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Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Address:Sriganganagar Road, Beechwal
Rajasthan, IndiaPin Code : 334006
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is also known as Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner.
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan was established on / in August 1, 1987.
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is situated in Bikaner of Rajasthan state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is 0151-2250336, 2250025.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is (are) : 0151-2250469, 2250529.
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Website of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan is www.raubikaner.org.
Vice Chancellor : Dr. Pratap Narain Tel:0151 2250488 (O) 2250529 (R).
Registrar : Mrs. Priyanka Goswami Tel: 0151 2250025(O) 2231536(R).
Contact Details of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner Rajasthan are : Telephone: +91-151-2250025, 2231536, 2250488, 2250443
Tel : 0151-2202336
Rajasthan Agricultural University, College of Agriculture (COA)
Rajasthan Agricultural University, College Of Veterinary And Animal Science (COVS)
Profile of Rajasthan Agricultural UniversityThe Rajasthan Agricultural University, formerly a part of the Sukhadia University, Udaipur, became a separate entity on Ist of August 1987 as a consequence of promulgation of an Ordinance (Ordinance No. 13 of 1987) by the Government of Rajasthan which was later enacted by an Act of Rajasthan State Legislation (Act No. 39 of 1987). Based on the pattern of land-grant system, the University proposes to bring about more efficient and increased agricultural production including Animal Husbandry sector through a coordinated system of agricultural education, research and extension education. The University is expected to play a very vital role in the development of Agriculture and Animal husbandry, Home Science and Agricultural Engineering aspects and in improving the general economic conditions of the farmers of the state. The University aims to carry out production-oriented research programs, rural mass education and adoption and propagation of new technologies throughout the state.
The main objectives of the university are as under:
(a) To impart education in agriculture and allied branches.
(b) To undertake research work in agriculture and allied sciences.
(c) To undertake mass educational programs specially for rural people of Rajasthan.
(d) To undertake such other work, activity or project as the university may deem proper in order to achieve the objectives for which it has been established.
In order to achieve these objectives, the university setup is divided into 3 important functions viz, Research, Teaching & Extension.
The constituent colleges of the university are :
i) College of Veterinary and Animal Science.
ii) College of Agriculture.
iii) College of Home Science.
iv) Institute of Agribusiness Management (IABM).
v) Academic Staff College cum Distance Education Centre (ASC-DEC)
i) S.K.N. College of Agriculture
Profile of Vice Chancellor
Profile of Dr. Pratap Narain, Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Pratap Narain was born on January 1, 1945 and passed High School and Intermediate from UP Board, Allahabad in 1960 and 1962, respectively. He obtained degree of B.Sc. (Ag.) from Agra University in 1964 then did M.Sc. (Ag.) in 1966 and Ph.D. in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry in 1969 from Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Dr. Pratap Narain always passed with first division throughout the career and remained among top scorers. He went to University of Goettingen, West Germany to conduct Post Doctoral research from 1970-72 and learnt German at Goethe Institute.
Dr. Pratap Narain won several recognitions and fellowships during his studentship including Sunitibala Rai Choudhari gold Medal for highest grade point average during Ph.D. at IARI, New Delhi.
Dr. Narain started his professional career as Soil Scientist at RBS College, Bichpuri, Agra in 1973 and served as Scientist-2 (1975-81), Scientist-3 (1981-85) and Principal Scientist and Head (1986-99) at CSWCRTI, Dehradun. Dr. Narain served as Director, CAZRI, Jodhpur from 1999 to 2006 and after his superannuation in December, 2006 has joined as Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner on May 19, 2007.
Dr. Narain has published more than 80 research papers and articles in journals of international repute and has more than 30 popular articles, 50 symposium paper and 30 books/bulletins to his credit as author/editor.
Dr. Narain is an eminent Soil Scientist and an expert on Soil Conservation and Watershed Management. Agroforestry, Land Management in Humid Hilly tracks of Uttaranchal, rainfed south eastern Rajasthan and arid deserts of western Rajasthan are the areas in which Dr. Narain has extensively contributed as Scientist, research manager and administrator.
