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College of Basic Sciences and Humanities

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The founding fathers including doyens of the University envisioned strong base in basic and applied sciences as the bedrock on which foundation of teaching and research in agriculture and related sciences and technology had to be laid. Social Sciences and Humanities were to be attuned to scientific endeavor in consonance with the ground realities of rural society through congruency assessment and feedback. The faculty of Basic Sciences and Humanities has been accomplishing its mandate through incorporation of the latest scientific ideas and techniques in nearly all the professional programmes of higher education imparted in the University.

The College of Basic Sciences and Humanities has been one of the main constituents of the University, shouldering 15% to 32% of the Undergraduate and 15% to 46% of the Postgraduate instructional responsibilities in all the academic programmes. Postgraduate programmes in basic and applied sciences are run excellently. The significant work has been recognized by the University Grants Commission by enlisting it for funding under 2 (f) clause of the UGC Act.

The College caters to the need of approximately 4000 UG students, 1700 PG students and 400 Ph.D. students every year in the form of offering courses, guiding theses, helping them compute their data and improving the language component of their thesis.

Organizational Setup

The academic and administrative head of the College is Dean, who is appointed for a period of five years. The Dean is also the salary disbursing officer. He runs the College in consultation with the respective Head/In-charge of the following Departments and Centres/Central Facilities :

 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

Radio and Isotopes Laboratory

BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE

Faculty

The College has highly qualified, experienced, specialized and dedicated faculty comprising of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, who have obtained postgraduate and research degrees from reputed Indian and Foreign Universities. Some of them have also served other Indian and Foreign Universities with distinction. The Faculty keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in their respective disciplines. Many of the faculty has had the distinction of having worked in prestigious research laboratories in India and abroad. The Faculty has regularly been participating in seminars and symposia of national and international levels and has carved out a significant niche for themselves in their own fields. Some faculty members have been accorded prestigious national and international awards and fellowships in recognition of their scientific achievements. Some have worked on important assignments in India and abroad and have brought their rich experiences to bear on the academic life of the University.

Contact Information

Dr. Uma Melkania

Dean College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

G.B. Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology

Pantnagar

Udham Singh Nagar

Uttarakhand - 263145

India

Phone: +91-5944-233374 (Office)

            +91-5944-233635 (Residence)

E-mail: deancbsh[at]gbpuat[dot]ernet[dot]in