B.Tech | M.Tech | BCA | MCA
Apply Now
B.Com | M.Com | BBA | MBA
Apply Now
LLB | LLM | B.Arch | M.Arch
Apply Now
BJMC | MJMC | B.Design | M.Design
Apply Now

About Department

The Department of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2017 to make provisions for imparting education in Agricultural and allied sciences, an amalgam of several relevant branches of science and technology.  Agricultural and horticultural science programmes are among the courses that are gaining greater significance in the present era of globalization because of the necessity to boost agri-horticultural production and profitability, conserve natural resources, protect the environment and face the challenges of climate change through innovative and safer high-value production, processing and trade systems.

Vision

  • Achieving excellence in the realm of agriculture and allied sciences to address the global challenges of evolving society

Mission

  • To equip the students with knowledge and skills in agriculture and allied sciences
  • Capacity building through advanced training and academic flexibility.
  • To establish center of excellence for ecologically and socially innovative research.
  • To strengthen inter-institutional and industrial collaboration for skill development and global employability.

The Department is committed to developing the quality human resource, innovative technologies, and their dissemination so as to serve the farming community with dedication and zeal. Students are exposed to reputed specialized academic and research institutions, industries and real farming conditions. The University library has been enriched with a number of books, e-books, and learning resources. The pedagogy comprises of a judicious mix of conventional and modern tech-supported systems including LMS. Each student receives personal attention through PeopleSoft administered monitoring and mentorship programmes, under highly qualified and experienced faculty.

Presently, the Department offers 4 years B.Sc. (Honours) Agriculture and B.Sc. (Honours) Horticulture and a 5 year Integrated B.Sc. Ag. + MBA-Agribusiness programmes.  A one year Post-Graduate Diploma in Plant Protection (PGDPP) programme has also  been instituted in Collaboration with leading agrochemical Companies like  Dhanuka AgriTech Ltd. who have agreed to pay a stipend during field training and assured suitable job placement to the successful candidates in the Company.

Being a multidisciplinary programme, in addition to the core faculty, a number of specialized faculty members from other Departments and Schools of multi-faculty Sharda University, take an active part in teaching in agricultural and horticultural sciences. The main aim of these programmes is to train students to understand and improve agri-horticultural productivity, manage processes & products and improve their employability and entrepreneurial skills in various relevant sectors.

Awards & Achievements

Research & Development Centric Activities

  • A number of activities are being carried in the school. Expert talks by eminent Indian like Prof. H.S. Gupta (Former Director General, BIRSA), Padma Shri V.P. Singh (Famous rice breeder) and Foreign Scientists like Prof. Rudolph M. Beaudry from Michigan State University, USA, Prof. Richard Sikora from INRES, University of Bonn, Germany, Prof. Keith Davies from University of Hertfordshire, UK, to name a few,  have been conducted. The students express their ideas in through innovative models, debates and group discussions.

Sharda Organics: Sale of Campus Grown Vegetables

  • The focus of the School is to inculcate confidence and self-reliant attitude among the students. They are encouraged to interact with farmers and industries. They also package and sell their fresh farm produce under their activity under the title, ‘Sharda Organics’.
     

Seminars & Workshops

  • One day Workshop on ‘Good Agricultural Practices for Production of Export Quality Basmati Rice’ on 1st June, 2018 in collaboration with Basmati Export Development Foundation, Meerut.

Agri-Science Faculty presented Novel Ideas for Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture 

  • The students of B.Sc.(Hons.) Ag.took active part and interacted with the large number of visitors and explained the exhibits to them. The GNIDA authorities expressed much appreciation of the novel ideas in the exhibits and desired that this Department may help in the landscaping and development in some sectors of Greater Noida.   

National Seminar titled " Enhancing Farmer's Income: The Way Forward" on October 15, 2019 at Auditorium, Block-07, Sharda University.

  • The seminar was aimed at bringing scientists, intellectuals and policy-makers together to exchange their views and deliberate on the relationship between agricultural growth and profitability, key policy measures, role of emerging technologies in cost reduction in crop husbandry, industry participation for increased farm incomes such as contract farming, and agri-business.

Special lecture on World Food Day by Prof. H. S. Gupta on 'Gloom to Glory: Story of Green Revolution and Food Security in India' on 16th October, 2019.

