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Department of Applied Agriculture

Department of Applied Agriculture is established in 2016 under the School of Basic and Applied Sciences. The aim of the department is to undertake teaching and research in diverse applied areas of agriculture and allied sectors. The Department has identified agri-business and food science and technology as the two areas which aim at educating, training and providing self-employment opportunities to the young minds besides offering the scope for various opportunities in corporate sector and academia. Specifically, M.Sc. Food Science and Technology programme lays emphasis on quality education and training activities to meet growing demand of food processing industries in addition to pioneering the development of innovative technologies for conservation and processing of raw material with value addition. Huge opportunities in Agribusiness are also attracting investments in primary production as well as on the output side in food processing and distribution. Opportunities for future growth potential in agribusiness industry are mainly fuelled by sustained economic growth, rising per capita income, urbanization and globalization, integration of the global food value chain,  improvement in infrastructure for storage and transportation. MBA (Agri-business) programme is designed to prepare students for careers in management related to food & agribusiness and allied sectors in varying international environment.

Mission

  • To undertake teaching and research in diverse applied areas of food science and agribusiness in order to educate, train and inspire young minds for excelling in various avenues.

Vision

  • To be a leading centre of excellence for food science and technology and agribusiness with regional, national and global footprints.

Mandate

  • By creating an academically inspiring environment that encourages the manifestation of human inner potential for the overall benefit of agriculture, businesses, government, and society.             
  • By cultivating young leaders with strong values who can drive social and economic transformations toward a more ethical, and sustainable society.
  • By encouraging and developing individuals with entrepreneurial spirit and capable of solving societal challenges through innovative and sustainable business models
  1. Prof. Anjana Munshi, HoD - (Additonal Charge)
  2. Dr. Chidanand Patil, Assistant Professor
    Profile     Publications
  3. Dr. Khetan Shevkani, Assistant Professor
    Profile     Publications
  4. Dr. Yashi Srivastava, Assistant Professor
    Profile     Publications
  5. Dr. Surjeet Singh Dhaka, Assistant Professor
    Profile     Publications
  • 2020-22
    • M.Sc Food Science & Technology
    • MBA (AgriBusiness)
    • Ph.D Agribusiness
    • Ph.D Food Science & Technology
  • 2019-21
    • M. Sc. Food Science and Technology
    • MBA (Agribusiness)

Research Thrust Area

  • Agri Input-Output Marketing
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agriculture and Food Policy
  • Agripreneurship
  • Cereals and Pulses Characterization
  • Digital Agribusiness Convergence
  • Food Retailing
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Oil Processing
  • Strategic Agribusiness Management
  • Sustainable Agribusiness Solutions

Academic Calender

Semester- III (Batch: 2020-22)

Commencement of Classes for 3rd Semester – MSc Food Science and Technology 30.08.2021
Commencement of Classes for 3rd Semester – MBA Agribusiness 13.09.2021
MST Examination along with Teaching 22.10.2021 – 29.10.2021
Practical Examination along with Teaching 03.01.2022 – 07.01.2022
End Semester Examination 10.01.2022 – 21.01.2022
Winter break for students 22.01.2022 – 30.01.2022


Semester- IV (Batch: 2020-22)

Commencement of Classes 31.01.2022
MST Examination along with Teaching 28.03.2022 – 04.04.2022
Practical Examination along with Teaching 06.06.2022 – 10.06.2022
Submission of Project Reports On or Before 10.06.2020
End Semester Examination 13.06.2022 – 24.06.2022

Facilities

The Department of Applied Agriculture has three research laboratories (02 food science and technology and 01 agribusiness) and one teaching laboratory. These laboratories are equipped with some of hi-end equipment for research and effective teaching. The agribusiness laboratory trains the students for Agripreneurship development.

