Indian Agricultural Universities Association

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Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner

Name of the University: Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner

Year of Establishment: September 13, 2013

Vision :Integrated Sustainable agriculture and rural development for livelihood enhancement, economic growth and opportunities of secondary agriculture in state of Rajasthan.

Mission: To impart quality education in frontier areas of agriculture and allied sciences to make the agriculture more professional is the vision of the University. Vision for research is to focus on developing newer plant material by breaking yield barrier which can withstand abiotic as well as biotic stresses inflicted by climate change. The university also envisages improving the efficiency of existing limited natural resources like land capital and water to attain an ever-green revolution and improve the income of end users. The university is committed to transfer the improved technologies generated through research to the target group for their well-being and livelihood security.

GoalsThe university was established with the mission of providing education and upliftment of economically backward classes particularly of rural areas to adopt the modern practices in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture etc.

  • Focus on teaching, research and extension education programmes in the field of agriculture and allied sciences.
  • Development of climate resilient, biofortified varieties/ hybrids of important cereals, pulses, millets, spices and horticultural crops suitable particularly for agro-climatic zones of the University
  • Development of efficient and diversified land use system and location specific production technologies for enhancing crop productivity.
  • Development of efficient transfer of technology mechanism with the use of ICT for the farmers and extension functionaries

Jurisdiction/ area of operation: The University encompasses three agro-climatic zones (out of the ten agro-climatic zones in the State). The University territorial jurisdiction covers an area of 6.4 mha, which is about one sixth of the total geographical area of the state and covers eight districts of Rajasthan:

  • II A: Transitional plain of inland drainage - Sikar
  • III A: Semi-arid eastern plain zone- Jaipur, Ajmer, Tonk, Dausa
  • III B: Flood prone eastern plains- Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur

Educational programmes (PG/UG/Ph.D/Diploma)

The University provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, dedicated & committed faculty having passion towards education since inception making it a benchmarks for others who aspire to emulate. The University is committed for excellence in quality education for the development of well-trained and specialized human resource in agriculture & allied sectors. The University has three faculties i.e, Agriculture, Agri-Buisness Management and Dairy Science and Technology.

The University offers UG programme in Agriculture, Agri-buisness Management and Dairy Science & Technology. Beside this, M.Sc. (Ag.) in 12 disciplines with intake of about six dozen students and Ph.D. in 9 disciplines with intake of about 3 dozen students in Agriculture stream are also offered by the University.

  • SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner is pioneer institute for agriculture education in the state. This college came into existence in 1947 and offers four years B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. with intake of 131 students; two years M.Sc. (Ag.) in 12 disciplines with intake of 70 students including 18 seats of ICAR, New Delhi and Ph.D. in 8 disciplines with intake of 44 students.
  • The other ten Colleges of Agriculture are located at Lalsot (Dausa), Kumher (Bharatpur), Fatehpur-Shekhawati (Sikar), Navgaon (Alwar), Kotputli (Jaipur), Baseri (Dholpur), Kishangarhbas (Alwar), Bhusawar, Weir (Bharatpur), Jhilai, Niwai (Tonk) and Peethampuri, Neem ka Thana (Sikar) offer only undergraduate programme i.e, B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. with intake capacity of 60 students in each college.
  • SKN College of Agri-Business Management, Jobner offers an integrated programme in B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. and MBA (Agri-Business Management)-Integrated Five-Year Degree Programme on self-financing mode in which admission is currently discontinued.
  • College of Dairy Science and Technology, Jobner offers B. Tech (Dairy Technology) with intake capacity of 40 students.

The University is implementing the under-graduate syllabus as per the recommendations of the Vth Deans committee of the ICAR, New Delhi from the academic year 2017-18 and post graduate syllabus as per BSMA recommendation from the academic year 2022-23. The component of student Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana (READY) has been included in the under graduate syllabus for developing entrepreneurship in the graduates.

