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Polytechnic in Agriculture
Junagadh Agricultural University, Halvad (Dist. Morbi)

 

1.         Name of center                                  :           Polytechnic in Agriculture,  Junagadh Agriculture University, Halvad.
                                                                                      (Dist. Morbi), Gujarat.
2.         Year of Establishment                      :           2018

3.         Genesis of the college:         

           Agricultural School, Halvad was established in 1960. Previously, it was comes under Gujarat Agricultural University. After that, GAU has been splitted into four Agricultural Universities of the state in 2004.  Presently, Agricultural school upgraded into Polytechnic in Agriculture in year 2018 by Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh under Agriculture and co-operation department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar,. Previously, after completion of  two years of the course the student was awarded with diploma in agriculture but now a days, looking to the present demand in the field of agriculture & allied science it is highly need to start three years (six semesters) of diploma course  instead of two years. The successful candidates can take higher education (degree course) through diploma to degree programme. This diploma college was started with below cited mandates.

4. Mandates   :

  • To give exposure to the students in the field of agriculture science.
  • To create awareness regarding to agriculture science & improved technology.
  • To create new employment facilities in the field of agriculture &  allied science.
  • To generate knowledge through practical education in relation to new production technologies develop in agriculture sector.

5.       PRINCIPAL PROFILE       :

Name
Dr. A. V. Khanpara
Designation
Principal
Contact
Mo. No. 9427736721
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Qualification
Ph.D. (Agril. Entomology)
Joining Date & Experience
03-01-2019
6.         STAFF PROFILE      :
Sr. No.
Name
Designation
Email
1
Dr. A. V. Khanpara
Principal
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2
Prof. N. K. Jadav
Assistant Professor
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3
Shri B. H. Tavathiya
Assistant Professor
Work on pool at Deptt. of Extension Education, COA, JAU, Junagadh
4
Shri   R. M. Parmar
Agriculture Officer
-
6
Shri B. J. Mori
Agriculture Officer
-
7
Miss. P. P. Konkani
Agriculture Officer
-
8
Shri J. B. Prajapati
Agriculture Assistant
-
9
Shri  R. B. Patel
Agriculture Assistant
-
10
Shri  I. J. Kanzariya
Agriculture Assistant
-
11
Shri  N. M. Vaghadiya
Senior Clerk
-
12
Shri B. P. Vaghela
Peon
-
7. Eligibility criteria for admission:
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
The candidate should have passed Secondary School Certificate Examination   (SSCE) from Gujarat State or other equivalent examination with Gujarati, Social Science/Social Studies, Science & Technology / Science, Mathematics subjects along with English as
a compulsory subject.
The minimum requirement of percentage of marks obtained in the above mentioned qualifying examination for admission to Diploma Courses shall be as under.
Sr. No.
Details
Five subjects per cent **
I
Schedule Caste (SC) Candidates
33%
II
Schedule Tribe (ST) Candidates
33%
 
III
Social and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC) Candidates
40%
 
IV
All other candidates other than those for which contrary provision has been made in the rules(General)
40%
 
** Gujarati / regional language, mathematics, science / science and technology, social sciences and English
2
For the purpose of admission a candidate should passed the qualifying examination from
(I)
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board OR
(II)
Other accredited to the Board, the Central Board, Council of Indian School of Certificate Examination, in New Delhi, National Institute of Open School, International School, etc. Maharashtra State Board of Education.
(i) The School in which the candidate has studied should be located in the Gujarat State   OR
(ii) The School in which the candidate has studied should be located in the Union Territories of Diu, Daman and Dadara Nagar Haveli and whose parents are origin of Gujarat State  OR
(iii) The student is domicile of Nizar Taluka (Gujarat State) but has passed qualifying examinations from Maharashtra State.
3
A candidate whose parents are origin of Gujarat and are serving out of Gujarat in the service of Central Government or other State Governments, Military, Boards or Corporations owned or controlled by the Central Government or other State Governments or any nationalized bank and who has passed the qualifying examination from the State where parents are serving and appeared in the Gujarat Common Entrance Test/Joint Entrance Examination conducted in the current academic year, shall be eligible for admission and his candidature shall be included in the merit list subject to submission of the document / certificate of origin of Gujarat at the time of verification of document at the Help Center.
4
A candidate who has passed the qualifying examination and,
 
