Department of Agronomy

Faculty :


  1. Dr. Basudev Behera : Professor & Head
  2. Dr. Ashok Kumar Mohapatra : Professor
  3. Dr. Rabindra Kumar Paikaray : Professor
  4. Dr. Manoranjan Satapathy : Associate Professor
  5. Dr. Satyananda Jena : Associate Professor
  6. Dr. Sabyasachi Biswal : Associate Professor
  7. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Mohanty : Associate Professor
  8. Sri Aswin Kumar Behera : Associate Professor
  9. Mrs. Anita Mahapatra : Asst. Professor

Present Staff Position :


Sl.No Name of the post

Post sanctioned

Position held

A) Faculty Members*
1. Professor 2 2
2. Associate Professor 3 3
3. Assistant Professor 6 6
B) Supporting Staff
1. Sr.Assistant 1 -
2. Typist 1 1
3. Laboratory Attendant 2 2
4. Peon 1 1
5. Agril.Overseer 1 1
6 VAW 5 -
7. Permanent Labourer 2 -

Heads of the Department:


Name Period
Dr B N Sahu 1961 - 1967
Dr A Mishra 1967 - 24.05.83
Dr D.Lenka 25.05.83 - 24.05.86
Dr A Mishra 25.05.86 - 30.04.89
Dr D.Lenka 01.05.89 - 13.06.91
Dr S C Panda 14.06.91 - 26.12.95
Dr D.Lenka 27.12.95 - 31.05.97
Dr S C Panda 01.06.97 - 31.10.99
Dr. P.K.Mahapatra 01.11.99 - 06.09.2006
Prof. D.Mishra 07.09. 06 - 31.05.09
Dr. J.M.L.Gulati 01.06.09 – 30.04.12
Dr. B. Behera 01.05.12-

Infrastructure Facility:


Department Library =1
Laboratory =2
Seminar cum classroom =1
Class room =1
Field class room =2
Teaching store =1
Field store =1
Crop weather observatory =1
Seed production (IF) unit =1
Agronomy Research Farm =1

Objective :


  • To undertake and update UG. PG and Ph.D courses and acquaint students with principles and practices of crop production technologies through the process of teaching by doing and learning by doing.
  • To carry out fundamental and applied research on major streams of crop production based on feed back from various sources.
  • Acquaint the students of 4th year B.Sc. (Ag.) with Experimental Learning on Water Management and Integrated Farming System
  • To develop resource persons on various aspects of agronomy to meet the requirement of line departments NGOs and the farming community.
  • To provide solutions for the emerging problems of crop production in collaboration with the state department of agriculture and ICAR institutes.
  • To disseminate latest knowledge on field crop production through publication of popular articles. AIR broadcasting, telecasting and field demonstrations etc.
  • To provide agro advisory services for the state of Odisha. 

Activities


1.TEACHING:

  a) Courses Offered :

Sl. No.

Course level

Name of the college

Degree

No. of courses offered

1

UG

Agriculture

B.Sc.(Ag)

13 + RAWE

   

Agril.Engg.

B.Tech(Agril. Engg.)

1

   

Forestry

B.Sc (forestry)

3

   

Veterinary

B.V.Sc.&others

1

Total

     

19

 

PG

Agriculture

M.Sc (Ag) Agronomy
(Credit Hours)

Core-21
Optional-8
Seminar-1
Research-20

Total

     

30+20

     

Ph.D (Agronomy)
(Credit Hours)

Core- 17
Optional-12
Seminar-2
Research-45

Total

     

31+45

b) Present Strength of Students : PG level-20(13+7)   Ph.D level-06(3+ 3)

c) Number of pass out students:  M.Sc. (Ag.): 488  Ph.D.: 40

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
M.Sc. 09 07 08 04 05 07 07 04 04 06 06 09 76
Ph.D. 02 - 01 03 02 06 02 01 04 02 01 01 25

d) I . Publication of Practical manual – Six

  1. Practical Manual on Crop Production
  2. Practical Manual on Water Management
  3. Practical Manual on weed management
  4. Practical Manual on Agrometeorology
  5. Practical Manual on Crop Phenology
  6. Practical Rice Production Technology
II. Publication of Books- Three
    Recent Developments in Organic Farming
  1. Crop Simulation Modeling
  2. Indigenous Agricultural Practices, Farmers’ Innovation, Low cost Technologies and Local land races of Odisha
III . Publication of Annual Magazines-Three
  1. Agron. Activities At a Glance- 2011
  2. Agron. Activities At a Glance- 2012
  3. Agron. Activities At a Glance- 2013 
e) No. of Symposiums/seminars Organized :

