DURATION (IN YEARS)
A Master’s degree in Agronomy / Agriculture Engineering / Plant Biotechnology / Botany / Agricultural Botany, etc. with minimum aggregate marks of 55% and above from a recognized university listed under UGC
Department of Agriculture under School of Agriculture and Allied sciences is one of the most prospering departments of The Neotia University. The teaching, research & extension oriented unit has several well-equipped research laboratories (agronomy, soil science, horticulture, plant biotechnology, entomology, plant pathology, agriculture extension, agriculture engineering workshop, etc.) and farms for conducting field trials which makes the department a perfect place for conducting research work on agriculture. The experienced faculty members of the department are very helpful to the students and provide necessary technical support for conducting good quality field / lab research and extension work.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A Ph.D, or Doctor of Philosophy degree, is considered as one of the most advanced degrees available at any modern university. The degree involves study on important agricultural crops, development of high yielding varieties & agrotechnology, processing, value addition, etc. and provide scholars a good knowledge and understanding of how increased crop productivity can help in improving farmers livelihood and food security. The subjects studied under the degree include crop improvement & production, organic farming, multi-storied cropping, precision agriculture, etc.
Applications shall be invited through announcements by the university. The interested applicant/s may submit the application for admission in Ph. D program in Agriculture to the Registrar Office of the university. R&D committee of the university shall get in touch with the Controller of Examination Section to conduct the admission entrance test (written mode). In the entrance test, the 50% questions shall be set from the research methodology and the other 50% questions shall be set from relevant subjects. The qualified candidates shall be called for the personal interview, the candidate may be considered for enrollment in the Ph. D program in Agriculture of the university.
Scholar’s research progress shall be evaluated time to time by the advisory committee created for individual scholar. The advisory committee shall suggest ways to improve the quality of research work of the scholar. The advisory committee shall be made by considering tour faculty members (chairman, co-chairman, member, departmental nominee). The report of advisory committee shall be submitted to the R&D committee. The R&D committee shall keep the records and further shall forward the same to Controller of Examination (CoE). The advisory committee shall be following the Ph.D guideline of The Neotia University while functioning.
Candidates with a Ph.D degree may start their career as Assistant Professor, Agriculture Scientist, Subject Matter Specialist, Crop Consultant, etc. in university / colleges / research institutes / ICAR / CSIR / government and private organisation. Candidates shall get the opportunity to go abroad for pursuing post doctoral work or satisfactory job with high salary. There is a good scope for the persons having Ph.D degree to start their career as an entrepreneur in agriculture sector as seed producer, fertilizer and pesticides manufacturer, agri-processing unit, plant nursery, organic farm etc.
Dr. Sushil Kumar Kothari, Director, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, The Neotia University. Mobile: 9704105444;
Dr. Tanuj Kumar Mandal, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, The Neotia University. Mobile: 8594867675;
Dr. Bidisha Mondal, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, The Neotia University. Mobile: 9433164162;
Dr. Shankha Koley, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, The Neotia University. Mobile: 9434671077;