Botany & Plant Physiology
 

Dr.J.K.Sandooja

Head of the Department

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Department Of Botany & Plant Physiology
College Of Basic Sciences & Humanities
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar - 125004, India
Telephone : +91-1662-255291 Extn. 5291

Phone No : +91-1662-255291
Email Id : sandoojajk@gmail.com

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1. Developing physiological markesr for nutrient efficeiency, drought, salinity, low and high temperature tolerance in genotypes of different crop plants.
2. Identification of molecular markers for selected abiotic traits in some crop plants.
3. Development of complementary bioremediation technologies like biodrainage for waterlogging, salt and heavy metal phytoremediation.
4. Post harvest physiology of fruits & vegetables.

Teaching of various UG/PG courses for B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri., B.Sc.(Hons.) Home Science, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programme in the university as per course catalogue.
Preparation of manuals and teaching aids for UG/PG programme.
Screening of genotypes for their tolerance against abiotic stresses especially high termperature stress and identification of proteins and gene (s) involved in plant responses to the above mentioned stresses.
Identification of efficient multipurpose tree species and Industiral crops for survival and efficient uptake of heavy metals to combat problems associated with heavy metals contaminated soils (effuent of Industires)
Overcoming of pre and post fertilization barriers in incompatible crop genotypes along with parasexual hybridization, ecophysiology and Micropropatation of medicinal plants.
Another important aspect of research in the coming years will be to work on Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in plants.
Post harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables.

1. 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..
2. The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
3. 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.
4. Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

“Biodrainage 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.

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.
2. 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.

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.

Biodrainage 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.
Biodrainage 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.

Most of the faculty members have visited foreign countries to attain advanced expertise in various fields of botany and plant physiology. The faculty has written 20 books and 3 practical manuals. Three faculty members were honoured as Professor Emeritus by ICAR. Research work carried out by the PG students and faculty has been published in the form of approximately 450 research and review papers.

Sr.No Name of Fellowship/Foreign Assignment Name of the Scientist Year
1 UNESCO Fellowship- Australia Dr. S. K. Varma* 1976
2 UNESCO Fellowship-USA Dr. S. Bharti* 1977
3 UNESCO Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1980
4 PDF by USSR Govt. USSR Academy of Sciences Moscow, Moscow Dr. Swaraj Kumari* 1981
5 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1982
6 Rice Biotechnology Career Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1984
7 UNESCO Fellowship-USA Dr. Promila Kumari* 1989
8 DAAD Fellowship - AACHEN, Germany Dr. S. Siddiqui 1990
9 PDF European Community-UK Dr. K. S. Datta* 1993
10 NAAS Fellow Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1994
11 Invited by Ministry of Education and Science, Govt. of Spain to work in a joint EC project Dr. Swaraj Kumari* 1995
12 AHRD Training program. At UMASS AMHERST, USA Dr. H. R. Dhingra* 1998
13 Commonwealth Fellowship-UK Dr. Sunita Sheokand 2000
14 AHRD Fellowship - Australia Dr. A. S. Nandwal 2000
15 National Biotechnology Associate ship by DBT, Govt. of India, Delhi Dr. Renu Munjal 2000
16 Indo-Hungarian Exchange Program Dr. S. Siddiqui 2002
17 DAAD Fellowship - AACHEN, Germany Dr. H. R. Dhingra* 2004
18 Visiting Scientist - Chonbuk National University, South Korea Dr. C .L. Goswami* 2004
19 PDF by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi Dr. Sarita Devi 2011
20 PDF by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi Dr. Anita Kumari 2011
 

Teachers/scientists of this department bagged 28 research projects from various agencies like ICAR, CSIR, DBT, New Delhi, DST (PURSE) New Delhi, DST (Haryana), INSID, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi, Potash Research Institute of India (PRII, Gurgaon), Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY), worth of crores of rupees have been sanctioned to this department.

