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Department of Agricultural Statistics
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Professor & Head  : Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Ph.D.
Phone: 0285-2672080 to 90 Ext. No. 389
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Faculty Strength (Current Position)
Sr.  No.
Name
Designation
Higher Qualification
Experience
1
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Professor and Head
Ph.D.
37 years
2
Dr. D. V. Patel
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
26 years
3
Dr. N. J. Rankja
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
36 years
4
Dr. M. S. Shitap
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., ICAR NET
6 years
5
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
Assistant Professor
MCA, M.Com.
(Business Statistics)
UGC NET
37 years
Technical Staff (Current Position)
Sr. No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Experience
1
Mr. P. T. Patel
Computer Programmer
B.E.(Computer)
13 years
2
Ms. D. S. Gauswami
Agril. Officer
B.Sc.(Hons) Agri.
4 years
Supporting Staff (Current Position)
Sr. No.
Name
Designation
Qualification
Experience
1
Mr. V. D. Mandavia
Peon
Std.-4 pass
32 years
2
Mrs. T. N. Mehta
Lab. Boy
Std.-10 pass
32 years
Courses Offered at UG /PG and Others (Current Year Odd & Even Sem.)
(A)  Post Graduate Courses
Teacher
Odd / Even
Course No.
Title of the course
Credit
(Th+Pr)
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Odd
Ag. Stat. 535
Statistical Methods for Crop Production-I
2+1
Even
Ag. Stat. 533
Statistical Methods for Crop Protection - I
2+1
Even
Ag. Stat. 611
Advanced Statistical Methods
2+0
Dr. D. V. Patel
Odd
Ag.Stat.560
Probability Theory
2+0
Odd
Ag.Stat.562
Statistical Inference
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.539
Statistical Methods for Crop Improvement
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.541
Statistical Methods for Animal Sciences
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.612
Advanced Statistical Inference
3+0
Dr.N. J. Rankja
Odd
Ag.Stat.538
Statistical Methods for Social Science-II
2+1
Odd
Ag.Stat.567
Regression Analysis
1+1
Even
Ag.Stat.534
Statistical Methods for Crop Protection - II
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.537
Advanced Statistical Computing
2+1
Dr. M. S. Shitap
Odd
Ag.Stat.563
Sampling Techniques
2+1
Odd
Ag.Stat.565
Regression Analysis
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.521 
Applied Regression Analysis
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.564
Design of Experiments
2+1
Even
Ag.Stat.613
Advanced designs of Experiment
2+0

(B)  Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri.

Teacher
Odd / Even
Course No.
Title of the course
Credit
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Odd
Ag.Stat.7.3
RAWEP
0+1
Dr. D. V. Patel
Even
Ag.Stat.2.2
Statistical Methods(CoA, Khapat)
2+1
Dr. N. J. Rankja
Even
Ag.Stat.2.2
Statistical Methods(CoA, Junagadh)
2+1
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
Odd
Ag.Stat.1.1
(CoA, Junagadh)
Agricultural Informatics
2+1
Odd
Ag.Stat.1.1
(CoA, Khapat)
Agricultural Informatics
2+1
Odd
Ag.Stat.7.3
RAWEP
0+1
Prof.Parita Ravaliya
Odd
Maths 1.1
Elementary Mathematics
2+0

(C)  Under Graduate Programme, B.Sc. (Hons.) Horti.

Teacher
Odd / Even
Course No.
Title of the course
Credit
Dr. M. S. Shitap
Odd
SSC.2.4
Elementary Statistics & Computer Application
(2+1)
Prof. Deven Patel
Odd
SSC.1.1
Information and communication technology
(2+1)
(D)  Polytechnic / Agro Based ITI
Teacher
Odd / Even
Course No.
Title of the course
Credit
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Odd
Ag.Stat.5.2
Statistical methods
(2+1)
Dr. M. S. Shitap
Odd
SSC.5.5
 
