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PAU wins agricultural leadership award 2015

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has added another feather to its cap by winning the coveted “Agricultural Leadership Award 2015.” The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Sh. Rajnath Singh presented the award to the PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon in a glittering  ceremony, held in New Delhi on September 18, 2015. His Excellency, Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor... 

PAU releases new vegetables varieties

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released varieties of vegetables for commercial cultivation in the Punjab state. These include four varieties of tomato, and one variety each of chilli, broccoli, radish, brinjal and garlic. The varieties were approved for general cultivation during the meeting of State Variety Approval Committee for Vegetable and Floriculture, held under the Chairmanship... 

Dr Dhillon gets another extension as PAU VC

LUDHIANA: An internationally known Plant Breeder and Geneticist, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon has been granted extension as the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Giving this information, Dr P.K. Khanna, PAU Registrar, said “His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Haryana and the Chancellor of PAU, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki has appointed Dr Dhillon as Vice-Chancellor of PAU for... 

PAU Ludhiana develops water testing kit

LUDHIANA: The Department of Microbiology of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has developed a simple, portable and inexpensive bacteriological water testing kit to determine the easy portability of drinking water. The kit has been developed for the convenience of public, farmers, health workers, inspectors, sanitary workers, engineering wings and public health officials. The kit is available... 

29 member Australian delegation visits PAU

LUDHIANA: A 29-member delegation of Australian farmers visited the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today and interacted with the senior officials and faculty of the University. The delegation, led by Dale Price, discussed about Punjab’s agriculture, research and extension programmes of PAU, and Australia’s farming. Presiding over the meet, Dr T.S. Thind, Adjunct Professor, PAU highlighted... 

PAU inks agreement to produce bio-fertilizer

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Schiron Crop Sciences Incorporation, Abohar.  Under this agreement the firm has been licensed to produce Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Culture which is utilized for the production of bio-fertilizer. Dr Balwinder Singh, Director of Research, PAU and Mr. Jiten Kinra, Business Manager... 

Crop produce competition at PAU Kisan Melas

LUDHIANA: With focus on the theme “Adopt Crop Diversification, Save Natural Resources,” the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organise Kisan Melas in various distritcs of Punjab. The series of Melas/Divas will commence with first Kisan Divas at Ballowal Saunkhri on March 10 followed by Kisan Divas at Nagkalan Jahangir, Amritsar and Faridkot on March 12. The Kisan Mela at Rauni, Patiala... 

PAU releases early maturing PR-124 Parmal Rice variety

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released an early maturing and high yielding variety PR 124 of ‘A’ grade parmal rice. Giving details about the characteristics of the rice variety, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, PAU said that  PR 124 is a semi dwarf variety with dark green erect leaves. It matures in about 135 days after seeding. It possesses extra-long slender... 

PAU ex-VCs join incumbent at Dr GS Khush Foundation ceremony

LUDHIANA: A guest lecture and an award giving ceremony were organized by Dr Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. On the occasion, the Chief Guest, Dr R.S. Paroda, Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, and former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi delivered a thought-provoking... 

Dr Anil Sharma of PAU selected for national award

LUDHIANA: The Assistant Director (TV) at the Centre for Communication and International Linkages, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Anil Sharma has been selected for the national award for making outstanding efforts in science and technology communication through innovative and traditional methods during the year 2014. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has selected... 

192 pass-outs get degrees at PAU convocation

LUDHIANA: A total of 192 pass-outs of B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.), 78 of B.Sc. Biotechnology (Hons.) and 22 of B.Tech Food Technology (Hons.) during the years 2012 and 2013 were awarded degrees at the 14th Annual Convocation of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Besides, six students were awarded University Gold Medals, and 13 other medals. In addition, one student... 

PAU to hold 7 Kisan Melas in Punjab in March

LUDHIANA: With an aim to educate farmers and farm women about latest agricultural and household management practices, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will hold a series of seven Kisan Melas and Kisan Divas in various districts of Punjab in March 2015. Giving details, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education said that the series will commence with the first Kisan Mela at Ballowal Saunkhri... 

