DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Professor & Head                : Dr. V. D. Tarpara
Degree & Specialization   :  M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph.D.
Telephone Phone                : (M) +91 9426914066
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCE:
After initiation of college, it was a need to separate the various departments for the justification of teaching and research activities. Hence, the Department of Social Science was started with multi-functional activities like Teaching and Extension in Social science. The department is working for teaching and Extension activities in Social science disciplines of horticulture for the students and farmers with following objectives.
OBJECTIVES
  1. To provide under graduate education in Social science discipline.
  2. Provide advisory services to each discipline in each faculty and each crop by experimental design, scrutiny of data, data analysis and interpretation of data analysis.
  3. To conduct basic research on the felt needs of farmers.
  4. We impart teaching and conducting research in basic economics, Horti – Business Management, Fundamentals of Extension Education, Elementary Statistics, Communication Skills and Personality Development.
  5. So far as extension activities are concerned
  6. We conduct farmers’ and officials’ training to create knowledge regarding market intelligence and market awareness.
  7. Participation in Krishi Mahotsav, Krishi Mela and Farmers’ fairs.
  8. Knowledge sharing to the visiting farmers, students of different universities and distinguished visitors.
  9. Publication of popular articles, T. V. and Radio Talks.
1.  TEACHING ACTIVITIES
1.1 Name and qualifications of the faculty
Name
Designation
Qualification
Specialization
Expertise
Contact
Dr. V. D. Tarpara
Professor & Head
Ph. D.
Agril. Economics
Marketing & Policy Analysis
9426914066
Prof. P. I. Dave
Associate Professor
M. A., B. Ed.
English
English Literature
9824073366
Dr. M. S. Shitap
Asst. Professor
Ph. D.
Agril Statistics
Experimental Design
8153873065
Dr. B. H. Tavethiya
Asst. Professor
Ph. D.
Agril Extension
Agril. Extension
9428241956
Prof. A. P. Prajapati
Asst. Professor
M. Sc. (Agri.)
Agril Statistics
ICT in Agriculture
9227403496
1.2 ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
     Teaching courses offered at U.G. level
     Teaching courses offered at U.G. Levels (5th Deans):
Discipline
Total no. of courses
Social Science
08
Details of courses offered in UG programme:
Sr. No.
Course No.
Name of Course
Credit
1
SSC 1.1
Information and Communication Technology
2(1+1)
2
SSC 1.2
Economics and Marketing
3(2+1)
3
SSC 1.3
Physical and Health Education (NC) *
1(0+1) *
4
SSC 2.4
Elementary Statistics and Computer Application
3(2+1)
5
SSC 2.5
Communication Skills and Personality Development
2(1+1)
6
SSC 5.7
Fundamentals of Extension Education
2(1+1)
7
BSC 6.11
Horti-Business Management
2(2+0)
8
BSC 6.12
Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management
2(1+1)
                                                                                         TOTAL
17 (10+7)
2. Extension Activities:-
Participation in Seminar/Workshop/Symposium/Conference, etc.
Sr. No.
Activity
Details of activity
Name of Faculty
Dr. V. D. Tarpara
1
Review Workshop
Participated and presented the report of Junagadh centre in Review workshop of Network Project on Market Intelligence at NIAP, ICAR, New Delhi during 30-31 October, 2015
2
National Seminar
Participated and presented a paper in National Seminar on “Contemporary  innovations for quantum extension in agricultural developments” organised by JAU, Junagadh during 18-19 March, 2016
3
National Workshop
Participated in National Workshop on “Agricultural Commodities Exports of India: Procedure, Opportunities and Obstacles”, organised by PGIABAM, JAU, Junagadh on 01.07.2016
4
Brainstorming Session
Participated in Brainstorming session on pulses to develop collaborative project at IFPRI, New Delhi on 13th July, 2016
5
National Seminar
Participated and presented a paper in National Seminar on “Extension Plus: Expanding the horizons of extension for holistic agricultural development” organised by SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar during 21-22 April, 2017
6
National Conference
Acted as volunteer and participated in National Conference ANSICON-2018 organised by JAU, Junagadh during 1-3 February, 2018
7
Orientation workshop
Participated in orientation workshop on “Institutional Development plan” organized by JAU, Junagadh on March 18-19, 2018
8
National Seminar
Participated and presented a paper in National Seminar on “Extension strategies for doubling the farmers’ income for livelihood security” organised by AAU, Anand during 26-27 April, 2018
9
National Symposium
Participated and presented a paper in National Symposium on “Pragmatic perspectives of agricultural development programmes in present scenario” organised by NAU, Navsari during 08-09 June, 2019
Books Published by International Publisher
Sr. No.
Authors
Title of the Book / Chapter with Page No. / Articles
Book Title, Editor and Publisher
ISSN / ISBN No.
1
Swaminathan, B; Tarpara, V. D. and Dhandhlaya, M. G.
Export performance of marine products from India
Export performance of marine products from India, GRIN Verlag, Germany, 2017
9783668700413
Subject books / Text books by National level publishes / local publishers
Sr. No.