Elementary Statistics and Computer Application
(2+1)
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
Even
Maths.2.1
Elementary Mathematics
(2+0)
Even
Ag.Stat.4.1
Agricultural Informatics
(2+1)
Prof. D. J. Patel
Even
SSC.2.2
Information and communication technology
(1+1)
Laboratory Facility
Sr. No.
Name of Lab.
Seating Capacity
Purpose
UG or PG
1
UG Computer Laboratory
50
Practical work of computer related courses
UG
2
PG Computer Laboratory
20
Statistical Analysis Work
PG Students/ teachers/ Scientists
3
Hardware & Network Laboratory
10
Demonstration of computer hardware and network devices
UG
List of Major Equipment / Instruments
Sr. No.
Name of laboratory
Name of Equipment / Instrument
No of Equipment
1
UG Computer Laboratory
Computer System
50
2
PG Computer Laboratory
Computer System
20
3
Hardware & Network Laboratory
Online UPS 10 KVA
1
4
Hardware & Network Laboratory
Diesel Generator 15 KVA
1
5
Hardware & Network Laboratory
All in One desktop & peripherals (i/o & Network devices)
1 each
6
PG Classroom/ UG Lab
Overhead Projector
2
7
UG/PG/H&N Laboratory
Split AC 2 tones
10
Farm Facilities
Department
Area (hectare)
No. of Experiments continue
Departmental
Students
-Nil-
Exhibition Hall / Museum / ELP Facilities
Sr. No.
Name of Museum/ Exhibition / ELP Hall
Size (Sq.m.)
Purpose
-Nil-
M.Sc/Ph.D. Students Guided
Name of Guide
No. of students being supervised (guided) by faculty
M.Sc. (Agri.)
Ph.D.
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
3
4
Dr. D. V. Patel
3
-
Dr. N. J. Rankja
7
1
Dr. A. S. Dudhat
2
-
Dr. M. S. Shitap
4
-
M.Sc. Theses Submitted/to be submitted
Sr.
No.
Title of the thesis
Name of the student
Name of guide
2016-17
1
Estimation of the Effect of Weather Parameters on Castor Yield in Gujarat
Sabhaya Ankit Gordhan
Dr. N. J. Rankja
2
Trend Analysis of Cotton Production, Productivity and Area in Gujarat by Different Statistical Models
Abhimanyu Chauhan
Dr. N. J. Rankja
2017-18
3
A Statistical Analysis on Price Volatility and Market Integration in Major Domestic Groundnut Markets
Venujaykanth B.
Dr.A.S.Dudhat
2018-19
4
AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.): A MULTIVARIATE APPROACH
Ramani Bhumika Bipinkumar
Dr. D. V. Patel
5
Trend analysis of wheat area, production and productivity in Gujarat by using statistical modeling techniques
Lakhlani Anurag Mukeshbhai
Dr. N. J. Rankja
2019-20
6
Growth and instability analysis of groundnut crop in Gujarat: Before and after Bt-cotton
Patel Vishvaben Pramodbhai
Dr. M. S. Shitap
7
Estimation of compound growth rate for groundnut & Sesame crops in Gujarat using statistical models
Meghnathi Divyaben Kantigiri
Dr. N. J. Rankja
8
Statistical evaluation of different methods for preharvest forecasting of groundnut yield in Junagadh district of Gujarat
Sathees Kumar K.
Dr. M. S. Shitap
9
An empirical comparison of different methods of sire selection: A breeding value approach
Patel Vedangi Ashok
Dr. D. V. Patel
10
A statistical analysis on market dynamic and price volatility of groundnut in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State
Vekariya Prashantbhai Rameshkumar
Dr. A. S. Dudhat
2020-21
11
A Comparison of Algebraic Models to Describe the Lactation Curve in Jafarabadi Buffalo
Chudasama H. M.
Dr. N.J. Rankja
12
Trend and Decomposition Analysis of Castor Production in Major Districts of Gujarat
Santhoshkumar A.
Dr. M. S. Shitap
13
Application of non-linear statistical models for estimating the growth rate of major pulse crops in Gujarat State
Gondaliya B. P.
Dr. N.J. Rankja
2021-22
14
Time series forecasting of price for oilseed crops by combining ARIMA and ANN
Devara S. J.
Dr. D. V. Patel
15
Dynamic of castor market prices in Gujarat: A statistical inquiry
Gohil Vishva M.
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Ph.D. Theses Submitted/to be submitted
Sr. No.
Title of the thesis
Name of the student
Name of guide
2017-18
1
A Statistical Analysis on Consumption Pattern of ‘Food’ and ‘Non Food’ items in South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic zone
Marviya Prashantkumar Bhagvanjibhai
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
2020-21
2
A statistical analysis on market integration and price forecasting of domestic and international wheat markets
Sabhaya Ankit Gordhan
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
2021-22
3
Evaluation of cotton crop yield at district level under small area estimation.
Raj Sidhdharajsinh R.
Dr. N. J. Rankja
4
Statistical Modelling on forecasting and integration of sesame price in India.
Patel V. P.
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
Faculty Participated in Trainings/Refresher Course/Summer/Winter School etc.

