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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

            

The department of Agricultural Economics has its beginning in the year 1964 as an integral part of SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner. At that time, the major responsibility of this department was to take undergraduate teaching. Post graduate programme for Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics was started in the year 1967. The Ph.D. programme by thesis work was introduced from the academic session 1970-71. Besides teaching, research and extension also became the main activities of the Department. 

PROFILE OF INCHARGE

Dr. P. S. Shekhawat is Assistant Professor & Incharge, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur. He took over the responsibility of incharge Dept. of Ag. Economics on 1 May, 2019. He has more than fifteen years experience of teaching in UG and more than four years in PG level courses and conducting research studies in the field of agricultural production, marketing and processing. He has supervised 09 students of Master’s and 01 PhD student in agricultural economics, SKNCOA, Jobner as a major advisor. From 2008 to 2018, he has also served as principal at CPRG Agriculture College at Bhadra, Hanumangarh (Affiliated to SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan). He did UG, PG and Ph.D. Degree from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. He was awarded Gold Medal at PG and Ph.D. level. He has published more than 20 research papers in the journal of national and international repute. He has also given 05 radio talks related to farmer’s field problems and their solution.

Email-id-   psshekhawat.ageco@sknau.ac.in                                           Mobile: 09414476214

 


 

DETAILS OF FORMER HODs

S. No.

Name of HOD

From

To

1.

Dr. K. K. S. Chauhan

1965

1972

2.

Dr. S. S. Acharya

1973

1979

3.

Dr. G. C. Shukla

Sep., 1979

Sep., 1980

4.

Dr. R. C. Verma

Oct., 1980

Mar., 1983

5.

Dr.  N. L. Agrwal

Apr., 1983

Jun., 1983

6.

Dr. R.C. Verma

Jul., 1983

May, 1984

7.

Dr.  N. L. Agarwal

Jun., 1984

May, 1987

8.

Dr. R.C.Verma

Jun.,1987

Jan., 1999

9.

Dr. J. M. Dhaka

Feb., 1999

Feb., 2000

10.

Dr. R.C. Kumawat

Mar., 2000

Dec., 2011

12.

Dr. S. S. Jheeba

Apr., 2019

Apr., 2019

13.

Dr. Dheerendra Singh *

(Prof. P.B.G.)

May, 2019

Feb, 2020

14.

Dr. G. S. Bangrwa*

(Prof. Extension Education)

Mar, 2020

May, 2020

15.

Dr. A. K. Gupta*

(Prof. Agronomy)

Jun, 2020

Till date

*Acting Head

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To offer education in agriculture planning, development and policies, finance, marketing and production aspects keeping in view of the changing global scenarios in agriculture and allied subjects.
  2. To carry out research through PG scholars in the field of agricultural economics pertaining to burning problems of society.
  3. Recommendations of the research of agricultural economics have been helpful for the farmers, entrepreneurs, executers, planners, policymakers, extension workers and NGOs.
  4. To carry out the work, whatsoever and whenever is being provided by the university and college authorities and also by the govt. - state or central.
  5. To strengthen the base for an economic strategy to promote economic well being through active planning.

Completed projects by the Department

 S. No.

Title

Principal Investigator

Duration

1

Marketing of Wheat in Rajasthan

K.K.S. Chouhan

Dec, 1968 to Nov, 1971

2

Problems and Prospects for Small & Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labours in Rajasthan

S.S. Acharya

July 1974 to June 1977

3

Dynamics of Rajasthan Agriculture (Regional analysis)

S.S. Acharya

July 1975 to June 1979

4

Agricultural Prices Analysis and Price Policy in Rajasthan

S.S. Acharya

July 1975 to June 1980

 

5

A Quarter Century of Land Policy in Rajasthan

S.N.  Pareek

July 1976 to June 1979

6

Economics of Lining of Irrigation Channels on Well-irrigated Farms of Rajasthan

R.C. Verma

July 1976 to June 1979

7

Stabilization and Increasing Farm Income and Employment in Rajasthan with Special Reference to Marginal and Small Farmers

