Dept. of Soil Science & Agril Chemistry is one of the major departments of BSc. Agri. Course. Department has well-furnished laboratory and soil and water testing unit with necessary sophisticated instruments, equipment, glassware’s etc. Soil and water testing are useful tools for making recommendations for the application of fertilizers to crops and the concentration and composition of dissolved constituents in water to determine its quality for irrigation use. Soil testing gives a measure of the availability of nutrients to crops whereas, the quality of water is an important consideration in any appraisal of salinity or alkali conditions in an irrigated areas.
The Department of Post-Harvest and Food Biotechnology is one of the major departments from five constituent departments in College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Loni. The main objective of the department is to create skilled human resources to fulfill the demand of the rapidly growing food processing sector. Over the years, food security and safety is re-emerging as a corner due to lack of focus on food processing and preservation technology sector. In the recent years, there has been more focus on this sector and Post-Harvest Food Biotechnology has been identified by the Government of India as sun rise industry due to its enormous impact and worth in the Indian development sector. The importance of food biotechnology lies in the reality that it has the potential to provide food to our population through scientific conservations, eliminating losses and making available more balanced and nutritious food.
Department has well-furnished laboratories and undergraduate research facilities with necessary sophisticated instruments, equipment, glassware etc. in addition to regular practical, mostly useful for final year students for their research project work. The major area of research is formulation of new products, analysis, antimicrobial potentials, enzymatic clarification, determination of toxic compounds etc.
Dept. of Plant Biotechnology is one of the major departments of B. Sc. Agril. Biotechnology course. Department has well-furnished laboratories and undergraduate research facilities with necessary sophisticated instruments, equipment, glassware etc. Department has plant tissue culture laboratory and Genetic Transformation laboratory, in addition to regular practicals, mostly useful for final year students for their research project work. The major research work is concentrated over use of molecular Markers for genetic diversity analysis & molecular variability analysis among the crops and microorganisms, Plant Tissue Culture of ornamental & medicinal plants, Medicinal Plant extract preparation & it's analysis for antimicrobial potential (Novel compounds).
ISSR and RAPD Molecular Markers hands on training projects at Genetic Transformation Laboratory
Banana and Sugarcane Tissue Culture at Plant tissue culture laboratory
Dept. of Horticulture is one of the major departments of B. Sc. Agriculture course. Department has well-furnished laboratories with necessary sophisticated instruments, equipment etc. Department has Nursery unit, Polyhouse and Post harvest technology, in addition to regular practicals, mostly useful for students for their project work. The major work is carried out on Experiential learning programme. In our college the nursery unit is available with the help of that unit the practical of the students should be conducted. The student get the practical knowledge regarding nursery management , transplanting of the seedlings, preparation of nursery beds , raising of the seedlings, budding , grafting, etc. It is very important and essential art and science for selling the healthy and true type plant material. There are so many performing practical should be conducted like preparation of Jam , Jelly, Squashes, Syrups , Tomato ketchup etc due this student get good knowledge regarding post harvest technology.
The department of Agricultural Entomology was started in the year 2012 with the establishment of college and has highly qualified and motivated staff. The department has all the facility to conduct practicals which includes excellent collection of insects of different orders of agriculture importance and stored grain pests with the cockroach rearing unit to conduct experiments of mouth parts, digestive system, and Nervous system, male and female reproductive system. In addition to this the department has well developed laboratory of Bioagent and biopesticide production which includes mass production of verticillumlecani, Beauveriabassiana, Metarrhiziumanisopliae, Trichodermaand also includes Trichocard production, cryptolaemus rearing on pumpkin for experiential learning to the students. The college has a well-developed farm to expose students to different damaging symptoms and stages with integrated pest management strategies.
The Department of Agricultural Botany, established in 2012, is one of the leading Departments in the field of teaching and research in plant sciences. The Department of Agricultural Botany has well qualified, experienced staff and it is well equipped with all necessary laboratory equipments and instruments required for smooth conduction of practical. Students studying in agricultural botany have many opportunities in Research and Development, production and maintenance of the seed in seed industries as well as in horticultural sector. This Department has well qualified and experienced faculty members in the field of Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant physiology, Seed technology and Biotechnology helping the students to perform better with advance knowledge of High Tech agricultural techniques like Plant tissue Culture, micro propagation and Plant Genetic Engineering. The department has a separate farm for conducting under graduate project and seed production. In addition to teaching through modern techniques, seminars, symposia, workshops and invited lectures are an integral part of academic programme of the department.
Dept. of Biochemistry and molecular biology is one of the major departments of B. Sc. Agril. Biotechnology course. Department has well-furnished laboratories and undergraduate research facilities with necessary sophisticated instruments, equipment, glassware etc. The department has student’s laboratory and research laboratory for regular practicals and project work, mostly useful for final year students for their research project work. The major research work is concentrated over isolation & purification of enzymes from various sources, determination of protein content, isolation, purification and identification of secondary metabolites from different plant sources. Secondary metabolite isolation, Isolation of Nan particles, Isolation and identification of antimicrobial compounds, studies on biochemical and molecular variability, Enzyme assay & Phytochemical and biochemical characterization.