Sr.

No.

Name of faculty

Period

Nature of training

Place

From

To

1

Dr. M. S. Shitap

19/01/2016

08/02/2016

Winter School

IASRI, New Delhi

2

Dr. N. J. Rankja

16/11/2016

18/11/2016

Training on “Recent Extension Approaches for Effective Transfer of Teaching”

JAU, Junagadh

3

Dr. N. J. Rankja

22/11/2016

25/11/2016

Training on “Community Radio for Agricultural Development”

JAU, Junagadh.

4

Dr. N. J. Rankja

05/02/2018

25/02/2018

Refresher course of social science on “Thrust Area Excellence in Higher Education and Sustainable Development”

UGC HRD Centre, Saurastra University, Rajkot.

5

Prof. A. P. Prajapati

14/02/2018

06/03/2018

Winter School

NRRI, ICAR, Cuttack, Oddisa

6

Dr. M. S. Shitap

07/09/2018

27/09/2018

Winter School

MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan

7

Dr. M. S. Shitap

16/07/2018

17/07/2018

Two days training

INFLIBNET Centre, Nr. Infocity, Opp. TCS, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

8

Prof. A. P. Prajapati

16/07/2019

05/08/2019

CAFT

BAU, Sabour, Bihar.

9

Dr. D. V. Patel

08/07/2020

28/08/2020

Refresher Course

Hissar (Online Mode)

10

Prof. A. P. Prajapati

10/01/2020

28/02/2020

Online Professional Skill Development courses

Online Mode (IBM -Coursera)

11

Dr. M. S. Shitap

08/07/2020

28/08/2020

Refresher Course

Hissar (Online Mode)

12

Dr. D. V. Patel

08/07/2020

28/08/2020

Refresher Course

Hissar (Online Mode)

Seminar / Symposia / Workshop Attended by Faculty
Sr. No.
Name of Faculty
Period
Place
Title
From
To
1
Dr. N. J. Rankja
16/05/2015
16/05/2015
GAAS at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Organic Farming in Gujarat”
2
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
16/05/2015
16/05/2015
GAAS at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Organic Farming in Gujarat”
3
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
23/06/2015
23/06/2015
Regional Training Centre, SPIPA, Ahmedabad
Right to Information Act 2005
4
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
05/02/2016
11/02/2016
SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar
ICT for sustainable agricultural development
5
Dr. N. J. Rankja
18/03/2016
19/03/2016
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh.
Connotation of Managerial Efficiency of Coconut Plantation Growers.
6
Dr. M. S. Shitap
01/07/2016
01/07/2016
PGIABM, JAU, Junagadh
Agricultural Commodities Export Of India : Procedure-Opportunities And Obstacles
7
Dr. N. J. Rankja
23/12/2016
23/12/2016
GAAS at Gujarat vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Pashupalan ane Sajiv Kheti
8
Dr. N. J. Rankja
02/02/2017
02/02/2017
Surastra University, Rajkot
AISHE Workshop
9
Dr. N. J. Rankja
18/02/2017
18/02/2017
BKNMU, Junagadh
AISHE Workshop
10
Dr. N. J. Rankja
21/04/2017
22/04/2017
Society Et. Edu., Gujarat and SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar.
National Seminar SEEG:2017 on “Extension Plus: Expanding the Horizons of Extension for Holistic Agricultural Development
11
Dr. N. J. Rankja
16/01/2018
16/01/2018
Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University, Junagadh
AISHE Workshop
12
Dr. N. J. Rankja
17/01/2018
17/01/2018
Surastra University, Rajkot
AISHE Workshop
13
Dr. N. J. Rankja
26/04/2018
27/04/2018
AAU, Anand,
National Seminar SEEG:2018 on “Extension Strategies for Doubling the Farmer`s Income for Livelihood Security
14
Dr. N. J. Rankja
18/02/2019
18/02/2019
Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Gau Aadharit Sajiv Kheti
15
Dr. M. S. Shitap
18/02/2019
18/02/2019
Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Gau Aadharit Sajeev Kheti
16
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
14/10/2019
15/10/2019
JAU, Junagadh
Workshop on activities and implementation of Academic Management System
17
Dr. N. J. Rankja
09/01/2020
09/01/2020
Surastra University, Rajkot
AISHE Workshop
18
Dr. D. V. Patel
29/02/2020
01/03/2020
Dept. of Agril. Economics, JAU, Junagadh
Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS
19
Dr. M. S. Shitap
29/02/2020
01/03/2020
Dept. of Agril. Economics, JAU, Junagadh
Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS
20
Dr. N. J. Rankja
13/06/2020
14/06/2020
Online Mode (JAU, Junagadh)
Webinar on Post COVID-19 Agribusiness: Challenges & Opportunities
21
Prof. A. P. Prajapati 
20/10/2020
21/10/2020
Online Mode (NAU, Navsari)
Webinar on Diagnostics and Remedial Measure for common errors in application of statistics
22
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
29/06/2021
29/06/2021
Online Mode (NAU, Navsari)
National webinar on Statistics for food security and promoting sustainable agriculture
23
Dr. M. S. Shitap
05/01/2022
06/01/2022
Hyderabad, Telangana, India (Online Mode)
3rd National level workshop on NIRF India Rankings 2022
Seminar/workshop/symposia organized by the Department
Sr. No.
Title
Period
Place
Organized by
From
To
-Nil-
Training organized by the Department
Sr. No.
Title
Period
Place
 
