College of Agriculture, Fatehpur


Dean Profile with Picture and contact details

Prof. S.R. Dhaka

Dean, College of Agriculture, Fatehpur Shekhawati- Sikar Rajasthan


Contact No: 9414042027


Prof. S.R. Dhaka was born on 25-07-1965 at a small and highly literate Village-Basdhakan, District-Churu, Rajasthan. He did B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. from MLSU, Udaipur in the year 1987, M.Sc. (Ag.) Entomology and Ph.D. (Ag.) Entomology from Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner in the year 1989 and 2006, respectively. Professor Dhaka has been First class Scout and NCC “C” certificate achiever. He has represented university as General Captain of Sports & Games; University Captain of Wrestling; Four time participated in Inter University Wrestling and Kabaddi; Student’s Representative in 1987 Student Council of SKNCOA, Jobner.

He started his professional carrier from ARSS Diggi under SKRAU-Bikaner in 1990 and he did remarkable work in farm modernization and developed irrigation water facilities which helped to enhance the quality seed production. Professor Dhaka is well known personality in the field of applied entomology and having more than 3 decades of experience in different capacities and has been appreciated by various recognitions. 

Dr. Dhaka is also honored by prestigious awards namely Sri Ram Purskar by The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI), New Delhi; Appreciation Certificate by Harit Kranti, National Agriculture News Paper, Jaipur; Appreciation Certificate : RAU, Bikaner; Krishi Vigyan Gaurav : Bhartia Krishi Anusandhan Samiti, Karnal. Professor Dhaka is also active member of several scientific societies like Entomological Society of India, Entomological Research Association and Society for Development Initiatives. Besides his contribution to the scientific fraternity professor Dhaka has published many Publications viz. Book, Book Chapters, Extension folders, Research papers, and popular articles in national and international repute journals.  He has also attended national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, trainings and has been resource person at many occasions. Professor Dhaka has handled various positions i.e. Incharge at ARSS Diggi, Incharge Central library at RARI, Incharge sports, Convener and member of many committees,  Subject Expert  in Public Service Commission. Professor Dhaka is a research leader and having true zeal as sports person and following the principle “Healthy Body Has Healthy Mind”.  

Details of former deans

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Dr. Harphool Singh




Dr. J. M. Dhaka




Dr. B.L. Sharma




Dr. J.S. Mishra




Dr. A.R.K. Pathan




  • Fatehpur is a small town, established in year 1451. It is also called the culture capital of Shekhawati and it is well connected with Roads and Railways.
  • The college of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati is located on NH-52 about 8 km before Fatehpur-Shekhawati town. The nearest railway station is Fatehpur-Shekhawati.

Need of this college:

  • Erstwhile, Sikar district of Rajasthan was not having any government agriculture college and to cater the growing needs of higher education, there was a need to establish Agriculture College at Fatehpur.
  • The objective of establishment of college was to develop trained man power and to accelerate sustained economic growth in the current highly competitive global environment.
  • In order to face the challenges of globalization and liberalization in the field of higher education, the college will endowed its faculty and students with modern technologies, facilities and resources so as to enhance their competency and quality of teaching so they are able to contribute constantly towards learning & research. It is true that conducive environment with updated technological inputs and latest information helps not only providing quality education but also provides human touch and ensures fervent dedication to the cause of the nation and the society.
  • With the above facts and figure it became necessary to establish college in this region and since Agriculture Research Station and Krishi Vigyana Kendra was already functioning at Fatehpur-Shekhawati, since 1984 and 1976 respectively. Therefore at the same place it was beneficial in terms of utilizing farm resources and to provide ground practical knowledge, College of agriculture has been established at Fatehpur-Shekhawati. The College has 36 ha land as per ICAR norms.