Seminar on Intellectual Property Business in Farm Technologies

LUDHIANA: A talk on “Intellectual Property Business in Agricultural Technologies and Knowledge Products, and Business in Plant Varieties and Equity in Germplasm” was organised at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Dr Sudhir Kochhar, former National Coordinator, National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; and Member, National Biodiversity Authority... 

PAU warns farmers against pest attack on wheat

LUDHIANA: The Entomology experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have cautioned the farmers of the Punjab against the attack of “Pink Stem Borer” pest on wheat crop. Referring to its symptoms, Dr Balwinder Singh, Director of Research and Head, Department of Entomology, said, “Due to this pest attack, the infested tillers first look pale brown and ultimately dry up. As a result, the... 

Food processing training centre for Bathinda

Chandigarh: With a twin objective of promoting Food Processing Industry in the state on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for youth on the other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ at Bathinda. Presiding over a high level meeting to encourage Food Processing Industry in the state here... 

PAU students initiative to empower slum children

LUDHIANA: Under the theme “Empowering Lives, Building Futures,” the students of the Certificate Course on ‘Interactive Skills and Personality Enhancement,’ Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) took up an initiative of empowering the slum children living near the construction site at PAU. Seven children of migrant construction labourers and eight of PAU class four employees put together a scintillating... 

Dr Balwinder, Dr Sidhu get key PAU Ludhiana posts

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has made new appointments to various key posts during its Board of Management meeting at University Camp Office, SAS Nagar (Mohali) today. Dr Balwinder Singh has been appointed as Director of Research while Dr R.S. Sidhu has been appointed as Director of Extension Education. Dr R.S. Singh has been appointed as Director, Regional Research Station (RRS),... 

Prestigious award for PAU Ludhiana VC

LUDHIANA:National Academy of Agricultural Sciences has selected Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU for “the Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to overall agricultural research and development”. This is an apex award of the Academy and carries a citation, a gold medal and a cash prize of Rs.2.00 lakh. With this award, Dr Dhillon joins the rank of eminent... 

Stage set for PAU Ldh food & craft Mela

LUDHIANA: With festival of lights “Diwali” round the corner, the stage is all set at the College of Home Science (COHS), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for ‘Food and Craft Mela,’ scheduled forOctober 21, 2014. Under the theme “Tradition and Innovation in Food and Craft,” the mela will be jointly organized by the College of Home Science; Department of Food Science and... 

PAU food and craft Mela on October 21

LUDHIANA: The College of Home Science of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set to hold “Food and Craft Mela” on October 21, 2014 in its premises.  To make it a huge success, the mela will be organized in collaboration with the two other departments including Department of Food Science and Technology, and Department of Processing and Food Engineering, PAU.  Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu,... 

PAU Scientist participated in International Congress in Australia

LUDHIANA: Dr Sandeep Singh, Assistant Entomologist, Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) participated in the “29th International Horticultural Congress: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes” at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from August 17-22, 2014. The Congress was organized by International Society for Horticultural Science. According to Dr Singh, more than... 

PAU does well in research, teaching & extension: VC

Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Vice Chancellor, Dr. B.S. Dhillon today said that annual grant from Punjab government, during the past three years, has increased from Rs 183.6 crore (2011-12) to Rs 300 crore (2013-14).  This has help to augment research, teaching and extension programmes of the University. Addressing a press conference, Dr. Dhillon, who has completed three years in... 

Budding biotechnologist award for PAU scientist

LUDHIANA: Parampreet Kaur, a Ph.D. Scholar in the School of Agricultural Biotechnology of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has been awarded ‘Budding Biotechnology Scientist Award-2014’. The award was presented to her at the International Conference on “Genomics and Proteomics Research” held on 12-13 June at New Delhi.  According to Dr. Kuldip Singh, Director, School of Agricultural...