Dr. Narain is a widely traveled person. He has visited countries like West Germany, England, USA, Nepal, Egypt, UAE and Africa in pursuits of advanced research, specialized trainings and International meetings. He has also handled several international assignments and represented India during FAO workshop at Kuala Lumpur (1966), Hanoi (1997), Commonwealth Meeting at Kenya (1986) and several UNCCD conventions in recent past. Dr. Narain is on Board of Consultants of UNCCD, IWMI, Colombo and NRSA, Hyderabad.
Dr. Narain held offices of several professional bodies and societies including Indian Society of Soil and Water Conservationist and Arid Research Association of India. He has received several awards and honours for his contributions including coveted ICAR Award of Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (1992-93), Doreen Masher Award (2004) and Brandis Prize of Indian Forester (2003).
Dr. Pratap Narain, with his wide and versatile experience as scientist and administrator is all willing to lead RAU, Bikaner as Vice-Chancellor, towards new horizons of progress in serving the Agricultural needs of state and country.
The major research work is being carried out under the overall guidance of Directorate of Research on various Agricultural Research Stations, sub-stations and college campuses spread over ten agro-climatic zones. The Directorate of Research at Bikaner plays an effective role in achieving the desired research goals, augmenting resource mobilization and maintaining a close liaison with the line departments of the State, ICAR and other R&D organizations of the country. The Director of Research is responsible for planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating need based production oriented agricultural research, both basic and applied, at the research stations and sub-stations as well as the teaching campuses.
To provide a systematic and coordinated approach to agricultural research, Agricultural Experiment Station (now named Directorate of Research) was established at Udaipur under the then University of Udaipur in 1964. All the research stations except the research units under the canal command areas which were under the control of Government of Rajasthan were transferred by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Rajasthan to the University in 1976. The Agricultural Experiment Station was renamed as Directorate of Agriculture and was shifted to Jaipur in 1981 and with the establishment of Rajasthan Agricultural University with its headquarters at Bikaner in 1987, the Directorate of Research was shifted to Bikaner in 1992.
The Directorate of Research, headed by the Director Research has a team of scientists drawn from different disciplines to assist Director Research in planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the research, both basic and applied, being conducted at various research units in the state. The research is being carried out in seven agro climatic zones at seven agricultural research stations and seven agricultural research sub stations. The research activities of the zone are coordinated by the Associate Director Research at the research stations. Besides these research stations, research work being carried out by the research personnel at the teaching campuses is also under the technical control of Directorate. In addition to research, the Directorate is also engaged in seed production at the research stations and its two Mechanised Agricultural Farms at Rozari (Sri Ganganagar) and Khara (Bikaner). These farms are being supervised by the Associate Director (Germplasm Production).
The mandate of the Directorate of Research is
1) To plan, coordinate and monitor the need based agricultural research
2)To develop appropriate technology for optimal use of resources in a sustainable manner for economic
upliftment of the farmers
3)To coordinate and monitor the seed production programme
4)To develop linkages with national and international organisations for research
5)To extend consultancy and expertise
The major research work is being carried out under the overall guidance of Director of Research at on various Agricultural Research Stations, sub-stations and college campuses spread over the seven agro-climatic zones. The Directorate of Research at Bikaner plays an effective role in achieving the desired research goals, augmenting resource mobilization and maintaining a close liaison with the line departments of the State, ICAR and other R&D organizations of the country. The Director of Research is responsible for planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating need based production oriented agricultural research, both basic and applied, at the research stations and sub-stations as well as the teaching campuses.
The RAU scientists have contributed immensely by evolving many high yield potential varieties of crops which have become popular even in other states. Some of the important varieties/hybrids developed during the last two years include RMO 225 of Mothbean, Ganga 8 and RMG 344 of Mungbean, RC 101 of Cowpea, RD 2552 of Barley, RT 127 of Seseame and HNG 10 of Groundnut.