1
whose parents are serving in the category of service as shown below and
2
Who are transferred from other States to Gujarat and have resumed their duty in the place where they are transferred in Gujarat and shall remain so transferred in the State of Gujarat at the time of registration for admission shall be eligible for admission and his candidature shall be included in the second merit list. The Candidate has to provide certificate for the same (a to f) at the time of verification of application form at the help center.
a.   Cancellation of admission
b.   Suspension from attending classes
c.   Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
d.  Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
e.  Withholding results
f.  Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or    international meet, tournament, youth festival,  etc.
Category of Service
1
Officers or Employees of Central Government; or
2
Officers or Employees of Public Sector Undertakings of Central Government and State Government; or
3
Officers or Employees of Nationalized Banks; or
4
Officers or Employees of United Nations, UNICEF, World Health Organization and such other International Institutions located in Gujarat State; or
5
Officers or Employees of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service of Gujarat Cadre working in Gujarat or working in other States on deputation from Gujarat; or
6
Officers or Employees of Gujarat Government posted outside Gujarat State for administrative reasons.
5
Weightage of five percent of marks will be given to the farmer’s son / Daughters / Brothers / Sisters / Grand Sons / Grand Daughters subject to production of certificate 7-12 and 8-A record of current year from competent authority for having land in Gujarat under cultivation by himself / his /her Father, his / her Mother, his / her Grand Father (Paternal) his / her Grand Mother (Paternal) and his / her Brother/Sister subject to fulfillment of minimum qualifications required for admission to diploma courses.
6
The sportsmen / women will be given weightage for the admission as under :
No.
Event
Weightage  (%)
(i)
Participation at the International Level
7
(ii)
Participation at the National Level / All India Level
1
(a)   Secured 1st position
5
(b)   Secured 2nd position
3
(c)   Secured 3rd position
2
(iii)
Participation at the State Level
 
(a)   Secured1st position             
1
(b)   Secured 2nd position
0.5
Note: The benefit of the above weightage shall be given to the student once during his/her University career.
Age Limit
The minimum age requirement of a Candidate on 31st December of the year of
his/her first admission to the diploma course shall be 15 years and maximum up to 25 years.
Reservation
The University shall reserve seats for admission of the candidates belonging to  following categories
Sr. No.
Particulars of Seats
Reservation (%)
Remarks
(1)
Schedule Caste (SC)
7
Reservation of these seats shall be interchangeable among  SC / ST candidates.
(2)
Schedule Tribes (ST)
15
 
(3)
Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC)
27
As specified by the Government of Gujarat and does not fall under Creamy layer section.
(4)
Disables (Physically Challenged)
3
It will be adjusted against respective category.
(5)
Children of defense personnel and Ex-service man (Army)
1
__
Provided that nothing in this regulation shall require the University to admit candidates larger in number or with academic and other qualifications lower than those prescribed except in situation as in Regulation.
Correction of Marks
      (a) In case of changes in marks of a student in the qualifying examination, such student shall produce a letter to that effect of the corrected mark sheet issued by the Board, before the Admission Committee at least one day before the commencement of admission process (counseling program) but not later than seven days from the receipt of letter or, corrected mark-sheet, as the case may be. In such case he shall be placed at an appropriate order in the merit list.
      (b) The student who was declared failed initially in the qualifying examination, but later on declared passed after rechecking of marks by the Board, such student shall, notwithstanding any time limit prescribed, be allowed to apply for the admission provided he produces a letter to that effect or the corrected mark sheet issued by the Board, within seven days of the receipt of letter, or as the case may be.
Disabled (Physically Challenged)
Three percent seats are reserved for the following disabled (Physically Challenged)
      (i)      Orthopedically Challenged
      (ii)     Visual Challenged and
      (iii)    Hearing Impairment.
1. A candidate, having locomotors disability of one leg and partial arm, shall be eligible to apply for admission to course, subject to the submission of a certificate to that effect from the Civil Surgeon / Medical Superintendent of the Government Hospital, based on the opinion of the concerned specialist, that the locomotors disabled candidate is in a position to undertake the course and perform the functions of the concerned field.
2. These seats are adjustable within the respective category and admissions will be on the basis of inter se merit only.
3. Disabled (Physically Challenged) candidate shall have to fulfill the academic and minimum requirements of marks at the qualifying examination of his / her category as mentioned in Rule 9.1.
4. The decision for admission of PC candidate will be final at the time of counseling looking to the ability of the candidate to carry out practical / In-plant training etc in the course.
Children of Defense Personnel and Ex-servicemen
1. One percent of available seats shall be reserved for the children of Defense Personnel and Ex-servicemen, subject to the following conditions
2. A candidate claiming admission against Ex-servicemen category shall be required to submit a certificate to that effect duly issued by the Director, Sainik Welfare Board, Gujarat State or by the District Sainik Welfare Officer. In-service Defense Personnel shall be required to submit certificate to that effect duly issued by the Commanding Officer of the respective unit in which they are serving.
3. The seats remaining vacant against the category of Defense Personnel and Ex-servicemen in case of candidates, who have passed the SSC examination from the Gujarat Secondary Education Board, shall be allotted to the children of Defense Personnel and Ex- servicemen of the Central Board of Gujarat State. The seats remaining vacant thereafter shall be filled up from the general merit list of the Gujarat Board.
4. The children of Defense Personnel and Ex-servicemen of Gujarat origin, shall be included under the reserved category specified in this rule, if they have passed the SSC examination from the schools located in Gujarat State.
Parsi Community
1. One additional seat shall be reserved for Parsi Community who is domicile of Gujarat State. This seat will be non-transferable.
2. The candidate seeking admission on reserved seat shall be required to produce a certificate of Parsi community issued from the competent authority.
3. The admission of a student of reserved category on a reserved seat shall be valid subject to verification by the authority empowered in this behalf.
4. In case the certificate is found invalid on verification, he shall not have right to claim his admission on reserved seat and if he has been already granted admission such admission shall be cancelled at any point of time.
Important Note: The rules about admission are only for information. It will keep changing time to time. Admission Committee has access to the full power of admission.
8.   Fees structure (Proposed): Fees payable for Diploma studies are as under
Sr.No.
Fees
Amount (Rs.)
A.
Fees and deposits for all new students to be paid once at the time of registration
BOYS
GIRLS
1.
Caution Money Deposit
100
100
2.
Hostel Deposit
100
100
3.
Mess Deposit
***
***
4.
Electric Charge
100
100
5.
Identity Card fee
030
030
6.
Thelesemia Test fee
150
150
          TOTAL ( A)
480
480
B.
Fees to be paid annually in the beginning of each odd semester for all students.
 
