Central Facilities

Robert S. Ziglar Lab

Modernly equipped Robert S. Zeigler laboratory is operating in the University for soil and plant analysis. The sophisticated laboratory was inaugurated by an eminent scientist Padamshree Dr R.B. Singh on 3 Jan 2011 in presence of Dr Robert S. Zeigler, D.G., IRRI, Philippines. The laboratory is named as Dr Robert S. Zeigler laboratory since it was financed initially by IRRI. The students and scientists of the University are availing the facilities in the laboratory for their analytical works. The available instruments in the laboratory are TOC analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography (GC), and Spectrophotometer, Flame photometer and other routine soil and plant analysis equipments.


Media Production Centre

University has a well equipped state of the art media production centre with sound proof recording room, Editing software, (Adobe CS6 PRO), Storage media and Video Conferencing facility. Over 200 video lectures have been recorded and edited which are available on eLearning portal. It was developed with financial support from ICAR and USAID.





Dr. Deepak Sisodia (Officer In-charge)
email:- deepaksisodia02@gmail.com
Mobile:- 9997179997
Phone:- 0121-2888523(O)

Guest Houses

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture &Technology, Meerut has two training hostels (Guest Houses) i.e. Farmer’s Training Hostel and Training Hostel are primarily meant for official guests from different institutes, universities & other organizations. Room’s allotment requires prior booking or on “first cum first serve’’ basis based on availability. Our rooms at training hostels are well furnished and fitted with AC & Geysers.

Our training hostel & farmer’s training hostel (Guest houses) are located on N.H. 58 (Delhi-Haridwar Highway) about 8 Kms from heart of the city of Meerut and 2 Kms after crossing Meerut Bypass (Dayawati Modi Academy) and 2 Kms from NHAI Toll Plaza (Siwaya) while coming from Muzaffarnagar towards Delhi. Both the guest houses are very adjacent to IIFSR (ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram) & CPRIC (ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Campus, Modipuram), Meerut.

The nearest airport is IGI airport New Delhi which is approximately 80 Kms away & Railway station is Meerut City (10 Kms) & Meerut Cantt (8 Kms) & well connected with state Roadways & local auto rikshaw/city bus service.

Historical Place Hastinapur is 40 Kms away, Barnawa (Laksha Grih), Sardhana Church are closely situated. Holy city Haridwar is approximately 130 Kms from this place.





Tariff for Training Hostel
S.No. Category AC Bed P/day/per person (Rs.) Suit P/day (Rs.)
01 Serving and retired officer’s of NARS(ICAR/SAUs) on official or private visit 250.00 350.00
02 Serving officers of State Govt./Central Govt./Autonomous organization/PSUs on official or private visit 300.00 400.00
03 Private Visitors i.e. other than SAUs/ICAR/central or State Govt. etc. 450.00 600.00
04 Foreign visitors (SAARC countries) 1500.00 1700.00
05 Foreign visitors other than (SAARC countries) 2500.00 3000.00
06 Meeting Hall for official programme 3000.00 per day
07 Meeting Hall for private programme 4500.00 per day
08 Kitchen for official programme 1500.00 per day
09 Kitchen for private programme 3000.00 per day
10 Dormitory 50.00 per person per day
Tariff for Farmer Training Hostel
S.No. Type of Room University Employees including Retired University/ICAR Employees Other Central Govt./State Govt. Employees
01 A.C. Room/Cooler Room Rs. 110/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 200/- Bed for Private Tours
Rs. 150/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 250/- Bed for Private Tours
02 Non A.C. Room Rs. 60/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 110/- Bed for Private Tours
Rs. 100/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 150/- Bed for Private Tours
03 Dormitory Rs. 30/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 40/- Bed for Private Tours
Rs. 30/- Bed for Official Tours
Rs. 40/- Bed for Private Tours
04 Dining Hall Rs. 1000/- per day Rs. 1000/- per day
05 Training Hall Rs. 2000/- per day Rs. 2000/- per day