Major area of research:

The research in the University is largely supported by ICAR, New Delhi, Govt of Rajasthan and Private sectors. There are seven research stations encompassing three agro-climatic zones under the administrative control of Directorate of Research, SKNAU, Jobner. These include Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute (RARI) at Durgapura, Jaipur, two Agricultural Research Stations located at Navgaon (Alwar) and Fatehpur-Shekhawati (Sikar) and four Agricultural Research Sub-Stations at Tabiji (Ajmer), Kumher (Bharatpur), Gonera - Kotputli (Jaipur) and Diggi (Tonk). Students enrolled for Ph.D. at SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner & RARI (Jaipur) are also contributing. The major research areas of the University are as follows.

  • Development of climate resilient varieties of wheat, barley, pearl millet, groundnut, cluster bean, chickpea, rapeseed and mustard, seed spices, vegetables, onion and garlic etc.
  • Research on arid fruits, floriculture, cropping systems, integrated nutrient management including organic farming and nutrient recycling.
  • White grub management, pesticide residue research, biological pest control and weed control.
  • Study on physiology of major fruit/ crops for development of resistant genotypes under abiotic stresses.
  • Reclamation and management of problematic soils and conservation agriculture.
  • Agro-forestry and other farming systems, in situ moisture conservation.
  • Study to enhance productivity of agricultural production system per unit of land, water, energy and other critical inputs.
  • Diversification of the farm production systems with better storage and processing technologies for domestic food & nutritional security and increased export of farm produce/product,
  • Sustainable management and equitable use of natural resources such as land, water and biodiversity, especially in the context of climate change.
  • Bio-security and crop health management for higher yields and improved food quality.

Highlights of extension education activities-

(Including Number of KVKs, Training)
The Directorate of Extension Education in Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner was established on 13th November 2013 to promote agricultural development in the state through efficient transfer of technology by providing trainings, advisories & farm informations to the farmers & professional extension personnel of line departments. The jurisdiction of this Directorate is stretched in three major Agro climatic zones (IIa Transitional Plain of Inland Drainage, IIIa Semi-Arid Eastern Plain and IIIb Flood prone eastern Plains) through 11 KVKs in eight districts namely Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Dausa, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur and Tonk. Through its two components ATIC and Extension wing, the directorate aims at ‘Reaching the Unreached’ for livelihood security, improved quality life, sustainability of agriculture & risk prone farmers and social equality & inclusive growth.

  • The Directorate of Extension Education with its 11 jurisdictional KVKs namely KVK, Ajmer, KVK, Navgaon, KVK, Bharatpur, KVK, Dholpur, KVK, Dausa, KVK, Fatehpur (Sikar-I), KVK, Arnia (Sikar-II), KVK, Kotputli, KVK, Chomu, KVK, Banasthali and KVK, Bansur are involved in dissemination of technology to farmers and stakeholders with major emphasis on following extension activities like demonstrations, trainings, awareness programmes, farmers-scientist interactions, exhibition, farmers’ fairs, field days, farmer’s excursion tours.
  • Farmers training: To improve farmers’ knowledge, attitude and sowing skills are made that their existing levels are improved by way of conducting lectures, group discussions, question answer session and training evaluations, likewise to improve their skills they are given opportunity to practice new techniques to be used in farming. During 2021-22 all KVKs including DEE organized 360 different on campus, off campus, skill and vocational trainings.
  • Demonstration: To show the worth of new technology the demonstrations are conducted on the farmers’ field with the help of scientists so that the potential of newly developed technologies could be shown to the farmers. The operations are carried out in their presence so that they could also participate in various steps of operations because the principle of learning is at work-seeing believes and doing is learning. The Krishi Vigyan Kendras have conducted FLD/CFLD on oilseed, pulses, cereals, vegetables and spices in 985.44 ha. area on 2308 farmers field. KVKs have also conducted 350 Front Line Demonstrations on livestock during the year 2021-22.
  • Exhibition and Farmers’ Fair: These are the extension method to bring/create mass awareness among the farmers about any new practice or innovations/technologies through which they happen to know initially major activities about which their attention is focused for gathering further useful technical details of new technologies. During 2021-22 The Directorate of Extension Education organized 3 days national Agri Expo-2022 (Kisan Mela) at SKNAU, Jobner in which more than 9000 farmers marked their presence.
  • Field days: Field days are organized to show the worth of new technology through result demonstration of improved verities and other technologies carried out on the selected farmers’ field where other farmers’ of the nearby villages attend and witness the results of new technologies. Krishi Vigyan Kendras have organized 60 Field Days on Oilseeds, Pulses, Spices and livestock in which 1886 farmers participated actively during 2021-22.
  • Other activities: Film show, radio/TV talk, diagnostic team visits also helps to disseminate the technology.