Nature of training
No. of Participants
From
To
1
Applied Mathematics for Agricultural Decision Making
13/03/2020
17/03/2020
Department of Agril. Statistics, CoA, JAU, Junagadh
Special Skill Development Training
50 students
2 Application of Microsoft Excel & Basic Programmes for Descriptive Statistics, Data Analysis & Data visualization in Agriculture. 08/10/21 08/10/21 CoA, JAU, Junagadh One Day for students of JAU 100
Papers Published in Journals
Sr. No.
Details of Publication
NAAS Rating
1
A.M.Butani, R.S.Chovatia, N.J.Rankja and B.M. Chotaliya(2015). Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Net Return and Cost Benefit Ratio of Banana.Progressive Research-An International Journal, online journal, volume-10(Special-V):2526-2528(2015).
3.84
2
Patil, R. A.; Ghetiya, L. V.; Jat, B. L. and Shitap, M. S. (2015). Life table evaluation of Spodoptera litura (fabricius) On bidi tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum. The Ecoscan, 9 (1&2): 25-30
4.65
3
P.B. Marviaya, N.J. Rankja and S.K. Chhodavadia (2015). Development of Statistical models for forecasting of chick pea productivityof Rajkot district in Gujarat state.Journal of Agro-Meteorology 19(1):130-132(June-2015)
6.15
4
Kalasare, R.S., Ramesh Babu, B. N. Arvind Kumar, Panpatte, D.G. and Shitap, M.S. (2016). Effect Herbicides on Weeds in Chilli + Onion + Cotton Intercropping System. Bioinfolet, 13(1A): 6 – 9.
3.75
5
Baviskar, V. S.; Patel, J. B.; Shitap, M. S.; Takle, S. R. and Patel, V. J. (2016). Physiological Growth Indices and Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as Influenced by Irrigation Schedules, Seed Rates and Sowing Methods in Paddy Land. International Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management, 7(6spl): s124-s130
4.65
6
N.J. Rankjaand S.M. Upadhyay (2018). Estimated trend in production of cotton for Ahmedabad district of Gujarat state by statistical models.GAU Research Journal 43(1):40-48(January-2018)
2.72
7
Marviya, P. B.; Upadhyay, S. M.; Shitap, M. S.; Patel, D. V. andPrajapati, A. P. (2017). Analysis of Consumption Pattern of Food and Non Food Items in South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic Zone. AGRES – An International e. Journal, 6(3): 576-582.
3.65
8
N.J.Rankja, B.N. Kalsariya and M.K.Jadeja.(2017). A Study on pre-harvest forecasting model of groundnut yield using weather parameters for Junagadh district of Gujarat.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 28: Issue 1 :25-27, December 2017.
3.86
9
B.N. Kalsariya, N.J.Rankja and G.R. Gohil(2017). Constraints Encountered and Suggestions Offered by Beneficiary Farmers of ATMA.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 28: Issue 1 : 208-210, December 2017.
3.86
10
N.J.Rankja, B.N. Kalsariya and A.M. Butani.(2017). An Analysis of Growth Trends in Cotton Productivity for Rajkot District of Gujarat.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 28: Issue 2 : 389-392, December 2017.
3.86
11
Jadhav, M. B., Kumbhar, N. M., Patel, M. V. and Shitap, M. S. (2017). Effect of Land Configuration and Mulches on Growth, Yield and Economics of Summer Groundnut. Trends in Biosciences, 10(27):5798-5800.
3.94
12
Dwivedi, D.K., Sharma, G.R. and Patel, D.V. (2017). Identification of rainfall probability distribution for Junagadh. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Research, 7(2):521-28.
4.13
13
Varu, J.D., Sarsavadiya, P.N., Patel, D.V. and Satasiya, R.M. (2017) Winter okra responses to mulch materials in net-cum- polyhouse and open field. Green Farming, 8(2):449-53.
4.38
14
Bariya, M. K., Kanani, P.R., Chhodvadia, H.C. and Patel, D.V. (2017) Functional and mutual relationship between profile characteristics of SHG and Non SHG members with their lelvel of empowerment: An empirical approach. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 8(27):1560-63.
4.82
15
Patidar, D., Shitap, M. S. and Patel, N. A. (2017). Heterosis studies for fruit yield and its component in long type brinjal (Solanum melongena L.). Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 8(4): 1169-1176
