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Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal
Address:PO Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Murshidabad
Nadia
West Bengal, India
Pin Code : 741252


Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.


Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal is situated in Nadia of West Bengal state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal is 03473-22275, 22277.

email ID(s) is Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Nadia West Bengal

Website of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal is www.bckv.edu.in/.

Vice Chancellor : Dr. Dipak Kumar Bagchi, Tel : 033 25879772(O) 22666(R).

Registrar : Dr. Sunil Kumar Brahmachar, Tel :033 25878163(O) 25331399(R).


Contact Details of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal are : Telephone: +91-33-25878163, 25331399, Phone: +91-3473-222666


Courses

Faculty Of Veterinary Science And Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

* Department of Agronomy

* Department of Soil Science & Chemistry

* Department of Agricultural Entomology

* Department of Agricultural Chemicals

* Department of Biotechnology, Instrumentation & Environmental Science

* Department of Soil & Water Conservation

* Department of Plant Pathology,

* Department of Meteorology & Physics

* Department of Agricultural Extension

* Department of Agricultural Statistics

* Department of Agricultural Economics

* Department of Genetics

* Department of Plant Physiology

* Department of Plant Breeding

* Department of Animal Science

* Department of Agricultural Biochemistry

* Department of Seed Science & Technology



Faculty of Horticulture

* Department of Fruits & Orchard Management

* Department of Vegetable Crops

* Department of Floriculture & Landscaping

* Department of Post - Harvest Technology

* Department of Spices & Plantation Crops



Faculty of Agriculture Engineering

* Department of Soil & Water Engineering

* Department of Food Engineering

* Department of Post Harvest Engineering

* Department of Machinery & Power


Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Nadia West Bengal runs course(s) in Dairy Technology stream(s).

Profile of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

The university established in 1974, has completed three decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.

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Profile

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
Mohanpur,Haringhata,
Nadia district,
PIN- 741252
West Bengal, India

Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University is an agricultural university in West Bengal, India. The university aims to provide higher education in technical field of Agriculture such as horticulture, fisheries etc., and thus provides modern and high value education to create scientists of tomorrow with the capability to work at national and international levels.

The university established in 1974, has completed three decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.

Administration


Chancellor of the University is His Excellency, the Governor of West Bengal. Vice-Chancellor as the Chief Executive of the University is supported by the Registrar in administration, Comptroller in financial management, Deans in respect of academic activities of the Faculties and Directors for management of research and extension activities in the fields of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. The Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat staffed with a Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, one Superintendent, two Clerical Assistants and 7 Office Attendants are also a supportive unit in functioning the office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Administrative Branches
The Administrative Branch of the University deals with matters pertaining to administration is headed by a Registrar who is being assisted by a Deputy Registrar, three Assistant Registrars. There are 7 (seven) sections in the branch in addition to a Legal Cell, Care-taking Unit and Registrar’s / Dy. Registrar’s Secretariat. The functioning of these Sections including staff position (includes Office Superintendents, Personal Assistant to Registrar / Stenographers / Law Assistant / Clerical Assistants and Office Attendants) is mentioned below.

1. Establishment Section: Staff position - 33 nos. Deal with promotion, transfer, fixation of pay, leave, service book, retirement / terminal benefits and welfare of employees.

2. Recruitment Section: Staff position - 6 nos. Deal with appointment, placement and confirmation.

3. Admission & Scholarship Section: Staff position – 9 nos. Deal with admission, scholarship and matters relating to students.

4. Examination Section: Staff position – 12 nos. Deal with conducting examinations of students / publication of results.

5. Common Service Section: Staff position – 27 nos. Deal with transport system / vehicles/ general purchase and stores.

6. Meeting Section: Staff position – 7 nos. Deal with meetings of Executive Council and Court and other Committees.

7. Receipt & Dispatch Section: Staff position – 6 nos. Deal with receipt and despatch of correspondences.

8. Legal Cell: Staff position – 5 nos. Deal with all legal matters and estate.

9. Caretaking Unit: Staff position – 5 nos. Deal with taking care of minor civil works / cleaning of administrative building and maintenance of guesthouse.