1. Ms. Pooja, Scientist at Sugar Cane Breeding Research Institute (Regional Station), Karnal - 2009-10
2. Dr. Ashwani Kumar Scientist at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 2010-11
3. Dr. Anita Mann, Sr. Scientist at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 2011-12
4. Dr. Vikender Kaur, Scientist at NBPGR, New Delhi -  2011-12
5. Dr. Sunder Singh- Assistant Professor- MDU, Rohtak-2012-13
6. Dr. Subodh Kumar Bishnoi – Assistant Professor, RAU, Bikaner – 2012-13
7. Dr. Sarita Devi – Assistant Scientist – CCS HAU, Hisar-2014
8. Dr. Anita Kumari – Assistant Plant Physiologist – CCS HAU, Hisar – 2014
Post graduate Teachers in school education:
1. Dr.Vinita 2014
2. Dr. Sukham 2014
3. Dr. Asha 2014
4. Dr. Sheetal Sheokand 2014
Student fellowship:
DST, INSPIRE Fellowship- P. Bhasker (Ph. D. Scholar) -2010-11
DST, INSPIRE Fellowship- Poonam (Ph. D. Scholar) -2011-12
Research Associate – Dr. Rohtash (PAU)
Teaching Associate – Ms. Savita Duhan - 2015 SRF (Ist Rank, ICAR, SRF) – Ms. Prabha Singh - 2015

1. Ms. Pooja, Scientist at Sugar Cane Breeding Research Institute (Regional Station), Karnal - 2009-10
2. Dr. Ashwani Kumar Scientist at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 2010-11
3. Dr. Anita Mann, Sr. Scientist at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 2011-12
4. Dr. Vikender Kaur, Scientist at NBPGR, New Delhi -  2011-12
5. Dr. Sunder Singh- Assistant Professor- MDU, Rohtak-2012-13
6. Dr. Subodh Kumar Bishnoi – Assistant Professor, RAU, Bikaner – 2012-13
7. Dr. Sarita Devi – Assistant Scientist – CCS HAU, Hisar-2014
8. Dr. Anita Kumari – Assistant Plant Physiologist – CCS HAU, Hisar – 2014
Post graduate Teachers in school education:
1. Dr.Vinita 2014
2. Dr. Sukham 2014
3. Dr. Asha 2014
4. Dr. Sheetal Sheokand 2014
Student fellowship:
DST, INSPIRE Fellowship- P. Bhasker (Ph. D. Scholar) -2010-11
DST, INSPIRE Fellowship- Poonam (Ph. D. Scholar) -2011-12
Research Associate – Dr. Rohtash (PAU)
Teaching Associate – Ms. Savita Duhan - 2015 SRF (Ist Rank, ICAR, SRF) – Ms. Prabha Singh - 2015

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

Ø     Dr. A. S. Nandwal was awarded National award of Academy for Advancement in Agricultural Sciences (AAAS-senior) in the year 2003 and Bharat Jyoti award- 2006.

Ø     Most of the faculty members are Fellow of Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP, New Delhi) and Indian Botanical Society. Drs. S. Bharati, M. S. Kuhad and C. L. Goswami and Dr. A. S. Nandwal have been Vice-President of ISPP. Dr. H. R. Dhingra and Dr. Rajiv Angrish have been elected as Member Editorial Board and Zonal Secretary (North), IJPP, New Delhi, respectively.

Ø     Dr. A.S. Nandwal and Dr. R. Angrish  have been Honoured with Fellow of Indian Society for Plant Physiology by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Member Rajaya Sabha, Govt. of India (2008).

Ø    Dr. A.S. Nandwal, has been Recognised as International Scientific Expert in the field of Nitrogen Fixation by Labome.org, the world of Laboratries, USA (2010).

Ø     Research paper entitled Plant water status Salinization and desalinization published in Journal of Plant Physiology (2007), 164 (9): 1161-1169 has been             included in the list of Ten Top articles published in the same domain since our     publication (2007-2010). By www. BioMedLib.com. Charlottesville, VA 22905 - USA.

Ø     Dr. Renu Munjal, has been recognised as contributor for registration of Wheat Genotype WH 730 for terminal heat tolerance with NBPGR, New Delhi.

Ø     Dr. Renu Munjal, has also been recognised as collaborator in development of wheat varieties WH 1021, WH 1025, WH1080, WHD 946, WH 1105, WH 1124 and WH 1142 at national level.