4.97
16
Baviskar, V. S.; Patel, J. B.; Takle, S. R.; Shitap, M. S.; Patel, V. J. and Sankar G. R. M. (2017). Efficient irrigation management for enhancing productivity and profitability of wheat under semi-arid inceptisols in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 45(2): 183-191.
5.20
17
Kavar, N. R., Polara, K.B., Parmar, K.B., Patel, D.V. and Ukani, P.K. (2017) Accumulation and partitioning of dry matter and nutrients in soybean. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 5(5):1705-1707.
5.31
18
Kore, P. N., Patel, M. J., Shitap, M. S., Vasara, R. P., Patel, D. A., Christian, H. J. and Lokesh Yadav (2017).Evaluation of different papaya genotypes for quality and biochemical changes under middle Gujarat conditions (2017).International Journal of Chemical Studies, 5(5): 1221-1223.
5.31
19
Marviya, P. B., Upadhyay, S. M., Shitap, M. S., Sabhaya, A. G and Ukani P. K. (2017). Estimation of Adult Equivalent Scale for Consumption Expenditure of food and Non-Food Items in Rural and Urban Sectors of South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic Zone (2017). International Journal of Chemical Studies, 5(6): 490-494.
5.31
20
Patil, A.S.; Dabhi, B.M. and Shitap, M.S. (2017). Effect of Wheat Residue Management and Fertilizer Levels on Growth and Yield of Fodder Maize (Zea mays L.). International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(10): 25-29.
5.38
21
N.J.Rankja, B.N. Kalsariya and A.P. Prajapati(2018).Trend analysis in Cotton Area for Junagadh Distric of Gujarat. GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 29: Issue 1 : 58-61, December-2018
3.86
22
B.N. Kalsariya, N.J.Rankja and G.R. Gohil(2018).Constraints faced and Suggestion Offered by Farmers in Accessing the Required Information Through SMS and Voice Messages.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 29: Issue 1 : 99-101, December-2018
3.86
23
Kour, S., Shitap, M. S., Pradhan, U. K., Paul, R. K., Arya, P. and Kumar, A. (2018). Forecasting of Rice Yield Based on Weather Parameters in Kheda District of Gujarat, India. International Journal of Agricultural and Statistics Sciences, 14(2): 611-615
5.13
24
Patil, A.S., Dabhi, A.B., Shitap, M.S. and Sharma, M.V. (2018). Yield, Quality, NPK Uptake and Monetary Returns of Fodder  Maize (Zea mays L.) as Influenced by Wheat Residue Management and Fertilizer Levels. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences,7(9): 3119-3125.
5.38
25
Tripura, P. Polara, K. B. and Shitap, M. S.. (2018) Influence of Long Term Fertilization on Yield and Active Pools of Soil Organic Carbon in an Typic Haplustepts under Groundnut-Wheat Cropping Sequence. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(9): 781-794.
5.38
26
Yadav, S. B., Vasani, M. J. Chaudhari, N. J. and Shitap, M. S. (2018). Forecasting Yield of Major Crops in Different District of Middle Gujarat and North Gujarat Using Statistical Techniques. International Journal of Current Microbiology an[ Applied Sciences,7(11):2202-2210.
5.38
27
B.N. Kalsariya, N.J.Rankja and S.J.Parmar (2019). Relationship between Genders wise Profile of Respondents with Their Participation in Farm and Livestock Activities.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 30: Issue 2 : 110-113, December-2019
3.86
28
N.J.Rankja, B.N. Kalsariya and A.P. Prajapati(2019).Statistical Modeling for Growth Rate of Area of Groundnut Crop in Gujarat.GUJ. J. Ext. Edu. Vol. 30: Issue 2 : 162-165, December-2019.
3.86
29
Dudhat,A.S.; Akabari,V,R.; Parmar,R.S.; Prajapati,A.P. and Hariyani,S.A. (2020). Genetic diversity for yield attributes in sesame genotypes. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2020; 8(3): 1788-1792.
5.53
30 Dudhat, A. S., Akbari, V. R., Parmar, R. S., Prajapati A. P. and Hariyani, S. A. (2020). Genetic diversity for yield attributes in sesame genotypes. Journal of Entomology & Zoology studies, 8(3): 1788-1792.