10. Registrar’s / Dy. Registrar’s Secretariat: Staff position- 11 nos. Deal with assisting the office of the Registrar and Dy. Registrar.

Registrar: Sri Asok Kumar Banerjee,
Ph: 033-25878163 (0), 03473 - 222269/70/79 - Extn.2
033-25331399 (R), Fax 03473 -222277(0)

P.A. to Registrar: Shri Nimai Chandra Majumder,
Ph : 03473 -222269/70/79 - Extn. 17(0) / 03473 - 222191(R)

Dy. Registrar :
Ph: 03473-222269/70/79 - Extn. 10(0) / 033-26834184 (R)

Asstt. Registrar -I : Shri Subhas Kumar Banerjee
Ph. 03473-222269/70/79 - Extn.18 (0)! (033)-24526077(R)

Asstt. Registrar -II :
Ph. 03473-223256-59 - Extn.(*) 209

Asstt. Registrar - III :

Security Officer :
Ph: 03473 - 222269/70/79 - Extn. 27 (0)/033-24740312 (R)



PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT


The Planning and Development Branch is dealing with (i) Planning and overall development of the University (constructional projects, infrastructure development, establishment of new Faculties, departments, laboratories, libraries, hostels etc), (ii) Placing of fund requirement to State Govt., ICAR and other funding agencies on developmental heads and AICR Projects including ad-hoc research Projects. The Special Officer (Development) is holding the responsibility of the Branch and functioning with the help of a few ministerial staff in the branch.
Special Officer (Dev.) :
Ph: 03473-222269/70/79 - Extn. 5 / 033 - 25823716 (R) EPABX : 03473 - 223256 to 59 - Extn.202
Finance Branch
The Comptroller’s Dept. (Finance) deals with proper disbursement of fund and auditing of accounts. The Dept. is headed by a Comptroller being assisted by three Assistant Comptrollers and 51 nos. of staff members (include Cashier, Accountants, Superintendents, Clerical Assistants and Office Attendants).
Works Department
This department deals with infrastructural (civil & electrical) development and maintenance of the University. The construction, repair and renovation in both civil and electrical side are to take care of. This department is headed by a Civil Engineer being assisted by an Assistant Engineer (Civil) and an Asstt. Engineer (Electrical) including 43 nos. of other technical staff like Engineering Overseer, Electrical Overseer, Estimator, Electrician, Office Superintendent, Clerical Assistants, Wiremen, Office Attendants.
Health Unit
The Health Unit caters services to the students, teachers and non-teaching employees including family members residing University quarters, is headed by one Medical Officer & In-Charge, Health Unit, being assisted by two Medical Officer and 7 staff members (includes Pharmacist, Dresser, Clerical Assistant, Attendant etc).
Watch & Ward Unit
This Watch & Ward Unit, headed by a Security Officer being assisted by a Security Superintendent and 61nos. of Darwan / Watchmen, deals with keeping strict vigilant round the clock for the safety / security of the University property at the Main Campus and other Campuses including Farms stationed at different districts. Contract service from Security Agencies is also taken.



Honble Vice Chancellors Profile

RANAJIT KUMAR SAMANTA
1. FULL NAME : Dr. Ranajit Kumar Samanta
2. DATE OF BIRTH : 20th October, 1948
3. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS : B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. M.Sc. (Ag.),
4. AREAS OF SPECIALISATION : Agril. Extension & Technology
Transfer, Extension Management, Education Administration, Development Communication, Rural Development, Organizational Change and Renewal, Institution Building, and Human Communications in Organization.

