G.B Pant University of Agricluture & Technology

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University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology History

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology is the first State Agriculture University of the country, which was the dream of many visionaries. Foundation stone of the University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on November 17, 1960. This University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology has now become a lead Institution for agricultural education, research, and extension in the country.

Being the first Agricultural University of the country established on the Land Grant Pattern of U.S.A., it has always occupied an eminent place amongst the State Agricultural Universities ( SAUs ) of India for the last five decades. At the time of food crisis in the country, University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology played a pivotal role in ushering the green revolution. Owing to its valuable contributions, Nobel Laureate, Dr. N.E. Borlaug has aptly remarked “Pantnagar is the Harbinger of the Green Revolution in India”.

During recent years, University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology has made rapid strides in its areas of operations through three campus locations ( Pantnagar, Ranichauri and Bharsar ), eleven Krishi Vigyan Kendras ( KVKs ), and several research stations. The first Global Green House Gas Monitoring Station of IMD, government of India, at the Hill Campus, Ranichauri has been set up.

About 254 research projects worth about 325 million funded by various national and international organizations have been in operation. Crop diversification programmes have also been undertaken. University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology has so far released 232 high yielding varieties of different crops including wheat, rice, coarse cereals, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables etc. which have contributed immensely to meet the challenges of national food and nutritional security.

It is gratifying that the University has taken rapid strides to address the emerging challenges for the benefit of the farming community. Recognizing its contributions, University of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricluture & Technology has been adjudged the best university in the country and conferred with the “Sardar Patel Outstanding Agricultural Institution Award” for the year 2005 and 2007.

I appeal to the fraternity of agriculture, agribusiness, home science, engineering, veterinary, basic sciences & humanities, fisheries, forestry and other intellectuals for their cooperation and to share their views and exchange of information.

We rededicate ourselves to take the University to further heights and work hard to provide leadership towards sustainable food and nutritional security.

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University of Govind Ballabh Courses :

1State GovernmentEvery State Government has a Fisheries Department in which Fisheries Department in which fisheries graduate can apply for the post of Assistant Fisheries Development Officer ( AFDO ) / Fisheries Extension Officer ( FEO ) and District Fisheries Development Officer.
2Central GovernmentOne can get job in central agencies like Marine Product Export Development Authority ( MPEDA ), Fisheries, Survey of India ( FSI ), NIO, WHO, FAO, NACA, NABARD, EIA.
3Academic InstitutesCandidates having degree ( B.F.Sc. ) can apply for the post of Research Assistant, Biochemist, Biologist, Technicians, etc. Candidates having Postgraduate degree ( M.F.Sc. ) can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fisheries. For the recruitment as scientists in various agricultural and fisheries Institutions under the ICAR, ASRB conducts an All India Competitive Exam, Agricultural Research Service ( ARS ) followed by viva voce.
4National BanksFisheries graduates can get jobs as a field officer, managers in agriculture loan section in nationalized as well as private banks.
5Self EmploymentAs an entrepreneur, after obtaining the professional degree in B.F.Sc., candidate can start their own enterprise. The financial support can be obtained through NABARD or through other nationalized banks. The main area in which fisheries enterprise can be developed are : Feed manufacturing, feed sales, ornamental fish culture and breeding, aquaculture, hatchery and seed production, commercial pearl production, fish processing are marketing, net making fish disease establishment of agriclines.
6Private Sector Candidates can work as a manager or officers in seafood processing and export units, aquafeed plants, fishing gear industries and in pharmaceutical companies. There is great paucity of skilled manpower in the Area of Designing, Construction, Management of Fish Farms and Hatcheries.
7Fishing / OceanThe increasing demand for sea food, sea based medicines and grooming of eco - friendly industries is likely to create a huge demand for oceanographers. Fishing is one of the areas in fishery sector. Participating in deep sea Exploration has tremendous scope. Government and World Bank are always supporting to develop fishing industry by Assistance in terms of subsidies and finance.
8Foreign JobsApart from scope for higher education in fisheries in countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and in European countries, there are a demand for fisheries professional in the aquaculture and processing sectors in Gulf and African countries also. There are number of fisheries countries graduates doing business in foreign countries in field of aquaculture, export & import.

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University of Govind Ballabh Departments :

  • College of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agrometerology
  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Vegetable Science

College of Technology

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Production Engineering
  • Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Department of Post Harvest Process and Food Engineering
  • Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Genetics & Animal Breeding
  • Livestock Production & Management
  • Livestock Products Technology
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension
  • Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

The independent units include:

  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Animal Biotechnology Center
  • Animal Disease diagnostics Center

College of Basic Sciences and Humanities

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Plant Physiology

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University of Govind Ballabh Address : 

G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology,
Pantnagar – 263145,
District Udham Singh Nagar,
Uttarakhand, ( India ),
Telephone No. : + 91 – 5944 – 233320, 233350,
Fax : + 91 – 5944 – 233473.

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