11.48

(6+IF)

31 Nidhi, Kalsariya, B. N. and Rankja N. J. (2020). Characteristics of  SHG members in variation to entrepreneurial activities. Guj. J. Ext. Edu. volume.31 Issue.2 December-2020. 3.86
32 Vekariya, P. R., Dudhat, A. S., Shitap, M. S. and Patel, D. V. (2020). Growth and Instability Analysis of Groundnut Price of Major Markets in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat State. Advances in Research, 21(12): 16-22. 4.80
33 Marviya, P. B., Jadeja, R. M. and Shitap, M. S. (2020). A statistical investigation on relationship between weather parameters and chickpea yield in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state. International Journal of Chemical Studies, SP-8(5): 249-254 5.31
34 Sabhaya, A. G., Upadhyay S. M., Vekariya P. R. and Swaminathan B. (2021) Price dynamics of domestic and international wheat markets: A vector error correction mechanism (VECM) approach. International journal of Agriculture Sciences, 13(2): 10620-10622. 4.73
35 Bharodia, C.R.; Lakhani, C.D.; Patel, D.V. (2021): Growth analysis of major fruits exported from India. International Journal of  Agriculture Sciences, 14(1), 11022-11024 4.73
36 Satyavathi, C.T.; Tomar, R.S.; Ambavat, S.; Kheni, J,; Padhiyar,S.M.; Desai, H.; Bhatt, S.B.; Shitap, M.S.; Meena, R.C.; Singhal, T.; Sankar, S.M.; Singh, S.P. and Khndelwal, V. (2022): Stage specific comparative transcriptome analysis to reveal gene networks regulating iron and zinc content in pearl millet. [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Scientific Reports, 12 (276) : 1-13 10.38
Papers Presented in Seminar/Symposia
Sr. No.
Details of Publication
1
Presented by Dr. N.J.Rankja: Connotation of Managerial Efficiency of Coconut Plantation Growers. National Seminar on “Contemporary Innovations for Quantum Extension in Agricultural Development” Organized by Society of Extension Education, Gujarat and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh. During 18-19, March-2016.
2
Presented by Dr. N.J.Rankja:  Estimation of the weather parameters on caster yield for Banaskantha district of Gujarat. 
National Seminar SEEG:2017 on “Extension Plus: Expanding the Horizons of Extension for Holistic Agricultural Development” organized by Society of Extension Education, Gujarat and Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar. During 21-22, April-2017.
3
Marviya, P. B.; Upadhyay, S. M.; Shitap, M. S.; Patel, D. V. andPrajapati, A. P. (2017). Analysis of Consumption Pattern of Food and Non Food Items in South Saurashtra Agro-Climatic Zone. AGRES – An International e. Journal, 6(3): 576-582.
4
Presented by Dr. N.J.Rankja:  Trend Analysis in Cotton Area for Junagadh district of Gujarat. National Seminar SEEG:2018 on “Extension Strategies for Doubling the Farmer`s Income for Livelihood Security” organized by SEEG and AAU, Anand,  During 26-27, April-2018.
5
Rankja, N.J; Kalsariya, B.B.; Prajapati, A.P. (2018). Trend analysis in cotton area for Junagadh district of Gujarat. Gujarat Journal of Extension Education Vol. 29, Issue-1, Dec. 2018. Page 58-61.
6
N. J. Rankja, N. J.; Kalsariya, B.N.; Prajapati, A.P. (2019). Statistical modelling for growth rate of area of groundnut crop In Gujarat. Gujarat Journal of Extension Education Vol. 30, Issue-2, Dec. 2019. Page 162-165.
Other Publication viz Books, Book chapter, Practical Manuals, Bulletins etc.
Sr. No.
Details of Publication
1.
Prajapati, A.P., Guided by Upadhyay, S.M. (2016). Practical Manual of Introduction to computer Application (Ag.Stat.1.1). Page: 1-128.
2.
Shitap, M.S., Patel, D.V. and Rankja, N. J., Guided by Upadhyay, S.M. (2018). Practical Manual of Elementary Statistics and Computer Application (SSC 2.4). Page: 1-149.
3.
Prajapati, A.P., Guided by Upadhyay, S.M. (2018). Practical Manual of Agricultural Informatics (Ag.Stat.1.1). Page: 1-190.
4.
Shitap, M.S., Patel, D.V. and Rankja, N. J., Guided by Upadhyay, S.M. (2019). Practical Manual of Statistical Methods (Ag. Stat.2.2). Page: 1-146.
5.
Shitap, M.S., Patel, D.V. and Sabhaya, Ankit, Guided by Upadhyay, S.M. (2020). Training Manual of Applied Mathematics for Agricultutral Decision Making (Five-day special skill development training programme). Page: 1 -99.
6. Prajapati, A.P. (2021). Second updated edition of Practical Manual of Agricultural Informatics (Ag.Stat.1.1). Page: 1-190.
7. Prajapati, A. P.; Patel, D.J. (2021). Practical Manual of Information & Communication Technology (SSC 1.1). Page: 1-142 
8. Prajapati, A. P.  (2021). Training Manual on "Application of Microsoft Excel & Basic Programmes for Descriptive Statistics, Data Analysis & Data visualization in Agriculture". Oct-21. Page: 1-55
Recommendations for farmers (in brief with title)  :  Nil
Recommendations for scientific community (in brief with title)
2015-16