5. PRESENT POSITION : Vice -Chancellor
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV)
Krishiviswavidyalaya P.O., Dist: Nadia,
West Bengal- 741 252
Phone: Off: 033-25879772 03473-222666
Fax: 03473-222275/222277
6. BUSINESS ADDRESS : As above
7. PERMANENT ADDRESS : ASHIRBAD, H.No. 1-11-12, Bhavani Colony,
Premavatipet, Rajendranagar
Hyderabad ­ 500 030. India.
Phone : 91-040-24018062

Directorate of Farms

Directorate

It Functions in the realm of Agricultural research, Agricultural education and Agricultural extension
The Directorate has 1340.6 acre of land distributed in 12 farms.

Activities:
* Support to research activities of AICRPs/AINPs and Dissertation works of students
* Quality seed production
* Production and distribution of 236 t quality seeds (Foundation/ Certified / TL) of paddy, wheat, oilseeds and pulses during 2006-07 crop seasons
* Supervises production of planting materials of Mango, Cashew, Ber and Sweet Orange at the RRS, Red & Laterite Zone, Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.
* It maintains one Eco-friendly farm (6.00 ha) as well as one Field Conservatory of germplasms of non- conventional crops (like Vannila, Peeper, Ekangi, Spices and Medicinal Crops, etc.) at the RRS, New Alluvial Zone, Gayeshpur, Nadia, West Bengal.
* An experimental Tea Garden yielding good quality tea leaves is maintained at the RRS, New Alluvial Zone, Gayeshpur, Nadia, West Bengal.

Library


The Central Library, BCKV, housed in a very spacious building (planned area 7342 sq.m. of which built up area is 5557 sq.rn), with its architectural beauty is located at Mohanpur (main campus).

The Central library has a collection of 69460 books, 350 Indian Standards and specifications 2600 theses and dissertations, 24368 back volumes of periodicals, 208 current journals (Foreign and Indian), 125 non-book materials and 175 e-documents. Central library is situated at the head of the Viswavidyalaya, as the nerve center of academic, extension and research activities of its about 1552 registered users, comprising 864 U.G. & P.G. students, 243 Research Scholars, 220 teachers, 225 non-teaching staff including officers and other unregistered users from other universities. The average visitor of the library is 200 per day.

CentraI Library offers automated lending facility, reference service, book bank facility, GD ROM database service, photocopying services, email and internet services. OPAC, audio-visual, inter-library loan services and consuLtancy services are also available.

Central Library has created its in-house databases of books, serials (selective way), theses and dissertations, using CDS/ISIS, WINJISIS & SOUL. While creating databases, Central Library has adopted certain criteria for retro conversion for backlog documents. LAN within the Central Library is available. Networking between the Central Library and faculties of the Viswavidyalaya will be operational very soon.

The Library services offered by 9 professionals and 7 semi-professionals with the assistance from 14 non-professionals have been appreciated. For effective utility of computer systems available for housekeeping operations arid library services, Viswavidyalaya administration are deputing the professionals and other library staff/employees to various long and short term training programmes being organized by various agencies Central Library is giving work orientation training to U.G (refreshers) students. The faculty members are being offered hands-on training in accessing CD ROM Databases.

This Central Library, BGKV is considered as one of the best libraries of agriculture and allied sciences in the country.


About Us

About Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, BCKV, came into being in West Bengal in 1974. The huge sylvine campus having its teaching, administrative, extension and research units now at Mohanpur, Nadia, WB., has got the district mandates for offering agricultural education both at UG and PG levels, conducting agricultural research as well as organizing extension programmes.

With a backdrop of different agro-climatic zones of West Bengal, comprising mainly of small farmers and farm entrepreneurs, it has already accomplished a glorious acumen through a relentless upgradation and diversification to emerge as a centre of excellence at the national level.

The faculties of the university are Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering and relentlessly providing modern and high value education to create technocrats and scientist of capability to go competitive both at national and international levels.

About us:
The Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya established in 1974 has celebrated its 31st birthday on September 1, 2005. In these 31years, the University paid primary attention towards imparting education in different branches of study in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering and other allied disciplines of learning and scholarship. The Viswavidyalaya also worked towards advancement of Research in the respective areas. And finally it made endeavour to disseminate the knowledge amongst the farmers of the State.

