M.Sc in Soil Science & Water Management

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

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The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Course programme

A comprehensive knowledge of Soil Science and Water Management is of paramount importance for any crop also offered minor courses to postgraduate students of other departments. Later, it was upgraded to the postgraduate level in 1987 after the establishment of Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan and re-named as Department of Soil Science and Water Management. The Ph.D. program was, however, started during the academic year 1990-91. The department also caters to the teaching needs of both the colleges of Horticulture and Forestry as well as in its area of operation i.e. soils, engineering and agrometerology. The Faculty of the department has been assigned three fold duties of teaching, research and extension education. The department besides having state funded teaching and research schemes, is running 2 long term projects viz. Precision Farming Development Center (Ministry of Agriculture, GOI) and National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI). In addition to these, there are many adhoc projects funded by different agencies, where the faculty is involved. The department also caters to the needs of farmers/growers/Govt. & private agencies in the field of water, soil, plant and fertilizer testing.

The department offers specialization in the following areas:
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil Pedology
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Agricultural Engineeringgro-meteorology

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