The equipment available in the laboratories include:

  1. Rancimat (Metrohm, Switzerland)
  2. Viscometer (AntonPaar, Austria)
  3. UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu, Japan)
  4. Digital refractometer (Rudolph Research Analytical, USA)
  5. Autoclave
  6. pH Meters
  7. Water bath
  8. Magnetic stirrers
  9. High-speed homogenizer
  10. Micro centrifuge
  11. Induction sealing machine
  12. Incubators
  13. Hot air oven
  14. Hand-held refractometers
  15. Heating mantles
  16. Hot plates
  17. Soxhlet apparatus
  18. Vortex shaker
  19. Weighing balances
  20. Refrigerators
  21. Muffle furnaces
  22. Microwave oven
  23. OTG
  24. Deep freezer, etc.

Placement

Batch Name of student placed and contact details Program Name of the employer with details Pay package at appointment
2018-20 Ms. Aarti Rishi
(+91- 9814608394)
M.B.A. (Agribusiness) Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd., Chandigarh

3.6 LPA

2018-20 Mr. Siddartha S. Shastry
(+91- 8197470488)
M.B.A. (Agribusiness) Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited, Chandigarh

3.6 LPA

2018-20 Ms. Grima
(+91- 7410809059)
M.B.A. (Agribusiness) Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd., Chandigarh

3.6 LPA

2019-21 Mr. Sarbjeet Singh (+91- 7696301997) M.B.A. (Agribusiness) Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited, Chandigarh

3.6 LPA

2019-21 Mr. Uttam Kumar Singh
(+91- 7087152565)
M.B.A. (Agribusiness) Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited, Chandigarh

3.6 LPA

Student Corner

M.Sc. Food Science and Technology (Batch: 2020-22)
Sr. No. Registration No. Name State
1 20msfood01 AKASH DEEP SHUKLA Uttar Pradesh
2 20msfood02 ALEENA EBRAHIM Kerala
3 20msfood03 ANUPAMA CHAUHAN Rajasthan
4 20msfood04 ASTAHSAN Haryana
5 20msfood05 BADAVATHU JHANSILAKSHMI BAI Telangana
6 20msfood06 DHRAVATH NANDHA NAIK Telangana
7 20msfood07 GARIMELLA VENKATA VIDYADHARI Telangana
8 20msfood08 HANNA M Kerala
9 20msfood09 KUMARI ANUPRIYA Jharkhand
10 20msfood10 MEHAK Haryana
11 20msfood11 MIHIR DEEPAK PASHINE Maharashtra
12 20msfood12 MOHAMMED SUHAIR Kerala
13 20msfood13 SANJAY KP Kerala
14 20msfood15 MUHAMMAD SHAFEEQUE Kerala
15 20msfood16 KAMPALLY RENUKA Telangana
16 20msfood17 KUNDETI RENUKA Telangana
17 20msfood18 SUMIT JADAUN Uttar Pradesh
18 20msfood20 SAIFUDHEEN C Kerala
19 20msfood21 SAUMYA SHRIVASTAVA Madhya Pradesh
20 20msfood22 MEGHA KUMARI Bihar
21 20msfood23 RITU SINGH Gujarat
22 20msfood24 VIDISHA YADAV Maharashtra
23 20msfood25 PRIYA DARSHAN UPADHYAY Uttar Pradesh
24 20msfood26 LINDELWA NOMBULELO BHEMBE Eswatini (Swaziland)

 

MBA Agribusiness (Batch: 2020-22)
Sr. No. Registration No. Name State
1 20mbagri01 ADITI CHAUDHARY Rajasthan
2 20mbagri02 ARUNDEEP KAUR Punjab
3 20mbagri03 CHINMAY PRASAD DAS Odisha
4 20mbagri04 KANCHAN CHATURVEDI Uttarakhand
5 20mbagri05 KRUSHNA CHANDRA BARIK Delhi
6 20mbagri07 LAKAVATH ANILKUMAR Telangana
7 20mbagri08 PRITAM KUMAR Bihar
8 20mbagri09 RUPIKA CHOUDHARY Punjab
9 20mbagri10 SAGARIKA PAUL West Bengal
10 20mbagri11 SUSIL KUMAR SETHI Odisha
11 20mbagri13 VARINDERPAL SINGH Punjab
12 20mbagri14 KOCHUTHRESIA STEEPHAN Kerala
13 20mbagri15 LOVEDEEP SINGH Punjab
14 20mbagri16 NANDIGAM SAGAR Andhra Pradesh
15 20mbagri17 NIHAL MOHAMED M Kerala
16 20mbagri18 NISHVAN M E Kerala
17 20mbagri19 VISHNUDAS Kerala
18 20mbagri20 RAJEEVAN M Kerala
19 20mbagri21 SANDEEP SINGH Punjab
20 20mbagri22 MADEEN AHAMMED E P Kerala
21 20mbagri25 ASHWANI KUMAR Bihar
22 20mbagri26 TAHMINA BATOORI Afghanistan

