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Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar

ABOUT US
Hills cover major part of Uttarakhand State. About 65% of the total geographical area is under forest. For myriad reasons, agriculture in hill region of the State has been at subsistence level. However, horticulture and forestry are the two major sectors that hold enormous potential for sustainable growth. With a view to develop these sectors through scientific interventions, the State Government has established Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry (UUHF) by an Act of State Legislative Assembly [The Uttarakhand Krishi Evam Prodyogik Vishwavidhyalaya (Amendment) Act, 2011 {Uttarakhand Act No.13 of 2011}] dated 28th April, 2011 with Head Quarter at Bharsar,Pauri Garhwal. The Notification No. 732/XIII-II/2011-12(02)/2011, dated 26th September, 2011 has also been issued in this regard by the State Government. With the establishment of UUHF, various campuses, Colleges, Research Centres and KVKs viz., Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali College of Horticulture, Bharsar; Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Distt. Pauri Garhwal; College of Forestry & Hill Agriculture, Ranichauri; Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Distt. Tehri Garhwal; Research Centers at Kanatal and Gaja (Tehri Garhwal) of Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology have been merged with UUHF.
AREA JURISDICTION
UUHF is a State Government University and its area jurisdiction is whole of Uttarakhand.
MANDATE
The principal mandate of the University is to contribute in the development of horticulture especially temperate and sub-tropical, and forestry including agro-forestry and wild life through teaching, research and extension.

History

The Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry was established in 2011 by an act (Act No. 13 of 2011) passed by Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly in April 2011.

MANDATE OF THE COLLEGE

Human Resource Development in the area of Horticulture.
Technology Development for improving horticulture production and post harvest management including processing and value addition.
Germplasm Management.
Capacity building for entrepreneurship/self employment.
Dissemination of technologies for the benefit of farmers/ orchadists.

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Vegetable Science
Department of Fruit Science
Department of Floriculture & Landscape Architecture
Department of Spices and Plantation crops, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Department of Food Science & Technology
Department of Natural Resource Management
Department of Crop Improvement
Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities
Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Department of Agricultural Economics
Department of Entomology
Department of Plant Pathology

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

B.Sc. Horticulture – 4 years
M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) – 2 years
M.Sc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) – 2 years
M.Sc. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscape Architecture) – 2 years
M.Sc. Horticulture (Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants) – 2 years
M.Sc. (Food Technology) – 2 Years
M.Sc. (Agri) Entomology
M.Sc. (Agri) Plant Pathology
* Diploma in Commercial Horticulture Management – 2 years
Certificate Course in Horticulture – 1 year

* To be started shortly

RESEARCH PROJECTS

S.No.    Name of the Project    PI/ Nodal Officer    Co-PI    Funding Agency
1    All India Networking Project on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants    Dr. Arvind Shukla
Director Research        ICAR, New Delhi
2    Generation of elite planting material of temperate fruit crops (Rs. 5.0 Lacs, HMNEH)    Dr. B.P Nautiyal    Dr. D.K. Chaurasia    HMNEH ICAR,
New Delhi
3    Establishment of mother blocks for bud wood and rootstock bank (Rs. 10.0 Lacs, HMNEH)    Dr. B.P Nautiyal    Dr. D.K. Chaurasia    HMNEH ICAR,
New Delhi
4    Training and Demostration on Vegetable Cultivation Under Drip Fertigation    Dr. D. K Chaurasia        HTM (MM-1), ICAR,
New Delhi
5    Establishment of model nursery for multiplication of elite planting material of potential varieties of temperate fruits (Rs. 25.0 Lacs, HMNEH)    Dr B.P Nautiyal    Dr DK Chaurasia     HMNEH ICAR,
New Delhi

EXTENSION PROGRAMME
The Campus works in close collaboration with State extension departments and NGOs for transfer of technology. Training to farmers, farm women and functionaries of development agencies along with demonstrations at farmers’ field are primarily conducted through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) situated in the campus. Kisan Mela, Kisan Diwas, Exhibitions, Seminars, Gosthies, etc. are also organized from time to time.

