Soil Science

Soil Science

Sister Nivedita University with comparatively larger number of Faculties shouldering greater responsibility of offering five different compulsory courses and two sets of advance elective courses in Soil Science and  Soil Microbiology.  The Department also offers three job oriented courses in  organic matter decomposition, bio-fertilizer production, and soil and water testing. The  Department offers  courses leading to B.Sc (Ag.) Hons.Degree  with two major options for students in Soil Science and Soil Microbiology.  Re-cycling of farm waste and rapid composting technologies, studies on Arsenic mobilization, retention, microbial transformation and interaction with organic soil and micro-nutrient status in soils in different parts of India. 

  • To impart teaching in Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry for BSc hons. degree
  •  To set programmes for validation of the research output into the field.
  •  To undertake multi dimensional and multi Institutional projects
  • To impart trainings on soil test based fertilizer recommendations

The faculty members of the Department are engaged in teaching for undergraduate  students under the semester system. The quality of good teaching for the students to equip themselves with the sound knowledge of the subject and applying it into the practical arena in the direction of understanding the dynamics of soil-water-plant systems, has got the prime importance.

The School of Agricultural Sciences is the new initiative of Techno-India Group of Institutions where it is proposed to introduce B Sc (Ag) Hons Course as per rules and regulations of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the system of agricultural education wherein teaching, research and extension programme are proposed to be included in conformity with maintaining standard and quality at par in other institutions imparting the degree in agriculture and allied sciences;

Importance of Agriculture Education System

India, accounting for 17% of world's population and over 30% of world’s smallholder farmers, and hardly 2.5% of the world's land and 4% of world’s water resources, greatly impacts and gets impacted by the state of global food, agriculture and natural resource system. Hence, India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), apex body of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India come forward to design the course-curriculum in imparting agricultural education, conducting agricultural research and transferring proven technologies (extension) to the farmers to boost up agricultural productivity maintaining uniformity throughout the country. The major global initiatives and foresight must be kept in mind while developing leadership in agricultural sciences to ensure global competitiveness, equitable knowledge sharing, and environmental sustainability. The new curricula, courses and contents have been designed as recommended by the 5th Dean’s Committee constituted to let the students aware of the new global initiatives, such as Global Green Economy; Knowledge Economy; Global Zero Hunger Challenge; UN International Year and International Agriculture and Development Challenge, 2050.

Over the years, the visibility of basic sciences in agricultural curricula has decreased; On the other hand, globally greater emphasis is being placed on life sciences - biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bio-remediation, bioenergy, biosecurity and computational biology. Agriculture graduates and scientists should increasingly seek employment and research opportunities in these frontier areas. Rural Appraisal Work Education (RAWE) and Hands on Training will remain extremely important in this context, the science-based hands on learning experience be duly promoted.

 

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Dr. Dipa Kundu

Assistant Professor

PhD in Soil Science from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya in 2018

Email: dipa.k@snuniv.ac.in


Research

  • Research on “Boron Availability in Soils of North Bengal in Relation to Growth and Nutrition of Mustard” for dissertation of M.Sc. (Agri.) in Agril. Chemistry & Soil Science. (2012-2014)
  • Research on “Studies on the Chemistry of Sulphur in Soils of West Bengal and its Management for Better Nutrition of Mustard” for thesis of Ph.D in Agril. Chemistry and Soil Science. (2014-2018)
  • Former Project fellow under “Generation of elite, disease free planting materials of turmeric through micro-propagaton and its distribution among tribal farmers of terrain of West Bengal from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya.(2019-2020)

 

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