Strength of the University (Including 5 important achievements):

The University offers teaching, research and extension activities which are most appropriate to the agrarian needs of the state. The University is situated in semi-arid agro-climatic zone, hence, provides the best opportunity to the students to familiarize them with the conditions and requirements of the region, which is necessary for the upcoming generation of the agricultural professional and directly affect the growth and development of not only the state rural economy but also that of the nation as the future. Green Revolution has to come from grey areas of the rainfed, arid and semi-arid areas.

  • The University is imparting education in the faculty of agriculture, agri-business management and dairy science and technology through its 13 constituent colleges and 20 affiliated colleges situated in different locations under the jurisdiction area of the University. The PG programme in agriculture is running at SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, which is a premier teaching institute established in 1947 and Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute, Durgapura (Jaipur).
  • Each district under the jurisdiction of the University is served either by KVK and/or by ARS/ARSS, hence, the research and/or extension activities, undertaken by them pertaining to their agro-climatic conditions and thus complement to the development of the region.
  • The University has a network of 07 Agricultural Research Stations/Sub-stations and 08 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and eleven Agri-colleges and one Agri-business management college and one Dairy Science and Technology college.
  • There is sufficient faculty that includes 52 Professors, 27 Associate Professors, 5 Senior Scientist cum Head, 106 Assistant Professors and 15 Subject Matter Specialists posted at various units of the University.
  • University scientists and extension officials of the state government work in synergy to expedite the agricultural development, resulting in wider coverage and timely transfer of agro-technology.

Important achievements

  • Alumni of this University are not only working on top positions in the state but also in Civil Services, Govt. services, autonomous bodies and other national and international organizations.
  • University has developed more than 172 varieties of various crops and has monopoly not only in Rajasthan state for some of its excellent varieties of wheat, barley, cluster bean and seed spices which are short duration, drought resistant and having better resistance to insect pests and diseases prevalent in the area but also these varieties have opportunities of crossing the state boundaries and serving the farmers in other states of the country as well.
  • University has distinction of having NABL Accredited Pesticide Residue Lab which is the only lab in Rajasthan state.
  • University is first to give a pheromone technology of white grub, (Holotrichia consanguinea).
  • University holds the credit at national level of isolating and characterizing the salinity tolerant gene from the bacteria isolated from Jobner soil.

Niche Area of Excellence: Centre for Advanced Faculty Training (Seed Technology)

Status of Autonomy: Autonomous body under the Rajasthan State Government

Funding support received (from state and other agencies): Sources of finance is mainly from ICAR through long term projects of AICRP and AINP operational in the university on continued basis with 75 percent funds being provided by the ICAR and the remaining 25 percent by Govt. of Rajasthan

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Faculty position:

  • Sanctioned: 490
  • In position: 202
  • Vacant: 288

Student intake:

  • UG : 725
  • PG : 70
  • Ph. D: 44

Contact Details

Name of Vice Chancellor : Prof. (Dr.) Balraj Singh
Telephone (Office) : (01425) 254555, 254039
Telephone (Residence) : 01425 -254040
Fax : 01425-254022
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