Title:Effective number of replications for field experiment on wheat crop. (Triticum aestivum L.)
Principal investigators & associates:
1. Prof. C. M. Naliyadara, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
2. Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Professor & Head, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
3. Dr. D. V. Patel Associate Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
4. Dr. K. H. Dabhi, Research Scientist, Wheat Research Station
Recommendation for Scientific community:
For effective control soil variation an experiment plot having 12 basic units each of 0.90 m2  with size 4.0 × 2.7 mt. (4×3 Units) were found optimum with minimum 2 replications are recommended to scientific community to conduct wheat experiment.
2016-17
Title:  Path coefficient analysis tools for selection of genotype in wheat.
Principal investigators & associates:
1. Dr. D. V. Patel, Assoc. Professor, Deptt. of Agril. Statistics
2. Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Prof. & Head, Deptt. of Agril. Statistics
3. Prof. C. M. Naliyadara, Asstt. Professor, Deptt. of Agril. Statistics
4. Dr. L. G. Vanaparia, Asstt. Res. Scientist, Wheat Research Station
5. Dr. M.S.Shitap, Asstt. Professor, P.G.I.A.B.M.
Scientific Recommendation:
It is advised to scientific community, that the productive tillers per 3 meter, grain weight per spike and days to anthesis are the important biometric characters for selecting genotype for improving grain yield of timely shown wheat under South Saurastra Agro climatic conditions.
2017-18
Title:Weather based forecasting of wheat productivity in Junagadh district
Principal investigators & associates:
1. Dr. M. S. Shitap, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
2. Dr. D.V. Patel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
3. Prof. H. Y. Maheta, Assistant Professor, PGIABM
4. Prof. Kalpesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, PGIABM
5. Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Professor & Head, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
Scientific Recommendation:
It is advised that to forecast wheat productivity in the Junagadh district before 6 weeks of harvest, the model based on week wise approach using original weather variables can be used with 12 weeks and 23 years data to have 93.00% accuracy.
The variables affecting the productivity are X1W48, X1W49, X1W5 (Maximum Temperature) of 48th week, 49th week and 5th week, respectively, X2W49 (Minimum Temperature) of 49th week, X5W50,X5W52, X5W3 (Bright Sun Shine Hours) of 50th week, 52nd week and 3rd week.
Recommended model is:
Model with 12 weeks and 23 years data
Y = 12800.97 – 104.92 X1W48 – 84.98 X1W49 – 104.94 X1W5 + 53.92 X2W49 + 361.10 X5W50 +139.47 X5W52 – 547.67 X5W3                 
(R2= 0.93)
2018-19
Title:   Comparison of various methods of stability analysis to identify stable genotypes in Sesame
Principal investigators & associates:
1. Dr. D. V. Patel, Associate Professor
2. Dr. M. S. Shitap, Assistant Professor
3. Prof. G. K. Sapara, Assistant Professor, Cotton Research Station, JAU, Junagadh
4. Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Professor & Head
5. Dr. N. J. Rankja, Assistant Professor
Scientific Recommendation:
The desirability index (Di) of parametric method and mean of absolute rank difference of genotype over environments (Si(3)), variance among ranks of genotype over environments (S­i(6)) of non-parametric methods found useful for stability analysis of genotypes in sesame. These non-parametric methods need not required to fulfil strong assumptions as in case of Eberhurt & Russel.
2019-20
Title:   A Comparative Study on Groundnut Yield Forecasting Models for Junagadh District
Principal investigators & associates:
1. Dr. M. S. Shitap, Assistant Professor, PGIABM
2. Dr. D.V. Patel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
3. Prof. H. Y. Maheta, Assistant Professor, PGIABM
4. Prof. Kalpesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, PGIABM
5. Dr. S. M. Upadhyay, Professor & Head, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
6. Dr. N. J. Rankja, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agril. Statistics
Scientific Recommendation:
The groundnut productivity can be forecasted at the 10th week after sowing and use multiple linear regression models having generated weather variables with correlation coefficient between groundnut productivity and weather variables as weight and original weather variables using week wise approach with higher predictability and lower deviations between forecasted and observed productivity.
On-Going Research Schemes / Projects
Sr. No.
Title and BH
Funding agency
Principal Investigator
Period (year)
Sanctioned Amount
(Rs. in lakh)
From
To
 
