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.


SMS Agrometeorology Result:- Exam/Interview held on 25_09_2019

Agromet Observder Result:- Exam/Interview held on 25_09_2019

Multiplication of fruit plant

Auction Notice of aonla Crop at CHES, Godhra

नीलामी सूचना - हरी घास/ सेवण घास

Notification: Annual Job Contract

MTC Training on "Integrated Pest Management of Arid Fruit and Vegetable Crops" from 2-9 September, 2019

JRF Result:- Walk-in-Interview held on 19_07_2019

Rate of Farm Produce (Plants/cutting etc) 2019

नकारा/अनुप्रयोगी सामान की नीलामी हेतु सूचना

JRF Walk-in-Interview held on 19_07_2019

Result Young Professional-I Interview held on 12_06_2019

Result Young Professional-I Interview held on 13_06_2019

Invitation for Sealed Offers: Gram (Gran) at KVK, Panchmahal


Walk In Interview: Young Professional-I

Advt.for Selection one SMS (Agrometeorology) and one Agromet Observer

विक्रय हेतु फार्म उत्‍पापदों की दरें 10.05.2019







Multiplication of plants service/job nursery, responsive/non responsive

Annual Job Contract for outsourcing of Sweeping and Cleaning

Waiting list of application for appointments on compassionate ground
auction notice guar

Auction of ber at Godhra

खेजड़ी की कटाई छटाई खुली नीलामी

open auction information for khejri pruning

NIT for hiring of vehicles

Rate of Fresh Date palm In Packing w.e.f. 12.07.2018

Rate list of seed and planting material w.e.f. 07.07.2018

Extension of date NIT: अनुबंध पर कार्य/सेवा के लिए एजेंसियों के पंजीकरण हेतु निविदा आमंत्रण सूचना

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