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Director Human Resource & Development

About the Directorate:

In order to address the challenges of agricultural growth and up-grading quality of higher agriculture education, Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University has established a separate Directorate of Human Resource Development. The Directorate has identified various activities and programme such as enhancing experiential learning of agriculture students, promote excellence and capacity building of faculty in cutting edge areas, up-gradation of skill and emerging disciplines to bring systemic reform and institutional development in higher agricultural education with a view to increase the scope and effectiveness of the University.


  • Improving rural youth with knowledge and skill in frontier area of Agriculture and Technology, particularly Biotechnology, Dairy Technology, Food Technology and Nanotechnology etc.
  • Commercialization of innovation and technologies through intellectual property rights and knowledge sharing.
  • Capacity building of the University faculty and staff.


The Director HRD has the following functions:

  • Organizing and conducting induction training programme for newly appointed teachers in the University and refresher courses for in service teachers/scientists.
  • Organizing advance training courses in frontier areas of agriculture, research management, educational technology etc, for capacity building of the faculty and staff.
  • Commercialization of innovation and technologies through organized intellectual propriety right and knowledge sharing system.
  • Organizing group discussion, seminars and workshops on areas of topical interest in agricultural research and education system.
  • Improving faculty competence through participation of faculty in National/International conferences/symposia/seminars/workshops/trainings and fellowships.
  • Assessment studies in areas pertaining to productivity of faculty, their training needs etc. and develop data bank of human resources in the University.
  • Introduction of best teacher/researcher/student/scholar awards.

 Dr. M.L. Jakhar is serving as an agricultural scientist and researcher in SKNAU, Jobner. He was born on 15th June, 1969 in Jobner. Dr. Jakhar obtained his B.Sc. (Ag) in 1990, M.Sc. in 1992 and Ph.D. in 2000 in Plant Breeding and Genetics from RAU, Bikaner. He was awarded with gold medal in M.Sc.

Dr. Jakhar started his service as Assistant Professor from 8th May, 1996 at SKRAU, Bikaner and worked at Mechanized Agriculture Farm, Khara, for 2 years where, he was actively engaged in seed production programme of various Kharif and Rabi crops. Dr. Jakhar was transferred to SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner on 20th July. 1998 and provided his services at this campus till date 22.08.2019. Afterwards Dr. Jakhar was assigned the responsibility of Director Education of SKN Agriculture University, Jobner and worked there 22.08.2019 to 04.07.2020. On 04.07.2020 joined as Director Research, SKNAU, Jobner Till June 06,2023 and Now he is Director HRD at SKNAU Jobner.

He has been associated in teaching for last 23 years and taught almost all the courses at of Plant Breeding & Genetics at UG, PG and Ph.D. levels. He has specialization in Plant Biotechnology. He guided 30 M.Sc. and 5 Ph.D. students as Major Advisor and acted as a member in the Advisory Committee of four dozen students of M.Sc. and Ph.D. of other department including PBG.

During his service tenures, Dr. Jakhar worked as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of ten research projects related to variability in cumin through in vitro techniques, medicinal and aromatic plants, Aloe vera, modernization and mechanization of ARSS farm, Diggi, infrastructure facilities for breeder seed production, establishment of herbal park. Establishment of tissue culture set up and laboratory under RKVY was a great task of his service career with a budget provision of Rs. 1.38 Crores. Now this laboratory is an integral part of Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics. Under this project he developed regeneration protocol and micro propagation techniques of arid zone crops. He standardized and developed regeneration protocol of cumin, coriander, fenugreek, fennel, bael, guggal, pomegranate etc.

He was also the Officer Incharge of All India Coordinated Research Project on Oil Seeds (Taramira Unit). This project is being operated in SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner since 1987. Under this project Dr. Jakhar developed several varieties of Taramira viz. RTM -314, RTM-2002, RTM-1355 and RTM-1351. About 650 germplasm of Taramira is being maintained in the project.

He has published 83 research papers in international and national journals, wrote 5 books, several articles, and book chapters. He has participated in 38 national seminar/workshop/conference/symposium and 3 international conferences. He also organized one workshop, one seminar and two trainings of national level and attended five summer/ winter schools.

Dr. Jakhar is serving as secretary Sports Board, SKNAU, Jobner since 2013 and organized 7 inter collegiate tournaments. During his student life he participated four times in Inter University Kabaddi tournaments.

From administrative point of view, Dr. Jakhar served as University Head and Campus Head of the Departmentof Plant Breeding &Genetics. He also served as convener and member of various committees viz. tender enquiry, student election, spot purchase etc.

Dr. Jakhar got best teacher award (2002-2003). Best performer Award (2016) by ICAR for development of taramira varieties, Appreciation certificate by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor for outstanding contribution in the development of college and university on the occasion of Republic Day in 2016, 2018 and 2019. He is also acting as Joint Secretary in the executive board Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Sewar Bharatpur. He is also awarded with SRMR Fellow Award, 2017. He also got best oral presentation award in International Conference on Food Security through Agriculture and Allied Science (FAAS-2019) held at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal). He is the life member of farming system Research and Development Association, Society of Rapeseed-Mustard Research and the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding and also acting as scientific referee for several prestigious journals.


Details of Former Directors:

S. No.

Name of Director




Dr. V.K. Yadav

Jan. 07, 2015

Jun. 30, 2016


Dr. R. Paliwal

July, 01 2016

Feb. 02, 2020


Dr. S. Mukherjee

Feb. 03, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020


Dr. B.L. Kakraliya

Sep. 02, 2020

June, 07.2023

Major Training/Seminars/Winter Schools/Workshops Organized

A 21- days, IV Orientation Programme
for newly recruited Assistant Professors and SMS of SKNAU was organized by Directorate of Human Resource Development, SKNAU, Jobner from 1st to 21st December, 2021 at University headquarter, Jobner. The Sixteen Assistant Professors and SMS were participated in the orientation programme. The main objective of this orientation programme is to acquaint the newly recruited faculty with the university functioning in Teaching, Research & Extension activities and to know about the general service rules and regulations, financial management and other day to day working of University.