Department of Agriculture

Dr.R.P.Singh Ratan
Dr. Ratneshwar Prasad Singh ‘Ratan’

Ratneshwar Prasad Singh ‘Ratan’ is a Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Agriculture at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi. Dr. Ratan earned his Master’s in Agriculture Extension from BAC and Ph.D in Agriculture Extension from R.A.U. Pusa. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was, “Women’s Participation and Economic Contribution in Tribal Farming System in Jharkhand, India”. Apart from presenting research papers in seminars and conferences he has also published 214 research papers, 25 books and 32 manuals, monographs/reports, etc. He has handled 19 research, extension and development projects as Team Leader, Zonal Leader and Principal Investigator which led to the creation of some of the notable landmarks for fostering effective partnership between research, extension, farmer and market putting Farmer First concept in upscaling appropriate technologies, best practices and innovative ideas leading to development of innovative extension models for Jharkhand.Dr Ratan has also guided various Ph.D research scholars. Dr. Ratan has an experience of 42 years and during this span he has worked in different positions in Universities and Colleges. He has worked as Assoc. Professor & Head Deptt. Of Agricultural Extension, University Professor & Chairman, Deptt. Of Agricultural Extension, and Director Extension Education, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.

Dr. Neeta Shweta Kerketta

Dr. NEETA SHWETA KERKETTA is a Assistant Professor in the faculty of Agriculture at Jharkhand Rai University. Dr. Neeta earned her master’s degree in Agroforestry from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Forestry from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Science and Technology, Allahabad (U.P). The topic of her doctoral dissertation was “Application of growth regulators and potting media for the quality production of nursery stock in different Poplar clones”. Dr. Neeta has also authored various research papers that have been published in national and international journals. Dr. Neeta has a teaching experience of 9 years during which she worked at different positions in colleges and universities. She worked as teaching assistant, department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, SHIATS, Allahabad (U.P). She has also worked as HOD/Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, Doon PG College of Agriculture Science and Technology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Dr. Neeta has also guided various M.Sc. students (07).

Ms. Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Jharkhand Rai University. She has earned her Master of Agriculture from Birsa Agriculture University in Plant Breeding and Genetics. She has qualified ICAR – NET conducted by ASRB Delhi and earned a Master in Agribusiness Management from ICFAI University. She has around 7 years of work experience in Teaching, Research and Extension works. She has worked as a Lecturer at IIMT Pune, teaching subjects of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management. She has worked for 5 years in KRIBHCO INDO-BRITISH RAINFED FARMING PROJECT engaged in Training, Research and Extension works in Jharkhand Tribal region on various crops like Paddy, Maize, Legumes etc. In KRIBHCO She has also worked on Participatory plant breeding programme for variety identification and development of Paddy and Maize crops. Poonam Singh has authored several research papers published on national journals of repute. She has also conducted a no. of training programme and participated in Radio Talk show on various crop related topics.

Neha Kumari Singh
Ms. Neha Kumari Singh

Ms. Neha Kumari Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture Science at Jharkhand Rai University. Ms. Neha kumari Singh earned her bachelor’s in agriculture science in 2017 and masters in Horticulture science specialization in Vegetable science from Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar in 2019. The topic of her master’s thesis was “Effect of transplanting date and plant growth regulators on yield & post-harvest quality of Kharif onion.” She has cleared ASRB NET in Horticulture Vegetable science in 2021. She has worked as an Assistant Technology Manager under ATMA Bhojpur, Agriculture department of Bihar. She has worked with BRLPS (Jeevika), Sitamarhi, Bihar as Livelihood specialist. She has also worked as a surveyor trainee with ICRISAT Hyderabad for Hindustan petroleum on “Biomass assessment including supply chain management of different regions of Bihar.”She has published three research papers one as a main author and two as co-author and some are in queue to publish. She was participated in many workshops, seminars & webinars and also presented oral presentation in DISHA -2019 organized in BAU Ranchi. She has participated into different training programmes on different topics. She has won medals in sports like discuss throw and javelin throw at inter-university levels and won different positions in CCA activities. She also worked with tribal women and rural people on ground level and helps them to recreate new opportunities for livelihood generation.

Bhavna Sinha
Ms. Bhavna Sinha

Bhavna Sinha is a Faculty Associate in the Faculty of Agriculture Science at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi. Ms. Bhavna completed her Graduation in Agriculture and Food Business from Amity University, Noida and Masters degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Pathology from SHUATS, Naini, Prayagraj. The topic of her Masters dissertation was “Efficacy of certain essential oils against leaf spot disease (Alternaria alternata) of Sarpgandha (Rauvolfia serpentina L.)”.
She has authored two research papers that have been published in International Journals. Her areas of interest are creative writing, reading and gardening.

Khushboo Kumari
Ms. Khushboo Kumari

Khushboo Kumari is Faculty Associate in the Faculty of Agriculture at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi. She has completed her graduation in Agriculture and master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi. The title of her M.Sc thesis was, “Efficacy of foliar application of nutrients and growth promoter (NAA) on growth and yield of black gram”. She has authored research papers that have been published in national and international journals.
She has one year experience of teaching as an Assistant Professor in Agronomy in a University. She delivered lectures in different topics to the farmers in Kisan Goshti. Her areas of interest include organic Farming, integrated farming system.

Rahul Kumar
Mr. Rahul Kumar

Mr. Rahul Kumar is a faculty associate in the department of Agricultural Science. He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture from Jaipur National University, Jaipur (RAJ). He completed his M.Sc. in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Naini Agriculture Institute, Shuats, Praygraj (U.P). The topic of his master’s degree dissertation was ‘RELATIONSHIP OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES WITH SULPHUR FRACTION IN SOILS OF SAMASTIPUR AND MUZAFFARPUR DISTRICT OF BIHAR’. Mr. Rahul has also authored two research papers that have been published in international Journals. He is an active member of Indian Society of Soil Science. He has participated in many national/ international seminars/webinars, and workshops. He is also awarded as ‘Best Poster Presentation’ in an international seminar. He is also a ‘Rajya Puraskar’ awardee from Bharat Scout and Guide.