 
1.
Uni. Medical Exam.
020
020
2.
Magazine Fee
050
050
3.
Student Aid Fund
020
020
4.
General Amenities
010
010
          TOTAL (B) 
100
100
C.
Semester fees to be paid at the beginning of each semester
 
1.
Registration Fee
010
010
2.
Tuition Fee
200
-
3.
Library Fee
020
020
4.
Examination Fee
050
050
5.
Gymkhana Fee
010
010
6.
Cultural Activities Fee
020
020
7.
Laboratory Fee
020
020
8.
Hostel Fee
050
-
9.
Fees for marksheets, certificates, transcripts etc.
050
050
         TOTAL  (C )
430
180
         TOTAL AMOUNT (A+B+C)
1010
760
NOTE: The tuition and hostel fees for girl students are exempted. Fees once paid will not be refunded.
9.   Semester-wise courses for diploma in agriculture
Sr.
No.
Course No.
Course Title
Credit
T
P
(A)    AGRONOMY
 
1
Agron. 1.1
Agricultural Heritage
1
0
2
Agron. 1.2
Fundamentals of Agronomy
3
1
3
Agron. 2.3
Farming System and Farm Management
1
l
4
Agron. 3.4
Crop Production Technology –I  (Kharif  Crops)
2
1
5
Agron. 3.5
Practical Crop Production – I (Kharif Crops)
0
1
6
Agron. 4.6
Crop Production Technology- II (Rabi Crops)
2
1
7
Agron. 4.7
Practical Crop Production –II (Rabi Crops)
0
1
8
Agron. 5.8
Principles of Weed Management
1
1
9
Agron. 5.9
Principles of Water Management
2
1
10
Agron. 6.10
Principles of Organic Farming
1
1
11
Agron. 6. 11
Vermicompost
0
2
 