Climatic Conditions:

  • The Transitional Plain of Inland Drainage (zone IIa) of Rajasthan, comprising the district of Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Nagaur and eastern Churu (Churu, Taranagar and Rajgarh tehsils) is situated between 26021’N to 28058’N latitude and 73005’E to 76005’ E longitude.
  • The geographical area of the zone is about 3.69 million hectares which represents 10.8 per cent of the total area of the state. The temperature ranges from -8oC in winter to 48oC in summer. It is located in the west of the Aravalli range and is characterized by low and erratic rainfall, moving sand dunes, poor and impeded drainage and problems of soil salinity and sodicity.
  • The soils are sandy loam and crop cultivation is restricted due to slow depth and stony surface. Red soils, saline and litho soils are found in depressions.
  • The rainfall ranges from 300 mm in the west to about 500 mm in the eastern parts of the zone. Much part of the zone has problematic irrigation water (high residual sodium carbonate).
  • Major crops of the zone are pearlmillet, clusterbean and pulses in the kharif season and wheat, barley, mustard and chickpea in rabi season.

About the College:

  • The College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati (District:Sikar) came into existence on September 25, 2013 as a constituent college of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, vide State Govt. letter No. F.1(2) Agri-3/2013 Dated:11.09.2013 and later became a constituent college of newly instituted Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner (Jaipur) vide Govt. Act 2013 (Bill No 39).
  • The college building has been completed and it contains administrative and academic blocks. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree programme is continuing since 2013 and six batches have been passed from the college. From the year of 2017 session, degree programme B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture) is being implemented as per the guidelines of fifth Deans’ committee of ICAR, New Delhi.
  • Pursuance to announcement of Hon’ble CM, GOR under the point 334 of the “Budget announcement Year 2023-24” and subsequently University office order; PG program will be started from the 2023-24 academic session i.e. three seats (2 Normal and 1 payment) in each four PG departments (Agronomy, Soil Science, Genetics and Plant Breeding and Fruit Science) at COA Fatehpur-Shekhawati, Sikar.
  • The lead function of the college is to impart quality education to students aspiring for higher education in agriculture.
  • The location of College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati is unique in the sense that Agriculture Research Station (ARS) is in the vicinity of college campus and Bhartiya Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is at 12 km distance.
  • In nutshell all three components of agriculture (teaching, research and extension) exist at the same location to provide all type exposure to students.
  • College of Agriculture is utilizing the facility of both the center as and when needed in terms of faculty, extension activities and resources to provide better practical knowledge to our students by interacting with farmers.
  • The teaching is the prior objective of the college as it brings the intellectual, personal and cultural development. Both the centers (KVK and ARS) contribute to college with a view to prepare a student for a career leading directly or indirectly for the upliftment of rural development in various fields of agriculture and allied branches.
  • With the above aim in focus and to make the college as a Centre of Excellence for higher education and research, the college has been equipped with excellent physical and academic infrastructure, latest curriculum, and improved teaching methodology.
  • Best talent recruited as faculty, industry interaction and practical exposure makes the learning process at the college dynamic. Our aim is to make College of Agriculture, Fatehpur as one of the best Centre of Excellence in higher education and research.

Department-wise Information

Pursuance to Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh. Ashok Gehlot Budget debate reply 2023-24 point no. 64 dated 16th February 2023 to start PG programme at College of Agriculture, Fatehpur.

In this context, three seats in four PG departments going to be start from the academic session 2023-24 at COA Fatehpur-Shekhawati, Sikar. The details are as follow:

  • Department 

Nomenclature of Degree  (as per BSMA committee)

Seats (Normal + Payment)



M.Sc. (A.g.) Agronomy



Genetics and Plant Breeding

M.Sc.(A.g ) Genetics & Plant Breeding



Soil Science

M.Sc.(A.g ) Soil Science



Fruit Science

M.Sc. (Hort.) Fruit Science


Teaching Staff




Area of


Phone No.

