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 Univers ity 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.Pradeep wali
Associate Director Research

Dr. Pardeep Wali did his masters from University of Udaipur, Rajasthan in 1986 with distinction and Ph.D. from CCS HAU, Hisar in the field of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry in 1998 with honours. He joined the erstwhile SKUAST in 1989 at AICRP- CSR and has served in various capacities at various stations/sub stations of the university. He served in the Cold Arid Zone at Regional Agricultural Research Station; Leh established under NARP during 1992 to 1994 and was instrumental in establishing soil lab. He was one of the contributors for preparation of curriculum and establishment of soil laboratory, Div. of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry in the newly established university; SKUAST-Jammu. He was instrumental in establishment of newly acquired Seed Production Farm of the university at Chakroi, RS Pura and produced best quality seed of wheat, paddy, Mustard during 2004 to 2009. Presently, Dr. Wali is working as Associate Director Research (2011) in the Directorate of Research & Nodal officer (Seed), ICAR-Mega Seed Project since Feb. 2016. He has more than 40 research papers to his credit and presented 30 research papers in Seminar/Symposium/ Workshop/Conferences. Dr Wali is one of the Founder and Life members of Asian Agri-History Foundation, Hyderabad (A. P.), India as well as life member/member of numerous societies/ associations. He has completed 02 externally funded projects and is currently involved in 03 externally funded projects.


Dr.Shahid Ahamad
Chief Scientist /Associate Director Research

Dr.Shahid Ahamad presently working as Chief Scientist (Plant Pathology)in the Directorate of Research. He did M.Sc. (Plant Pathology) in 1996 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, Programme Coordinator/Sr. Scientist in 2008 and upgraded as Chief Scientist in November, 2014. Presently he is working as Nodal Officer, PME Cell. He got recognitions viz. Fellow of Society of Plant Protection Sciences (FPPS),IARI, New Delhi in 2006, Fellow of Indian Phytopathogical Society (FPSI), IARI, New Delhi in 2015. He was elected as Councillor (2012-15) of Society of Plant Protection Sciences (Annals of Plant Protection Sciences) Division of Nematology, I.A.R.I., New Delhi and President, IPS,NZ in 2017. He also got many awards viz., Young Achiever Awards -2011 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology by SADHNA (Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Nauni, Solan Himachal Pradesh, Distinguished Service Awards (2012) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad,U.P., Scientist of the Year Award (2013) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology by Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development,Allahabad, U.P.He has been published more than 200 publications in national and international reputed journals/magazines, News Papers including 10 books in different aspects of agriculture and Plant Pathology. He working as peer reviewer in reputed national and international journals. He also organized one Nation Symposium & IPS NZ Meet (2017) in SKUAST-Jammu.