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Teaching :

1. Exclusive jurisdiction over Jammu Division for fruit production education activities. 2. Offering comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Fruit Science, ensuring educational excellence.


Research :

1. Exclusive jurisdiction over Jammu Division for fruit production research activities. 2. Advancing knowledge through cutting-edge research in fruit crops, genetics, sustainable practices, and post-harvest management. 3. Spearheading innovative breeding programs for developing superior fruit varieties with enhanced quality and disease resistance


Extension :

1. Exclusive jurisdiction over Jammu Division for fruit production extension activities. 2. Sharing research findings and technical expertise through extension education programs for growers and the wider community. 3. Providing specialized training sessions, lectures, and demonstrations for orchardists and fruit growers. 4. Guiding orchard management with comprehensive best practices, optimizing fruit production and quality.


The flagship areas :-


  • 1. Human resource development for horticultural research, focusing on production, breeding, and molecular research on fruit crops. 2. Establishing a bud wood bank and producing quality planting material for sub-tropical and temperate fruits in the Jammu province. 3. Developing resilient fruit varieties and adapting production systems to address the challenges of climate change.
  • 1. Promoting sustainable, environmental friendly and resource-efficient practices in fruit production. 2. Encouraging high-density orcharding and providing expertise in canopy management. 3. Conserving genetic diversity of fruit crops for future utilization.
  • 1. Collaborating with international institutes to stay updated on recent advances in fruit research. 2. Using molecular techniques for characterization, improvement, and in-vitro propagation of fruit crops. 3. Conducting basic and strategic research to develop cost-effective and viable technologies for fruit production as part of an integrated farming strategy.

Name of Project Principal. Investigator Agency Duration
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Promotion of niche crops (Anardana) in UT of J&K Dr. Parshant Bakshi HADP Ongoing -
Promotion of niche crops (Pecan Nut) in UT of J&K Dr. Arti Sharma HADP Ongoing -
Strengthening area expansion under Dragon Fruit for commercial cultivation in rainfed areas of Jammu through development value chain Dr. Arti Sharma HADP Ongoing -
Multi locational trials of pecan nut [(Carya illinoensis Wangenheim] C. Koch] selection of SKUAST-J Dr. Arti Sharma SKUAST-Jammu Ongoing -
Introduction and evaluation of Mango Hybrids under Jammu Sub-tropics Dr. Deep Ji Bhat SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -
Establishment of Fruit plant nursery at FoA, Chatha for production of Quality planting material Dr. Amit Jasrotia SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -
Establishment and Evaluation of performance of low chilling cultivars of pear under dry land conditions of Jammu region. Dr. Kiran Kour SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -
Survey, Selection and Introduction of promising strains of mango. Dr. Amit Jasrotia SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -
Evaluation of Coloured Guava Cultivars in Jammu Sub-tropics Dr. Kiran Kour SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -
Multiplication of Pecan nut Variety SKJPP 25/Jammu Pecannut 25 Dr. Arti Sharma SKUAST-Jammu 03 years -

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Doctorate (PhD)

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Name : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Designation : Professor & Head
Area of Specialization : Fruit Production and Post Harvest Management
E mail : parshantskuastj@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419101601
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Name : Dr. Amit Jasrotia
Designation : Professor
Area of Specialization : Fruit Production and Crop Improvement
E mail : jasrotiaamit2k1@rediffmail.com
Contact No : 9419181572
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Name : Dr. Arti Sharma
Designation : Associate Professor
Area of Specialization : Fruit Science
E mail : drartisharma02@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419796724
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Name : Dr. Kiran Kour
Designation : Associate Professor
Area of Specialization : Fruit Production
E mail : kirranhort@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419203136
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Name : Dr. Deep Ji Bhat
Designation : Associate Professor
Area of Specialization : Fruit Science
E mail : mailme.deepji@rediffmail.com
Contact No : 9419814947
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Name : Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Designation : Associate Professor
Area of Specialization : Fruit Science
E mail : rakesh_sangwal@yahoo.com
Contact No : 9596926750
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Name : Gurwinder Singh
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Pollination Behaviour and Combining Ability Analysis of Fruit Yield and Quality Traits in Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.)
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2023

Name : Ashima Choudhary
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Effect of triacontanol and salicylic acid on growth, quality and shelf life of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cv. Chandler
Major : Dr. Nirmal Sharma
Year : 2023

Name : Mitali Gautam
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Micropropagation Studies on Papaya (Carica papaya L.) under Jammu Sub-tropics
Major : Dr. Deep Ji Bhat
Year : 2023

Name : Khalid Ferooz
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF PRUNING ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF HIGH DENSITY GUAVA (Psidium guajava L.)
Major : Dr. Akash Sharma
Year : 2022

Name : Khalid Ferooz
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF PRUNING ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF HIGH DENSITY GUAVA (Psidium guajava L.)
Major : Dr. Akash Sharma
Year : 2022

Name : Richa Sharma
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : PROPAGATION STUDIES OF KAGZI LIME (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) UNDER JAMMU REGION
Major : Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Year : 2022

Name : Shagun Thakur
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Effect of plant growth regulators on yield, quality and shelf life of guava (Psidium guajava L.) under high density plantation
Major : Dr. Deep Ji Bhat
Year : 2022

Name : Susmita Das
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Studies On Hi-Tech Propagation Methods In Citrus
Major : Dr. Arti Sharma
Year : 2022

Name : Nikhil Thakur
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Effect of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria (PFPRs) on survival and growth of air layered Litchi cv. Dehradun
Major : Dr. Kiran Kour
Year : 2022