AEIS Profile URL


Prof. S.R. Dhaka







Dr. Sanjay Kumar Attar

Associate Professor




Dr. Narendra Kumar Pareek

Associate Professor




Dr. Subhita Kumawat

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Economics



Dr. Mudasser Ahmed Khan

Assistant Professor

Plant Pathology



Dr. Hanuman Singh Jatav

Assistant Professor

Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry




Dr. Kailash Chandra

Assistant Professor

Plant Breeding & Genetics



Dr. Mukesh Nitharwal

Assistant Professor




Dr. Praveen Pilania

Assistant Professor

Livestock Production &




Sh. Tagaram Choudhary

Assistant Librarian

Library and Information Science



Dr. Sangeeta Jhajharia

Assistant Prof. (English)

Non-Teaching staff details





Phone No.


Sh. Damodar Dhabhai

Clerk Gr.I



Sh. Sajjan Singh

Clerk Gr.II



Sh. Kalyan Singh

Lab. Attend




Sh. Rajendra Singh

Watch Man




Sh. Mukna Ram

Class IV



Major achievements or events

 §  The college was started in 2013 and till now seven batches have been graduated from this college.

§  College has Govt. aided NSS unit.

§  College has received District Green Champion award in the presence of Sh. Avichal Chaturvedi IAS District Collector, Sikar from Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

§  Dr. Hanuman Singh Jatav, Asst. Prof, Soil Science received best Assistant Professor award in the University by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor on the day of Independence day.

§  College has received best college award among all the constituent colleges of SKNAU Jobner on 26th January 2023 by Hon”ble Vice Chancellor; Prof. Balraj Singh and one of the faculty Dr. Kailash Chandra, Asstt. Prof., Plant Breeding and Genetics also received the appreciation award for his outstanding contribution in the field of Agriculture.

§  College has organized two webinar, the details are as follow

o   International webinar on “Strengthening the Immune System against COVID-19 through Agricultural Innovations” on 29th July, 2020

o   National Webinar on “Remote sensing innovations for smart and precision Agriculture”  on 12th July 2021

§  Best University Athlete, male and female from our campus:

o   2019-20: Miss Kiran Meena and Mr. Mukesh Meena

o   2020-21: Miss Nisha Poonia and Mr. Pawan Kumar Sahu

o   2023-24: Mr. Pawan Kumar Sahu

§  Intercollegiate sports and cultural event:

o   2019-20, 39 trophy runner and winner, overall II position in the University.

o   2020-21, 29trophy runner and winner, overall II position in the University

o   2023-24, 18trophy runner and winner, overall II position in the University

§  Publications:

In 2021-22; Total Papers-30

o   NAAS 12 = 02 Paper

o   NAAS 10 = 03 papers

o   NAAS 08 = 08 papers

o   NAAS 06 = 17 papers

In 2022-23; Total Paper- 16

o   06 NAAS = 09 papers

o   Book Chapter: 32 Index from (Springer + Nova + AAP- CRC Press)

o   Book: 04, International-03 (Springer + Nova + AAP-CRC Press) + National referred book-01

o   Faculty members of COA are involved in 50 + journals as subject expert

o   Faculty members have actively registered on various platforms like Google Scholar, Scopus, Research Gate, Orcid, Publon, Loop to improve their citation, H index and I Index.

o   Published book from our faculty members has been much appreciated by educationists and students (162 rating on Amazon) and also indexed for SDG_17 Sustainable _Development_Gols_2021 Zero hunger by UN

§  Certificate of Gratitude by IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature- Gland, Switzerland to Dr. H.S. Jatav and he has also delivered 3 Virtual Lecture at USA; Zimbabwe; South Africa

§  Our college is registered for EDUSAT program by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO.

§  Scientist of this College has contributed 04 recommendations in POP of Zone IIA.



