Three students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have brought laurels to the University by bagging the Best Postgraduate and Ph.D Thesis Awards.
Dr Fatehjeet Singh Sekhon, former student of the Department of Agronomy, PAU, has been conferred with the “Best Ph.D Thesis Award 2017” by Dr Ram Avtar Shiskha Samiti (DRASS). He has worked under the guidance of Senior Agronomist Dr Thakar Singh. Dr Thakar Singh informed that Dr Fatehjeet Singh worked on “Productivity of pigeonpea based intercropping systems as influenced by different planting patterns and nutrients levels.” Different pulse based intercropping systems will enhance the productivity and profitability of Punjab farmers, he added.
Ms Sharon Nagpal, M.Sc student and Dr Kailash Chand Kumawat, a Ph.D student of the Department of Microbiology, PAU, have been awarded the “Best PG Thesis Award 2017” and “Best Ph.D Thesis Award 2018,” respectively, by Dr Ram Avtar Shiksha Samiti during the Scientist Award Ceremony, held at Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on July 12, 2019.
Ms Nagpal worked on the “Role of plant growth promoting microbial consortium as bioprotectant for controlling Fusarium wilt in chickpea” for her Master’s degree. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in the Department of Microbiology, PAU.
Dr Kumawat, former student of the department, worked on the “Development of consortium biofertilizer in summer mungbean (Vigna radiata L. (wilczek) under salt stressed conditions” during his Ph.D research. A recipient of ICAR fellowships during undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Dr Kumawat has nine research publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals to his credit.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU; Dr Gurinder Kaur Sangha, Dean, Postgraduate Studies; Dr SS Kukal, Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr PPS Pannu, Head, Department of Agronomy; Dr Shammi Kapoor, Head, Department of Microbiology and Dr Poonam Sharma, Senior Microbiologist, congratulated PAU students for this achievement.