 

PhD Agribusiness (Session- 2021)
Sr. No. Registration No. Name State Fellowship
1 21phdagri01 DHARAVATH POOLSINGH Telangana National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST students

 

 

Grants

Name of faculty/PI Project title Sanctioned by Financial assistance Duration
Dr. Chidanand Patil Performance of Regulated APMCs in Haryana under New Agricultural Marketing Reforms (e-NAM) Regime Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi Rs. 6.0 lakhs 2 years
Dr. Chidanand Patil An analysis of trends, problems and prospects of rice export from India Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Rs. 1.5 lakhs 2 years
Dr. Chidanand Patil ICT initiatives in Agriculture for Boosting the Improving Farmers Income: Lessons from Thailand Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and National Research Council of Thailand ICSSR - NRCT Jan – Feb, 2019
Dr. Khetan Shevkani Evaluation of Different Vegetable Oils for Use in Gluten-Free Muffins Prepared with Composite Rice-Pulse Flours Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Rs. 3.0 lakhs 02 years
Dr. Khetan Shevkani Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Different Pulses and their Flours University Grants Commission, New Delhi Rs. 10.0 lakhs 02 years
Dr. Yashi Srivastava Quality Characterization of Unconventional Edible Oils Available in Punjab Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Rs. 3.0 lakhs 02 years
Dr. Surjeet Singh Dhaka Vocal for Local: Marketing of Agricultural Products as District Brand in Punjab Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Rs. 1.5 lakhs 02 years

Seminar/Symposia

S. No. Name of the Conference/Workshops/Seminars/Webinars/Symposia Mode and Date
1. Webinar on "Development of Pearl Millet Value Chain for Processing  and Product Development in Arid Region".
Speaker:
Dr. Soma Srivastava, Sr. Scientist (FSN),
ICAR - CAZRI, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Online, September 03, 2021
2. Interaction with Industry Expert Mr. Mayank Sharma, Officer (HR, National Fertilizers Limited) topic entitled “Corporate Interview Process”. Online, March 30, 2021
3. Interaction with Agri Industry Expert Mr. Yogesh Sharma, Regional Manager (S&M, Nuziveedu Seeds Limited) topic entitled “Introduction to Sales & Marketing of Agri Inputs (Seeds and Pesticides)”. Online, March 24, 2021
4. Interaction with Agripreneur Mr. Satya Dev (Founder of Agri Business Yuva (ABY) Farmers LLP) topic entitled “Livelihood Promotion and Micro Enterprise Development”. Online, March 20, 2021
5. Interaction with Agripreneur Mr. Tarang Patel (Founder & CEO- InTech Harness Pvt. Ltd.) topic entitled “Boost Crop Output through Engagement with Digital Agriculture”. Online, March 17, 2021
6. Interaction with Agripreneur Shri. M. G. Karibasappa (Innovative Farmer Awardee) topic entitled “Innovative Technologies for Pest Management Automatic Solar Insect Trap”. Online, March 16, 2021
7. Interaction with Agripreneur Mr. Durga Prasad Mishra (Director, Prakriti O Prakritik Consumer Products Pvt. Ltd., Odisha) topic entitled “Scope of Tuber Crop Processing”. Online, January 03, 2021
8. Interaction with Agripreneur Dr. Sunila Jakhar (Apis Divine, Haryana) topic entitled “Bee Buzzing Success”. Online, December 28, 2020
9. Interaction with Agripreneur Dr. S. Ravindar Reddy (RR Foods & Feeds, Hyderabad) topic entitled “Diversification in Agripreneurship and Layer Poultry”. Online, December 09, 2020
10. Webinar on "Advanced Technologies and Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Food and Agribusiness".
Speakers:
1. Dr. Kartik Pondicherry, Technical Manager, Anton Paar India Pvt. Ltd.
2. Mr. Yash Jayantibhai Padhiyar, CEO, Heer Organics Pvt. Ltd, Gujarat
Online, November 06, 2020
11. Poster Presentation Competition on “Harmful Health Effects of Junk Food”. City Campus, September 07, 2018
12. National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Food Processing” organised jointly by IIFPT (Formerly IICPT), MoFPI and Central University of Punjab. City Campus, December 09, 2016

