Faculty Of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Faculty Of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
City Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Affiliated to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Phone 2700920 - 2700922
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Faculty Of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh is affiliated to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

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    The main faculties of study in Aligarh Muslim University are Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Life Science, Faculty of Management Study and Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dental College, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Unani Medicine and Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit.
    Some of the schools functioning under the Aligarh Muslim University are Abdullah Nursery School, A.B.K Union High School, Ahmadi School for Blind, AMU Girls High School, City Girls High School, City High School, S.T.S. High School, Senior Secondary School, Boys and Senior Secondary School, Girls.

    The Department of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology was established in 1995 as a section of Institute of Agriculture in AMU, Aligarh on the recommendations of Randhawa Committee (1993). The section of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology was upgraded as a full fledged department in the year 2000 under the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The broad objectives of the department's present programmes include post graduate teaching in relevant fields, conducting basic and applied research and transfer of technology activities.

    The Department is well equipped with laboratories and facilities for product development, microbiology, food analysis, instrumentation, computer etc. Till date, sixty four post graduates have been produced to meet the challenges and requirements of the food industries. Most of the students are well placed in India and abroad, holding prominent positions in companies like Hind Agro, Allana, Britania, Aditaya Birla Group, Kitco Foods, Vadilal, ITC, Pepsi etc. This is the reason the department attracts students from all over India and abroad. Department is an important hub of R&D and is well recognized all over India for its work in the field of Biocolours, Functional Foods, Meat, Pet-Food, Beverages, Jaggery, Chicory, Biomass, etc. Department has active research programs supported by Rs. 1.748 Crores in funding. The Department is also engaged in providing technical guidance to the food industries and entrepreneurs. As Department looks to the future, it will concentrate on unique or strong programs that have the potential to move to excellence

    The Department of Plant Protection was established in 2000 after the creation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Earlier the department was as a Section of Plant Protection, created in 1993 under the Institute of Agriculture. The department offers M.Sc. Programmes with specialization in Entomology and Plant Pathology & Nematology and Ph.D. Programmes in Plant Protection. The faculty of the department has published over 500 research papers, review articles etc. in the referred international and national journals and 4 books and have got sanctioned 19 research projects from ICAR, NATP, UGC, DBT, DST, UPCAR, UP-CST etc. with a total grant of over one crore. As many as 09 students have passed out NET examination. The faculty has also received 106 National and International honours and awards. The department is also a Centre for All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Plant Nematodes since the existence of the faculty.

    Thrust Areas:

    The Department of Plant Protection suits best for the researches on biological control and IPM/IDM. The existing faculty members of the department possess specialization and expertise in Plant Pathology, Nematology and Entomology. The following are the thrust areas of the department

    (i) Development of mass cultures and commercial formulation of selective biocontrol-agents against major pests and pathogens of economically important crops of the regions.

    (ii) To develop IPM /IDM modules for economically important crops

    (iii) Field demonstrations of effective biocontrol-agents and their distribution to farmers of the region.

    (iv) To impart training to farmers, extension workers, NGO's etc. on biological control and IPM/IDM.


    1. The department has patented a novel process for commercial production of bio-pesticides in USA (US2006/0292 ] 24A I dated 28.12.2006) and in India (Patents No. 1621/DEL/2005 dated 27.02.2007).

    2. Developed agro-technology for the management of root knot nematode and wilt or root rot disease complex on different crops like vegetables, pulses, medicinal and aromatic plants.

    3. Identified for the first time, an important disease complex of Mentha arvensis caused by Mincognita and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and developed the package of practices under IPM for its management.

    4. Three bio-pesticides, newely Trichoderma harzianum, Pochonia chlamydosporia and Pseudomonas jluorescens have been developed on fly ash based carriers. These are superior than their contemporaries.

    5. Identification and application of natural enemies, coccinellid species (Coccinella sepempunctata, Coccinella transversalis and Menochilus sexmaculatus), one entomogenous fungus Beauveria Bassiana and Spinosad (Actinomycetes) etc for the management of major insect-pests of various crops.

    6. Identification and application of entomopathogenic nematodes in the management of insect pests and plant parasitic nematode.