 I . Symposium:- National Symposium on Resource Management in Crops and Cropping System Under Changing Climate held during 7-8 May, 2009 at OUAT Bhubaneswar

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
P.G. 14 07 08 04 05 07 07 04 04 06 06 09 07 88
Ph.D. 06 03 04 01 03 02 06 02 01 04 - 01 01 34

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES (B.Sc.Ag.)
 
Semester Course No Course Title Credit Hours
I AG 111 Introductory Agriculture 1 + 0
AG 112 Principles of Agronomy 2 + 1
AS 111 Introduction to Statistics 1 + 1
II AG 123 Water management and micro irrigation 2 + 1
* AG 121 (Engg) Agriculture for Engineering 2 + 1
* LPM 121 Fodder production and grass land management 1 + 1
III AG 214 Field crops - I (Kharif) 2 + 1
AG 215 Rainfed Agriculture 1 + 0
*SAF 215 Fundamentals of crop production 2 + 1
IV AG 226 Field Crop – II (Rabi) 2 + 1
AG 227 Weed management 1 + 1
* NRM 226 Rangeland management 1 + 1
V CP 311 Practical crop production-I (Kharif) 0 + 1
AG 318 Farming Systems and sustainable agriculture 1 + 1
VI CP 322 Practical crop production – II (Rabi) 0 + 1
AG 329 Organic Farming 1 + 1
*FPW 324 Principles of weed control  1 + 1
VII RAWE Rural Agricultural Work Experience 0 + 20
VIII Experiential learning (crop production)
CP 421 Integrated Farming System 1 + 2
CP 422 Water management 1 + 3

POST GRADUATE (M.Sc.Ag.) :

Semester Course No Course Title Credit Hours
I Agron 501

Modern concepts in crop production

3 + 0
Agron 502 Principles and practices of soil fertility and nutrient management 2 + 1
Agron 503 Principles and practices of weed management 2 + 1
Agron 504 Water Management 2 + 1
* PGS 501 Library and information service 0 +1
*PGS 502 Technical writing and communication skills 0 + 1
II Agron 505 Agronomy of major cereals and pulses 2 + 1
Agron 506 Principles and practices of organic farming 2 + 1
Agron 507 Field Experiments 1 + 2
* PGS 503 Intellectual property and its management 1 + 0
*PGS 504 Basic concepts in laboratory techniques 0 + 1
III Agron 508 Agronomy of oilseed, fibre and sugar crops 2 + 1
Agron 509 Agronomy of fodder and forage crops 2 + 1
Agron 510 Dryland farming and watershed management 2 +1
Agron 599 Masters Research 0 + 8
* PGS 505 Agricultural Research, Research ethics and Rural Development 1 + 0
*PGS 506 Disaster management 1 + 0
IV Agron 511 Agro meteorology and crop weather forecasting 2 + 1
Agron 512 Agronomy of medicinal, Aromatic and under cultivated crops 2 + 1
Agron 513 Agrostology and Agroforestry 2 + 1
Agron 514 Cropping system and sustainable agriculture 2 + 0
Agron 591 Masters Seminar 1 + 0
Agron 599 Masters Research  0 + 12

POST GRADUATE (Ph.D):

Semester Course No Course Title Credit Hours
I Agron 601

Current trends in agronomy

3 + 0
Agron 602

Advances in crop growth and productivity

2 +1
Agron 603

Advances in soil fertility management

 2 + 1
II Agron 604

Crop Ecology

2 + 0
Agron 605

Crop production and system modeling

2 + 1
Agron 606

Irrigation Management

2 + 1
III Agron 607

Advances in weed management

 2 + 0
Agron 608

Soil conservation and watershed management

2 + 1
Agron 699

Doctoral Research

0 + 5
IV Agron 609

Integrated farming system for sustainable agriculture

 2 + 0
Agron 610

Stress crop production

 2 + 1
Agron 699

Doctoral Research

0 + 10
V Agron 611

Contingent crop planning

2 + 0
Agron 691

Doctoral Seminar – I

 1 + 0
Agron 699

Doctoral Research

0 + 15
VI Agron 612

Efficient management of Problems soils

 2 + 1
Agron 691

Doctoral Seminar – II

 1 + 0
Agron 699

Doctoral Research

0 + 15

 

