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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, KUMHER-BHARATPUR

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INTRODUCTION

College of Agriculture Kumher, was established on 24th April, 2013 vide order no. F. 4(18) Agriculture-3/2013 Govt. of Rajasthan, under Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU) Bikaner. Presently COA Kumher is a constituent College of Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University (SKNAU) Jobner, established with the mandate to impart quality education for graduates in the discipline of Agriculture. As per mandate of our university, all the three components i.e., teaching, research and extension units are working at the same campus, it makes this college unique in whole of the state.  COA Kumher is situated between latitude 27.28 ᵒ North, longitude 77.39 ᵒ East with a height of 183 m above mean sea level in the agro-climatic Zone III-B (Flood prone eastern plain zone) of Rajasthan. The major crops of this region are mustard, wheat, barley chickpea and potato in rabi season and pearl millet, sorghum, sesamum and clusterbean during kharif season. The soil type of this region is sandy loam with poor quality ground water for irrigation and drinking purpose. The College is located adjacent to Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, thus make and ambient holistic surroundings for quality learning. College campus have a captivating landscape with ample plantation. The College has state of art academic and administrative building with well-furnished smart class rooms, fully fledged library and laboratory facilities.

Location

The College is located at Bharatpur- Alwar State Highway (SH-14), nearby Bailara kalan village. It is around 15 km. from Bharatpur city and is 2 km from main road. The Bharatpur is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Agra, Jaipur, Kota and other major cities of country with Rail & Road transportation facility to national highway No. 21 which connects Agra Jaipur Bikaner and rest part of country.

Dean Profile

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Dr. Udai Bhan Singh

Professor & Dean

Specialization: Horticulture

Email: dean.coabharatpur@sknau.ac.in

Contact Details: 9414714234

Dr. Udai Bhan Singh, Professor (Horticulture) and Dean College of Agriculture Kumher. He did his B.Sc. (Ag) from Dayanand College, Ajmer and M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. He started his career as Assistant Professor (Horticulture) at KVK, Bhilwara in the year 1996. He served as Assistant Professor (1996-2008), Associate Professor (2008-2011) and Professor (2011 onward). He served as Officer Incharge at Agriculture Research Sub Station, Kumher (Bharatpur) from June, 2011 to June 2020 and Dean College of Agriculture Kumher from Sep, 2019 to Jan, 2020, Dean COA, Baseri (Dholpur) from 01 Feb.2020 to 09 June 2020 and again appointed as Dean COA Kumher and Joined his duties as Dean from 10 June 2020. Dr. Udai Bhan Singh is a renowned scientist, teacher and extension worker. As a researcher he has developed 53 research recommendation for zone IIIB, published 50 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has successfully handled six research projects apart from being a master trainer he has successfully imparted the technical knowhow and extended training to the farmers of the region. He is an eloquent orator and is also actively involved in extension activities. He is an eloquent orator and is also actively involved in extension activities. He has organized two national webinars, seminars/trainings. He has. published 31 popular articles, 6 books and 7 book chapters, issued around 102 farmers advisories through TV channels and Newspapers, delivered more than 90 radio talks and have telecasted 66 news by various TV channels. Because of his research recommendations, Ber cultivation has become a profitable business to the farmers. He is master trainer of zone IIIb and furnishing high technology of horticulture to extension personnel of Department of Agriculture. Due to his immense contribution, he has been facilitated by various professional societies for his contribution in the field of Agriculture. He being an assiduous worker has contributed in resource generation for the College, ARSS and University as a whole and have produced 800-1000 quintals of quality breeder/TFL seeds generating 20 to 25 lakh revenue per annum at ARSS Kumher and 100 to 150 quintals of quality seeds generating Rs. 3 to 4 Lakh net income per annum at COA Kumher.

Aims & Objectives of College

·         To provide scientific and technical knowledge and to develop entrepreneurship skills among students in agriculture.

·         To provide value-based quality education and to make students aware of high-tech and modern agriculture.

·         To enhance the competitiveness among students and help the college to emerge as a center of excellence in agriculture.

·         To prepare students for future challenges especially in the agriculture sector.

Details of Former Deans

S. No.

Name

Duration

1.

Dr. Amar Singh

02/05/2013

16/01/2015

2.

Dr. R. C. Kumawat

17/01/2015

06/10/2015

3.

Dr. Amar Singh

07/10/2015

11/02/2018

4.

Dr. P. K. Sharma

12/02/2018

22/06/2018

5.

Dr. Amar Singh

23/06/2018

31/08/2019

6.