    7. Developed an IPM module for management for Melanagromyza obtusa, an important pod borer of pigeonpea.

    8. Effect of climatic changes on the development of plant diseases caused by fungi and nematodes.

    The post graduate teaching and research programmes in Agriculture (Microbiology) was initially started in 1984-85 under the Centre of Agriculture. This centre was run by the University out of its own resources, financial as well as academic. Later, in the year 1993, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi has approved four post graduate courses including Agricultural Microbiology in the Institute of Agriculture and the course was restarted in 1995 with the intake of 5 students. Subsequently, the executive council, A.M.U. in its meeting held on 18/10/1997, approved the amendments to statutes 20(1) and 20(2) (c) regarding the establishment of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The Faculty came into existence vide letter No. C-III-Stt.-1/613 dated 21.7.2000, with the four full-fledged Departments including the Department of Agricultural Microbiology.

    Keeping in view the national demands, the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, A.M.U., is imparting teaching and training at Post-graduate and Doctoral levels on various aspects of Molecular Microbiology, Soil Microbial Ecology, Food Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Bioinformatics and Agricultural Biotechnology. Indeed, teaching and hand-on training in such areas have a potential for creating opportunities/job prospects for the Post Graduate/Ph.D students in the Biotechnology industry, Agriculture sectors and national/International Institutes and Universities. With the arrival of multinationals in the country, a growing demand of trained and skilled personnel?s in Microbiology/Molecular biology is envisaged. Undoubtedly, the activities based on Agricultural Microbiology and biotechnology are inconceivable without generating the man power trained in Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Biology techniques. Keeping in view of the significant demand for trained Microbiologists in this country, which is expected to increase with a faster rate in near future, as well as the great importance of basic and applied research in the area of biology peripheral to Agricultural Biotechnology, the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, is striving hard to bring excellence to the existing programme.

    Agriculture is confronted with many tough challenges in the developing world. Its foremost charge is ensuring food and nutritional security, which has to be achieved against the backdrop of menacingly increasing population in India. The additional food has to be produced through increasing crop productivity, in spite of yield plateauing of major crops and shrinking cultivable area. The productivity increases have to be attained through routes other than the green revolution path of the past because of ecological and environmental considerations. In fact, the country?s prosperity is inseparably linked to agricultural progress, and a key to achieving this progress is a shift from resource-dependent agriculture to a science-based agriculture. In recent years, the Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology has emerged as an important discipline, offering solutions to multifarious problems, presently encountered in developing sustainable agriculture and increasing crop productivity and food security and handling environmental monitoring and toxicological assessments.


    Department of Agricultural Microbiology has a Seminar Library having approximately 2000 text/reference books, and eight national and international journals subscribes as mentioned below:

    1. Agriculture Today National

    2. Current Science National

    3. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology National

    4. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research National

    5. Indian Journal of Microbiology National

    6. Journal of Medicinal Aromatic Plant (JMAPS) National

    7. Trends in Biotechnology International

    8. Trends in Microbiology International

    A computer lab having five systems with internet facility is available for research scholars and PG students. An Instrumentation Laboratory having sophisticated instruments listed below is open for Research Scholars and also for PG students of the Department as well as of the University.

    S. No. Name of Equipment

    1. Waters Breeze Binary Gradient HPLC System

    2. PC based UV-Spectrophotometer

    3. Olympus Tri-nocular research microscope including photographic attachment

    4. ELISA Reader

    5. GBC 932B Plus Double Beam Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

    6. Spectrofluorophotometer

    7. TKA Water Purification System

    8. Plant Growth Chamber

    9. Gel Documentation System

    10. Picodrop Spectrophotometer

    11. Cooling Centrifuge

    12. Flow Cytometer

    13. Gradient Cycler

    14. Co2 Incubator

    15. Gas Chromatograph

    16. Hybridization Oven

    17. Lyopholyzer

    18. Kjel Plus Digestion System

    19. Premium Fume Hood

    20. Biohazard Safety Cabinet

    21. Multimedia Projectors

    22. Speed Vac Concentrotor

    23. Techgene Thermal Cycler

    24. Visual Presenter

    Department of Agricultural Microbiology
    Aligarh Muslim University
    Aligarh ? 202 002

    Ph : 0571-2703516

    E.mail : [email protected]

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh,
    Uttar Pradesh-202002

    Telephone Exchange: 2700920 - 2700922

    Faculty Of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

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