Authors
Title of the Book / Chapter with Page No. / Articles
Book Title, Editor and Publisher
ISSN / ISBN No.
1
Dhandhalya, M. G.; Tarpara, V. D.; Shiyani, R. L. and Chavda Haresh
Book:Prospects and trade potential of arhar and gram production in Gujarat
Prospects and trade potential of arhar and gram production in Gujarat, Department of Agril. Economics, JAU, Junagadh, 2016
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2
Dhandhalya, M. G.; Tarpara, V. D.; Shiyani, R. L.; Swaminathan, B. and Chavda Haresh
Book:Total factor productivity of major crop and contribution of research investment to agricultural growth in Gujarat
Total factor productivity of major crop and contribution of research investment to agricultural growth in Gujarat, Department of Agril. Economics, JAU, Junagadh, 2017
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Book Chapter
Sr. No.
Authors
Title of the Book / Chapter with Page No. / Articles
Book Title, Editor and Publisher
ISSN / ISBN No.
1
Tarpara, V. D.; Shiyani, R. L. and Javalekar, Anil
Book Chapter:Indian Agriculture and World Trade
India's Perspective Policy on Agriculture, Edited by Prof. M. C. Varshneya and Anil Javalekar, Uttan Krushi Sanshodhan Sanstha, Bhayandar (W), Thane-401106, Maharashtra, 2015
978-93-5254-417-2
Research Note / Abstracts / Short communication presented / published, Research Bulletins / Extension Bulletins published
Sr. No.
Authors
Title of Paper
Name of Journal/ Conference, Vol. No./Place, Year
1
Dhandhalya, M. G.; Tarpara, V. D. and Shiyani, R. L.
Research Bulletins: Price forecast report of  castor at harvest in 2015-16
Business Standard, News  Paper, Ahmedabad, dt. 4-3-2016
2
Dhandhalya, M. G.; Tarpara, V. D. and Chavda Haresh
Abstract: Contribution of Research and Extension Education for Rice Productivity Growth in Gujarat as Reflected by TFP
Society of Extension Education, Gujarat, National Seminar, 2017, pp: 230-231
3
Dhandhalya, M. G.; Tarpara, V. D.; Shiyani, R. L.; Swaminathan, B. and Chavda Haresh
Research Bulletins: Summary of the book, “TFP of major crops and contribution of research investment to agricultural growth in Gujarat”.
The Times of India, News Paper Ahmedabad, dt. 21-3-2017
4
Tarpara, V. D.and Ramani, Mitul
Abstract: Profitability analysis of kesar mango plantation in South Saurashtra agro-climatic zone
Society of Extension Education, Gujarat, National Seminar, 2018, pp:187-188
 
Publications (M. S. Shitap)
Sr. No.
Title of Paper
Name of Journal, Vol. No.
NAAS Rating
2013-2014
1.
Shitap, M. S.and Darji, V.B. (2014). On optimum plot size and shape for field experimentation on brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) under middle Gujarat condition.
International Research Journal of Agricultural Economics and Statistics, 5 (2): 148-152
4.24
2014-2015
2.
Shitap, M. S.and Darji, V.B. (2014). Prediction of Brinjal (Solanum melongena, L.) Yield from Partial Harvest
Trends in Biosciences,   7(23): 4000-4001
3.94
3.
Gaikwad, P. J.; Shitap, M. S. and J. B. Patel (2014). Response to FYM, Nitrogen and Phosphorus on Growth and Yield of Safed musli
(Chlorophytum borivilianum, Santapau and Fernandes)
Trends in Biosciences, 7(23): 4002-4004
3.94
4.
Panpatte, D. G.; Shelat, H. N.; Jhala,Y. K.; Darji, V. B.; Parvez, N.; Kalasare, R. S.; Sangle, P. M.; Shitap, M. S. and Pandya, H.A. (2014). Diversity and isolation of native rhizospheric & non-rhizospheric biocontrol strains of fluorescent Pseudomonas
Green Farming, 5(6): 1020-1025
4.38
5.
Padheriya, D.R.; Sadhu, A.C.; Suryawanshi, P.K. and Shitap, M.S. (2014). Time of nitrogen application and weed management practices for increased production of wheat in Gujarat
(Short Communication)
Indian Journal of Weed Science, 46(3): 286–288
5.17
6.
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
2015-2016
7.
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
2016-2017
8.
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
9.
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
2017-2018
10.
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
11.
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
12.
Kore, P. N., Patel, M. J., Shitap, M. S., Vasara, R. P., Patel, D. A., Christian, H. J. and Yadav, L. (2017). Evaluation of Different Papaya Genotypes for Quality and Biochemical Changes Under Middle Gujarat Conditions.
International Journal of Chemical Studies, 5(5): 1221-1223
5.31
13.
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
2018-2019
14.
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, Vol. 14(2): 611-615
5.13
15.
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
Infrastructure facilities
MODERN CLASS ROOM EQUIPPED WITH LED PROJECTOR