Agricultural technology in other fields, namely, crop production and protection, arid horticulture and soil science has also been developed to the farmers benefit and to boost agricultural production. This has helped in keeping pace with the ever increasing demand of food grain production to match the population pressure. RAU also undertakes breeder seed production to contribute towards production of certified seed of improved varieties of crops to meet the farmers demand for seed. Towards this end, production programme for truthfully labelled seed is also being carried out. RAU scientists have been praised for their endeavour of making truthfully labelled seed available to the farmers. The activity is gaining multiplier effect to benefit farmers of the State.
A number of All India Co-ordinated Projects are operating at the seven Agricultural Research Stations under RAU. The major emphasis under these projects is on development of high yielding varieties having resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Recently, several research projects focussed on natural resource management and improving yield ceilings in crops have been sanctioned under the National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) of the ICAR and are operating at different research stations.
RAU has also undertaken collaborative research projects with international institutes and organizations like International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad and ACIAR (Australian Council for International Agricultural Research), Australia. A research project on white grub in collaboration with ACIAR, Australia is operating at ARS, Durgapura. Another research project on drought resistance in groundnut under ACIAR-ICRISAT collaboration is also operating at ARS, Durgapura.
Recently, in July, 2000, RAU has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for undertaking research programmes involving use of nuclear techniques in agriculture and allied sciences with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. A Radio-tracer laboratory is being established at Bikaner to provide facilities for the research programmes on micro-nutrient requirements of crops and monitoring of pesticide residues in soil-plant systems. Other programmes with use of nuclear techniques are being developed by RAU scientists for collaborative research.
In the whole of Rajasthan, in general and in western part of the state, in particular, the livestock component forms a very important part of lifestyle of its inhabitants and is the mainstay for earning their livelihood. This is further substantiated by the fact that the state accounts for about 13 per cent of milk, 30 per cent of meat and 40 per cent of the wool produce of the country.
Looking towards the contribution of animal husbandry sector in the state economy (about 13%) a separate Directorate of Research (Veterinary and Animal Science) is functioning at Bikaner to plan, co-ordinate and initiate the production oriented research programme in the field of veterinary and animal science and also to establish a close liaison with the state and other departments of animal husbandry, sheep and wool, fisheries and dairy federation.
The Veterinary and Animal Science Research Programmes are being pursued at two constituent campuses of the University viz., College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner and SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner (Jaipur) and on three Livestock Research Stations, namely, LRS, Chandan (Jaisalmer), LRS, Biknaer and LRS, Nohar (Hanumangarh).
Through its research activities, the Directorate of Veterinary and Animal Science Research has been able to conserve the high potential indigenous germplasm i.e., Rathi, Tharparkar cattle and Surti buffalo breeds at various Livestock Research Stations, disseminate improved germplasm, improve the productive and reproductive efficiency, include Magra sheep and Marwari goat in the farmers flock for wool and meat production, advanced techniques of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) to preserve best indigenous germplasm in arid zone, develop fatigue scorecard for camel for efficient energy utilization and create Apex Centres for catering to the needs of referral laboratory for field veterinarians.
At College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner the research work on animal biotechnology and embryo transfer technology has been started and a female calf was born through ETT in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Education is the process by which an individual is encouraged and enabled to fully develop his or her potential; it may also serve the purpose of equipping the individual with what is necessary to be a productive member of society. Through teaching and learning the individual acquires and develops knowledge and skills.
The term education is often used to refer to formal education. However, the word's broader meaning covers a range of experiences, from formal learning to the building of understanding and knowledge through day to day experiences. Ultimately, all that we experience serves as a form of education. All colleges and universities aim to impart quality education for all aspirants. Rajasthan Agricultural University concisely aims to impart and promote agricultural knowledge to Modern Indian students.
The Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University is authorized to provide instruction in Agriculture and Allied Sciences which include Horticulture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Home Science and Agri-Business Management. It has also been authorized in other fields of agricultural learning, which the University may deem fit. It is empowered to maintain academic institutions, dealing with agriculture, veterinary and animal sciences, home science, agri-business management, etc., to carry out instruction in these faculties, hold examinations, and confer degree, diplomas, pertaining to professional qualifications.
