College of Basic Sciences & Humanities


Dr.(Mrs.) Vinod Kumari

Head of the Department
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Sociology College of Basic Sciences & Humanities CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, (Haryana) India

Phone No : 01662-255293

Email Id :sociology@hau.ac.in

The Department of sociology came into existence in 1970 as a constituent department of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities. In erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University, the department was with the department of Economics. There after the discipline of sociology was with the department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, CCSHAU, Hisar. Since 1971 the department has been fast developing to achieve excellence in teaching and research. The department also caters to the requirements of UG and PG programms of College of Agriculture and I.C. College of Home Science. The faculty of sociology department were awarded fellowships like UGC, ICSSR and Commonwealth etc. Dr. Raj Singh, Dr. R.K. Punia ICSSR, Dr. P.S. Malik, Dr. Subhan Khan, Malkit Kaur and Dr. Vinod Kumari have been the recipient of these fellowships. Dr. Subhash Chander was awarded R.G. UGC fellowship from 2010-13. The department conferred degree to 148 M.Sc. and 47 Ph.D. scholars, some of them occupying high positions at the national level. At present, there are 13 M.Sc. students and 21 Ph.D. students. The department is having a highly trained and talented faculty that consists of one Professor, three Assistant Professors, one Assistant Scientist and one Assistant Scientist (Rural Sociology) in the department of Agril. Economics. Presently the department is working on a research project entitled “Agricultural Technology and Emerging Socio-Economic Changes in Rural Society” and one research project completed namely “Promotion and Impact Analysis of Direct Seeded Rice Technique of Rice Cultivation on the Socio-Economic Status of Farmers in Haryana”. The faculty is actively involved in extension work to extend technical knowledge among rural people of adopted village Shamsukh and Nangthala under the Chairmanship of Dean, COBS&H, through various awareness campaign cleanliness drives, demonstration and other activities (Annexure SOC-XI). Department has completed three months certificate course on Panchayti Raj and Rural Development as per terms and conditions of department of Development and Panachayat (Government of Haryana). The faculty brought out 67 research publications during last five years. A total of 08 Ph.D. students and 16 M.Sc. students have passed out during the last five years

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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