1
B.H.12712-03
Creating of the Computer & Communication facilities at Campus
GoG
Professor and Head,
Dept. of Agril. Statistics,
CoA, JAU, Junagadh
01-04 -2021
31-03 -2022
21,16,000.00
Research experiments conducted (only titles)   (2021-22)

Sr. No.

Title

1

Exploring the scope to start Auto Advisory Services for groundnut growers in Saurashtra region

New technical programmes proposed (only titles) (2022-23)

Sr. No.

Title

1

Time series forecasting of Area, Production and Productivity of Cotton & Groundnut by using various method in Gujarat State

2

Development of Statistical Analysis Programme using Python Machine Learning and Data Visualization

Projects Completed
Sr. No.
Title
PI & Co-PI
Grant
(Rs. lakh)
Duration
--NIL--
Any other relevant information related to department
1.  Advisory Services
The statisticians of this department provide advisory services to the PG students, teachers and scientists on various statistical aspects like experimental design, scrutiny of data, data analysis, interpretation of data analysis etc.
2.  Member of Advisory Committees of PG Students
At least one statistician should be a member of advisory committee of PG student. The PG teachers of this department are providing their services as a member of advisory committee of each PG student.
3.  Member of AGRESCO subcommittees and ZEARC
This department also contributed in all meetings of AGRESCO subcommittees and ZEARC and provide expert service for various aspects of agricultural statistics.
4. Special duties and work given by the university authorities:
Dr. S. M. Upadhyay
1. Member of Academic Council
2. Convener, Faculty Group of Social Science
3. Chairman, Anti-disciplinary actions and Re-registration committee for the students of CoA, JAU, Junagadh
4. Committee Member, University Level committee for write off the deadstock articles
Dr. N. J. Rankja
Nodal Officer, All India Survey on Higher Education, Department of Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi, JAU, Junagadh.
Vice Secretary, Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences Ahmedabad, JAU, Junagadh.
Budget head wise sanction Grant and Utilization (2021-22)                                                                               (Amount Rs. in Lakh)
Sr.
No.
Budget Head
Name of the Scheme
Sanctioned Grant (Rs in lakh)
Expenditure (Rs in lakh)
Income
(Rs in lakh)
Pay & Allow
Recurr-ing
Non- rec.
Total
Pay & Allow
Recurring
Non- rec.
Total
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
(ix)
(x)
(xi)
(xii)
Plan
1
12712-03
Creating of the Computer & Communication facilities at Campus
14.71
6.45
-
21.16
14.71
6.45
-
21.16
-