Birthplace of Soil Science in India including the Society of Soil Science (present Hqrs: New Delhi).
Bears the legacy of Internationally famous “Calcutta School of Soil Science”
ARS (Agricultural Research Service, ICAR) success rate is only next to IARI, New Delhi.
iv) Ex-students hold important positions all over India.
v) Recently, success at GRE (USA) is remarkable.
vi) Winners of several most coveted national awards.
vii)Only FNA in the state under section X (Agriculture, Veterinary, Environment, Fishery & Forestry).
viii)Majority of pedologists in India are departmental alumni.
ix)Upcoming hubs of soil microbiology, agricultural chemicals and soil survey / genesis / classification.
Eminent personalities : S. K. Mukherjee, formerly Vice Chancellor of Kalyani and Calcutta Universities was faculty of this department as a Sir P.C. Ray Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science. He was member, National Commission on Agriculture, Director,
Bose Institute, Calcutta, and an UNESCO Consultant for teaching Chemistry at Indonesia. He also served briefly at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. His special fields of interest was colloid chemistry, ion exchange phenomena and soil humus. Last but not the least; he was also an honorary editor of ‘Everyman’s Science’ published by the Indian Science Congress Association, at the later stage of life. Dr. Kunal Ghosh, Ex –Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science and Dr. Ashim Chowdhury Ex – Sir P.C. Ray Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science were Expert of ASRB, ICAR, GoI , CSIR, GoI; TIFAC, DST, GoI; Member, Sectional Committee, INSA, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya;
Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : Dr. Kunal Ghosh, Ex –Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science was only FNA in the state under section X (Agriculture, Veterinary, Environment, Fishery & Forestry).
State Seed testing Laboratory, Pesticides quality control lab, State Pulse & oil seed Lab.
B.C. Guha center of genetic engineering & biotechnology, CU
Department of microbiology, CU
Additional information :
CENTER FOR TESTING TRAINING FOR PROVIDING TECHNICAL BACK UP TO THE BENEFICIARIES FOR AGRICULTURAL HORTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Institute of Agriculture, University of Calcutta. (Syndicate approved)
To cater the technical needs of the farmers, Entrepreneurs through advisory, consultancy, field visit etc.
To test the Agri/Horti Inputs for their quality assurance.
To test the quality of produces from agri/horticultural sectors in respect of both chemical constituents & Microbiology.
To test the contaminant/pollutants in ecological substrates as barrier for proper marketing especially for Export market.
Analysis & Testing of all the Ecological Substrates viz; Soil, Plant ,Water etc. related with Crop Growth (Physical, Chemical, Microbiological Physiological etc).
Analysis & Testing of all the Agriculture/Horticulture/Plantation Crop Inputs (Physical, Chemical, Microbiological, Physiological etc).
Research & Development, Recommendation & Consultancy in respect of Crop Management, Fertility Management, Biorational Pest Management, Post Harvest Management & Agricultural Biotechnology for the beneficiaries
Campus : Ballygange Science College campus
Address for communication : Institute of Agricultural Science , Calcutta University ,51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata 700019