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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. B.L. Kakraliya, Director HRD, SKN Agriculture University, Jobner has Born on 5th May 1964 at village Raghunandanpura, District-Jaipur (Raj.). He has awarded his M.Sc. (Botany) in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1990 from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Dr. Kakraliya started his professional career in September, 1988 as Sr. Tech. Asstt. (Plant Physiology) in Seed Technology Research Project at A.R.S. Durgapura, Jaipur. Then he joined as Assistant Professor in May, 1996 at A.R.S. Mandore, Jodhpur in AICRP-Pearl Millet Project. Dr. Kakraliya was transferred to SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner in October, 1996. He was promoted as Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2011. He served as Professor & Head of the Department of Plant Physiology (2013-2019). He was assigned the responsibility of Director, Extension Education (Nov. 2019 - Aug. 2020) before joining on the post of  Director, Human Resource & Development, SKN Agriculture University, Jobner.

He has been associated in teaching for last 26 years and taught almost all the courses of Plant Physiology at UG, PG and Ph.D. levels. He has specialization in Abiotic Stress Physiology & Seed Physiology. He guided 24 M.Sc. students as Major Advisor and acted as a member in the Advisory Committee of more than 60 students of M.Sc. and Ph.D. of other department.

He has published 70 research papers in International and National journals of repute, wrote 6 books and recipient of National award on Hindi Divas by Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, several articles, book chapters. He has participates in 47 national seminar/workshop/conference/symposium and 5 international conferences and attended six summer/winter schools. He is life member of five academic societies and Fellow of three academic societies i.e Indian Society for Plant Physiology, Indian Botanical Society and Indian Society of Seed Technology.

He is Presently Vice-President of Indian Society for Plant Physiology and served as a Zonal Secretary for two term of Indian Society for Plant Physiology of central zone and organized one seminar at SKNCOA, Jobner. He also served as convener and members of various committees of university viz. Academic Council, Research Council, Committee of courses, Selection committee etc. He is member of Board of Management of SKRAU, Bikaner and SKNAU, Jobner and member of selection committee for teachers and officers of Agriculture University, Kota, SKRAU & RAJUVAS, Bikaner.

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


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.