  • World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The annual celebration of world food day represents the significance of the Food and Agriculture Organization; it also helps in increasing awareness of the crucial need for effective agriculture and food policies to be implemented by governments across the world to ensure there is sufficient food available for everyone worldwide. The lecture gave valuable insight into the food scenario of the current times.

Infrastructure

  • School of Agricultural Sciences is well-equipped with spacious classrooms and 6 laboratories to provide quality teaching and research opportunities for the students. The students are also imparted training in the field and polyhouses through conduct of research trials and demonstrations. The School has a well-developed crop cafeteria, apiary unit, mushroom house, vermicomposting facility within the campus. 
  • Six well equipped laboratories have been established in Block-4 of the University. The laboratories have been fitted with good quality furniture fabricated in the University Workshop. Besides several minor equipment, the laboratories are equipped with facilities like BOD incubator with light, timer and humidity controls; Bacteriological incubator; Hot-air over; Steam autoclave; Hot-water bath; Binocular research microscope; Stereozoom microscope; Image-analysis system; Entomological dissecting microscopes; Horizontal and wrist-action shakers; Moisture meter; Soil thermometer; Infiltrometer, Weather station, Lux meter; pH-EC meter; STFR meter, flame photometer, Soxhlet extractor, Nitrogen analyzer/Kjeldahl, Thermocycler, Electrophoresis, Spectrophotometers, Refrigerated centrifuge, Baking oven , Mufle furnance, Planetary mixer, Stability chamber, Bursting strength tester, Freeze dryer,  etc. These laboratories are useful in conduct of several practical exercises of Agriculture and Horticulture students, as well as taking up minor research projects.

Research & Publications

  • H.S. Gaur. Impact of Biotic and abiotic stresses on plants, pathogens and beneficial microorganisms in agro-ecosystem in Interdisciplinary National Conference on Recent Innovations in AgroBiosciences in Strengthening the Indian Economy: Challenges and Prospects and Farmers Meet held on 1st Febraury, 2020 at Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur
  • Manzoor, U., Haseeb, M., Chander, S. et al. Determination of Thermal Constant and Development Threshold of Red Cotton Bug, Dysdercus cingulatus (F.). Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-019-00866-2
  • Uzma Manzoor, Masarrat Haseeb and Subhash Chander, Maher Moraeiet (2020). Distribution pattern and sequential sampling plan for Earias vitella on okra. Annals of Plant and Soil Research 22(1): 41-45.
  • H.S. Gaur. Agrochemicals: Perception of Hazard, safety and Necessity in First Agrochemicals Congress, 13-16 November, 2019 at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
  • Uzma Manzoor and Masarrat Haseeb. Strategic And Rational Use Of Pesticides For The Management Of Earias Vitella In Okra in the International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering & Science held from 11-12 January 2020 at Aligarh Muslim University
  • Muntaha Qamar, Masarrat Haseeb and Uzma Manzoor (2019). Seasonal incidence of hymenopteran parasitoids of Henosepilachna spp. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 7(4): 19-26.
  • Uzma Manzoor and H. S. Gaur. Nanopesticide formulations and their applications in Plant Protection in 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials held on 19-21 July, 2019 at Sharda University
  • Anurag Tripathi, Srinivasan and H.S. Gaur. Nanotechnology applications in Crop Improvement in 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials held on 19-21 July, 2019 at Sharda University
  • Dipender Kumar and H. S. Gaur. NAnofertilisers for precision agriculture in 3rd International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials held on 19-21 July, 2019 at Sharda University
  • R.K. Thakur and Uzma Manzoor (2019). Diversification of bee keeping for increasing income of farmers in Indian Farmer 6(9): 607-611
  • R.K. Thakur and Uzma Manzoor (2019). Exploring alternative pollinators in Indian Farmers 6(12): 828-829.
  • Uzma Manzoor, Masarrat Haseeb and Subhash Chander (2018). Determination of thermal constant and development threshold of cotton mealy bug, Phenococcus solenopsis (Tinsley) Chemical Science Review and Letters. 7(26): 631-634.
  • State of Farmers: A situation assesment survey of Junpat Village, Greater Noida (2018). https://economistindia.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/state-of-farmers-a-situation-assessment-survey-ofjunpat-village-greater-noida/