Since February 2001, however, the Viswavidyalaya has undergone a number of major structural changes. It’s North Bengal Campus at Cooch Behar along with three Northern Regional Stations at Kalimpong, Cooch Behar and Dinajpore have emerged into a new Agricultural University, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) to cater more intensively to the needs of agriculture in North Bengal districts.

At present the BCKV is responsible for catering to the needs of agriculture only in the southern districts of West Bengal. The University thus has its Main Campus, three Regional Research Stations and three Regional Research Substations. At the same time the Viswavidyalaya has been strengthened with the creation of two new Faculties of Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering at Mohanpur taking care of human resource generation in Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering During this period, a Farmers^ Training Centre under the Directorate of Extension Education has been organized at Kalyani with necessary facilities of training including accommodation for the trainees. This centre has not only benefited the trainees from different part of the State country but also from all neighbouring states. There is a Medical Investigation Unit (MIU) in the Main Campus to satisfy the health care needs of the students and staff.

The Viswavidyalaya Organization, after number of structural changes since its inception, has at present reached a structure of comprehensive nature. Having headquartered or the only teaching campus at Mohanpur, Nadia, its three regional stationsare located in three different agro-climatic zones. One at Gayeshpur with substation at Chakdah to cater to the needs of New Alluvial Agro-climatic Zone (NAZ), one at Jhargram, with substations at Raghunathpur and Sekhampur to cater for the Red Laterite agro-climatic region and one at Kakdwip to cater to the needs of Coastal Saline agro¬-climatic region. The Directorate of Research has a number of large farms to provide Farm facilities to accommodate the mandates of the research projects including All India Coordinated Research Projects (ICAR). A Govt. of India Project on Cost of Cultivation operates from the Directorate situated at Kalyani. Two other state supported permanent research establishments namely, Crop Research Unit and Nodule Research Unit are located at Mohanpur. The Directorate of Extension Education is located at Mohanpur having its Farmers^ Training Centre at Kalyani. All the three Faculties are located at Mohanpur, Nadia having their independent buildings. The Faculties, specially the Faculty of Agriculture being the oldest and largest, presently facing acute space crisis and needs major renovation and new constructions.

The Viswavidyalaya performed its functions through three Faculties viz., Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering in regard to the studies at Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral levels. Besides the Directorate of Research with three Regional Research Stations and three Sub-Stations and the All India Co¬ordinated Research Projects (AICRPs), two large State Research Projects, one Govt. of India Project, a good number of National Agricultural Technology Projects (NATPs) and Ad-hoc Projects have conducted researches in priority areas for the State and specifically for the regions. The Directorate of Extension Education of the University has conducted number of trainings and demonstration through some of its continuing projects in those concerned regions for successful transfer of technology to the users.



Seminar Notification

The Petroleum Conservation Research Association Under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas , Govt. of India, will deliver a seminar lecture on “ Energy Conservation and Environment Protection “ on November 5, 2008 at 12.30 PM at the D R Sarkar Hall of the Faculty of Agriculture , BCKV . All postgraduate students and teachers of the Viswavidyalaya are invited to attend the seminar. Seminar kits and other refreshments like lunch and tea etc. will be arranged for participants.
D.K.Das,Convener,Faculty Seminar Club

Notification for Research Fellowship (NEW)

Notification for submitting quotations asked by NAIP Component 3 (NEW)

INVITATION FOR QUOTATIONS FOR SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICE under NAIP Component 3 (NEW)

Notification for pre bidding workshop Component 3 (NEW)

Announcement of National Symposium of CWSS (NEW)

Accomodation

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about Us


The university established in 1974, has completed three decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.