Name : Uzma Gulzar
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Effect of plant growth regulators on the production of strawberry cv. Chandler under Jammu sub-tropics
Major : Dr. Mahital Jamwal
Year : 2022

Name : Maleehah Shakeel
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Effect of different pruning intensities and time of pruning on fruit yield and quality of Phalsa
Major : Dr. Amit Jasrotia
Year : 2022

Name : Naveen Kumar
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Propagation studies in Pecannut
Major : Dr. Arti Sharma
Year : 2022

Name : Shabir Ahmad Magray
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Studies of Anti-transpirants and Hydrogel on Strawberry Production under Rainfed conditions of Jammu
Major : Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Year : 2022

Name : Mudasir Iqbal
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : INDUCTION OF PHYTOPHTHORA TOLERANCE IN ROUGH LEMON (CITRUS JAMBHIRI LUSH.) THROUGH TISSUE CULTURE AND MUTAGENESIS
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2021

Name : Simrandeep Kour
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : STUDIES ON WATER AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT IN MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) CULTIVAR DASHEHRI UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS.
Major : Dr. Arti Sharma
Year : 2021

Name : Jyoti Devi
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : STANDARDIZATION OF DIAGNOSIS AND RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) CV. DASHEHRI UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS.
Major : Dr. Deep Ji Bhat
Year : 2021

Name : Lovely Nagra
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF NITROGEN FERTILIZATION ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QAULITY OF KINNOW MANDARIN
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2021

Name : Sakshi Sharma
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : PROPAGATION STUDIES IN JAMUN (SYZIGIUM CUMINI L. SKEELS) UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONS OF JAMMU SUB-TROPICS.
Major : Dr. Mahital Jamwal
Year : 2021

Name : Asrar Ahmad Sheikh
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LOQUAT (ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA LINDL.) UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS.
Major : Dr. Rakesh Sharma
Year : 2021

Name : Maneesha Bhat
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH PROMOTING RHIZOBACTERIA ON YIELD AND QUALITY IN STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA X ANANASSA DUCH.) CV. CHANDLER.
Major : Dr. Amit Jasrotia
Year : 2021

Name : Anjali Bagal
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF ZINC AND BORON ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF GUAVA UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS
Major : Dr. Nirmal Sharma
Year : 2021

Name : Varun Pal Singh
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF BAGGING ON LITCHI FRUIT CV. DEHRADUN
Major : Dr. Kiran Kour
Year : 2021

Name : Koushalya Devi
Degree : Ph.D. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : MORPHOLOGICAL, BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF AMBRI APPLE ON DODA AND KISHTWAR DISTRICTS OF J&K
Major : Dr. Kiran Kour
Year : 2021

Name : Priyanka Dahiya
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EVALUATION OF CAPE GOOSEBERRY (PHYSALIS PERUVIANA L.) GENOTYPES UNDER JAMMU PLAINS
Major : Dr. Kiran Kour
Year : 2021

Name : Tanuj Bhardwaj
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : PROPAGATION STUDIES OF WILD POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.)
Major : Dr. Kiran Kour
Year : 2021

Name : Sanjay Kumar
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : NUTRITIONAL STUDIES FOR SOIL AND SOILLESS PRODUCTION OF STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA X ANANASSA) CV. CHANDLER
Major : Dr. Mahital Jamwal
Year : 2021

Name : Reetika Sharma
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF CONTAINER SIZE AND GROWING MEDIA ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF STRAWBERRY (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2021

Name : Manmohan Lal
Degree : Ph.D. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : Propagation studies on clonal rootstocks of Apple (Malus x domestica Borkh)
Major : Dr. Mahital Jamwal
Year : 2021

Name : Manik
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : PROPATATION STUDIES ON KARONDA (Carissa carandas L.) UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS
Major : Dr. Deep Ji Bhat
Year : 2020

Name : Arti Devi
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : NUTRITIONAL STUDIES ON AONLA TRHOUGH DIAGNOSIS AND RECOMMENDATION INTEGRATED SYSTEM (DRIS)
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2020

Name : Shilpy Kumari
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : MORPHOLOGICAL, BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS LIME GENOTYPES OF JAMMU REGION
Major : Dr. Akash Sharma
Year : 2020

Name : Ambika Bhandari
Degree : Ph.D Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : MORPHOMETRIC AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS SOFT PEAR GERMPLASM IN DODA AND KISHTWAR DISTRICTS OF JAMMU
Major : Dr. Amit Jasrotia
Year : 2020

Name : Nishta Kumari
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : PROPAGAION STUDIES IN FIG (Ficus carica L.) UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS
Major : Dr. Arti Sharma
Year : 2019

Name : Isha Sharma
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : DIVERSITY ASSESSMENT OF SEEDLING GUAVA (Psidium guajava L.) IN JAMMU SUB-TROPICS
Major : Dr. Nirmal Sharma
Year : 2019

Name : Rahul Kumar
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PRUNING INTENSITIES ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY OF KINNOW (Citrus reticulate Blacno)
Major : Dr. Akash Sharma
Year : 2019

Name : Sarita
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : EFFECT OF DIFFERENT POTTING MEDIA ON SURIVAL AND GROWTH OF AIR LAYERED LITCHI cv. DEHRADUN
Major : Dr. Parshant Bakshi
Year : 2019

Name : Mohit Sharma
Degree : M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Topic : STANDARDIZATION OF TIME AND METHOD OF PROPAGATION IN BAEL (Aegle marmelos L.) UNDER JAMMU SUB-TROPICS
Major : Dr. Amit Jasrotia
Year : 2019


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