I.C. College of Community Science

(Foods and Nutrition)

Dr. Beena Yadav

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Foods & Nutrition I.C.College of Community Science CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar - 125004 (Haryana) India

Phone No : 01662-255243

Email Id :hod_fn@hau.ac.in

About the Department

The Department of Foods and Nutrition, established in the year 1976, is one of the outstanding departments of CCSHAU, Hisar. The M.Sc. degree programme in Foods and Nutrition started in the year 1976 and Ph.D. degree programme in 1983. The Department attracts meritorious students from all over the country as well as overseas. Along with active involvement in undergraduate teaching, the Department of Foods and Nutrition offers 16 courses at M.Sc. level and 13 courses at Ph.D. level. 

The faculty of Department has bagged several prestigious awards as well as National and International projects. This Department added a feather in its cap in 2010 when Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture sanctioned ‘Centre of Excellence on Processing and Value Addition of Pearl Millet’. Departmental research addresses the major nutritional problems of Haryana. Surveys are continuously being carried out for updating of nutritional status profile of vulnerable populations of Haryana. The Department focuses on development and popularization of value added food products which can curb problems of food insecurity, nutritional disorders and propagate good health. The quantum and quality of information generated through the research conducted in the department has won its acclaim far and wide. Several MOU’s of technologies have also been signed with entrepreneurs. 

There is no use of scientific research that limits itself to laboratories. The department responsibly takes up extension work to spread nutritional knowledge and technical know-how of the developed technologies among rural and urban masses as well as ICDS functionaries through trainings, demonstrations, awareness campaigns etc. Besides this, celebrations of Breast Feeding Week, National Nutrition month), participation in Krishi Mela, technology exhibitions at State and National level etc. are also regular activities of the Department.

      The Department aspires to prepare students for successful careers by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to come up as leaders. Our students are well placed in prestigious teaching and research institutions. The Department is proudly marching ahead and strives to contribute better towards Food and Nutritional Security.

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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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