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Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University

ABOUT US:  Chaudhry Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (www.hau.ernet.in)The Haryana Agricultural University was established on February 2,1970, as a result of bifurcation of the erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University. From 31st October, 1991, it has been renamed as"Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University". The main campus of the University is situated at Hisar. Area at Hisar under farms is 2624 hectares and under buildings and roads is 298 hectares.During its existence so far it has made rapid progress in building an excellent infrastructure. It has one of the best developed campuses in India to meet academic and extra-curricular needs of the students.

EDUCATION/ACADEMICS:The constituent colleges and respective programs are:(i)  College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Hisar.B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) and M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.). (ii) College of Agriculture, Hisar, B. Sc. (Hons.) Ag., M. Sc. (Ag.), M. Sc. Forestry, MBA (General), MBA (Agribusiness) and Ph. D. degrees. (iii) 3. College of Agriculture, Kaul. (iv)  College of Animal Sciences, Hisar-

This college offers courses to under-graduate students of other collegesand the following post-graduate programmes:M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees

 

5. College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Hisar

This college caters to the needs of basic science subjects, languages and

social sciences to the students at undergraduate level of different

colleges besides offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees

 

 

RESEARCH: The University conducts research in many priority areas and this research is funded by a number of agencies

Research Priorities

  • To develop high yielding, salt, drought, disease and pest resistant varieties of crop commodities.
  • Development of low input requiring high yielding varieties of crops.
  • Researches for generating low cost production technology for floriculture and mushrooms.
  • Integrated pest and weed management practices in important cropping systems.
  • Biological control of important diseases and pests with particular reference to control of Heliothis and pink boll worm in cotton, and sugarcane borers.
  • Control of rise in water table and perfecting drainage technology.
  • Conservation of energy through agro-forestry, improving efficiency of biogas plants, harnessing solar and wind energy for farm operations, etc.
  • Conservation of important plant and animal genetic resources.
  • Diversification in agriculture with a view to develop different models of integrated farming systems for various farming situations for gainful employment and proper utilisation of natural resources.
  • Nutrition and feed technology for improving animal health and productivity.
  • Surgical aspects of animal health.
  • Surveillance and epidemiology of infectious diseases in animals.
  • Biotechnology, with particular reference to immunology for the development of vaccines and diagnostics for control of important diseases in animals.
  • Better use of conventional and non-conventional food resources, child care and home resource management.

 

EXTENSION:The University has a full fledged  Directorate of Extension Education which plans, organizes and controls the Extension  program  for the whole State of Haryana.Extension education is one of the three major functions of the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. The responsibility for planning, organizing, conducting and coordinating the extension education activities of the university in the Haryana State lies with the Directorate of Extension Education. Its chief  aim is to transfer the well proven/tested technology to the farmers (males and females), livestock owners, rural youth, field staff of State Govt. and other personnel engaged in developmental and professional agencies in the sphere of agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, home agencies and other allied areas through its well planned, skill-oriented and need based programmes. An excellent collaboration/linkage is maintained with the Haryana State Govt. Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Social Welfare (Woman and Child Development) etc. and non-government organization so that technologies may reach to the beneficiaries at their door steps. The approach is educational with major emphasis on whole farm and family development. Since its inception the university has conceived and implemented a unique system of extension education for transfer of technology to its ultimate users. The Directorate acts as bridge between the research scientist and the farmers and other beneficiaries to provide feed back, therefore, the role of the Directorate is two fold, i.e., transfer of technologies from scientists to the ultimate clients through field functionaries and to find out the problems of the field to be passed on to various research departments for working on a solution to the problem.

 Farm Advisory Service: Farm Advisory Services (FAS) is the major wing and field arm of the Directorate of Extension Education covering the entire State through its Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) located in each district of the State. The Scientists working at these KVKs have a direct contact with farmers and render the necessary advice about the crops and livestock production and protection, soil and water management, livestock care and management, child care, family and farm resources managements, etc. at their door steps.

 Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) and Toll Free Helpline Service:

           To provide the University technologies, informations, services and products to the farmers through single window system, ATIC was established under the name of Kisan Seva Kendra at Gate No. 4 of this University.

Publication of Extension activities in Newspapers: 

A regular feature of publishing the major extension activities of all 19 KVKs of the state has been taken up with local as well as national dailies for the information of farmers.

The FAQs by the farmers on Toll-free Agriculture help-line and their answers are also published in newspapers every week. 

Farm Training Services: 

The second major wing of Directorate of Extension Education is Farm Training Service to organize farm training for various categories of clientele. It is almost practical and effective media to extend knowledge and skill to the beneficiaries.Farmers can contact for training at phone numbers 289491 and 284322.  

Farm Information and Communication Service: 

The Farm Information and Communication Service of the Directorate provides audio-visual and mass media support to the various wings, sections and departments of the University. This Unit also organizes Exhibitions, Kisan Mela , Farm Darshan etc. at State, Zonal and District levels in collaboration with other two wings of the Directorate & other departments/colleges. A Haryana Rural Antique Museum has been established & maintained by this Unit. 

Publication Unit: 

            Like other units, publication unit including Press and Photography is also one of the important units. Monthly magazine Haryana Kheti, based on research evidences and experiences of the subject matter experts is published by the Unit. Other publications like Package of Practices Kharif, Rabi and Horticultural & Vegetable crops, Animal Husbandry and Home Science and other extension literature are published to provide need based, problem oriented information to the farming community. The magazine and other publications are supplied by the publication unit to the subscribers on payment basis.


 ADDRESS:Hisar-125004

               Haryana

               PHONE:01662-231640

               FAX:01662-234952

 

 

 

 

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