Mission statement


The Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya established in 1974 has celebrated its 31st birthday on September 1, 2005. In these 31years, the University paid primary attention towards imparting education in different branches of study in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering and other allied disciplines of learning and scholarship. The Viswavidyalaya also worked towards advancement of Research in the respective areas. And finally it made endeavour to disseminate the knowledge amongst the farmers of the State.

Since February 2001, however, the Viswavidyalaya has undergone a number of major structural changes. It’s North Bengal Campus at Cooch Behar along with three Northern Regional Stations at Kalimpong, Cooch Behar and Dinajpore have emerged into a new Agricultural University, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) to cater more intensively to the needs of agriculture in North Bengal districts.

At present the BCKV is responsible for catering to the needs of agriculture only in the southern districts of West Bengal. The University thus has its Main Campus, three Regional Research Stations and three Regional Research Substations. At the same time the Viswavidyalaya has been strengthened with the creation of two new Faculties of Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering at Mohanpur taking care of human resource generation in Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering During this period, a Farmers^ Training Centre under the Directorate of Extension Education has been organized at Kalyani with necessary facilities of training including accommodation for the trainees. This centre has not only benefited the trainees from different part of the State country but also from all neighbouring states. There is a Medical Investigation Unit (MIU) in the Main Campus to satisfy the health care needs of the students and staff.

The Viswavidyalaya Organization, after number of structural changes since its inception, has at present reached a structure of comprehensive nature. Having headquartered or the only teaching campus at Mohanpur, Nadia, its three regional stationsare located in three different agro-climatic zones. One at Gayeshpur with substation at Chakdah to cater to the needs of New Alluvial Agro-climatic Zone (NAZ), one at Jhargram, with substations at Raghunathpur and Sekhampur to cater for the Red Laterite agro-climatic region and one at Kakdwip to cater to the needs of Coastal Saline agro¬-climatic region. The Directorate of Research has a number of large farms to provide Farm facilities to accommodate the mandates of the research projects including All India Coordinated Research Projects (ICAR). A Govt. of India Project on Cost of Cultivation operates from the Directorate situated at Kalyani. Two other state supported permanent research establishments namely, Crop Research Unit and Nodule Research Unit are located at Mohanpur. The Directorate of Extension Education is located at Mohanpur having its Farmers^ Training Centre at Kalyani. All the three Faculties are located at Mohanpur, Nadia having their independent buildings. The Faculties, specially the Faculty of Agriculture being the oldest and largest, presently facing acute space crisis and needs major renovation and new constructions.



Krishi Vigyan Kendra


Krishi Vigyan Kendra
The Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, established in March 2004, is vested with the responsibilities to bring forth agricultural vis-a vis rural development in the countryside Nadia through its mandated activities on training, front line demonstrations and on farm testing/adaptive trials, In essence, the KVK has been conceived to perform as a lighthouse for the district. In conformity with, the assigned responsibilities, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in reference has already rural people in an effective manner, the KVK undertook exploratory study on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and perceived threat, in terms of agriculture and its allied branches, of the rural Nadia. To start with an operational area in the Chakdaha Block has been identified, which includes Kumarpur and Atalia villageshaving the constituent halmets like Babudanga, Khatdharpara, Mirepara, Dulepara and Sardarpara. A summary description of the agro-ecological zone vis-à-vis the district has been getting presented hereunder.

The KVK is placed under recent alluvial floodplain situation in the district of Nadia. Soils in the area are moderately well drained the medium textured with pH with varying from 6.5 – 7.5 having good based saturation and with rent fall between 1401 to 1601 mm.

The tradition and food habit of the people and agro-ecology of the area the farmers are engaged by and large in the rice based production system, horticulture based production system , fish production based system and livestock based production system.

Thrust areas identified through SWOT analysis of the district

* Natural Resource Management
* Integrated pest and nutrient management
* Diversification and value addition
* Export orientation development
* Socio-economic empowerment

KVK has made a detailed plan incorporating therein vocational training in various discipline to different levels extension workers, farmers, farm women and farm youth, and front line demonstration and on farm testing.

