Dean’s Desk

Welcome to the Faculty of Agriculture and Allied Sciences at C.V. Raman Global University (CGU), Bhubaneswar, India. Our mission is to prepare students, farmers and industry for the future through innovative education, research and extension programs.
Following the guidelines of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), as amended from time to time, the college offers 4 years B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture programme and awards degree to the eligible candidates. The department also offers postgraduate programmes in M.Sc Zoology, M.Sc Botany and M.Sc Biotechnology.
Our faculty, staff, and students are committed to learning, creating opportunities and the overall success of CGU. Our research and extension efforts focus on activities to support agriculture and industry in Odisha. The department is on the lush green campus of CGU with established lab and instructional farm facilities for practical exposure of students. Our faculty work very closely with our colleagues from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), State Agricultural Universities (SAU), other academic institutions, International institutions, and private sector.

About Department

Department of Agriculture and Allied Sciences (DAAS), Bhubaneswar, is one of the most ambitious educational initiatives under the aegis of C.V. Raman Global University. The institute was established under para -8 (iii) (12) of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment notification No.3541, dated: 18.02.2021. The department is on a residential campus wherein students and agriculture co-exist. The department has been operational since the academic year 2020-21 providing a unique and entrepreneurial outlook for Agricultural Education.
Currently, 300+ students are pursuing their degrees in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The department comprises 15+ disciplines viz., Agronomy, Horticulture, Fruit Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Nematology, Seed Science and Technology, Agricultural Statistics and Animal husbandry.
Understanding current industry needs, DAAS has designed an efficient agricultural education curriculum as per the guidelines of ICAR. The department is providing an efficient platform and blended learning experience where knowledge, resources and opportunities meet. Prospective graduates are taught various fundamental, applied and advanced courses to address bottlenecks and sustainable solutions as a part of B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture curriculum. Our graduates would be kept abreast with ongoing research projects and farm business models in India and abroad.
CGU’s Agriculture and Allied Sciences is focused on giving the extra mile to the knowledge and career of graduates because our students unique track record in skill competitions and placements speaks volumes about practical exposure and training.



