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Director Research

About the Directorate
Directorate of Research was established in November, 2013. The  territorial jurisdiction of this agricultural university encompasses  over three agroclimatic zones out of the ten zones recognized by the Dept of Agriculture, GOR,  and comprise  about  6.4 M ha   geographical area of  the state  covering   districts of  Ajmer,  Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur,  Jaipur  Sikar, Tonk. 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).

The major crops of the state, viz, Wheat, Barley, Pearl Millet, Chickpea, Mungbean, Moth bean, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cluster bean, Mustard, Taramira, Seed Spices and majority of vegetable crops are grown in the regions under jurisdiction of the university. Thus, the three agro climatic zones under the jurisdiction of the university have potential to address the needs of the state with respect to food crops, vegetables and seed spices.

At present  17  ICAR funded All India Coordinated Research  Projects (AICRPs ) and the State Government  funded long term projects  are  already  in  vogue  and  dedicated   to the  needs  of  the three zones along with several ad-hoc  projects sponsored  by  various prestigious funding agencies . Besides the basic mandates, the Directorate is on its way to finalize newer mandates in light of the State Agricultural Policy of the Dept of Agriculture, GOR and new frontier areas of R & D in agriculture covering various aspects of Precision Agriculture, Conservation Agriculture, Secondary Agriculture and Specialty Agriculture etc.

Dr. B.L. Kakraliya, Director Research, 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, H.R.D, SKNAU Jobner and form 07.06.2023 He is Director Reaserch at 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 

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Name of Director




Dr. K. Ram Krishna




Dr. N.K. Sharma




Dr. (Mrs.) Neelam Yadav




Dr. V.K. Yadav




Dr. A.K. Gupta




Dr. M.L. Jakhar






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Dr. B.L Kakraliya

Prof. & Director Research



Dr. B.L. Kumhar

Assistant Professor

Major Research Projects completed with significant output and achievements

A total of 29 RKVY projects have been sanctioned and completed at various units of SKNAU, Jobner funded by state government under Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana. The salient achievements of these projects are given below:

  1. Establishment/strengthening of seed processing and storage unit in different research stations of SKNAU, Jobner.

Eight seed processing units were established at ARS Fatehpur, ARS Navgaon, SKNCOA Jobner, RARI Durgapura (02), COA Lalsot, ARSS Kumher and ARSS Gonera. Five godowns were constructed at SKNCOA Jobner, ARS Navgaon, ARSS Diggi, ARSS Kumher, ARSS Gonera.