Application Form for Allotment of Accommodation at Training Hostel






Dr. Hariom Katiyar (Officer In-charge)
email:- thostsvpuat@gmail.com
Mobile:- 09450105524 (M)





Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh (Assistant Officer In-charge)
email:- thostsvpuat@gmail.com
Mobile:- 09412830558 (M)

Bio Control Lab

Introduction (History, justification status, importance of the programme)
At present, farmers of Uttar Pradesh are frustrated in managing pests with available conventional pesticides as well as synthetic pyrethroid. Synthetic insecticides though provide a dramatic effect initially but repetitive and indiscriminate uses result in serious consequences on the biosphere. The logical alternative is Integrated Pest Management with greater emphasis on biological pest suppression. Among the bio-control agents, Trichogrammatids (egg parasitoid) have been considered as better choice in view of their ability to kill the target pests on crops like sugarcane, paddy, vegetables, pulses, cotton, etc. Trichogramma spp. are in great demand today and its mass production has already been taken up by few agencies but still demand to farmers is not fulfilled. Similarly, green lacewing is another important predatory species belonging to family Chrysopidae, among them Chrysoperla carnea and Micromus sp. are most common. Entomopathogens (e.g., Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopleae) are the most effectively and extensively used insect pathogens for control of different pest complex and offers excellent promise in the biological control programme. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Univ. of Agric. & Tech., Meerut is the lead center for research and production of bio-agents in U.P. The university has major laboratory at Modipuram but has responsibility for teaching, research and extension in 15 districts, located in four commissionaires, i.e., Meerut, Moradabad, Saharanpur and Bareilly and other states i.e. Punjab, Haryana and Delhi etc.

Objectives of biocontrol:
  • Isolation, characterization and mass production of Bio-agents [egg parasitoid - Trichogramma spp.; predator – Chrysoperla carnea; entomopathogens (Bacillus thuringiensis, Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, Nomuraea, baculoviruses H. armigera) and entomopathogenic nematodes].
  • Utilization of isolated bio-agents in the management of different pests of agricultural importance.
  • Training to students, teachers, entrepreneurs and farmers.


Dr. Rajecdra Singh (Officer In-charge)
email:- rajendrasingh5@yahoo.com
Mobile:- 9457396755
Phone:- 0121-2888520(O)

Mushroom Laboratory

Mushroom laboratory in S.V.P.U.A.&T. Meerut has been established in 2008 which was strengthened with the help of N.H.M./U.P.C.A.R. financed project i.e. “Establishment of Mushroom spawn Laboratory” for the period 2008-2009. The Teaching of Under Graduate course like Experiential Learning and RAWE programme on mushroom production has been started. Post graduate Teaching and research (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) work on mushroom has been started in Mushroom laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, S.V.P. Univ. of Ag. & Tech., Meerut (U.P.) from academic session 2008-09. Research activities at mushroom laboratory include basic strategies, applied research and validation on production technologies to enhance productivity of edible mushroom. Extension activities include Farmer advisory service, Training and demonstrations of production Technology are also being organized with help of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the University with technical support of mushroom laboratory.

Infrastructure of Mushroom laboratory

Mushroom laboratory have one well equipped spawn laboratory and four crop rooms.

Spawn Lab

Mother/commercial spawn of cultivated mushrooms are made available to researchers and mushroom grower on payment basis.

Crop Rooms

Three experimental crop rooms and one spawn running room are available for mushroom production under different environmental condition.

With the above facilities and other departmental facilities mushroom research and spawn production work has been started. But Mushroom compost Unit and some additional facilities (equipments, glassware, chemicals and skilled/Unskilled persons etc.) is required to meet the demand of teaching, Research and Extension (training and demonstration) facilities to disseminate production technologies for mushroom growers in western Uttar Pradesh.

Opportunities

To provide technical support by training and demonstration for production as well as supply of pasteurized compost of growers, the pasteurized mushroom compost until will be beneficial for self employment generation in jurisdiction area of the university. The teaching and research activities for different edible and medicinal mushroom. Therefore development of infrastructure facilities of mushroom laboratory will take place.

