Department of Agriculture

CORE FACULTIES
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

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).



Dr. Neeraj

Neeraj is working as Assistant Professor in Agriculture Department. She awarded M.Sc. (Food Technology) degree during 2011 from GJU Sci. & Tech. Hisar, Haryana and Ph.D. (Food Science and Technology) in 2017 from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and Haryana. She was recipient of University Gold Medal in M.Sc. Dr Neeraj qualified ICAR-SRF (PGS), ASRB (ICAR) NET and UGC NET exam. She was awarded with Best Doctoral Thesis Award, Best Research Scholar Award and Best Poster Presentation by different societies. She has 2 year experience in teaching and research. She is a life member of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (AFSTI, India). She has published various research papers, hindi and English articles in different national and international journals and magazines.


Dr. Varsha Rani

Varsha Rani is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Jharkhand Rai University. She earned her Graduation in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She’s Masters and Ph.D in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Physiology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The topic of her doctoral dissertation was, “Physiological Studies of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) malformation in five states of Northern India” and was also awarded with ICAR JRF fellowship and DST INSPIRE fellowship during her Masters and Doctoral research work respectively. Apart from presenting research papers in various Seminars and Conferences, She has also authored few research papers that has been published in various International Journals.


Ms. Shweta Singh

Shweta Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator – Department of Agriculture. She has earned her M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology) and B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi. She has qualified ICAR-NET in the year 2014. She is pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Bio-Engineering, B.I.T. Mesra, Ranchi. She has received merit fellowship throughout her graduation and post graduation period. She has received TEQIP fellowship during Ph.D. for nearly three years. She has published various research article and book chapters. She has attended a national seminar and received best poster award therein. Her areas of interest include plant tissue culture, hairy root transformation, molecular biology and metabolomics.



Ms. SUSHMA PRIYA

Sushma Priya is a Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Jharkhand Rai University. She earned her Graduation in Agriculture from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi. She’s Masters in Agricultural Economics from Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U), Varanasi, U.P. Her specialization in Master’s was “To study the trend in production and export of mango from India”. She has attended various National and International Conference and She has published various research papers in National Journals.



Ms. Hemlata Kumari

Hemlata Kumari is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Jharkhand Rai University. She earned her Graduation in Agriculture from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad (AP). She has earned her M.Sc. and pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour (Bhagalpur). She has received merit fellowship throughout her graduation, post graduation period and Ph.D. The topic of her M.Sc. and doctoral dissertation was “Genetic studies in Baby Corn and Study of Combining Ability and Yield Stability Analysis of Quality Protein Maize”. She has qualified ICAR-NET in the year 2015 and also in 2018. She has published various research papers in National and International Journals. She has attended various national seminars, Workshop and Training Programs respectively.



Ms. Shaili kumari

Mrs Shaili kumari is Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture. Mrs Shaili Kumari obtained Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Dr Y.S.R Horticulture University Hyderabad. M.Sc.(Horticulture fruit science) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi and doctoral degree from Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi. For the doctoral degree programme Shaili kumari worked on “Genetic Diversity studies and characterization in pomegranate”. Mrs Shaili Kumari qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by ASRB (ICAR), New Delhi- recognized by UGC/CSIR the discipline of Fruit science in 2015 with a number of research papers published in peer reviewed National & International journals of repute. Mrs Shaili Kumari also made several presentation including both posters and oral presentations at National and International conferences. She secured Junior Research Fellowship (ICAR-JRF) with All Indian Rank- 5th, for- pursuing Master in Horticulture by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India. She awarded with Senior Research Fellowship (ICAR-SRF) with All India Rank- 11, for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. She Selected for UGC -Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for OBC for pursuing Ph.D. She awarded for best poster Award in National conference of breeding of tropical and subtropical fruit crops for which entitled “Diversity analysis of guava genotype and Psidium species using morphological parameters and SSR markers and 7th Indian horticulture congress which entitled “Correlation between phenotypic and genotypic distances among cultivars, variants and species of guava (Psidium sp).


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