Alumni

The alumni of the Department are settled in Govt./Govt. undertaking organizations, private sectors (industry, banks, etc.), involved in higher education in national/foreign institutes or preparing for higher education in India/abroad. Also, the alumni of the Department regularly interact (virtually through WhatsApp group) and share information about job openings. The information is tabulated below:
M.Sc. Food Science and Technology


Name
Batch Present position / Higher studies and address Email / contact info
Ms. Sandeep Kaur 2016-18 Young Professional, Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana (Oct 18 - Feb 20) linkedin.com/in/sandeep-kaur-895a32a8
Mr. Santosh U Phule 2016-18 QC Officer, Tasty Bite Eatables, Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra santoshphule16@gmail.com
Mr. Jaipreet Singh 2016-18  - jaipreetbutter@gmail.com
Mr. Md. Ubaid 2016-18  - ubaid33@live.com
Mr. Lovepreet Singh 2017-19 Self-employed, Canada linkedin.com/in/lovepreet-singh-183a80127
Ms. Sakshi Sharma 2017-19 Food Safety Officer, Himachal Pradesh -
Mr. Binoy Sagar 2017-19 Quality control coach, Albaik Bahrain binoysagar1996@gmail.com
Ms. Ravneet Kaur 2017-19 01 year Certificate programme on Supply Chain Management; Ontario College Graduate/ Mississauga (Greater Toronto Area - Ontario)  -
Mr. K Sujohn Ratna Paulson 2017-19 Quality Assurance Executive, Zometo, Hyderabad linkedin.com/in/sujohn-kolluri-826564118
Ms. Elsa K Mathew 2017-19  -  
Mr. Shailendra Kumar 2017-19 QA/QC Officer, Kosambh Multitred Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi linkedin.com/in/shailendra-kumar-22160b14a
Ms. Trishna Kachari 2017-19 - trishnak71@gmail.com
Ms. Anu K Sunny 2017-19  -  
Ms. Anu Mathew 2017-19 M.Sc. in Food Safety Management, TUD, Ireland anuann.mathew.6@gmail.com
Mr. Mrigendra Raj Sharma 2017-19 Brewer, Wave Distilleries and Breweries Limited, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh  linkedin.com/in/mrigendra-raj-sharma-245625100
Ms. Shreelakshmi 2018-20 - shreelakshmi470@gmail.com
Ms. Priya Pal 2018-20 Junior Research Fellow / ICAR- IARI, New Delhi priyapal1302@gmail.com
Sadhu Ashok 2018-20 Junior Research Fellow/ CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore ashokalphonse008@gmail.com
Mr. Shahrukh khan 2018-20 -  
Mr. Vikrant Rana 2018-20 Professional Executive, NIFTEM, Haryana viratrana425@gmail.com
Mr. Muneeb 2018-20 JRF / NIFTEM, Haryana muneebfoodtech@gmail.com
Mr. Siyad pv 2018-20 Quality Controller, Global Exporters (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021), Ernakulam, Kerala, India linkedin.com/in/siyad-pv-4a59751b5
Mr. CHANDRA INGTI 2018-20 - chandraingti@gmail.com
Mr. Ankit Awasthi 2018-20 -  
Ms. MRIGYA BANSAL 2018-20 Junior research fellow, ICAR-CAZRI, JODHPUR  
Ms. Aishwarya Dhiman 2018-20 PhD/ NIFTEM, Haryana aishwaryadhiman11@gmail.com
Ms. Pirbi Ronghangpi 2018-20 - pirbironghangpi1@gmail.com
Satendra Pratap 2018-20 -  
Ms. Garima Srivastava 2018-20 - garimasrivastava94.gs@gmail.com
Ms. Brahmeet Kaur 2018-20 Junior Research Fellow SLIET, Longowal, Distt Sangrur  -