Rationale

In Uttar Pradesh, due to availability of unemployed rural youth as man power, cheap raw materials and climate, mushroom production should be very useful in districts under SVPUA&T, Meerut as major portion comes near N.C.R. Delhi. This will be easier to approach the market for mushroom. It will help to generate self employment. Therefore, it is desirable to provide technical support in form of training as well as demonstrations of production technologies of different mushrooms and their spawn through proposed project.



Extension Activities

One day awareness training conducted in Mushroom Lab Meerut U.P.

Date of Training Number of Participant Number of Male Participant Number of Female Participant
08.09.2017 50 40 10
08.12.2017 48 42 06
21.02.2018 46 40 06
17.03.2018 50 42 08

Coverage in mass media

Title Number Place Organizer
Participations in exhibitions 01 Meerut SVPUA&T
TV programs Nil Nil Nil
Radio programs 01 Najibabad Akashvani
Farmers Scientists exhibition 04 Meerut/Bijnour/Ghaziabad/Muzaffar Nagar Krishi Vigyan Kendra
News paper coverage 02 Meerut Amar Ujala/ Dainik Jagaran

Exposer Visit of Farmers

Title Number Place Organizer
Number of formers 120 Meerut State Agriculture Department
State wise Number(U.P) Gender wise distribution 120 M100 F20 Meerut State Agriculture Department

Consultancy Provided

Title Number of Visit Place
Free consultancy to Manyuk Mushroom farm 04 Garh(Hapur)

Visit of dignitaries

Date Particular
12.01.2018 Professor Gaya Prasad vice chancellor SVPUAT Meerut U.P
18.08.2017 Professor Vibha Srivastava with Six Students of Cornel University U.S.A

Spawn Supply

Species wise/mushroom wise spawn supply Master spawn sold Culture tubes sold Commercial Spawn Sold
Oyster Nil 02 200 kg
Milky Nil 02 68 kg

Experiential learning: On Spawn and Mushroom Production

Number of Students Gender wise distribution Place
10 Male 10, Female 00 Mushroom Lab
Folder

Gopal singh. 2017 Oyster Mushroom Utpadan takneek.

Paper presentation in seminars/symposia

Gopal Singh. 2017. Prospects of Mushrooms in homoepathy on 30.04.2017 in state homoepathic conference in Lucknow.

Thesis Guided- M.Sc. Student
Thesis Title

Studies on Differnet Rates and Storage Time of Spawn on Production of Syster Mushroom (Pleurotus Florida) Submitted to Svpuat Meerut In July-2017.



Dr. Gopal Singh (Officer In-charge)
email:- singh.gopal2009@rediffmail.com
Mobile:- 09412465255
Phone:- 0121-2888547(O)

Fisheries Research & Training Centre

About Us

The Fish Demonstration and Research Unit established at S.V.P University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, India is working especially in the Inland Fisheries Sector, catering needs of the farmers to train in fish technology, transferring the technologies to fish culturists and entrepreneurs.

The Fish Demonstration and Research Unit has played a great role in the establishment of fish farming in inland sector of the Western U.P. A large number of modern fish farms have been established by the farmers. Integrated fish farming has also been taken up. A number of the fish seed hatcheries have also been constructed in the private sector by farmers. The farm facilities of the unit provide opportunity for conducting fish farming and demonstration of frontline technologies to fish culturists.

The Fish Demonstration and Research Unit is now emphasizing on the development and management of fisheries in the freshwater resources. Special emphasis is being put on the transfer of technology for the culture and hatchery seed production of carp fish species.

Facilities available

The Fish Demonstration and Research Unit has farm facilities for culture as well as demonstration work. It can provide facilities to the corporates for testing of feeds, growth promoters, inducing agents, immune enhancers, aquaculture equipments such as aerators etc. on payment basis. The Fish Demonstration and Research Unit has a circular hatchery also.