One District One Green Champion Awardee, 2021


Prof. S.R. Dhaka; Dean COA Fatehpur with Hon’ble CM, Sh. Ashok Gehlot at SKNAU Jobner releasing At a Glance


Best Athlete Award 2022


Students receiving trophy during intercollegiate sports and cultural event 2023

Placement Cell Statistics

Number of Students selected for higher studies/ placement




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Key Achievement

Campus placement of ICICI: 16 students selected as Assistant Manager I, 2023-24

10 Students ICAR ASRB NET Qualified, 2023

Overall, 18 students qualified ICAR PG JRF, admission to reputed institutions like IARI, New Delhi, IARI Jharkhand, IARI, Assam; PAU, Ludhiana; RLBCAU, Jhansi etc. Out of that last year (2022) 9 students qualified ICAR PG

11 students qualified ICAR-PG examination in 2023 and two of our alumni students have qualified ICAR SRF exam

Our Alumni Student Mr. Jeetram Choudhary Secure AIR-2 and 1 rank in OBC in Physical Science (Soil Science) SRF, IARI New Delhi

In 2023, 13 students admission for PG, two qualified for Aligarh Muslim University; one alumni student to PhD admission and secured 1st rank in Rajasthan

Abroad admission of one student in MSc course-University of Parma, Italy

Overall 84 Students have got the placement in various public and private sectors.

30 students got selected in State Subordinate Exam, 2022.

1st rank inState Subordinate Exam of Rajasthan-2022

134 student’s admission to MSc through various state & ICAR entrance examination

f. Facilities or infrastructure at college level

The College of Agriculture, Fatehpur-Shekhawati (District: Sikar) came into existence on September 25, 2013 as a constituent college of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, vide State Govt. letter No. F.1 (2) Agri-3/2013 Dated: 11.09.2013 and later on became a constituent college of newly constituted Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner (Jaipur) vide Govt. Act 2013 (Bill No 39).

The college building has been completed and it contains administrative and academic blocks and it has 36 ha. area. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree programme is continuing since 2013 and six batches have been passed from the college. From the year of 2017 session, degree programme B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture) is being implemented as per the guidelines of fifth Deans’ committee of ICAR, New Delhi



Four well equipped smart class rooms with interactive panel and conference room equipped with interactive panel and fitted with mikes are available in the college with sitting capacity of 64 students in each classroom. The teaching is done with the aid of latest ICT technologies to enable interactive and participatory learning by the students. Classrooms are CCTV enabled, well-furnished and duly ventilated. 



Ten well-equipped laboratories including one computer lab are available for conducting UG practical. They are fitted with the latest gadgets for students to perform various lab-oriented practical.

College Library:


College has good library facility and laden with the variety of books to meet the requirements of students and teaching staff of the college. It is well equipped with all facilities viz. internet facilities, books, newspapers, magazines, bulletins and reprographic amenities. Daily 50-60 students and staff visit the library. It has more than 3800 books covering almost all aspects of Agriculture. It regularly subscribes daily newspapers in Hindi and English. It also has core texts books, which are issued to students. College library also has sufficient computers with internet facility for the benefits of students. Exuberant books related to competitive examinations, related to agriculture, ICAR, IARI and agricultural universities etc. are also made available in the library. These books are helping the students for achieving success in various competitive examinations. This is evident from exponential increase in the number of students passing the ICAR’s JRF and Pre-PG examination. College of Agriculture Fatehpur library is linked with University library campus Jobner through internet for providing internet surfing, e-Journal, e-thesis and database facilities. 

Examination hall:


The exam halls are equipped with CCTV camera and other basic infrastructure with a capacity of 120 students with proper seating distance along with well- ventilation, fans and light.

Hostel’s for Boys/Girls


Newly constructed Girls hostel equipped with CCTV and other infrastructure. The first floor of Guest house is utilized as Boys hostel due to lack of residential facility in college and nearby area.

Students will get all the facilities such as indoor games, mess, newspaper and proper monitoring under the supervision of Boys hostel warden is there.


National Service Scheme (NSS), was launched at the time of establishment of the college. National Service Scheme provides the students an opportunity to understand the community; identify its needs and problems as well as the solutions in which they can be involved by assuming social and civic responsibilities.


National sports organization is operational at the college and students actively take part in various activities like volleyball, kabadi, kho-kho, table tennis, badminton etc. which inculcates the habit of performing in organized team and also makes the body fit. As per the fifth Dean’s recommendations NSO is an integral part of course curricula of this college