Department of Farm Structures

 

glass_43   About Department
glass_43   Academic Programmes
glass_43   Infrastructure
glass_43   Mandate
glass_43   Faculty
glass_43   Research Activities and Achievements(including projects)
glass_43   Extension Activities and Achievements
glass_43   Research Recommendations (Approved in AGRESCO)
glass_43   Publications

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Contact Information

 

About Department

Department was established in the year 1982 under the faculty of Agricultural Enggineering and Technology with following objectives:

  • To provide the opportunities for education in Agricultural Engineering.

  • To provide opportunities for students to acquire practical skills, knowledge in the concerned subjects so as to make them professionally competent.
  • To expose students to the rural situation so as to make them aware about needs of the rural people.
  • To create and establish sufficient infrastructure required for imparting education and practical skills in the subjects of Farm Structures.
  • To undertake and participate extension education programmes for transfer of technology.
  • To implement need based research interdisciplinary programme for development of suitable technologies to cater to the regional needs.
  • To form “Dr PDKV Greenhouse Farmers Club” at various district of vidarbha regions in collaboration with Horticulture and Plant Pathology Departments.

 

Academic Programmes

Department is imparting education at under graduate levels.

B.Tech.(Agricultural Engineering)

 

Infrastructure Facilities

Sr. No. Laboratory
Size (m x m)

1

Engineering Mechanics laboratory

10mx10m

2

Material Testing Laboratory

12mx10m

3

Structural engineering Laboratory

10mx3m

4

Green House technology laboratory

10mx6m

 

emlab1               utm
Engineering Mechanics Laboratory   Universal Testing Machine

 

Mandate

  • To teach the subjects related to Farm Structures Engg. to Under Graduate & Post Greaduate Degree Programmes as per ICAR norms.
  • To generate the human resource for Agricultural Structures and related industries and organizations through Under Graduate Programme.

 

Research Activities/Achievements

Adhoc research schemes /projects undertaken

Sr. No Title of research project Sponsored by Amount Rs. in lakhs
Name of PI and CO-PI
Period years
From
To
1

“Greenhouse Management for Propagation of Some Horticultural and Medicinal Plants”.

ICAR Ad hoc scheme 6.38 Dr. P.B.Kale and
Dr V.K.Mahorkar

2002

2005

Research Achivements

The Department of Farm Structures has conducted the experiments in farmers shadenethouse at Patur and Gaigaon.The technical guidance has been given to the farmers through “Dr PDKV Greenhouse Farmers club” and farmers are getting more returns.

 

Extension Activities and Achievements

  1. No. of research papers/ articles published during last five years – 16
  2. No. of papers presented in the seminars during last five years- 02
  3. T.V. Talk on green house – 10 Nos.
  4. Radio Talk – 08 No.
  5. Popular articles – 5 Nos.

 

Research Recommendations (Approved in AGRESCO)

1. One Recommendation on “Design and Development of 100m2 shadenethouse for high value vegetable crops”.

shadenet

100m2 shadenethouse for high value vegetable crops

lim_farmer

Light intensity measured by farmer in shadenethouse at Patur

trhfarmer

Temperature and Relative humidity measured by farmer in shadenethouse at Gaigaon

 

 

Publications

 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Sau. S.V. Gupta
Head

Department of Farm Structures,
CAET,Dr PDKV,Akola,444104
Ph.No.2258200-217 Ext. 1036
E.Mail:hdfs@pdkv.ac.in
suchitavgupta@yahoo.co.in


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