributing parameters of Indian Oyester mushroom, Pleurotus pulmonarius. International J. of Current Microbiology. Appl. Science. 7 (10): 3632 – 3637.

Pradhan, P. P.,  Dash, A. K., Panda, N., Samanta, P.K. and Mishra, A.P. 2019. Effect of graded doses of neem coated urea on productivity of low land rice. Oryza. 56: 68-74.

Sahoo, S., Biswal, S., Mishra, J. and Nayak, J K. 2019. Effect of different establishment methods on the productivity of rice-rice system. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 8(1): 2277-2279.

Swain, D. K., Nayak, B., Dash, G., and Pattanayk, S. 2018. Constraints in fertilizer consumption in Ganjam district of Odisha. Journal of Pharmacognosy  and Phytochemistry. 7: 2529-2533.

Wali, V. S., Poddar, R. S., Yenagi, B. S. and Mundinamani, S. M. 2018. Economics of cropping pattern in Upper Krishna Project (UKP) and Malaprabha Ghataprabha Project (MGP) command areas of Karnataka. IJCMAS. 7(11): 8.

Wali, V. S., Poddar, R. S., Yenagi, B. S. and Mundinamani, S. M. 2018. Resource Use Efficiency of sugarcane and cotton in Upper Krishna Project (UKP) and Malaprabha Ghataprabha Project (MGP) command areas in Karnataka: An economic analysis. Multilogic In Science. 8(08): 5.

RESOURCES

            Cultivable land with secured boundary for undertaking field research is available. However, laboratory research facilities available at present need improvisation.

HAPPENINGS

NEWS

  1. School of Agriculture has been integrated into GIET University as per letter NO. 8809, Dated 12.04.2019 of Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha.
  2. Faculties Prof. K. B. Mohapatra, Mr. Rajesh . K. Kar, MS. Gangotri Mishra, Mr. Veeresh S. Wali, Ms. Subhashree Dash, Mr. Gourab Dash, Ms. Poonam P. Pradhan, Mr. Deepak. K. Swain, Ms. Rashmiprava Maharana participated in National Symposia and presented research papers.

Mr. Veeresh S. Wali and Ms. Rashmiprava Maharana participated in International Symposium and presented research papers.

 EVENTS

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Name of the Events

 

Date

Participants

 

1

World Soil Day

5th December, 2018

Students and faculties

2

National Mushroom Day

23rd December, 2018

Students, faculties, and farmers

3

National Science Day

28th February,2019

Students and faculties

4

International Day of Forests

21st march, 2019

Students and faculties

School of Agriculture made concerted efforts for celebrating International and National Days of Observance related to Agriculture to sensitize the students and the farming community. Besides as a routine activity, seminars are being conducted taking the advantage of availability of eminent personalities on current topics, beneficial to the students and faculties. The list of International and National Days observed and seminars organized are furnished below.

Day celebration

 

Seminars Delivered

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Date

Name

Designation

Seminar Topics

1

16/03/2018

Prof. K. B. Mohapatra

Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, SOA, Gunupur

Opportunities and Challenges of Mushroom Cultivation in Odisha

2

17/05/2018

Prof. Dillip. K. Dora

Former Dean, PGF-Cum-DRI, OUAT, BBSR

Indian Horticulture: Past, Present and Future

3

19/07/2018

Prof. Chitta R. Satapathy

Former Prof., Dept. of Entomology, OUAT, BBSR

The Life: Mystery of its Origin

4

05/09/2018

Prof. Chitta R. Satapathy

Former Prof., Dept. of Entomology, OUAT, BBSR

Insects: The most dominant creatures on Green Globe

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Particulars

Date

Source

1

Online Entrance Examination for admission into B. Sc. (Ag.) course

14/04/2019

Local daily, Samaj

2

Requirement for the post of Assistant Professors, Assoc. Professors & Professors.

29/03/2019

Local daily, Samaj

Naukri.com

 

ACTIVITY AND WORKSHOPS

As a part of NSS activity, initiatives have been taken to eradicate congress grass (Parthenium hysterophorus), known for its allergenicity to human beings from the entire GIET Campus – under the guidance of NSS programme officer Ms. Rashmiprava Maharana.

Students and faculties took part in blood donation camp organized by the University at regular intervals and donated blood.

Students and faculties visited ‘Sevashram’ at Gunupur on the day of Diwali and distributed toffees, sweets along with study materials to the orphans.

School of Agriculture took part in SNT EXPO-2019 and showcased exhibits on ‘Organic Farming’ and ‘Hi –Tech Agriculture’. The concept of ‘Organic Farming’ exhibited by the students was awarded with the second prize among the stalls of Model Fiesta. One mega structure on ‘Integrated Farming System’ exhibited by the faculties was also eye catching and received appreciation award from the University.