Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali (VCSG) College of Horticulture, Bharsar (Pauri Garhwal):

Prof. Bhagwati Prasad Nautiyal
Dean, VCSG College of Horticulture
Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Bharsar-246 123, District -Pauri Garhwal
Uttarakhand, India
Phone:+91-1348-226071, 226059 (Office)
Fax:+ 91-1348-226058,
Email: deanhortbharsar@gmail.com

Prof. B.P. Nautiyal completed his master and Ph. D. degree from H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Garhwal. He started his carrier as Project Scientist in High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre, HNB Garhwal University and thereafter started working on medicinal and aromatic plants of high altitude region. He worked extensively on ecology, eco-physiology and cultivation aspects of Picrorhzia kurrooa, Rheum emodi, Aconites, Nardostachys jatamasi and several other important medicinal plants of Himalaya and his work got wide appreciation and cultivation of these wild species became possible. He joined Mizoram Central University as Reader in 2007 and worked there as Associate Professor, Head and Professor in the department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plant (HAMP) up to 2014. During his stay in Mizoram university, he worked on spatial planning for the development of Agro horticulture sector in Mizoram, R&D work on banana and other fruit crops as well on Cinnamomum verum for the evaluation of essential oil contents. He joined UUHF Bharsar in June 2012 and has served university as Dean, College of Horticulture, Finance Comptroller, Director Research and OIC of other centres besides working as Director, IMAP, Mehalchauri, Gairsain of the university. Prof. Nautiyal so far has published more than 130 research papers in international and national journals of repute and articles. Beside he is author/co author of 8 books on different aspects of botany, medicinal plants and horticulture and 3 manuals. His book on agro-techniques of high altitude medicinal and aromatic plants gained worldwide attention. To his credit, 12 students are awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision on various aspects such as forest ecology, alpine ecology and eco-physiology, taxonomy and ethnobotany, traditional medicinal knowledge, cultivation of MAPs, integrated nutrient management (INM) of fruit crops etc. He is a member of editorial boards of many journals including Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Trends in Horticulture etc. Prof. Nautiyal is a member of academic bodies of several universities and institutions and has served as a chairman /member of MAP Screening Committee, Mizoram and Public Service Commission Boards of few states.

About the Campus


Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali College of Horticulture Bharsar is situated in the main campus of V.C.S.G Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, INDIA. The scenic natural beauty of Garhwal region is world famous. This region of Garhwal is aptly named as Bharsar, which in local Garhwali dialect means fulfilled with abundant natural wealth. It covers an approximate area of 175 hectares consisting of 104 hectares of forest and 71 hectares of horticultural area. The altitude of Bharsar varies from 1800-2300 meters above mean sea level. Bharsar is located 57 km away from Pauri, the headquarter of district Pauri Garhwal on National Highway No. 121.
The climatic conditions of Bharsar are fairly cool over the years except harsh winter during the month of December, January and February, which is considered ideal for the production of quality temperate fruit and tree nut crops such as apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, kiwi, walnut, chestnut, hazelnut etc. The area receives adequate snow during last week of December to mid February followed by heavy precipitation during monsoon. There are ample sunshine hours and the growing period is long. Soils are basically sandy loam with a deep profile of 2-3 meter. Soil pH range from 5.0-7.5 on the agricultural lands and is less than 6.0 in forest area. There are enough natural water resources to fulfil the domestic and all agricultural irrigation requirements.

History


Bharsar was founded by an English man McMilan, who settled in the area around 1924. Subsequently, orchards of apple, pear,peach,plum , walnut etc were established in the area. In 1951, Mr. McMilan sold the area to the Department of Horticulture, Government of Uttar Pradesh from 1951till the date of establishment of the college (June12, 2001). It remained under the control of Department of Horticlture, Uttar Pradesh on account of potential development activities that can be carried out here for the nearby hill region by horticulture, The government of Uttarakhand handed over the orchard to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar for the establishment of College of Horticulture.
The College of Horticulture was established and inaugurated by Ex-Chief Minister, Government of Uttaranchal on June 12, 2001 and formerly handed over to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar on the occasion of Secound State foundation day of Uttaranchal i.e November 9, 2002 in 2011 with the establishment of V.C.S.G Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, headquater at Bharsar, the College of Horticulture,Bharsar along with the College of Forestry, Ranichauri were handed over to University V.C.S.G. College of Horticulture has been named in the memory of freedom fighter Late Shri Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali who was associated with peshwar events of 1931.