Achievments :

A . Trained/ Educated 466 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 55 Ph.D students

B . Developed recommendable technologies on:-

  • Agronomic evaluation of crop varieties
  • Population dynamics and planting geometry of different crops
  • Crop nutrition
  • Irrigation agronomy
  • Weed management in field crops
  • Integrated farming/cropping systems
  • Standardization of SRI technology

C . On going Research Projects

Students Research on:

  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Green manuring
  • Weed Agronomy
  • Integrated nutrient management
  • Drought management in upland eco-system
  • System of Rice Intensification
  • Aerobic Rice
  • Scented Rice
  • Maize Agronomy
  • Sugarcane Agronomy
  • Groundnut Agronomy
  • Crop diversification, intercropping and cropping system

Sponsored Research on :

Name of the Project Sponsorer Principal
Nvestigator
Agronomic Evaluation of Rice and Corn Hybrids in multilocations of Odisha PHI Seeds Ltd.Hyderabad Dr. D.K.Bastia
Agronomic Evaluation of Rice and Corn PHI Seeds Ltd.Hyderabad Dr S N Jena
Agronomic Evaluation of Corn Hybrids Vibha Agrotech Ltd. Dr. S.Biswal
Effect of Jumpstart on Maize Novozymes South Asia Limited, Mumbai Dr. S.N.Jena & A. K. Behera
Evaluation of Biozyme formulation on organically grown Rice-Rice sequence. Biozyme India Ltd Dr. D.K.Bastia
Agronomic Evaluation of Rice Hybrids PHI Seeds Ltd.Hyde rabad R. K. Paikray
Effect of Rachet on Maize Novozymes South Asia Limited, Mumbai Dr S N Jena
Effect of Flufenacet for controlling weeds in Transplanted rice Makhteim Agan India. Ltd. Hyderabad Dr. S. N. Jena
Effect of Imazethapyr for controlling weeds in Groundnut Makhteim Agan India. Ltd. Hyderabad Dr. S. N. Jena






















Collaborative Research Projects:

  • Cereal System Initiative in South Asia Project in collaboration with IRRI, Philipines and Cymmit, Mexico
  • Sustainable Management of Agro-ecological Resources for Tribal Society in collaboration with University of Hawai
  • Nutrient management in Groundnut project in collaboration with International Potash Institute, Canada
  • Sustainable Rural Livelihood and Food Security to Rainfed Farmers of Odisha. NAIP-3 Sub project Funded by World Bank and Govt. of India 2008-09 to 2013-14
  • On farm evaluation of soil test based nutrient management practices on productivity, profitability and soil health in groundnut – rice cropping system funded by RKVY

VISION 2020

I . TEACHING :

  1. Develop lessons for UG, PG and Ph. D. courses in the form of videos or interactive C.Ds.

  2. Develop, prepare and distribute hard copies/monographs for different courses.

  3. Develop the skill of project preparation, farm planning and entrepreneurship to make the students self-reliant or act as consultants after passing out from the college.

  4. Special attempts will be taken to train the students on the following:

  • Seed production
  • Vermi composting and other methods of composting
  • Organic farming
  • Precision farming
  • Handling of agronomical factor for development of crops models.
  • Growing of underutilized plants. 
  • Identification, testing and validation of ITKs related to sustainable farming.
  • Hybrid seed production techniques.
  • Train the students on pressurized irrigation and situation based agro-techniques for higher water productivity

II . RESEARCH :

  1. Encourage multi disciplinary approach in research
  2. Conduct research on whole farm approach
  3. Develop packages suitable for crops in different cropping systems

Carry out experiments on :

  • Production technology of newly released varieties and hybrids.
  • Production technology for under-utilized crops
  • Organic farming
  • Precision farming
  • Crop modeling
  • More crops per drop
  • Conservation of rain water, conjunctive use of water
  • Reduction in cost of cultivation of crops
  • Causes and remedies of decreasing factor productivity interaction studies.

III . EXTENSION :

  • Large scale demonstration of the latest findings of various projects in multilocations.
  • Publication of technologies in local odia language
  • Undertake farmer participatory research
  • Develop Project/Schemes for various training programmes.