  • Pedda Ghouse Peera, P. S. K., Sheikh Kulsum, R., Khanam, R., Das, S., Nayak, A. K., Tack, F. M. G., Meers, E., Vithanage, M., Shahid, M., Kumar, A., Chakraborty, S.,Bhattacharya, T., & Biswas, J. K. (2023). A state-of-art review on cadmium uptake, toxicity, and tolerance in rice: From physiological response to remediation process. Environmental Research, 220, 115098. Impact factor: 8.43.
  • Khanam, R., Kulsum, P. G. P. S., Mandal, B., Hazra, G. C., & Kundu, D. (2022). The mechanistic pathways of arsenic transport in rice cultivars: Soil to mouth. Environmental Research, 204, 111942. Impact factor: 11.42. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111942
  • Khanam, R., Peera Sheikh Kulsum, P. G., Mandal, B., Chand Hazra, G., & Kundu, D. (2022). The mechanistic pathways of arsenic transport in rice cultivars: Soil to mouth. Environmental Research, 204, 111942. Impact factor: 8.43. DOI:
  • Barik, S., Ponnam, N., Reddy, A. C., DC, L. R., Saha, K., Acharya, G. C., & Reddy, M.(2022). Breeding peppers for industrial uses: Progress and prospects. Industrial Crops and Products, 178, 114626. Impact factor: 6.45.
  • Khanam, R., Hazra, G. C., Ghosh Bag, A., Kulsum, P. G. P. S., Chatterjee, N., & Shukla, A. K. (2021). Risk assessment of arsenic toxicity through groundwater-soil-rice system in Maldah district, Bengal Delta Basin, India. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 81, 438-448. Impact factor: 3.69. DOI: 10.1007/s00244-021-00883-7
  • Das, S., Khanam, R., Ghosh, A., Nitin, Hazra, G. C., Kundu, D., Pal, B., & Ghouse, S. K. P. (2021). Spatial distribution of sulfur and its relationship with soil attributes under diverse agro-climatic zones of West Bengal, India. Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science, 69, 401-410. [DOI: 10.5958/0974-0228.2021.00061.X]
  • Singh, R., Das, R., Sangwan, S., Rohatgi, B., Khanam, R., Peera, S. K., Das, S., Lyngdoh, Y. A., Langyan, S., Shukla, A., & Shrivastava, M. (2021). Utilization of agro-industrial waste for sustainable green production: A review. Environmental Sustainability, 4, 619- 636. [DOI:10.1007/s42398-021-00200-x]
  • Peera, S. P. G., Barik, S. P., Gouda, H. S., Mohapatra, S. S., Dash, D., & Patra, S. K.(2022). Viable Nutrient Management Options for Sustaining Small Farm Agriculture. In Innovation in Small-Farm Agriculture (pp. 89-94). CRC Press.
  • Khanam, R., Peera, P. G., Kulsum, S., & Biswas, J. K. (2022). Metal (loid)-Microbe Interactions: Trading on Tolerance and Transformation for Environmental Remediation. In Omics for Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Systems (pp. 403-414). CRC Press.
  • Khanam, R., Kulsum, P. G. P. S., Das, R., & Biswas, S. (2022). Nanofertilizers for Sustainable Crop Production: A Perspective in Small Farm Agriculture. In Innovation in Small- Farm Agriculture (pp. 171-182). CRC Press.
  • Peera, P. G., Kulsum, S., Khanam, R., & Biswas, J. K. (2023). Nano-adsorbents as a cutting-edge tool for remediation of heavy metal toxicity from the soil and environment. In V. K. Sharma, M. S. A. Perera, R. Kumar, & R. Bharagava (Eds.), Nanomaterials for Environmental Engineering (pp. [1-10]).
  • Mohapatra, U., Barik, S., Sahoo, J. P., Behera, L., Jena, L., Sahu, S., Mishra, A. P., & Samal, K. C. (2022). Insights into Transgenic Vegetables: Progress and Prospects. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology.
  • Barik, S., Reddy, A. C., Ponnam, N., Kumari, M., DC, L. R., Petikam, S., & Gs, S. (2020). Breeding for bacterial wilt resistance in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.): Progress and prospects. Crop Protection, 137, 105270.
  • Barik, S., Ponnam, N., GC, A., TH, S., Kumari, M., & Gouri Shankar, S. (2021). Genetic analysis of bacterial wilt resistance in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). European Journal of Plant Pathology, 160(2), 349-364.
  • Kumbar, S., Narayanankutty, C., Sainamole Kurian, P., Sreelatha, U., & Barik, S. (2021). Evaluation of eggplant rootstocks for grafting eggplant to improve fruit yield and control bacterial wilt disease. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 161(1), 73-90.
  • Patra, S. K., Mukhopadhyay, S. D., & Raj, R. K. (2020). Computer Based Extension System and Competency of the Extension Professionals- A Study in Odisha. International Journal of Current Microbiology, 9(8), 2319-7706.
  • Patra, S. K., Mukhopadhyay, S. D., Raj, R. K., & Mishra, J. R. (2020). Perceived Use of Computer in Extension Activities by the Extension Officials. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 56(3), 83-87.
  • Patra, S. K., Mukhopadhyay, S. D., & Raj, R. K. (2020). Extent of Computer Use by Extension Officials in Extension Activities. Journal of Extension Education, 24(1), 1-6.
  • Behera, R. K., Patra, S. K., Nayak, B., Mishra, S. K., Das, L., Dash, S. S., & Adhikari, B. (2021). Perceived Constraints and Suggestions on Implementation of BGREI Programme by Rice Growers of Odisha, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 10(10S), 959-961.
  • Swain, S., Behera, R. K., Patra, S. K., Dash, S. S., Mohanty, S., Sahoo, S., & Adhikari, B. (2022). A case study approach to understand farm family fighting against climate change. The Pharma Innovation Journal, SP-11(6), 343-347.
  • Kerketta, A., Patra, S. K., Raj, P., & Raj, R. K. (2022). Knowledge Gap Causing Discontinuance of SRI: A Study in Tribal Region of Odisha. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 40(11).
  • Sahoo, J. P., Dash, D., Moharana, A., Mahapatra, M., Sahoo, A. K. & Samal, K. C. (2022). The role of transcription factors in response to biotic stresses in maize. In Shabir Hussain Wani et al. (Eds): Transcription Factors for Biotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, (ISBN 978- 3-031-12989-6).
  • Mahapatra, M. & Nayak, D. K. (2022). Uptake of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium content in bitter gourd, Momordica charantia varieties infected by root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. The Pharma Innovation Journal, SP-11(08), 902-905.
  • Pradhan, P., Nayak, D. K., & Mahapatra, M. (2021) Biochemical analysis based on Zinc uptake of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties infected by Meloidogyne incognita. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 33(24), 186-192.\
  • Mahapatra, S. (2020). Impact of Organic Farming on Agronomic Crops Productivity, Grain Quality and Antioxidant Activity. In New Ideas Concerning Science and Technology (Vol. 4). Book Publisher International. Print ISBN: 978-81-949988-9-1, eBook ISBN: 978-81-949988-0-8
  • Satyaprakash Barik, Ponnam N, Reddy AC, DCL R, Saha K, Acharya GC, Reddy M.Breeding peppers for industrial uses: Progress and prospects. Industrial Crops and Products, vol. 178, 114626 (2022). Impact score: 6.45
  • Upasana Mohapatra, Satyaprakash Barik, Laxmipreeya Behera, Lopamudra Jena, Subhasmita Sahu, Ambika Prasad Mishra, Kailash Chandra Samal, Swapan Kumar Tripathy, Devraj Lenka, Jyoti Prakash Sahoo, Mahendra Prasad Das, Pranaya Pradhan. Insights into Transgenic Vegetables: Progress and Prospects. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, vol. 27, pp-89‒98 (2022). Impact score 0.81.


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