College of Agriculture, Hisar


Dr. Sandeep Arya

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Department of Forestry College of Agriculture CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, India.

Phone No : 01662255270

Email Id :forestry@hau.ac.in

Department of Forestry was established on 16.2.1982 to strengthen farm forestry research. Later,B.Sc. Forestry 4 year programme was started from 1986-87 as an initiative from ICAR with the objective to produce forestry trained graduates. However, B.Sc. (Forestry) was discontinued from academic year 1990-91 due to insufficient demands of forestry trained personnel in the forestry sector. However the situation has changed now due to flourishing of wood industries which require particular forestry trained graduates to fulfill their multidimensional demands that arise from various forestry sectors.Up to 1990- 1993, total 55 students completed B.Sc. forestry degree programme in four batches. 

M.Sc. Agroforestry programme was started from 1990-91, with intake capacity of 3 students and from 1998-99 along with M.Sc. Agroforestry, Ph.D. Agroforestry Programme was also started. 87 students have completed M.Sc. and whereas30 students have got Ph.D. degree from the Department of Forestry. Presently, Department of Forestryhas M.Sc. Forestryand Ph.D. Forestryprogrammes under College of Agriculture. The department offers two undergraduate core courses under commercial Agriculture. The department of Forestry will also offer two undergraduate core courses as per 5th Dean’s committee recommendations. At PG level the department offers eleven M.Sc and eight Ph.D. courses.

The department has well qualifiedand experienced facultymembers having vast experience and international exposure. All faculty members have obtained PhD degree. Faculty members are using latest literature and books for teaching to UG and PG classes. Teachers are using modern audio-visual aids & proper equipment for practical demonstration. Major emphasis is given for practical learning. Faculty of the Department is actively involved in academic pursuits at National and International levels.

Last Updated :-Wed, Jun 28 2023

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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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