Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University

Devoted to Prosperity of Agriculture and Farmers
About Directorate of Research Work

The Directorate of Research was established in 2004 to co-ordinate all research activities in SD Agricultural University (SDAU) and to administer / monitor the activities of Research Stations situated in different parts of University. The Directorate is headed by the Director of Research who is supported by scientists from various faculties in carrying out the activities of the Directorate.

There are 28 Research Stations grouped under the control of Director of Research, SDAU, Gujarat.

The Director of Research is the Nodal Officer for implementing the schemes funded by ICAR and other external agencies including NATP. The procedure for monitoring the University research sub projects in an effective manner through centralized system was dispensed and decentralized monitoring system by the respective technical University Officers for effective implementation is presently in operation. Due to decentralization, the schemes, research sub-projects etc. other than Region we are being monitored by the concerned University Officer / Directorate.

The newer research schemes funded by various agencies are implemented at various centers with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. Generally, these schemes are prepared as University research sub projects and got approved for effective implementation. Besides, University research sub projects are also prepared by the scientists working in the University under Plan and Non-plan scheme on the research aspects that warrants action by the scientists on the day to day issues.

Research Achievements


  • The university has the credit of evolving many improved varieties / hybrids that have benefited the farmers beyond the boundaries of the State and have equally rejuvenated the seed industry. The university has been the path setter in exploitation of hybrid technologies in cotton, castor and pigeonpea with all tools (conventional, genetic and cytoplasmic genetic male sterility) exploited at commercial scale. New varieties of the university have been indented from as far as Chhatishgadh and Jharkhand involving both public and private seed sector. Further the varieties have been evolved both in traditional and non-traditional crops.

  • The castor has attained two problems (i) wilt and nematode complex due to intensive agriculture and (ii) root rot in rainfed and drier areas. The very cultivation of the castor was at stake due to wilt-nematode complex in irrigated areas. The university has given a very productive and high oil content quality hybrid GCH 7 that is completely resistant to wilt-nematode complex. The resistance is durable as it involved both the parents as resistant wilt-nematode complex.

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