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College of Agriculture, Fatehpur

College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati

Introduction

Details of former deans

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Name

From

To

1

Dr. Harphool Singh

25.09.2013

08.01.2015

2

Dr. J. M. Dhaka

09.01.2015

30.06.2016

3

Dr. B.L. Sharma

01.07.2016

30.09.2018

4

Dr. J.S. Mishra

01.10.2018

31.01.2020

5

Dr. A.R.K. Pathan

01.02.2020

31.08.2020

6.

Dr. S.R. Dhaka

01.09.2020

Continued

Fatehpur is a small town, established in year 1451. It is also called the culture capital of Shekhawati and it is well connected with Roads and Railways. The college of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati is located on NH-52 about 8 km before Fatehpur-Shekhawati town. The nearest railway station is Fatehpur-Shekhawati.

Erstwhile, Sikar district of Rajasthan was not having any government agriculture college and to cater the growing needs of higher education, there was a need to establish agriculture college at Fatehpur. The objective of establishment of college was to develop trained man power and to accelerate sustained economic growth in the current highly competitive global environment. In order to face the challenges of globalization and liberalization in the field of higher education, the college will endowed its faculty and students with modern technologies, facilities and resources so as to enhance their competency and quality of teaching so they are able to contribute constantly towards learning & research. It is true that conducive environment with updated technological inputs and latest information helps not only providing quality education but also provides human touch and ensures fervent dedication to the cause of the nation and the society.

With the above facts and figure it became necessary to establish college in this region and since Agriculture Research Station and Krishi Vigyana Kendra was already functioning at Fatehpur-Shekhawati, since 1984 and 1976 respectively. Therefore at the same place it was beneficial in terms of utilizing farm resources and to provide ground practical knowledge, College of agriculture has been established at Fatehpur-Shekhawati. Proposal for land requirement as per ICAR norms i.e. 30 ha have been moved to Universities and shortly it is likely to be handed over from ARS Fatehpur to College of Agriculture, Fatehpur on record.

The Transitional Plain of Inland Drainage (zone IIa) of Rajasthan, comprising the district of Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Nagaur and eastern Churu (Churu, Taranagar and Rajgarh tehsils) is situated between 26021’N to 28058’N latitude and 73005’E to 76005’ E longitude. The geographical area of the zone is about 3.69 million hectares which represents 10.8 per cent of the total area of the state. The temperature ranges from -8oC in winter to 48oC in summer. It is located in the west of the Aravalli range and is characterized by low and erratic rainfall, moving sand dunes, poor and impeded drainage and problems of soil salinity and sodicity. The soils are sandy loam and crop cultivation is restricted due to slow depth and stony surface. Red soils, saline and lithosoils are found in depressions. The rainfall ranges from 300 mm in the west to about 500 mm in the eastern parts of the zone. Much part of the zone has problematic irrigation water (high residual sodium carbonate). Major crops of the zone are pearlmillet, clusterbean and pulses in the kharif season and wheat, barley, mustard and chickpea in rabi season.

The College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati (District:Sikar) came into existence on September 25, 2013 as a constituent college of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, vide State Govt. letter No. F.1(2) Agri-3/2013 Dated:11.09.2013 and later became a constituent college of newly instituted Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner (Jaipur) vide Govt. Act 2013 (Bill No 39). At presently this college is running at Agriculture Research Station, Fatehpur. The building of College of Agriculture, Fathepur-Shekhawati is under construction and expected to complete soon. The college will shift shortly in the newly constructed building. The lead function of the college is to impart quality education to students aspiring for higher education in agriculture.

The location of College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati is unique in the sense that Agriculture Research Station (ARS) is in the vicinity of college campus and Bhartiya Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is at 12 km distance. In nutshell all three components of agriculture (teaching, research and extension) exist at the same location to provide all type exposure to students. College of Agriculture is utilizing the facility of both the center as and when needed in terms of faculty, extension activities and resources to provide better practical knowledge to our students by interacting with farmers. The teaching is the prior objective of the college as it brings the intellectual, personal and cultural development. Both the centers (KVK and ARS) contribute to college with a view to prepare a student for a career leading directly or indirectly for the upliftment of rural development in various fields of agriculture and allied branches.

With the above aim in focus and to make the college as a Centre of Excellence for higher education and research, the college has been equipped with excellent physical and academic infrastructure, latest curriculum, and improved teaching methodology. Best talent recruited as faculty, industry interaction and practical exposure makes the learning process at the college dynamic. Our aim is to make College of Agriculture, Fatehpur as one of the best Centre of Excellence in higher education and research.

Goals and objectives

Goal: To achieve the excellence in agriculture education.

Objectives:

The present form of the College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati was created with the following objectives:

  1. To impart advance education in agriculture and allied sciences;
  2. To improve the quality of technical manpower with integrated approach for teaching, research and extension, thereby providing a practical basis to all the three aforesaid functions and making research, production oriented, problem solving, comprehensive and interdisciplinary. Due emphasis was given to practical training, particularly at the B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. level;
  3. To discourse the innovative means for exploring skill development, employment oriented programmes and interacted issue of applied sciences and corporate;
  4. To undertake the integrated issue of agricultural curricula based applied corporate and research oriented outlook for its further exploitation for human welfare.

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