HAU

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

(Biochemistry)

Dr. L.K. Chugh

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Department of Biochemistry CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar - 125 004, India

Phone No : 09416993463

Email Id :hodbiochem@hau.ac.in

The Department of Biochemistry runs excellent teaching programs at M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree levels. Annually, the department offers 4 UG courses and 23 PG courses in biochemistry discipline. The current areas of research in Biochemistry are: plant biochemistry, enzymology, biochemistry of fruits during ripening and post-ripening, molecular biology, biochemical and molecular mechanism(s) of abiotic stresses and nanotechnology for plant growth and protection. The department has successfully completed a number of research projects funded by other agencies (ICAR, DBT, CSIR etc). The research findings from the various research programs in Biochemistry have been presented in the National and International conferences/symposia and also published in the form of a large number of research papers in reputed journals. Apart from the various research programs being carried out in the department, its faculty is extending support to other departments of the university in interdisciplinary co-ordinated research programs particularly in the areas of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Agronomy and Genetics and Plant Breeding. In recognition of the excellent research activities in the department, many of its faculty members and students have been offered national scientific awards and visiting fellowships.

The Department has a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty who has shown excellence both at the national and international levels.

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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