The University has also been authorized to carry out research programmes through University faculty and enrolled students, and confer academic distinctions, on persons who bring about technological interventions of economic importance. It is empowered, to award medals, prizes, scholarships, fellowships, distinctions, honorary degrees etc.
The university provides educational opportunities to the students through its various curricula and enables them to develop knowledge base, acquire decision-making skills related to their chosen fields of expertise, and to express themselves professionally. Instruction to students is the key in agriculture and allied fields required to enhance general education so that they can develop competence in their profession as well as be responsible as better citizens. The university programmes are aimed to broaden the intellectual potential of the students, faculty and other staff so as to contribute towards the diverse economy.
RAU Bikaner, formerly a part of the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, became a separate entity in 1987 as a consequence of promulgation of an Ordinance by the Government of Rajasthan which was later enacted by an Act of Rajasthan State Legislation
Rajasthan Agriculture University, also known as RAU is one of the leading universities in Rajasthan as well as India. Rajasthan Agriculture University is situated in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan. The university conducts education and training in Agriculture and Allied Sciences which includes Horticulture, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Home Science and Agri-Business Management. The University carries out production-oriented research programs, rural mass education and adoption and propagation of new technologies throughout the state.
The study programs at Rajasthan Agriculture University are aimed to broaden the intellectual potential of the students, faculty and other staff so as to contribute towards the diverse economy. It provides educational opportunities to the students through its various curricula and enables them to expand knowledge base, acquire decision-making skills linked to their preferred fields of expertise, and to express themselves professionally. Instructions are given to the students so that they can develop ability in their profession.
RAU Bikaner carries out research programmes through University faculty and enrolled students, and confer academic distinctions on persons who bring about technological interventions of economic importance. It awards medals, prizes, scholarships, fellowships, distinctions and honorary degrees.
Extension education programme promotes agricultural education in the masses. Three main functional areas of the Directorate of Extension Education, RAU, are training, advisory and communication. The directorate has a team of multi disciplinary scientists who work in close co-ordination with the Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Forestry, Co-operatives, Panchayat Samities and other agencies engaged for betterment of rural people.
Veterinary & Animal Sciences
The Rajasthan Agricultural University (RAU) has been separated from the existing Sukhadia University in the year 1987, with aims to provide education in agriculture and allied branches, facilitate research work in relevant field and undertake mass educational programmes especially designed for rural people of Rajasthan.
In order to achieve all these predetermined objectives the University system has been classified into three functional areas such as research, teaching & extension. To fulfill all the educational needs the university has following constituent colleges under its jurisdiction
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Rajasthan Ayurveda University to start 10 PG courses next sessionJodhpur: Heres a piece of good news for the post graduate aspirants seeking admission in Rajasthan Ayurveda University, as the Board of Management (BoM) has given the nod to start 10 PG courses.Come March and ten new PG courses will be added to the varsity courses in the next academic session.
The ten PG courses to be started include work therapy, fluid sciences, surgical apparatus, physiology, basic principles of Ayurveda, gynecology and obstetrics, diseases and pathology science; and Panchkarma sciences.
The decision was taken on Tuesday during the BoM meeting preceded by varsity vice-chancellor Prof Radheyshyam Sharma.During the meeting, deliberations were held over the expenditure on these courses in addition to the discussion held over the proposal of the PG courses.
The University will soon send the proposal to the state government for its approval. Thereafter, these courses will get started from the next academic session.Meanwhile, the BoM also completed the procedure for the appointment of the teachers by opening the recommendation letters. A few months back, the varsity authorities had sealed their recommendations for the appointment of teachers to fill the vacant posts.Henceforth, two professors, three associate professors and one assistant professor will be appointed shortly.
Colleges affiliated with this UniversityTotal number of colleges affiliated with this University = 1
1 Mahatma Gandhi Veterinary College, Bharatpur
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