Directorate of Research

Activities Calender of Research 2017-18

Prof. Jag Paul Sharma
Director Research

Prof. Jag Paul Sharma is presently working as Director Research at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu. Earlier, he has served as Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding), Leh; Senior Scientist (Pulses), Samba; Professor & Head, Division of Vegetable Science and Floriculture; Associate Director Research and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST-J, Chatha. As a plant breeder, developed 12 varieties in different crops viz 03 in wheat, 02 in barley and 01 each in chickpea, knolkhol, methi, beet palak, okra, coriander, broccoli and basmati, whereas, 04 strains of different vegetable crops are in advance stage of testing. As an academician, he contributed 09 books in the field of agriculture including one text book and published more than 100 research papers in journals of national and international repute. His research interests are organic crop production, crop hybridization, plant tissue culture, seed production and research management. He envisions India as emerging hub of quality agricultural products of global competence and strongly believes in scientific cooperation in sharing of knowledge on international issues such as food and nutritional security, climate change, agro-ecological sustainability, natural resource management and social security. He has been the co-convenor of Vth Dean’s Committee of ICAR on Agricultural Education. He is also a member of Project Review Committee on CODER, ASAR of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, State Biodiversity Board of Govt. of J&K.

Dr.Pramod Baru,
Associate Director Research

Dr. Parmod Baru born on 18th of Feb.1956, is Doctorate in Animal Reproduction with specialisation on Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) in small ruminants from Gujarat Agriculture University Anand, Gujarat. He had worked as Incharge Director Extension from 2003 to 2008 and established 5 (five) Krishi Vigyan Kendras in districts: Doda, Reasi, Rajouri, Poonch & Kathua of Jammu Division . He was instrumental in organisation of Regional Agri Fair “Krishi Jagriti 2006-07 "for the Northern states of India at R.S.Pura campus from 18-20th March 2006. About 30 ICAR documented agricultural & allied technologies relevant to Jammu division were dubbed in local vernacular language Dogri for the technology dissemination to farmers through network of KVKs. He has worked as Officer on Special Duty(OSD) to Vice-chancellor in 2013.

Dr.Pradeep wali
Associate Director Research

Dr.Shahid Ahamad
Deputy Director Research

Dr.Shahid Ahamad, Dy. Director Research: He was born on 01.7.1972 at Hamirpur district of U.P. He did M.Sc. in 1996 in Plant Pathology from CSAU,Kanpur and Ph.D. in Botany (Plant Pathology) in 2003 from CSJMU, Kanpur. He started his career as a Research Associate (Plant Pathology) in IARI, New Delhi in 1997. He Joined as Jr. Scientist (Plant Pathology) in 2001 in SKUAST-Jammu. He was selected as Programme Coordinator in 2008 and presently he is working as Dy. Director Research in the Directorate of Research. He is also working as Nodal Officer of PME Cell. He wins many awards viz. Young Achiever Awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology and published more than 200 publications in national and international reputed journals/magazines, News Papers including 7 books in different aspects of agriculture.