Dr. Udai Bhan Singh

01/09/2019

31/01/2020

7.

  Dr. Swaroop Singh

01/02/2020

31/05/2020

8.

  Registrar, SKNAU, Jobner 

01/06/2020

09/06/2020

9.

Dr. Udai Bhan Singh

10/06/2020

Continuing

Admission Procedure:

Admission to B.Sc. (Hons) Ag programme is done through JET examination conducted by one of the Agricultural Universities of Rajasthan advertised through notification.

The minimum eligibility for a candidate to appear in this test is that the candidate must have passed 12th of the 10+2 (Academic) scheme of examination with Agriculture/ Biology/ Mathematics group of the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan or an Examination declared equivalent to it with prescribed percentage of marks mentioned in the admission notification.

Admission on payment seats is given on the basis of the JET merit as supernumerary seat in the constitute college of the University.

Admission on merit seats is given on the basis of merit of 10+2 without appearing in JET examination as supernumerary seat in the constitute college of the university.

A candidate must have secured at least 50% marks in the aforesaid examinations (10+2). A relaxation of 5% marks would be allowed to candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/SBC (Non creamy layer) category.

·         The maximum age limit is 25 years.

·         The candidate must be a bonafide resident of Rajasthan.

Intake Capacity of College:

·         The college has an intake capacity of 64 students.

Student READY (Rural and Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana)

To reorient graduates of agriculture for ensuring and assuring employability and to develop entrepreneurs for emerging knowledge intensive agriculture, the component envisages the introduction of the program in all the agricultural universities as an essential prerequisite for the award of degree to ensure hands on experience and practical training. Five components are included with end to end approach in Student READY program, which are interactive and are conceptualized for building skills in project development and execution, decision-making, individual and team coordination, approach to problem solving, accounting, quality control, marketing and resolving conflicts:

 Experiential Learning/Hands on Training

 Skill Development Training

 Rural Agriculture Work Experience

 In Plant Training/ Industrial attachment

Students Projects

The students are required to have any three of the five components listed above.

Teaching Staff:

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Name

Designation

Area of Specialization

Email

Phone No.

AEIS Profile

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Dr. Udai Bhan Singh

Professor & Dean

Horticulture

dean.coabharatpur@sknau.ac.in

9414714234


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Dr. Ramphool Puniya

Associate Professor

Agronomy

ramagron@gmail.com

7006932187


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Dr. Raj Kumar Meena

Assistant Professor

Livestock Production &Management

rkmeena.kvk.kumher@sknau.ac.in

8947999808


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Dr. Dilip Singh

Assistant Professor

Horticulture

dsingh.kvk.dholpur@sknau.ac.in

9460293559


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Dr. Devendra Kumar Meena

Assistant Professor

Agril. Extension Education

dkmeena.ext@sknau.ac.in

9161962060


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Dr. Vishnu Shankar Meena

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Economics

vishnurau@gmail.com

8010973448


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Dr. Niranjan Kumar Barod

Assistant Professor

Agronomy

nkbarod.agro@sknau.ac.in

7300139969


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Dr. Ram Niwas Sharma

Assistant Professor

Plant Pathology

rnsharma.patho@sknau.ac.in

9784010309


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Dr. Naveen Chandra Pant

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry

ncpant.biochem@sknau.ac.in

9639653975


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Sh. Joginder Singh

Assistant Professor

Genetics & Plant Breeding

jogendra.pbg.rari@sknau.ac.in

9772072274


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Dr. Dushyant Verma

Assistant Librarian

Library Science

dushyantverma77@gmail.com

9928536618


Non-Teaching Staff:

Name

Designation

Murari Lal Sharma

UDC

Lakhan Singh

Driver

Achievements:

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: The college has a record of meritorious students, excelling in various state and national level examinations. The college students have shown their exploits by achieving good academic results and have been at the top level in the university ranking. Seventeen students from this college excelled in ICAR-JRF examinations and got admitted in different disciplines at reputed agricultural universities of the country.

Seed Production

From the inception, COA Kumher, Bharatpur has been actively involved in research encompassing seed production of nucleus, breeder and truthfully labeled seeds of clusterbean, urdbean, sesamum, gram, mustard and lentil under rainfed conditions. Stringent quality control measures are adopted at the farm to maintain the genetic purity of the seed stocks. Over the years the college farm have evolved as a center to nurture the young minds of the students, through practical hands on training in different aspects of crop production and farm management.

