Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
Plant Physiology
ASGontia

Dr. A.S. Gontia

Professor & Head
Ph.: 0761-2680771, 2681773; Extn.325, 351(O)
Mobile:9713601636
Fax: 0761-2681236
e-mail:ajayontia@gmail.com

Plant Physiology Prior to the bifurcation till 1970 department was nominated as “Department of Agricultural Botany” and the faculty was engaged in teaching, research and extension activities of Plant Physiology, Ecology and Plant Breeding & Genetics. However, after bifurcation during 1971 the post graduate degree was awarded in Agricultural Botany (Crop Physiology). During the year 2000-01 the department was re-named as the “Department of Plant Physiology”. During 2005-06 Mega projects from various funding agencies were sanctioned for the agro-techniques development processing and value addition in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants including HRD by organizing training programs, keeping in view of more focused activities on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants


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once again the department was renamed as the “Department of Crop and Herbal Physiology” later, due to the decision for common course curriculum in all State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) in the fourth Deans Committee name of the Department has been changed to “Department of Plant Physiology” falling under the Basic Science Faculty. Department of Plant Physiology is one the key disciplines of Plant Sciences and is actively engaged in education, research and extension activities. Apart from contribution in studies of physiological aspects of crops viz. cereals, oil seed and pulses the department is also involved in conservation, multiplication, development of agrotechniques, processing and value addition of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Research programmes on morpho-physiological characterization, chemical profiling, post harvest processing and value addition of herbal plants has been undertaken along with human resource and skill development through training in both on campus and off campus to public and private sector personals, farmers, students, traders and other stakeholders.