MBA (Agribusiness)


Name
Batch Present position / Higher studies and address Email / contact info
Mr. Kuldeep Singh 2016-18 RA, Central University of Punjab maankuldeep211@gmail.com
Mr. Abinash Kumar Mohanta 2016-18 Assistant Manager (Operation), Vashp Buddy Pvt. Ltd. (TutorBin), Gurugram abinashnilu29@gmail.com
Mr. Sabeel Mohammed Kanneth 2016-18 Business Development Manager, Moonlight Industrial supplies company, Doha kannethsabeel@gmail.com
Ms. Priyanka Kumari 2016-18 VB (Value banker), New Delhi priyankarenu1994@gmail.com
Mr. Kamaksh Panwar 2016-18 Sales Executive, Helloverify India Pvt. Ltd. Delhi kamaksh1996@gmail.com
Mr. Sagar Gajre 2017-19 Research Scholar, Central University of Karnataka  sagargajre7@gmail.com
Mr. Yaser Arafath C 2017-19 -- yaserarafathc@gmail.com
Mr.Nishant Raj 2017-19 -- raj.nishant57@gmail.com
Mr. Ajit Kumar 2017-19 MDO, Tej Hybrid seeds Private LTD, Ranchi ajitnrg@gmail.com
Mr. Kaiser Ahad 2017-19 -- mahikaiser0408@gmail.com
Mr. Mandeep 2017-19 -- mandeepk899@gmail.com
Mr. Nakul Purohit 2017-19 Assistant Manager, IndiaMart Intermesh ltd, Ahmedabad nakul.purohit64@gmail.com
Ms. Aarti Rishi 2018-20 Management Trainee, Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited,Chandigarh aartirishi995@gmail.com
Ms. Seema Rani 2018-20 Sr. Assistant at Warehouse Operations, Myntra Logistics, Gurugram RANI1407SEEMA@GMAIL.COM
Mr. Dharavath Poolsingh 2018-20 PhD, Central University of Punjab dslp49@gmail.com
M. Shaifali Sharma 2018-20 Order Allocator/Shift Controller, Big Basket, Gurugram shaifali139@gmail.com
Ms. Kavya V 2018-20 Tutor, Nsg manesar haryana kavyavengayil1998@gmail.com
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Mahto 2018-20 Field Investigator, Central University of Punjab rakeshkumarmahtobhu@gmail.com
Mr. Anubhav 2018-20 PhD, IABM, SKRAU, Bikaner anubhavbeniwal3@gmail.com
Ms. Samita Garg 2018-20 Business Development Executive, Our Food Pvt. Ltd., Rajasthan gargsamita2@gmail.com
Mr. Din Mohammad 2018-20 Communication manager, Suprem audit office, Afghanistan din.m.tamin@gmail.com

Academic & Administrative Committee (AAC) 


Minutes of Meetings

2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 05.08.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 08.08.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 28.08.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 03.10.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 17.10.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 01.11.2018

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 05.12.2018


2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 02.01.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 25.01.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 08.02.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 14.03.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 04.04.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 09.05.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 22.07.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 19.08.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 17.09.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 16.10.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 07.11.2019

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 12.12.2019


2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 08.01.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 05.02.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 19.03.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 09.04.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 20.05.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 27.05.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 07. 07.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 04.08.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 07.09.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 07.09.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 14.10.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 05.11.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 04.12.2020

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 22.12.2020


2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 12.01.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 19.01.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 15.02.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 03.03.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 06.04.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 27.05.2021

·         Minutes of the AAC Meeting held on 14.06.2021