Dr. D. V. Singh
Professor & OIC
email:- dvsingh20111@gmail.com
Mobile:- 09411264592(M)
Phone:- 0121-2888520(O)



Dr. Archana Arya
Associate Professor
email:- archana.arya2012@gmail.com
Mobile:- 09997404622(M)
Phone:- 0121-2888523(O)

Poultry Research & Training Centre

Major Objectives

  • To undertake basic, applied and adaptive research related to avian production including conservation and maintenance of poultry germplasm.
  • To impart specialized training and post graduate research for students of poultry science.
  • To develop and standardize package of practices related to feeding, management, health cover and post-harvest technology .
  • Transfer of technology to the poultry farmers and industry.
  • To provide referral and consultancy services in all aspects of poultry production.


Major Activities Proposed

  • Maintenance of model chicken unit to demonstrate the advance technical knowhow on poultry production to the farming community as well as students.
  • Maintenance of elite parents of broiler to produce double hybrid commercial chicks to supply among the poultry farmers of this region.
  • Maintenance of elite breeds of layer to produce embryonated as well as commercial eggs to fulfill the demand of market.
  • Production of designer’s chicken egg as well as organic eggs through nutritional manipulations.
  • Production of various post-harvest chicken meat products
  • Production of poultry feed to meet out the domestic requirement as well as for sale to the poultry farmers or entrepreneurs.
  • Organization of contract research and paid trainings to the personnels from the industry.

Major Activities Proposed

  • CARI-Nirbheek
  • CARI-Shyama
  • Hitcari
  • Upcari
  • Chabro
  • Chabrown
  • Vanraja
  • Kurioler

Current Strength of birds

Adult : 42
Grower : 503
Chicks : 102
Total : 647



Dr. D. K. Singh (Officer In-charge)
email:- dksingh16230@gmail.com
Mobile:- 9411259978
Phone:- 0121-2888508(O)

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN AGRI-BIOTECHNOLOGY

Founded on October 02, 2000, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut has come a long way to cater the needs of the farmers. Established with a vision to serve the farmers and for the cause of agriculture, this university has spread the gospel and brought prosperity all around. Presently the university has College of Agriculture, College of Biotechnology and College of Veterinary Sciences. This is the only State Agricultural University which has established College of Biotechnology to serve the society with great academic potential and value added researches in various technological disciplines. The College of Biotechnology offers B. Tech. & M. Tech. Biotechnology courses.

In order to produce skilled human resources in Agriculture Biotechnology, Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Biotechnology was established in the College of Biotechnology with financial assistance from Council of Science & Technology, Uttar Pradesh in the year 2010. The centre has been exclusively involved in research & human resource development in the field of Agriculture Biotechnology.

Objective

  • To strengthen the existing teaching facilities of the department.
  • To improve infrastructure facility of the department.
  • To conduct research on “Nutritional enrichment of Chickpea by expression and incorporation of Phaseolin gene”.
Faculty
Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Principal Coordinator, Associate Professor & OIC,
Department of Biochemistry & Physiology
College of Biotechnology
Ph : 0121 2888539 (o), 09412363596(M)
Fax : 0121 2888505, 2888539
Email : coordinator_coe@yahoo.com
Dr. Jitendra Singh
Co-Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology
College of Biotechnology
Ph : 0121 2888534(o), 09410455334(M)
Fax : 0121 2888505, 2888534
Email : jeets_80@rediffmail.com
Staff
Sh. Pradeep Singh, Technician
Ms. Shivani Khanna & Ms. Teena Rani, Research Assistant

ACTIVITIES

I. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

As part of its activities under Human Resource Development activity the Centre conducts two trainings for students and one to the faculty per year. The training is imparted to residents of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from above training students also attend monthly trainings/project work on payment basis as per University norms.