Women Empowerment Programme:
There is no denying the fact that the women play a critical role in Indian Agriculture and make a significant contribution to the production process. Unfortunately this contribution is not recognized as it should have been. However, realizing the fact , Govt. of India has given a thrust on empowerment women through various economic activities and bring them to the mainstream of the socio-economic process. This Viswavidyalaya conducted 5 and 8 training programmes in-situ for income generating activities options during the years 2003 – 2004 and 2004 - 2005 respectively.

Training



Training has become one of the most important activities of the Directorate of Extension Education. With the augmentation in infrastructural facilities in the Farmers’ Training Centre, in the recent years, a series of short as well as long duration training programmes are being offered to a wide cross section of client groups, including farmers, farm women, officials, non officials and representatives from non government organizations, industries and financial institutions etc.

For offering such training programmes, the Directorate of Extension Education developed quite a few training modules depending upon training need of prospective client groups. Besides conducting training programmes, workshops, conferences and seminars are also conducted by the Directorate. Following sections depict the training modules developed during the period under reporting, actual training programmes, workshop / conference / seminars conducted along with relevant details.

Development of Training Modules

The Directorate of Extension Education embarked upon conducting a series of training programmes for variety of clientele groups. Many of such training programmes also involved development of training modules in the line of the requirements of the client organizations. As a result, number of training modules could be developed in association with the concerned Scientists, which were highly acclaimed by their respective clients. This was evidenced through the requests for repeating such programmes over the years. A few notable training modules developed in this way during the period under reporting, are as follows:

* Orientation on Basic Agriculture for Non Agricultural Officers of Agriculture and
Horticulture departments Under the Govt. of Sikkim (Duration: Six months)
* Betelvine Production Technology for Extension Officers ( One Week)
* Entrepreneurship Development in Floriculture for Farmers (Three days)
* Recent Advances in Participatory Extension Methodology for Agriculture and
Rural Development ( conducted as one month course in Winter School)
* Eco Friendly Farming System for Wasteland Development for farm women
(Three Days)
* Agri—Clinics and Agri—Business Management for Agricultural and Allied Sector
Graduates (Two months)

Training Programmes (Courses) Conducted

During the period under reference, The Directorate of Extension Education conducted series of training courses, all of which were sponsored by some agency or other. It may be mentioned here that the University does not have any provision of funds for conducting training programmes. As a result, it is not possible to frame any training schedule in a proactive manner. As and when demands are placed by the client organizations, courses are organized. Table below provides a detailed account of training courses Conducted during 2001-02 and 2002-03. It is evident from the table that in terms of total trainee days (Total days of training X Total No. of Participants), the performance in 2 002-03 was much improved over 2001-02


Farm Advisory Services


The Directorate of Extension Education, during the period under reference (2001-03) ventured into a number of activities, in line with the areas stated earlier, while defining the role being played for reaching out to intended clientele. A brief account of progress made out of such activities are listed out under following categories

Farm Advisory Services

The Viswavidyalaya is considered to be a credible source of information by the farming population. One of the biggest constraints for the farmers to carry out their farm related activities has always been their lack of access to reliable source of information, concerning scientific farming practices. The Directorate attempted to meet the requirements of the farmers for genuine and effective technical advice through a number of activities, categorized under Farm Advisory Services. An attempt is made to present the progress made in this direction in respect of such specific activities.



History

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya or BCKV was established in the year in 1974 at Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal. It has completed three decades of its journey as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension.

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), located in West Bengal, is an agricultural University for offering agricultural education both at UG and PG levels, conducting agricultural research as well as organizing extension programmes. The university provides modern and high value education to create technocrats and scientist of capability.