TFL/Foundation/ Certified seed production of rabi 2022-23

Crop

Variety

Area [Ha]

Production [Qt]

Mustard

DRMH IJ-31

6.0

58.80

Mustard

NRCHB-101

2.0

25.20

Mustard

RADHIKA

2.0

23.10

Mustard

DRMR 1165-40

1.0

9.30

Lentil

RLG-5

0.50

5.50

Fennel

RF-125

0.50

10.45

Facilities/Infrastructure:

The following facilities are available at the campus:

Class Room: The College has 4 smart Class rooms which are spacious, ventilated and well-furnished as per V Dean Committee recommendations.

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Class Rooms

Laboratory: College has a total of 11 fully equipped laboratories of different subjects namely Horticulture, Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, LPM, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Extension Education, Computer lab and Language lab for practical learning of the student.

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Laboratories

Land: The College premises covers a total of 30 ha land. It is utilized for seed production programme of crops viz., mustard, gram, lentil, seed spices, crop cafeteria and scientific research. Efforts are being made to acquiring more land is underway.

Landscaping: COA Kumher, Bharatpur has overcome material and logistical constraints in landscaping the college premises by establishing a campus garden. College landscaping has proved its usefulness in experiential learning programs of our students. It has also created a positive and visceral relationship of COA Kumher, fraternity with the environment and foster young mind at our college with positivity and help in achieving behavioural and cultural aspects of campus environmental sustainability.

Class Rooms

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Landscaping

Administration block: College has an administration block, conference room, staff rooms for teaching and non-teaching staff, one student welfare office, a separate room for convenience of girl students, sports room and NCC room etc.

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Guest House: A well-furnished guest house is also available at district headquarter Bharatpur adjacent to Saras Circle close to Ghana Bird Sanctuary (NH-21). It consists of 8 room attached with all the amenities. One conference/ training hall which facilitates officers to convene meeting and conduct farmers training, is also available. This guest house possesses a huge lawn with beautiful landscaping and parking facilities also.

Basic Amenities: Play Ground, Reading Room Canteen Facility and RO drinking water, lavatory facility separate for both boys and girls are available in the college.

Girls Hostel: The college has one girls hostel aims to provide a convenient and a comfortable stay for the girl’s students. The Hostel has a total number of 12 furnished rooms, one common room and mess facility. The rooms are allotted on sharing basis among two students. The girls’ hostel also satisfies the vital objective of ensuring safety of girls.

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Library facilities: COA Kumher, Bharatpur has a well-furnished library, constituting myriad collection of books on different subjects along with availability of spacious reading rooms. At present 5290 books of different disciplines are available at the college library. Book bank facility also exists.  The library also subscribes different magazines, regional and national newspapers. The college library maintains an update of library inventories to keep it at par with the pace of ever changing information and updates. It also maintains technical processing for better classification, cataloguing, indexing of the text books from time to time. Exuberant books related to competitive examinations of central and state government, banks, ICAR, IARI and agricultural universities etc. are also made available in the library.

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Sports Facilities: The College has dedicated sports facilities for the students including Badminton Court, Volleyball ground, Table Tennis room etc.

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NSS: The COA Kumher, Bharatpur foresees the active participation of undergraduate students in National Service Scheme (NSS), as per the mandate of Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi. NSS develops a sense of responsibility among students through social services and realization of work. It helps to inculcate self-discipline and control of mind and body for making students a responsible citizen.

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Extracurricular activities: The college believes in endorsement of professionalism and ethics among students by imparting value-based education for holistic development of the students. The college from its inception has regularly organized vivid student activities, for all-around development of the students.

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Celebration of special days of National Importance: The College every year organizes different activities regularly on important National days to bring about awareness and inspiration among students. They form an integral part of the course curriculum for an all-round development of the students and faculty members.

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Advisory system for students: Student advisory an integral part of UG programme in which about 25 students are allotted to a teacher. For this 7th period of every Friday has been earmarked for advisors specially to interact with the students, so that their academic as well as day to day problems may be tackled without any delay.

Preparation Pattern of JRF/Pre-PG Examination: College has a specific emphasis on preparation for JRF & Pre-PG examination. Each faculty member is being allotted students, who can consult them regarding subject matter. Special classes are also arranged for specific topics as and when required.

Practical Learning

maintains a dedicated farm of 7 Ha for students practical in kharif and rabi seasons, most of the farm operations are being carried out by the students in the farm. There is availability of all the essential equipment’s including tractor, trolley, harrow, cultivator, seed drill and tractor mounted sprayer along with availability of seed processing facility at the college premises. The college has well equipped Laboratories for different subjects for providing valuable practical exposure to our students.

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