 
TOTAL = 24
13
11
(B)  SOIL SCIENCE  AND AGRICULTURAL  CHEMISTRY
1
Ag. Chem. 2.1
Fundamentals of  Soil Science
2
1
2
Ag. Chem. 3.2
Manure, Fertilizers and Soil Fertility Management
2
1
3
Ag. Chem. 4.3
Problematic Soils and their Management
2
1
TOTAL = 09
06
03
(C)  GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING
1
GPB 1.1
Introductory Biology
1
1
2
GPB 3.2
Fundamentals of Genetics
2
1
3
GPB 5.3
Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
2
1
4
GPB 6.4
Seed Production Technology
0
2
TOTAL=10
05
05
(D)  PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
1
Pl. Phy. 2.1
Fundamentals of Crop Physiology
2
1
TOTAL = 03
02
01
(E) HORTICULTURE
1
Hort. 1.1
Fundamentals  of Horticulture
1
1
2
Hort.2.2
Production technology of fruit and Plantation crops
1
1
3
Hort. 3.3
Production Technology of Vegetable and Spices
2
1
4
Hort. 4.4
Production Technology of Flower Crops and Landscaping
1
1
5
 Hort. 6.5
Preservation and Value Addition in Horticultural Crops
0
2
6
Hort. 6.6
Green House Technology
0
2
TOTAL = 13
05
08
(F)  AGRIL. ENTOMOLOGY
1
 Ag. Ento. 1.1
Fundamentals of Entomology
2
1
2
Ag. Ento. 2.2
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
2
1
3
Ag. Ento. 3.3
Pests of Field crops & Stored Grain and their management
2
1
4
Ag. Ento. 4.4
Pests of Horticultural crops and their management
2
1
TOTAL = 12
08
04
(G) PLANT PATHOLOGY / AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY
1
Pl. Path. 1.1
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
2
1
2
Pl. Path. 2.2
Introductory Plant Nematology
1
1
3
Pl. Path. 3.3
Diseases Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management -I
2
1
4
Pl. Path. 4.3
Diseases Field and Horticultural Crops and Their Management -II
2
1
5
Pl. Path. 6.5
Mushroom Production Technology
0
2
6
Ag.Micro. 5.1
Agricultural Microbiology
1
1
TOTAL = 15
08
07
(H)  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
1
Ag. Engg. 3.1
Introductory Agricultural Engineering
1
1
2
Ag. Engg. 4.2
Introductory Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
1
1
3
 Ag. Engg. 5.3
Farm Machinery and Power
2
1
TOTAL = 07
04
03
(I) AGRICULTURAL  EXTENSION
1
Ag. Extn.5.1
Fundamentals of Extension Education and communication
2
1
2
Ag. Extn.6.2
Entrepreneurship Development
1
1
TOTAL = 05
03
02
(J) ANIMAL PRODUCTION
1
LPM 2.1
Principles of Livestock  Production and Management
2
1
2
LPM 5.2
Principles of Poultry Production & Management
1
1
TOTAL = 05
03
02
(K) AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
1
Ag. Eco. 1.1
Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics             
2
0
TOTAL = 02
02
00
(L) AGRIL. STATISTICS AND BIO-MATHEMATICS
1
Maths 2.1
 Elementary  Mathematics
2
0
2
Ag. Stat. 4.1
Agricultural Informatics
1
1
3
Ag. Stat. 5.2
Statistical Methods
2
1
TOTAL = 08
06
02
(M) AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY
1
Ag. Met. 5.1
InroductoryAgricultural meteorology& Climate Change
1
1
TOTAL = 02
01
01
(N)  ENGLISH
1
Eng. 1.1
Comprehension and Communication Skills in English
1
1
TOTAL = 02
01
01
(O) HUMAN VALUE AND ETHICS
1
HVE 1.1
Human Value and Ethics (Non-gradial)*
1
0
TOTAL=01
01
0
(P)  NSS or NCC or Physical Education (Non Credit Course)
1
P.E. 1.1
NSS or NCC or Physical Education AND Yoga Practices
(Non credit course)
0
1*
2
P.E. 2.2
NSS or NCC or Physical Education AND Yoga Practices
(Non credit course)
0
1*
3
P.E. 3.3
NSS or NCC or Physical Education AND Yoga Practices
(Non credit course)
0
1*
4
P.E. 4.4
NSS or NCC or Physical Education AND Yoga Practices
(Non credit course)
0
1*
TOTAL = 04*
0
4*
(Q)   Educational Tour 
1
E.T. 6.1
Educational Tour***
S / US
GRAND TOTAL = 125
70
55
125 (121 + 4*)
10.  Scholarships available in the institution:
      As per Govt. rules, Post metric Scholarship for the students of SC / ST / SEBC and MYSY is being given every year.
11.   Facilities    :
        Polytechnic in Agriculture, J.A.U., Halvad has well established College Building, Museum, Crop Cafeteria, Boys and Girls Hostel, Ground for Games etc.
12.  NSS activities
      At Polytechnic in Agriculture, J.A.U., Halvad national service scheme (NSS) activities are started from 2018. Under National Service Scheme activities, Activities like road safety, distinguished persons lecture, swachh abhiyan, yoga, tree plantation etc. were performed.
13.  Sports and extracurricular activities:
       The students are allowed to play the game of their interest with these facilities during the non-teaching hours. The Inter polytechnics (of JAU) games is also organized once during the year. The students are allowed to take participate in Khel mahakumbh organized by Govt. of Gujarat.
14.  Other Projects
      One State government project ‘Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited’ run at our college in which farmer field demonstration, farmers day, field day, soil sampling etc. activities carried out.
Contact information:
Dr. A. V. Khanpara
Principal
Polytechnic in Agriculture
Junagadh Agriculture University
Halvad  (Dist. Morbi)
Mo.  9427736721

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