College of Agriculture

Dr. Ranbir Singh Fougat

Photo Fougat Sir
Designation : Dean & Principal
Total Exp : 34 Years
Educational Qualification : M.Sc. ,Ph.D.
Research Area :
Genetics and Plant Breeding, Cytogenetic, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Breeding, Molecular Biology, DNA Technology, DNA Finger Printing and Plant Genetic Engineering

Dr. Ranbir Singh Fougat completed his Ph.D. in Botany with specialization in Genetics and Cytogenetic from University of Jammu in the year 1985. He started his scientific carrier from Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi under Central Silk Board, Ministry of TextilesGovernment of India in 1984. Later he served Gujarat Agricultural University and Anand Agricultural Universityin various capacities such as Assistant Research Scientist, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Professor& Head of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Agricultural Biotechnology for a long period of 34 years.He has taught a number of courses of different subjects such as Genetics and Plant Breeding, Cytogenetic, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Breeding, Molecular Biology, rDNA Technology, Plant Genetic Engineering at UG and PG level. He has been the recipient of Best Teacher Award of B. A. College of Agriculture for teaching Genetics at UG level. He has guided a total 56 PG students leading to M.Sc. (Agril.) and Ph. D (Agril.) degrees in the subjects of Genetics & Plant Breeding and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He has been the Principal Investigator of 16 research Projects funded by various funding agencies such as DBT, CSIR, ICAR, NOVOD Board, Govt. of Gujarat, Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM) etc.He has published more than 65 research papers in various peer reviewed International and National journals with high Impact Factor and NAAS rating and presented equal number of research papers in International and National Conferences/symposia/workshops etc. . He has worked as an invited member for Syllabus review committee under fifth deans committee of ICAR for B. Tech Programme in Biotechnology under SAUs and Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar for M.Sc. programme in Forensic Sciences and Forensic Biotechnology. He has been the UGC visiting Professor to Amravati University for teaching Biotechnology. He is standing member of various national and state level committees/Panels such as National Certification System for Tissue Cultured Plants (NCS-TCP)for accreditation of Plant Tissue Culture Production Facilities under Biotech Consortium India Limited of DBT, Task force on biofuels (DBT), DBT nominee on various Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBSC) of different State Agricultural Universities and Institutes such as AAU, Anand, NAU, Navsari, MPTAU, Udaipur, Bench Bio Pvt. Ltd. Vapi a subsidiary of UPL Ltd. And Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of GSBTM for Biotech Park, Savli, Vadodara to name a few. He is standing member on various panels of ASRB, ICAR, CSIR institutes and Universities such as CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, DMAPR, Boriavi, DGR, Junagadh, NAU, Navsari, JAU, Junagadh, SDAU, S. K. Nagar, JNKVV, Jabalpur etc. to name a few.

Contact Information
Office Phone02668-260408
Email[email protected]
Membership
1. Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding 2. Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3. Biotechnology Society of India 4. Gujarat Agricultural Universities Research Association 5. Fellow of Hind- Agri-Horticultural Society 6. India congress for cytology & Genetics 7. Indian Society of tree scientists 8. Agricultural Research Information Centre 9. Agricultural Research Communication Centre 10. Current Biosciences Association
Specialization
Specialization AreasCytogenetic, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Subject Taught UG1. Principles of Genetics, 2. Cytogenetic, 3. Principles of Biotechnology 4. Crop Physiology, 5. Environmental Science
Subject Taught PG1. Principles of genetics 2. Principles of cytogenetic 3. Mutagenesis and mutation breeding 4. Microbial genetics 5. Principles of biotechnology 6. Fundamentals of molecular biology 7. Cell biology and molecular genetics 8. Techniques in molecular biology 9. Molecular cytogenetic 10. Biotechnology for crop improvement 11. Genomics in crop improvement 12. Cellular and chromosomal manipulations in crop improvement 13. Advances in plant molecular biology 14. Advances in genetic engineering 15. Advances in crop biotechnology
Title Description Achieved On
Member Member on Accreditation Panel for Certification of Tissue Culture Production Facilities and Accreditation of Test Laboratories under the National Certification System for Tissue culture Raised Plants (NCS-TCP of BCIL, DBT, Govt. of India ) Since January, 2016. Accredited more than 10 labs so far Since January, 2016
Member Member of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Savli Technology & Business Incubator (STBI) established by Government of Gujarat at Vadodara
Member Member on DBT Task Force on Bio-fuels
Member Member of the Faculty for the Institute of Forensic Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar
Visiting UGC Professor Visiting UGC Professor to Amravati University
DBT Nominee DBT Nominee on the Institutional Bio-safety Committees of four institutes (AAU, Anand, MPUAT Udaipur, NAU, Navsari and a Pvt. Company Bench-Bio Pvt. Ltd. Vapi, a R&D subsidiary of UPL working on TLLING
Best Teacher Award Has been the recipient of Best Teacher Award for teaching Genetics at UG level
Unit Officer and Drawing and Disbursing Officer Total 34 years of teaching and research experience of which 15 years as Professor, 9 years as Professor & Head and administrative experience as Unit Officer and Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) of the department
Principal Investigator 16 Research grants as principal investigator from funding agencies like DBT, CSIR, NOVOD Board, GSBTM, Govt. of Gujarat
Institute / Organization Designation Duration
Department of Agril. Biotechnology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand Professor & Head Dec. 2008 to Dec. 2018
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand Professor Aug. 2002 to Nov. 2008
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, B. A. College of Agriculture, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, Anand Associate Professor May 2000 to July 2002
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, C. P. College of Agriculture, Gujarat Agricultural University, Dantiwada campus. Sardar Krishinagar Gujarat Associate Professor Aug. 1994 to April 2000
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, C. P. College of Agriculture, Gujarat Agricultural University, Dantiwada campus. Sardar Krishinagar Gujarat Assistant Professor June 1988 to July 1994
Division of Plant Breeding, Pulses Research Station, Gujarat Agricultural University, Dantiwada campus. Sardar Krishinagar Gujarat Assistant Research Scientist Aug. 1986 to May 1988
Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi Senior Research Assistant Aug. 1984 to July 1986
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
Ph.D (Botany) Genetics & Cytogenetic Department of Biosciences, University of Jammu 1985
M.Sc.(Botany) Genetics & Cytogenetic Department of Biosciences,University of Jammu 1979
B.Sc.(Botany) Botany G.G.M. Science College, University of Jammu, Jammu 1977
Activity Type Activity Title Place Date Faculty Role
Workshop State level Biosafety Capacity building workshop AAU, Anand 13-07-2017 Coordinator
Workshop Effects of Bt transgenic crops on non-target organisms Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar Feb.15-17, 2015 Coordinator
Workshop Role of biotechnology in developing climate resilient and sustainable agriculture AAU, Anand 01-03-2014 Coordinator
Workshop Biosafety: The Era of changing needs of nation AAU, Anand 06-08-2013 Coordinator
Seminar National Seminar on Biotechnology- A tool for sustainable Agricultural Production AAU, Anand Jan.5-6, 2004 Coordinator