Ø    Dr.S.C.Goyal was awarded best teacher award for the year 2009-10 by CCS Harayana Agricultural University.

Ø    Dr.U.K.Varshney was awarded best teacher award for the year 2011-12 by CCS Harayana Agricultural University.

Teaching: - Seed Science and Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and Biochemistry. Research: - Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Vegetable, Agroforestry and Seed Science and Technology. 

Most of the faculty members have visited foreign countries to attain advanced expertise in various fields of botany and plant physiology. The faculty has written 20 books and 3 practical manuals. Three faculty members were honoured as Professor Emeritus by ICAR. Research work carried out by the PG students and faculty has been published in the form of approximately 450 research and review papers.  

Sr.No Name of Fellowship/Foreign Assignment Name of the Scientist Year
1 UNESCO Fellowship- Australia Dr. S. K. Varma* 1976
2 UNESCO Fellowship-USA Dr. S. Bharti* 1977
3 UNESCO Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1980
4 PDF by USSR Govt. USSR Academy of Sciences Moscow, Moscow Dr. Swaraj Kumari* 1981
5 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1982
6 Rice Biotechnology Career Fellowship Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1984
7 UNESCO Fellowship-USA Dr. Promila Kumari* 1989
8 DAAD Fellowship - AACHEN, Germany Dr. S. Siddiqui 1990
9 PDF European Community-UK Dr. K. S. Datta* 1993
10 NAAS Fellow Dr. I. S. Sheoran* 1994
11 Invited by Ministry of Education and Science, Govt. of Spain to work in a joint EC project Dr. Swaraj Kumari* 1995
12 AHRD Training program. At UMASS AMHERST, USA Dr. H. R. Dhingra* 1998
13 Commonwealth Fellowship-UK Dr. Sunita Sheokand 2000
14 AHRD Fellowship - Australia Dr. A. S. Nandwal 2000
15 National Biotechnology Associate ship by DBT, Govt. of India, Delhi Dr. Renu Munjal 2000
16 Indo-Hungarian Exchange Program Dr. S. Siddiqui 2002
17 DAAD Fellowship - AACHEN, Germany Dr. H. R. Dhingra* 2004
18 Visiting Scientist - Chonbuk National University, South Korea Dr. C .L. Goswami* 2004
19 PDF by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi Dr. Sarita Devi 2011
20 PDF by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi Dr. Anita Kumari 2011

Teachers/scientists of this department bagged 28 research projects from various agencies like ICAR, CSIR, DBT, New Delhi, DST (PURSE) New Delhi, DST (Haryana), INSID, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi, Potash Research Institute of India (PRII, Gurgaon), Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY), worth of crores of rupees have been sanctioned to this department.


# Image Name Designation Specialization Details
1 Dr. J.K.Sandooja Professor & Head Post Harvest Physiology Details
2 Dr. Sunita Sheokand Professor Stress Physiology Details
3 Kamal Dutt Sharma Principal Scientist Crop Physiology, Abiotic stress Details
4 Dr. Renu Munjal Principal Scientist Stress Physiology (High Temperature Stress) Details
5 Dr. Neeraj Kumar Principal Scientist/Professor ABIOTIC STRESS PHYSIOLOGY Details
6 Dr. Sarita Devi Assistant Scientist Stress Physiology , Phytoremediation Details
7 Dr. Anita Kumari Asstt.Plant Physiologist Abiotic Stress Physiology Details

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2 Sh. Sunder Singh Steno-typist - 9812809677 -
3 Sh. Vishnu Lab Attendant - 9466441257 -
4 Sh. Suraj Bhan Lab Attendant - 9728772100 -
5 Sh. Shanker Pandey Lab Attendant - 8684957616 -
6 Sh. Ram Pal Yadav Lab Assistant - 9466084269 -
7 Sh. Jai Pal Head Mali - 8901278813 -
8 Sh. Raghubir Singh Beldar - 9466917061 -
9 Smt. Chiria Mali - 0 -
10 Sh. Suraj Parkash Mali - 9466088290 -
11 Om Parkash Clerk Matric 9812115433 omparkash.hau@gmail.com