Department of Agriculture

Guru Nanak College, Budhlada, accredited 'A" grade by NAAC, Bangalore, is a premier institute for boys and girls education in Punjab region. Two departments of the college namely, Agriculture and Chemistry had been recommended by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, to receive financial support under the Star College Scheme.

The objective of the Star College Scheme is to strengthen Life Science and Biotechnology education and training at the undergraduate level to encourage and attract students to pursue a career in Life Sciences.

For implementation of the Star College Scheme, the DBT, New Delhi sanctioned the first release of an amount of Rs. 10.00 lakhs under Non-recurring head and Rs. 3.00 lahks under Recurring head for the financial year 2019-20. The college further not received the second and third year grant for utilization under Recurring head by the recommended DBT during the financial year 2020-21 & 2021-22.

The scheme envisages:

Students Activity carried out by the Department of Agriculture during (2019-20)

Minor research based project on different topic given to final year students

  1. Projects on “Study of different genotypes of radish crop on the basis of their morphological traits
  2. Project on “To Developed a vegetable crop museum
  3. Project on “Response of date of Sowing on Pea crop”

(2020-21)

No summer training and Industrial visit programme organized due to covid-19 pandemic

(2021-22)

  1. 1. Evaluation of 70 Germplasm of wheat crop for Agro-morphological traits and to identify superior genotypes suitable for Punjab region.
  2. Onion Seed production technique by seed to seed and bulb to seed method by 2nd year students
  3. To established nursery seedling of vegetable and ornamental plant, medicinal plant through traditional and propagation method.
  4. To developed a vegetable crop museum for diversity identification and flower study.
  5. Project on Seed production technique in cauliflower crop

Hand on training Programme



Sr No. Title Duration Activity Coordinator No. of students
2019-20
1 Protective Cultivation of Vegetable crop Oct. 2019(02day) Dr. Garima Mahajan & Dr. Sarvan Kumar 36 Final Yr B.Sc Agri
2 Importance of organic farming of Vegetable crop Oct to Nov 2019 Dr. Perminder singh & Dr. Sarvan Kumar 301st yr B.Sc (H) Agri
3 Hybridization technique in Wheat and Mustard crop Nov 2019 Dr. Sarvan Kumar 38SY B.Sc (Hons) Agri
4 Evaluation cum multiplication of breeding trial of cereal & Veg crop Dec 2019 Dr. Garima & Dr. Sarvan Kumar 42 SY B.Sc (Hons) Agri
5 Nursery Management of vegetable crop Jan 2020 Dr. Perminder singh, Dr. Sarvan Kumar & Mr. Amit Kumar 30 3rd Yr B.Sc Agri
6 Lay-out and installation cum demonstration of Micro Irrigation System 03 days Jan 2020 Er. Dilip Kumar Ojha(Assistant prof.) 35SY B.Sc (Hons) Agri
2020-21
1 Soil sample collection And their analysis Feb-March 2021 (01 day) Dr. J.S. Sawhney 27 B.Sc Agri 1st year
2 Protective Cultivation training Jan-Feb 2021 (03day) Dr. Garima Mahajan & Dr. Sarvan Kumar 35 Final Yr B.Sc Agri
3 Breeding/Hybridization technique in Wheat crop Feb 2021 (02 days) Dr. Sarvan Kumar 28 Students 2nd B.Sc Agri
4 Lay out of vegetable Nursery and Management of vegetable crop March 2021 (04 day) Dr. Perminder singh, Dr. Sarvan Kumar 25 Students B.Sc Agri 3rd year
5 Vermi-composting unit Feb-March 2021 (01 week) Dr. J.S. Sawhney Dr. Garima Mahajan, Dr. Sarvan Kumar 30 students B.Sc Agri 3rd year
2021-22
1 Use of Hybridization technique for new variety/ hybrid development in Wheat & Mustred crop Nov-Dec 2021 (10 day) Dr. Sarvan Kumar Khokhar 25 Students 2nd B.Sc Agri
2 Protected Cultivation of cucumber and tomato crop May-June and Oct- Nov 2021(03day) Dr. Garima Mahajan & Dr. Sarvan Kumar Khokhar 41 Final Yr B.Sc Agri
3 Seed production of flower crop (Marigold) for summer cultivation June –July 2021 (05 days) Dr. Sarvan Kumar and Mrs.Sushampreet Kaur 35 Students 3rd year B.Sc Agri
4 Lay out of vegetable Nursery and Management of vegetable crop July to Sep 2021 (04 day) Mr. Amandeep Kaur 25 Students B.Sc Agri 3rd year
5 Collect the weather data (Basic observation) at meteorological observatory Whole season Mrs. Sumandeep Kaur 1st year and 2nd year students
6 Estimate the moisture content (%), seed germination in different seed sample Feb-March 2022 Dr. Sarvan Kumar 25 Students B.Sc Agri 2nd year