R.C. Verma

Feb, 1979 to Feb, 1982

8

Production and Marketing of Horticultural Crops in Rajasthan

R.C. Verma

Sept, 1990 to March 1994

9

Cost of Cultivation of Principal Crops  in Rajasthan, Rabi 1996-97

R.C. Verma

April 1997 to Nov, 1997

Courses running in the Department

 

  1. At U.G. Level: (V Dean Committee)

Semester

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

II     

AECON-121  

Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics

2(2+0)

III

AECON-211    

Agricultural Finance and Cooperation

3(2+1)

IV

AECON-221

Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

3(2+1)

VI

AECON-321     

Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics

2(1+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At PG Level: (As per BSMA Guidelines)

S. No

Course No

Title of course

Credit Hrs.

SEMESTER - I

1            

AGECON-511

Micro economic theory and applications

3(3+0)

2

AGECON-512

Agricultural production economics

2(1+1)

3

AGECON-513

Agricultural marketing and price analysis

3(2+1)

SEMESTER - II

1

AGECON-521

Econometrics

3(2+1)

2

AGECON-522

Research methodology for social sciences

2(1+1)

3

AGECON-523

Macro economics and policy

2(2+0)

4

AGECON-524

Linear programming

2(1+1)

SEMESTER- III

1

AGECON-531

Agricultural finance and project management

3(2+1)

2

AGECON-543

Research by thesis (third semester onwards)

30

SEMESTER-IV

1

AGECON-532

Seminar

1

2

AGECON-542

Oral comprehensive

NC

3

AGECON-543

Research by thesis (third semester onwards)

30

FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE:

A well equipped seminar hall, computer and internet facilities are available in the department for the PG students. Post Graduate study room is available in the department for personality development of students as well as staff. Indo stat software for analysis of data is also available in the Department.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

  1. Projects completed                                         -       09
  2. Books  published                                             -       06
  3. Practical manuals published                           -       07
  4. Research papers published                             -       205
  5. MSc. Degree Offered                                      -      180
  6. PhD Degree Offered                                        -      30

Books Published:

  • Bhartiya Krishi ka Arthtantra - Dr. N.L. Agarwal. (On this book, Dr. Agarwal-Received a President Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award)
  • Agricultural Marketing in India – Dr. S.S. Acharya and Dr. N.L. Agarwal
  • Agricultural Prices- Analysis and Policy –Dr. S.S. Acharya and Dr. N.L. Agarwal.
  • Farm Prabandha - Dr. R.C. Verma and Dr. S.N. Pareek.
  • Prarambhik Arthashastra - Dr.S.N. Pareek and Dr.R.C. Verma.
  • Bharat Mein Krishi Vipnan Avam Anter-Rashtriya Vyapar- Dr. N.L. Agarwal.

Manuals Published:

S. No.

Name of manual

Year

Author

1

Numerical Exercise in Farm Management

1997

R.C. Verma and J.M.Dhaka

2

Practical Manual of Farm Management

2008

J.M.Dhaka

3

Operational Manual for Management of Agricultural Market Intelligence

2004

R.C. Kumawat

4

Agricultural Finance and Co-operation

  2020

Sonu Jain and P.S. Shekhawat

5

Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices.

  2020

P.S. Shekhawat and Sonu Jain.

6

Farm Management, Production and Resource Economics

 2021

Sonu Jain, P.S. Shekhawat and Sheela Kharkwal

7

Agricultural Production Economics (Masters)

2021

Sheela Kharkwal Sonu Jain and P.S. Shekhawat

 

STAFF INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Dr. P. S. Shekhawat

Designation

Assistant Professor & Incharge

Area of Specialization

Production Economics and Agricultural Marketing

Email I.D.

psshekhawat.ageco@sknau.ac.in

Phone No.

09414476214

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Dr. Sheela Kharkwal

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Econometrics

Email I.D.

sheela.ageco@sknau.ac.in

Phone No.

08929872343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Mr. Sonu Jain

Designation

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization

Agricultural Marketing

Email I.D.

sonujain.ageco@sknau.ac.in

Phone No.

07976765133, 08800799230

Last Updated : 01 Feb 2023