Role of Dean Faculty of Agriculture

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya came into existence on 2nd October, 1964 and has been the seat of Agro-Technology and Human Resource Development in Central India. Its mission is to impart education in agriculture and its allied sciences so as to provide human resource for meeting the future challenges. The University encompasses Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Agricultural Engineering being headed by Dean Faculty. Constituent Colleges of each faculty are administered by the respective Dean while each of the department is headed by respective University Professor & Head. The counseling for admission of students at UG level is governed by the Dean Faculty of Agriculture.

The office of the Dean Faculty of Agriculture is situated in the premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur. The head of this office is Dean Faculty of Agriculture. The name of the Dean Faculty of Agriculture is nominated by the Chancellor and Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh for a period of three years. Dean Faculty of Agriculture is next to Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and look after the works of University in the absence of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor.

Five colleges of Agriculture situated at Jabalpur / Rewa / Tikamgarh / Ganj Basoda (Vidisha) & Waraseoni (Balaghat) and one Horticulture Vocational Education Institute, Garhakota (Sagar) are under the control of Dean Faculty of Agriculture. All the educational activities at graduate level are governed by the Dean Faculty of Agriculture.

Educational structure:-

The quality education is the top most priority with main thrust on improving the infrastructure and teaching capabilities of the faculty. The ongoing courses of B.Sc. (Agriculture), & B.Sc. (Forestry) have been restructured as per IVth Deans Committee Recommendation of ICAR and introduced from academic session 2007-08.

The Education for all the programmes is through Semester system with 10 point scale for evaluation. The Academic council of the university is responsible for review and modification of the curriculum and syllabi periodically. Apart from theory and practical courses some innovative programmes are also introduced to expose the students to the real farming and farmers conditions, viz. Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) and Forest Works Experience (FWE). Fourth Deans Committee also introduced Experiential Learning/ Hands on Training programmes for U.G. students for providing adequate confidence and entrepreneurial skills to start vocation. The courses on Experiential Learning / Hands on Training programmes are also introduced in all the college of agriculture at UG level from the academic session 2010-11.

All the colleges of Agriculture are equipped with adequate facilities to carry out teaching and research activities.

Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT)

Looking to well equipped infrastructural facilities and faculty, ICAR, New Delhi, has recognized the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur under capacity building programme and awarded Center of Advanced Faculty Training in Soil Science (CAFT, erstwhile Centre of Advanced Studies) out of total 31 centers (2 in Soil Science) in 1995. The centre is engaged in organizing training programmes, to impart advanced training to the scientists and academic staff within the National Agricultural Research and Education system in the country to upgrade their skills in the frontier areas of Soil Science and technology. In these training programme besides JNKVV faculty, eminent scientists, resource persons from other universities/organizations and subject matter specialists from various fields of specialization are invited to deliver lectures.

Ethics and human value in education

Human beings have an innate ethical sense that urges them to make predictable choices. Although most people believe that their actions are guided by logic and reason, the later often acts only as a mechanism to justify these choices. Language allows people to construct sophisticated rationales which support what are often emotionally driven decisions.

Ethics education is about recognizing the real power of one’s innate ethical sense and how it influences our behavior. In this way we can free reason to become a tool to truly guide our actions. Without the wisdom that results from understanding one’s innate ethical self, reason remains a powerful propaganda for unchallenged intrinsic human ethical imperatives.

The teacher influences the character of the students, by inculcating fundamental ethic values. Recognizing the need, the university has introduced courses on human values and professional ethics for its students from second semester of 2013-14.

Audio-Visual aids for Smart e-Classroom

E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether network learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process E-learning is the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration.

Video Conferencing System: Distance Learning

  • Video conferencing is an exciting technology for education. Teachers and students are able to see each other, share documents and discuss topics together in a situation similar to a traditional classroom setting. The main difference being that the teachers and the students may be in different states or even countries.
  • Multi-point Video Conferencing System has been purchased at JNKVV Headquarter, i.e. at Jabalpur and Single-point Video Conferencing System have been purchased for outlying campus i.e. Rewa, Tikamgarh, Ganjbasoda using ICAR Development Grant.

Hostel and sports facilities

The University has separate undergraduate and postgraduate hostels for boys and girls. The students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment. Living in such an environment with people having similar goals and aspiration provides an exciting experience. International hostel in JNKVV, Jabalpur is constructed with the support of ICAR for facilitating education of foreign students. Establishment of gymnasium, stadium, swimming pool, etc. are under construction with the support of ICAR for all-round development of student and staff to minimize intellectual isolation. Each college has health centre supported by medical and paramedical staff.

Students helpline

  • Active placement cell is run by Dean Students Welfare. A large number of students got recruitment in private agriculture organizations and banks through campus interviews. Students are given coaching to appear in competitive examinations for higher education, fellowship and Government jobs. Counseling and help in seeking admission in foreign universities is also provided by Dean Students Welfare. Strong association of alumni with the college/university helps in establishing the brand ambassador through active alumni cell.
  • Educational tour is regular phenomenon at Bachelor degree programme. It gives various types of exposure viz., facts of life with pleasure, vision of the outside world and confidence and competence building.
  • The students’ affairs up to graduate level are resolved by the Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and postgraduate affairs by Director of Instructions. The affairs such as athletics, residence life, co-curricular activities, health etc. are looked after by DSW. The Dean Students Welfare extend counseling free of cost as career linkage, advising and on campus interviews to compete for jobs in bank and private companies. As a part of recreational sports, the fitness program and annual sports are organized to achieve higher quality life. The facilities of indoor and outdoor games are also available to students throughout the year. The sports and cultural teams selected at University level participate in all India competition organized by ICAR as Agriunifest and Agriunisport every year. The 10th Agriunisports and 13th Agriunifest were organized during March 3-6, 2009 and February 24-28, 2013 respectively at JNKVV, Jabalpur under the aegis of the ICAR, New Delhi.

Accreditation of the University

On the basis of Self Study Report submitted by the University, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi constituted a 5 members Peer Review Team for the accreditation of the JNKVV, Jabalpur. The Peer Review Team of ICAR visited the University from October 27th to 31st, 2014. The Chairman of the team Dr. C. Ramasamy, Former Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbtore (Tamil Nadu) alongwith 4 members including Dr. T.A. More, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Maharashtra) Dr. Syed Akhtar Hussani, Professor & Head, Biotechnology, Jamia Milia University, Aligarh (U.P.), Dr. Upendra Koul, Director, IBRC, Jalandhar (Punjab) and Dr. K.P. Tripathi, Principal Scientist, ICAR, New Delhi during its five days visit had conducted inspection of all the Colleges, Research Stations, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Agriculture Farms, Various Project, Scientific Laboratories, Hostels, Sports Facilities and submitted its reports to the ICAR, New Delhi. On the basis of this report the National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board of the ICAR granted accreditation to the JNKVV, Jabalpur for five years w.e.f. 16.03.2015 to 15.03.2020.