MANDATE OF THE COLLEGE

  • Human Resource Development in the area of Horticulture.
  • Technology Development for improving horticulture production and post harvest management including processing and value addition.
  • Germplasm Management.
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship/self employment.
  • Dissemination of technologies for the benefit of farmers/ orchadists.

DEPARTMENTS

  • Department of Vegetable Science
  • Department of Fruit Science
  • Department of Floriculture & Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Spices and Plantation crops, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Department of Food Science & Technology
  • Department of Natural Resource Management
  • Department of Crop Improvement
  • Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities
  • Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Plant Pathology

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

  • B.Sc. Horticulture - 4 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) - 2 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) - 2 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscape Architecture) - 2 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants) - 2 years
  • M.Sc. (Food Technology) - 2 Years
  • M.Sc. (Agri) Entomology
  • M.Sc. (Agri) Plant Pathology
  • * Diploma in Commercial Horticulture Management - 2 years
  • Certificate Course in Horticulture - 1 year

* To be started shortly

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Sl. No

Name of the Project

Funded By

Name of the Scientist Nominated as P.I.

1

All India Coordinated Research Project on Medicinal and Aromatic  Plants (AICRP on MAPs)

ICAR

Dr. R.S. Chauhan

2

Benfuracarb 3.0 G (Oncol)- Efficacy trial on Brinjal for Nematode Control

Coromendal International Ltd.

Dr. Vijay Kumar

EXTENSION PROGRAMME

The Campus works in close collaboration with State extension departments and NGOs for transfer of technology. Training to farmers, farm women and functionaries of development agencies along with demonstrations at farmers' field are primarily conducted through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) situated in the campus. Kisan Mela, Kisan Diwas, Exhibitions, Seminars, Gosthies, etc. are also organized from time to time.

INFRASTRUCTURE


  • College Buildings (3 Blocks)
  • McMullen House
  • Library
  • Computer Centre
  • Meteorological Observatory
  • Automatic Weather Station
  • Labs (Post Harvest Technology, Natural Resource Management, Plant Protection, Floriculture, Medicinal And Aromatic Plants, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science, Tissue Culture, Mushroom, Agriculture Engineering, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
  • Fruit Nursery
  • Orchards (Apple, Apricot, Plum, Peaches, Walnut, Hazel Nut, Pears)
  • Research Blocks (Floriculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Organic Farming, Vegetable Science, Fodder)
  • Conference Hall
  • Hostels (Separate for Boys and Girls)
  • Guest House
  • Farmers Hostels
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Telephone Exchange
  • Dispensary
  • Primary school
  • Bank, Post Office And Public Utility Complex
  • Heli pad

FACULTY MEMBERS


S.No.NameDesignationDiscipline
1Prof. Bhagwati Prasad NautiyalDean Horticulture
2Dr. Gargi GoswamiAssistant Professor Agronomy
3Dr. Kh. Chandrakumar Singh Assistant ProfessorSoil Science
4Miss Deepa JoshiAssistant ProfessorAgronomy (AICRP)
5Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Assistant Professor Fruit Science
6Dr. Satish Chandra PantAssistant Professor (Contractual) Genetics & Plant Breeding
7Dr. Ajay Paliwal ADSW Genetics & Plant Breeding
8Dr. S.S. Bisht Assistant Professor (Contractual) Biology
9Dr. Rajendra Singh ChauhanAssistant Professor (Contractual) MAP
10Dr. Sanjeev VermaAssistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology
11Dr.Pankaj Bahuguna Assistant Professor (Contractual)Basic Science and Humanities
12Dr.Mamta Bohra Assistant Professor (Contractual)Floriculture & Landscaping Architecture
13Dr.Vijay Kumar Assistant Professor (Contractual)Plant Pathology
14Dr. Sanjeev RaviAssistant Professor (Contractual) Plant Pathology
15Mr. Neeraj MalikTechnical OfficerComputer
16Dr. Rashmi Limbu SMS-KVK BharsarHome Science
17Mr. Anshuman SinghSMS-KVK BharsarHorticulture
18Miss. Ankita NegiSMS-KVK BharsarSoil Science