INFRASTRUCTURE

College Buildings (3 Blocks)
McMullen House
Library
Computer Centre
Meteorological Observatory
Automatic Weather Station
Labs (Post Harvest Technology, Natural Resource Management, Plant Protection, Floriculture, Medicinal And Aromatic Plants, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Tissue Culture, Mushroom, Agriculture Engineering, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
Fruit Nursery
Orchards (Apple, Apricot, Plum, Peaches, Walnut, Hazel Nut, Pears)
Research Blocks (Floriculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Organic Farming, Vegetable Science, Fodder)
Conference Hall
Hostels (Separate for Boys and Girls)
Guest House
Farmers Hostels
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Telephone Exchange
Dispensary
Primary school
Bank, Post Office And Public Utility Complex
Heli pad

FACULTY MEMBERS

S.No.    Name    Designation    Discipline
1    Dr. B.P. Nautiyal    Dean    Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
2    Dr. Satish Chandra Pant    TRP     Genetics & Plant Breeding
3    Dr. Ajay Paliwal    TRP    Genetics & Plant Breeding
4    Dr. S.S. Bisht     TRP    Biology
5    Dr. Rajendra Singh Chauhan    TRP    MAP
6    Dr. Dinesh Tiwari     TRP    Agronomy
7    Dr. Anand Singh Bisht    TRP    Biology
8    Er.Tejas Bhosale     TRP    Agriculture Engineering
9    Dr. Sandeep Udadhyay    TRP    Agrometeorology
10    Dr. Sanjeev Verma    TRP    Microbiology
11    Dr. (MS) Nidhika Thakur    TRP    Fruit Science
12    Dr. (Mrs.) Manju     TRP    Fruit Science
13    Dr. Rajanish Chandra Mishra    TRP    Entomology
14    Dr.Pankaj Bahuguna     TRP    Basic Science and Humanities
15    Dr.Mamta Bohra     TRP    Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture
16    Dr.Vijay Kumar     TRP    Plant Pathology
17    Mr. Prabhat Chaudhary    TP    Fruit Science
18    Mr. Neeraj Malik    Technical Officer    Computer
19    Dr. Rashmi Limbu     SMS-KVK Bharsar    Home Science
20    Mr. Anshuman Singh    SMS-KVK Bharsar    Horticulture
21    Miss. Ankita Negi    SMS-KVK Bharsar    Soil Science
22    Mr. Hoshiyar Singh Negi    SMS-KVK Bharsar    Plant Protection

Campus

Bharsar campus

VCSG College of Horticulture is situated at Bharsar in Pabao Block of District Pauri Garhwal on Pauri – Ramnagar Highway (NH- 121) about 57 km from Pauri. It is spread over an area of 175 hectares consisting of forest and orchards at an altitude ranging between 1800 and 2300 m above msl. The geographical and climatic conditions of the region are considered to be ideal for Horticulture. The College has been named in the honour of freedom fighter Late Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali who was associated with Peshawar events of 1931

Ranichauri campus

The College of Forestry situated at Ranichauri in Tehri Garhwal about 15 km from New Tehri, 71 km from Rishikesh and 110 km from Dehradun on Rishikesh – New Tehri Road. It is spread over an area of 203 hectares consisting of forest, orchards and various research blocks at an altitude ranging between 1700 and 2200 m above msl. The geographical and climatic conditions of the region are considered to be suitable for different forest species, horticultural crops, off season vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants, minor millets and pulses.

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Academics

College of Horticulture, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal,Uttarakhand.

College of Forestry, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal,Uttarakhand.

College of Hill Agriculture,Chirbatiya,Rudraprayag,Uttarakhand.

Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Gairsain, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.

Institute of Food Science & Technology, Majrigrant, Dehradun.

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