Academic Activities

Degree Awarded

  • M.Sc Agricultural Economics
  • Ph.D Agricultural Economics
  • Ph.D (Forestry) Natural Resource Economics

 

M.Sc. Discipline: 55 Credits

Core Courses (Total Credit 20)
Minor Courses (Total Credit 09)
Supporting Courses (Total Credit 05)
Research (Total Credit 20)
Seminar (Total Credit 01)

Ph. D. Discipline: 75 Credits 

Core Courses (Total Credit 15)
Minor Courses (Total Credit 08)
Supporting Courses (Total Credit 05)
Research (Total Credit 45)
Seminar (Total Credit 02)

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

 

Course No.

                         Course Title

Credit Hours

 

1st Semester

 

ORI-011 Orientation 1+0
NRE-111 Introductory Economics (Hort) 2+0
NRE-111 Introductory Economics (Fty) 2+0
BSH-111 Tribology and Anthropology 2+0
BSH-311 Fundamentals of Extension Education (Forestry) 1+1
BSH-311 Fundamental of Extension Education (Hort) 1+1
NRE-311 Principles of Forest Economics, Project Planning & Evaluation 1+1
NRE-322 Horticulture Business Management 1+1
NRE-312 Forest Business Management 1+1
NSS National Service Scheme for B.Sc. (Horticulture) 0+1
NSS National Service Scheme for B.Sc. (Forestry) 0+1
NCC NCC-B.Sc. (Hons) Hort. 2nd Yr. 0+1
NCC NCC-B.Sc. (Hons) Fty. 2nd Yr. 0+1
NCC NCC-B.Sc. (Hons) Hort. 1st Yr. 0+1
NCC NCC-B.Sc. (Hons) Fty. 1st Yr. 0+1
 

2nd Semester

 
ORI-011 Orientation 1+0
BSH-111 Tribology & Anthropology 2+0
ESE-221 Forest Tribology & Anthropology 2+0
NRE-321 Marketing and Trade of Forest Produce 2+1
NRE-322 Horti-business Management 1+1
BSH-321 (Hort) Communication Skills & Entrepreneurship Development 1+1
BSH-321 (Fty) Communication Skills & Entrepreneurship Development 1+1
FWE-421 Socio-Economic Survey – Village Attachment Programme 0+4
     

 

Post Graduate Courses

Course No.

                         Course Title

Credit Hours

 

1st Semester

 

AG ECON 501 Micro-economic theory & application 2+0
AG ECON-504 Agricultural Production Economics 1+1
AG ECON-503 Evolution of Economic Thought 1+0
AG ECON-505 Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis 2+1
PGS-505 (e-Course) Agricultural Research, Research Ethics and Rural Development Programmes 1+0
ABM/BM-503 Managerial Economics 3+0
ABM/BM-505 Communication for Management & Business 2+0
AGECON-508 Linear Programming 1+1
AGECON-511 Agricultural Development Policies 2+0
AGECON-513 Natural Resource Economics 2+1
AGECON-514 Intellectual Property Management 1+0
AF-525 Economics of Agroforestry Systems 2+1
WM-521 Watershed Concepts, Project Formulation & Planning 2+1
AGECON-591 Master’s Seminar 1+0
AGECON-599 Master’s Research  
AGECON-602 Advanced Macro-economics 2+0
NRE-622 Natural Resource Economics 2+0
NRE-623 Environmental Economics 2+1
NRE-691 Ph.D. Seminar 0+1

 

2nd Semester

 

AG ECON-502 Micro-Economics and Policy 2+0
PGS-505 Agricultural Research, Research Ethics and Rural Development Programmes 1+0
AG ECON-506 Research Methodology for Social Sciences 2+1
AG ECON-507 Econometrics 2+1
AG ECON-509 Agricultural Finance and Project Management 2+1
AGECON-511 Agricultural Development and Policies 2+0
FOR-506 Forest Resource Management and Economics 1+1
FOR-510 Forests and People 1+1
AGECON-513 Natural Resource & Environmental Economics 1+1
AGECON-591 Master’s Seminar 1+0
AGECON-599 Master’s Research 0+20
FOR-612 Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation  (Joint course, Unit iv) of course Land Use Planning & Watershed Management  
WM-526 People’s Participation and Impact Analysis in Watershed Management 2+1
FOR-604 Advances in Economic Analysis in Forestry 2+0
AF-624 Advanced Agroforestry Management Analysis 2+1
AGECON-601 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis 1+1
AGECON-603 Advanced Econometrics 2+1
AGECON-605 Quantitative development Policy Analysis 1+1
NRE-699 Ph.D. Research 2+1

 

Capacity building (Workshop, Seminars, Conferences organized, Summer School, Winter School, CAS Training organized)

The Department organized the following Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, etc. for capacity building of the faculty :

Sr. No. Topic Duration with date(s) and year
1. Seminar on “Research Methodology in Irrigation Studies” at UHF Campus 17.2.1990
2. Summer institute on “Quantitative Methods in Forestry and Natural Resource Economics” at UHF Campus June 20 to July 6, 1990
3. Workshop on “Problem Solving in Natural Resource Economics”  at UHF Campus 8.10.1991
4. Short course on “Principles of Natural Resource Economics” at UHF Campus 8.5.1991
5. Workshop on “Socio-economic aspects of Agro-forestry” at UHF Campus August 11 to 13, 1992
6. International seminar on “Natural Resources : Management and Their Linkages with Farming Systems” at UHF Campus June, 1995
7. Workshop on “Agro-climatic Regional Planning” at UHF Campus 10.9.1996
8. Workshop on “Agro-climatic Regional Planning - Technology Dissemination” at UHF Campus February  4-5, 1998
9. Emerging Issues and Strategies in Agricultural marketing March 3-4, 2006
10 Monitoring and Evaluation of Crops  based Projects “ under Mid Himalayan Water shed Development Project March 21-23-2012

 

Text books/ Manuals developed

Books

Title Author(s) Publishers
Agricultural Development Price Policy and Marketed Surplus in India - Study of Green Revolution Region Dr Ramesh Chand Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi - 110 059
Mushroom Cultivation - An Economic Analysis Dr SC Tewari and Dr Pankaj Kapoor Mittal Publications, Delhi - 110 035
A Text Book on Introductory Extension Education Dr DD Sharma and Dr Mai Chand Directorate of Extn. Education, UHF, Solan.

Practical Manuals

Preparation, Use and Handling of Audio-visual Aids in Teaching and Field Extension Dr DD Sharma & Dr B R Kanbid Directorate of Extn. Education, UHF, Solan.
Cost Analysis for Forestry and Horticultural Crops- Theory and Application Dr Ravinder Sharma, Dr YS Negi and Dr MK Vaidya Directorate of Extn. Education, UHF, Solan.
Research Methodology Dr. DD Sharma & Dr. LR Sharma Directorate of Extn. Education, UHF, Solan.