Introduction

BCKV was established in 1974, and the institute has completed almost three decades of its existence. Till date, BCKV is looked upon as one of the pioneer institutes in the field of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The Institute was established with the objective of providing facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. A number of scientific researches and educational and extension programs in agriculture are also undertaken by the University keeping in mind the basic agricultural requirement of the state. Ever since its establishment, BCKV is enlisted in the list of the University Grants Commission (UGC) as recognized institute, under the UGC Act. However, courses conducted by the university are self-financed. BCKV is also a member of the Associations o Indian Universities (AIU).

Other Info:
BCKV comprises of the following faculties: Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. The University campus is the home of high value and modern education and training to create technocrats and scientist of capability to go competitive both at national and international levels. A number of trainings and demos have been conducted by the Directorate of Education for the successful transfer of technology to the users.

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The Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (BCKV) was set up in 1974 with the mission to disseminate information relating to agriculture. The campus of this reputed institute is located at Mohanpur in the Nadia district of West Bengal. It offers agricultural education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. It also conducts agricultural research as well as coordinates extension programmes. The different branches of study are Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering and other allied disciplines.

The Viswavidyalaya underwent structural changes in February 2001. Previously, it had a North Bengal campus at Coochbehar along with three northern Regional Stations at Kalimpong, Cooch Behar and Dinajpore. After February 2001, a new University has been created out of these campuses, which was named the Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidalaya (UBKV). This was done to decentralize the administration as well as concentrate on the agricultural needs of the North Bengal districts. With this division the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya looks after the agricultural needs only of the southern districts of West Bengal.

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, MohanpurThe University has a main campus, three Regional Research Stations and three Regional Research Substations. The three regional stations are located in three different agro- climatic zones. The Gayeshpur station has its substation at Chakdah which studies the New Alluvial Agro climatic Zone (NAZ), the Jhargram station has its substations at Raghunathpur and Sekhampur which conducts research on the Red laterite agro- climatic region and there is another one at Kakdwip which studies the Coastal Saline agro- climatic region. In the main campus there is the Directorate of Extension Education while the Farmers` Training Centre under the Directorate of Extension Education is at Kalyani for providing training to beginners. In the main campus there is a Medical Investigation Unit (MIU) to cater to the health care needs of the students and the staffs. There are two research units at Mohanpur namely the Crop Research Unit and the Nodule Research Unit.

The objective of the Vishwavidyalaya is to impart knowledge amongst the farmers and farm entrepreneurs and conduct research on agricultural related matters. The researches conducted by the Vishwavidyalaya are done with the aim to transfer the technology to the users. In its years of existence it has emerged as a center of excellence at the national level.

The university established in 1974, has completed three decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.

The faculties of the university, namely Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering are home to modern and high value education to create technocrats and scientist of capability to go competitive both at national and international levels.

The Directorate of Extension Education of the University has conducted number of trainings and demonstration through some of its continuing projects in those concerned regions for successful transfer of technology to the users.

Contact Details:
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

Address : West Bengal

E-mail : vcbckv@vsnl.net

Vice Chancellor: Dr. Dipak Kumar Bagchi

Tel : 033 25879772(O) 22666(R)

Fax : 03473-22275

Registrar : Dr. Sunil Kumar Brahmachar

Tel :033 25878163(O) 25331399(R)
Fax : 03473-22277 03473-22275 / 22277

Educational Streams

BCKV offers education at UG, PG and PhD levels in the fields of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. A candidate should have passed Higher Secondary in Sceince stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology to get admission in undergraduate courses. Admissions are made through West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination in UG courses. For enrolment into postgraduate courses, the applicants must have passed Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture. For getting into PhD, the applicants are required to have passed 2 years Masters' Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Agril engineering.

Facilities
Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University provides accommodation facilities to the students. They can buy their daily articles at 20% rebate from these cheap hostel stores. Financial support is also provided to the poor student. The library of the University hosts a fantastic literal collection and articles. Different indoor and outdoor games facilities are also available. Besides all this the University has also established a placement cell that explores the opportunity for placing all its students in reputed corporate, industries, Govt. and financial institutions.

Colleges affiliated with this University

Total number of colleges affiliated with this University = 0


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