ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture
Dr. P. L. Saroj
ICAR-Centeral Institute for Arid Horticulture
Beechwal, Bikaner-334006, Rajasthan

Phone:0151-2250147, Fax:0151-2250145


Prof. (Dr) P. L. Saroj is ARS Scientist of 1991 batch, presently working as Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner (Rajasthan). He has started his career as Training Associate, KVK, Gonda (UP) in 1989 and served in different organizations such as Asstt. Prof., CCS University, Meerut (UP):1989-90; Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore, (Karnataka): 1991-92; Scientist, CSWCRTI, Dehradun (Uttrakhand): 1992-1999; Sr. Scientist and Principal Scientist, CIAH, Bikaner (Rajasthan): 1999-2005 and Prof. & Head, Horticulture/ Dean (SW), SVBPUAT, Meerut (UP): 2005-2008. In 2009, he joined ICAR HQ, New Delhi as Principal Scientist and also worked as Astt. Director General (Hort.-I), where he involved in coordination and monitoring of horticultural research in the country. In 2012, he has joined as Director, ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur (Karnataka). Prof. Saroj, posse’s versatile experience while serving in different organizations. He is involved in research, teaching, administration, extension, coordination and management for the last 27 years. Specialized in Pomology, standardized anatomical indices for predicting plant vigour in Psidium species, propagation techniques of fruits viz., aonla, ber, bael, guava, pomegranate, tamarind, lasoda, ker etc., suggested rootstocks and training systems for grapes, technology for utilization of degraded lands, developed various value added products from underutilized crops, suggested mango, guava, peach and ber based cropping systems and identified genetic stocks of cashew. Recently developed two jumbo nut size cashew hybrids. Published first report on peach phytoplasma. Coordinated research programmes at CIAH, Bikaner and SVPUAT, Meerut as Chairman, PME Cell/ RCM Unit, PC Cell and Publication Committee, besides coordination works related to QRT, RAC, IMC, Foreign aided projects, Technology Mission at ICAR HQ, New Delhi and also guided 3 Ph.D. and 8 M.Sc. students in the field of horticulture.

Prof. Saroj is founder Secretary of Indian Society for Arid Horticulture and Life Member/ Executive Councilor/ Member of Advisory Board of 12 National/International Societies. He has worked as Member of Editorial Board, India Journal of Horticulture, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation and Progressive Agriculture, Progressive Horticulture and Indian Journal of Arid Horticulture. Presently, he is working as Executive Councilor of Horticulture Society of India. He was member of several National Committees/ Advisory Bodies including Secretary, Board of Faculty; Nodal Officer, NHM Monitoring Committee, Member of PAC/IC of NHB, NMPB, APEDA, EXIM and Member of Search Committee for establishment of new Agricultural Universities in UP. More than 105 research papers, besides 15 technical bulletins, 40 book chapters, 11 technical reports and 35 popular articles are to his credit. His book ‘Advances in Arid Horticulture’ has been widely appreciated by readers. He is recipient of University Gold Medal and ICAR JRF and SRF for Postgraduate Studies, NDUAT Alumini Award, Fellow of HHDS, ISHRD, CHAI and HSI; Young Scientist Award, Bhartiya Vikash Ratna Award, Dr. B.P. Pal Scientist of the Yr 2009 Award and Scientist of the Year 2011 Award. Prof. Saroj has also visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nepal, Sri Lanka and USA under various official assignments.


New:-National Seminar on Arid Horticulture for Enhancing Productivity and Economic Empowerment 27-29 Oct 2018

Walk In Inteerview: Research Associate on 27.2.2018 at 11.00 AM

लगभग 170 से 200 क्विंटल रोग से ग्रसित एवं आंधी तूफान से टूटी सुखी लकड़ियों जैसे खेजड़ी, लसोडा, बेर, नीम, शीशम इत्‍यादि की खुली नीलामी दिनांक 18.01.2018

Job contract work technically responsive, non-responsive bidder list

Repair of existing farm implement shed: comparative rates of bidders

Renovation of existing various garage scooter and cycle stand

Repairing colour painting other minor works at farm complex

Repair and extension of existing path : Biotech lab CIAH, Bikaner

List of responsive/non responsive bidder for Repair & maintenance of farm implement shed

List of responsive/non responsive bidder for Repair & Maintenance of type-V

Registration of firms for job contract
Repair and maintenance of front side of meteorological unit
Providing and fixing aluminium doors and partitions for R.O. Unit
सूखे पेडो की लकड़ी नीलामी बाबत
Rate contract: Chemical/Glassware/Plasticware etc for 2017-18
कार्य अनुबंध हेतु पंजीकृत एजेंसियों की अवधि बढाने की सूचना
बेर फलों की खुली नीलामी बाबत
NIT for Repair and Maintenance for existing Quarter at CHES Godhra
NIT for Repair and Maintenance for existing existing compound wall and other works type-v resi qtr
1150 बेर के पौधों में लगे फलों की खुली नीलामी दिनांक 28-12-2017

Notification:-Rates quoted of bidders for sweeping and cleaning

कार्यालय आदेश: अनुबन्‍ध आधार पर पंजीकृत फर्मो की सूची

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