STUDENT'S TRAINING

  1. A two week training programme entitled “Application of Molecular Biology and Advanced Biochemical Techniques in Agriculture” was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Ag. Biotechnology w.e.f. June 21, 2010 to July 03, 2010.
  2. One month training programme entitled “Hand on Training on Molecular Biology Tools & Their Application in Agriculture” was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Ag. Biotechnology w.e.f. June 15 to July 14, 2011.
  3. One month short-term training course on “Application of Molecular Biology Techniques & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. June 25, 2012 to July 24, 2012 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.

STUDENT'S PROJECT WORK

Three to four months Project Work is being conducted at the Centre during January- June for students from various Universities/ Institutions.

FACULTY TRAINING

  1. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Hands on training on Molecular Biology Tools and Their Application in Agriculture” w.e.f. January 18, 2012 to February 07, 2012 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  2. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Molecular Biology Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. December 18, 2012 to January 08, 2013 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  3. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Molecular Biology Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. February 05, 2014 to February 25, 2014 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.
  4. A 21 days faculty training entitled “Application of Biotechnological Tools & Bioinformatics in Agriculture” w.e.f. February 04, 2015 to February 24, 2015 was conducted in collaboration with DBT funded Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility.

II. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

Isolation of Phaseolin gene from different sources. Cloning of the Phaseolin gene in the AT cloning vector. Screening of the recombinant clones. Sequencing of Phaseolin gene & cloning of gene into binary vector. Trimating of the Binary vector with the Helper and Agrobacterium & Transformation of Chickpea via Agrobacterium mediated system.

RESEARCH PROGRESS

The Phaseolin gene was amplified from the DNA isolated from the cotyledons/leaves of Phaseolus vulgaris and same was cloned in pTZ57R/T vector. The samples were sent for sequencing to Bioserve pvt ltd, Hyderabad and found to be ~2013 base pair in length. The same was submitted to GenBank, NCBI (www.nlm/nim.ncbi.com). The primer pairs for directional cloning were synthesized consisting of restriction sites removing Gus gene from pCambia 1301. Two gene segments were cloned in pCambia 1301.Camparative modeling of Phaseolin gene was done through Bioinformatics approach. Presently, Working on Plant Tissue Culture test Plant Tomato & Tobacco.

The Lectin gene was amplified from the DNA isolated from the Bulbs of garlic (Allium Sativum) and was cloned in pTZ57R/T vector. The samples were sent for sequencing to Bioserve pvt ltd, Hyderabad and found to be ~1023 base pair in length. The same was submitted to GenBank, NCBI (www.nlm/nim.ncbi.com). The primer pairs for directional cloning were synthesized consisting of restriction sites removing GUS gene from pCAMBIA 1301. LECASAI gene segments were cloned in pCAMBIA 1301. Homology modeling of Lectin gene was done through Bioinformatics approach and also the protein Allium sativum agglutinin was purified and biochemically characterized.

III. SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA

A Zonal Seminar on “Physiological and Molecular Interventions for Yield and Quality Improvement in Crop Plants” September 17-18, 2010 by the Centre under the aegis of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, New Delhi which was sponsored by NHB, DBT, CSIR and DRDO. A National Symposium entitled “Advances in Biotechnological Research in Agri-Horticultural Crops for Sustaining Productivity, Quality Improvement & Food Security” organized by the Centre w.e.f., September 14-16, 2011 which was sponsored by DBT, CSIR, NHB, NABARD, Min. of Earth Sciences, DRDO and Monsanto India Ltd.

IV. ADVISORY COMMITTEE

As per MoU between SVPUAT, Meerut & CST, UP, Lucknow the Advisory committee of the centre consists of the following members:

Prof. Gaya Prasad, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut Chairman
Dr. M.K.J. Siddiqui, CST UP Member
Dr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Scientific Officer, CST UP Member
AAO, CSTUP (Nominated by the Director, CSTUP) Member
Dr. Jitender Singh, Co-coordinator, CoE Member
Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Principal Coordinator, CoE Member

Advisory Committee meetings held on followings dates:

  • September 17, 2010
  • March 21, 2012
  • August 02, 2014

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