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Department of Vegetable Science

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  • Dr. Dhirendra Singh
  • Head,
  • Department of Vegetable Science,
  • College of Agriculture

  • Contacts
  • Phone: 05944-233437 (O), 9411320520 (M)
  • Email: dheer_singh72[at]

About Us

The academic council approved the M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph. D programmes in Vegetable Science to be effective from 1995-96 and also approved creation of a separate department of vegetable science after bifurcation of the existing department of Horticulture in its meeting on 11.08.1994. The board of management approved the establishment of department of vegetable science in its 156th meeting held on January 31, 1995 and the department of vegetable science at the main campus came into formal existence w.e.f. January 31, 1995.

A total of 41 varieties have been released/ identified at State/ National level. More than 50 agro technoques have been standardized in different vegetable crops. Four varieties suitable for poly house cultivation (2 in Tomato and 2 in Cucumber) were released during 2011.


The department of Vegetable Science is a centre of excellence in creating, acquiring and disseminating knowledge in Vegetable Science for sustainable and productive use of the produce for the welfare of mankind/ society. The Department envisages integrating all the three functions of land grant institution viz education, research and extension service for sustainable development of Horticulture (Vegetables) and allied sectors.

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Degrees Offered

  • M. Sc. Ag. - 06 Seats
  • Ph.D. - 04 Seats

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    The following lab equipments are available in the vegetable science department:

  • Digital Micro scope
  • Auto weather station
  • Nitrate meter
  • Light quantome sensor
  • PCR/ Thermal cyclen
  • Leaf area meter
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • UV-VIS Digital spectro- photometer
  • Microscope photography computer system
  • Faculty Awards/ Honour:

  • Dr. Lalit Bhatt received Young Scientist award at 9th Uttarakhand State Science Congress at Dehradun. 2014-15.
  • Dr. D. K. Singh received faculty excellence award in 2014 from college of agriculture, Pantnagar.
  • Dr. S. K. Maurya received faculty excellence award in 2013 from collegeof agriculture, Pantnagar.
  • Dr. D. K. Singh conffered fellowship of horticultural and vegetable science society of India in 2014.
  • Dr. D. K. Singh received Dr. S. K. Sgag neniruak scuebtues award by Chandra Shnkar Trust, Aknira in 2011.

  • Students Awards/ Achievement:

  • Mr. Anoop Shetty selected as IPS, through UPSC
  • Dr. M. Sarkas is selected as Assistant Director Horticulture
  • Some of our students selected in ARS –ICAR.

  • Significant contribution (National/ State level):

  • Cultivation of grain cowpea varieties develop at Pantnagar is very much popular in state like M.P., Kerala, Rajsthan, U.P. and Uttarakhand.

  • Varieties released:

  • 2013-14 Pant Lobia-3
  • 2013-14 Pant Lobia-4
  • 2011 Pant Ranichauri Capsicum -1 (PRC-1) [SVRC]
  • 2011 Pant Polyhouse Tomato-2 (SVRC)
  • 2011 Pant Polyhouse Hybrid Tomato-1 (SVRC)
  • 2011 Pant Parthenocarpic Cucumber-2 (SVRC)
  • 2011 Pant Parthenocarpic Cucumber-3 (SVRC)
  • Ongoing Extension Activities:

  • Tribal Sub Plan on vegetables and grain cowpea (ICAR)
  • Tribal Sub Plan on Vegetable (AICRP-VC)
  • Front Line Demonstration
  • Trainings to the farming community
  • Visits to farmers field
  • Clinical visit for vegetables
  • Distribution of literature to farmers
  • Distribution of seed among the farmers

  • Seminar/ Workshop/ Training/ Symposium

  • National Seminar on post harvest management and value addition in tomato, Dec. 10-11, 2010.
  • National Seminar on protected cultivation of vegetable and flowers-A value chain approach, January, 11-12, 2012.
  • XXX-Group meeting of AICRP-VC, January, 13-16, 2012.

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