Soil science and agricultural chemistry

The main objective of this division is to carry out research on the fundamental and applied aspects of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil; fertilizers and manures and their interaction with soil and plant; improvement and maintenance of soil fertility for sustained optimum agricultural production ;utilization of organic residue as a manure and production of biogas as fuel; soil test crop response correlation studies; advice to the farmers on soil test-based fertilizer recommendation. Impart quality education for moulding top class professionals, to take up fundamental and applied research for enhancing and sustaining the productivity of soil- the most precious natural resource and to involve in technology transfer through various approchases to spread the message of maintaining soil health in an ecologically sound and environmentally friendly.