List of exhibitions/seminars/training courses conducted by the college:

Name, designation, host institute of guest faculty invited:

List of new Practicals /demonstrations introduced in different departments in last one year

2019-20

1st.Yr. B.Sc. (Hons) Agri

  1. Project on setting up, recording and maintenance of instruments in a meteorological observatory
  2. Measurement of temperature, rainfall, evaporation, sunshine duration, wind direction, wind speed etc
  3. Study of seeding equipments.
  4. Identification of field crops and their seeds.
  5. Determination of pH soil sample.
  6. Determination of moisture in given soil sample
  7. Collection of soil sample from the field crop
  8. Microscopic examination of roots, stem and leaf (slides).
  9. Identification of garden tools.
  10. Diameter measurements using calipers and tape.
  11. Study of mitosis and meiosis

S.Y. B.Sc. (Hons) Agri

  1. Study of plant breeder kit
  2. Method of composting and vermi composting
  3. Seed sampling and testing physical purity, germination test, seed vigour test
  4. Collection and preservation of plant diseased speciman

T.Y.B.Sc. Agri

  1. Determination of soil moisture by oven method
  2. Preparation of jam and jelly
  3. Diagnosis and identification of plant disease on the basis of symptoms
  4. Detection of adulteration of milk
  5. Testing of milk and cream for fat by garber method

Final.Y. B.Sc. Agri

  1. Different types of application equipment, including sprayers dusters, seed dressers, their structure, working, handling and maintenance
  2. Collection and preservation of insects
  3. Seed analysis on the basis of purity and germination, tests of viability.
  4. Practices in Plant propagation. The candidates should be proficient in the art of budding, grafting, cutting, layering etc.
  5. Pruning practices. The candidates should know various pruning practices in fruit plants

2020-21

The practical / demonstration is not more introduced due to short period of offline teaching due to COVID-19. During the season 2020-21 some practical introduced as given below

1st.Yr. B.Sc. (Hons) Agri

  1. Project on setting up, recording and maintenance of instruments in a meteorological observatory
  2. Measurement of evaporation, sunshine duration, wind direction, wind speed etc.
  3. Determination of pH soil sample.
  4. Determination of moisture in given soil sample
  5. Identification of garden tools.
  6. Study of mitosis and meiosis

S.Y. B.Sc. (Hons) Agri

  1. Seed sampling and testing physical purity, germination test
  2. Study of plant breeder kit
  3. Moisture mesurement in different seed sample

T.Y.B.Sc. Agri

  1. Diagnosis and identification of plant disease on the basis of symptoms
  2. Detection of adulteration of milk
  3. Testing of milk and cream for fat by garber method

Final.Y. B.Sc. Agri

  1. 1. Different types of application equipment, including sprayers dusters, seed dressers, their structure, working, handling and maintenance
  2. 2. Practices in Plant propagation. The candidates should be proficient in the art of budding, grafting, cutting, layering etc.
  3. 3. Pruning practices. The candidates should know various pruning practices in fruit plants

Details of equipment purchased in each department from DBT grant. (item, no., cost, date of order placed, purchase/installation)

Sr. No. Name of equipments Qty.Bill No. & Date
1 Microscope Binocular 6GST/MHTP77 07/08/2019
2 Digital Refrotecometer 1
3 Incubator 2
4 Automatic milk analyzer 1
5 Incubator cum hatcher (50 egg capacity) 1
6 Brooder Hachine electric machine 1
7 Automatic seed/ grain counter 1
8 Microscope Binocular 34GST/MHTP74 03/08/2019
9 Microscope monocular 10GST/MHTP72 30/07/2019
10 Fluorescence Micro scope1
11 Compound microscope with photo display 2
12 PH meter table model 4
13 EC Meter 1
14 Stereoscopic binocular microscope 4
15 Seed germinator 3GST/MHTP67 25/07/2019
16 Photo flame meter 1
17 Electronic Moisture Meter 2
18 Garber Centrifugal machine 1
19 Spray pump battery operated 1000568 28/9/2020


Impact of DBT support to the Agriculture Departments

Significant improvements in the field of imparting quality education and training to the students have been achieved upon receiving DBT support. Some improvements may be listed as follows: