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Director Human Resource & Development

                                           

E-mail: director.hrd@sknau.ac.in

Dr S. Mukherjee, Director, HRD

Born on 13.08.1960 at Howrah, West Bengal, Subrata Mukherjee had his schooling from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He passed his Secondary and Higher Secondary school examinations in 1975 and 1976, respectively.

Dr. S.Mukherjee passed B.Sc. (Ag.) with honours from S.K.N. college of Agriculture Jobner in 1981. He obtained Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Sukhadia University, Udaipur and Rajasthan Agriculture University in 1985 and 1998, respectively.

He started his professional career in March, 1986 as Research Associate under AICRP on Arid Zone fruits. Then he joined as an Assistant Professor in April, 1989 at SKNCOA, Jobner. Dr. Mukherjee was promoted as Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2009.

Out of 34 years of service career he served as a teacher, researcher, guide to P.G. students and administrator. As a member of course committee for about 15 years he has contributed significantly to restructure and modify the course contents of almost all the courses in the discipline of Horticulture. He has guided 21 M.Sc. and 9 Ph.D. scholars as major advisor and more than 50 students as member of advisory committee.

He has more than 30 research papers to his credit published in National and International journals. He has also contributed 4 books and about 3 dozen popular and technical articles in various magazines and news papers. As an effort to disseminate latest know-how in the field of Horticulture he has delivered more than 100 talks through television and radio. He served as university head and HOD of department of horticulture for 2⅟₂ years at college of agriculture, Bikaner and advisor of Central Student’s Union at SKRAU, Bikaner. He also performed additional duties as Registrar for 11 months and O.S.D. for 13 months at SKNAU, Jobner. In addition, he performed duties as controller of examinations for 2 years. He has taken over as Director Human Resource Development SKNAU, Jobner w.e.f.03.02.2020.

In today’s highly competitive world, capacity development and trained human resource are the two key areas which can provide the edge to any organization or institute. The exposure of teachers and students to cutting edge technologies broaden their vision and enhance their capacity to provide solution to intriguing problems. In order to address the challenges of agricultural growth and up-grading quality of higher agriculture education, Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner has established the Directorate of Human Resource Development in January 2015. The Directorate has planned various activities and programmes for enhancing experiential learning of agriculture students, promoting excellence and capacity building of faculty in cutting edge areas and up-gradation of skill in emerging disciplines in higher agricultural education. This will enhance the scope and effectiveness of agricultural education, research and extension programmes of the University, leading to effective result oriented reach for rural development in Rajasthan state. Some of the planned activities are as under.

Empowering students with knowledge about fellowships and academic programme in universities/institutions of repute will motivate them for higher agricultural education. Implementation of skill development programmes for rural youth will lead to improving quality and efficiency of human resources for secondary agriculture. Establishment of newer Experiential Learning Units will help in imparting appropriate blend of knowledge and skill to under graduate students. Improvement of faculty competence through participation and organization of seminars, summer / winter schools, trainings, workshops, availing fellowship etc will be a key component of human resource development. At the same time, emphasis will be given to quality assurance in education through policy support, academic regulations, promotion policy, and review of course curricula and delivery system. Introduction of best teacher/ researcher/ student/ scholar awards will enhance competitiveness and improve the work culture. Efforts will be made for creating/strengthening of infrastructure and facilities such as smart class rooms, training hall, conference hall etc. with financial support from ICAR/ RKVY. Manpower will be developed for activities such as establishment of Nursery of vegetable, fruits and ornamental plants; Bio-fertilizers; Bio-pesticides; Processed agro-products; Vermicompost units. Trained staff will be made available for providing services of soil and water testing, seed quality testing, soil health cards and plant health clinic to the farmers.

Last Updated : 11 Jul 2020