News Updates 16-06-2014 10:30 PM: News of Soil Science

Department of Soil Science

The soil provides essential nutrients and physical support to the plants we harvest for food, fiber, wood, and fuels. Soil provides critical ecosystem services. This vital resource is paramount to humankind. The Department of Soil Science addresses many important roles of soil through teaching and research programs.


This department was initially established as the Department of Agricultural Chemistry in 1940’s and renamed as Department of Soil Science in late 1970’s to focus on better education and research in the fields of soil, water and environmental sciences.  The department has well-established Soil Fertility Research and a Biosaline Agriculture laboratory in addition to two other common use laboratories and a pot house for conducting experiments.  The teaching staff is highly qualified consisting of 11 subject experts of whom 8 are Ph.D., 02 are M.Sc. and another 01 is enrolled in PhD program abroad. The department has produced hundreds of graduates and post-graduates including four PhDs At present more than 100 postgraduates are enrolled in the department.


The Department of Soil Science conducts basic and applied research through its faculty and postgraduate scholars.
In short the department is playing a dominant role in HRD and R&D activities in the field of soil and environmental sciences. The department has strong links with several national & international bodies actively involved in soil and environmental research. 


Objectives

  • Our aim is to develop and apply basic knowledge of soil and environmental sciences for efficient management of environment tally safe soil, plant and water with following specific objectives. 
  • Prepare outstanding individuals with an ability to understand & apply fundamental principles of soil & environmental sciences and conduct useful basic and applied research.
  • Focus on the study of interaction between soils and chemicals both organic and inorganic in the environment.
  • Improve methods used in soil, plant, water and fertilizer analyses.

     

     

ACADEMIC STAFF

Inayatullah Rajpar

Ph.D. (UK)

Professor & Chairman

Mehrunisa Memon

Ph.D. (Germany)

Associate Professor

Allah Wadhayo Gandahi

Ph.D. (SAU)

Associate Professor

Zia-ul-hassan Shah

Ph.D. (UAF)

Associate Professor

Ali Hyder Shah

M.Sc. (Hons)

Assistant Professor

Anila Mastoi

M.Sc. (Agri.) Hons

Assistant Professor

Saleem Maseeh Bhatti

Ph.D. (New Zealand)

Assistant Professor

M. Saleem Sarki

Ph.D. (Malaysia)

Assistant Professor

Naheed Akhtar Talpur

Ph.D. (Germany)

Assistant Professor

Khalid Hussain Talpur

Ph.D. (China) 

Assistant Professor

Shoukat Ali Abro

Ph.D. (China)

Assistant Professor

Ghulam Murtaza Jamro

M.Sc. (Agri.) Hons 

Lecturer (study leave)

Gul Afshan Soomro

Ph.D. (SALU)

Lecturer

 

 

 

.COURSES OFFERED

CODE

TITLE OF COURSE

CR.HR

TERM-V

SS-501

Physical Properties of Soil

3(2+1)

SS-503

Chemical Properties of Soil

3(2+1)

SS-505

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3(2+1)

SS-507

Analytical Techniques in Soil Science

3(2+1)

SS-509

Soil Genesis and Taxonomy

3(2+1)

STAT-511

Elementary Statistics

3(2+1)

TERM-VI

SS-502

Salt-affected Soils and Water Quality

3(2+1)

SS-504

Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

3(2+1)

SS-506

Soil and Water Conservation

3(2+1)

SS-508

Soil Water Plant Relationship

3(2+1)

CP-510

General Biochemistry

3(2+1)

TERM-VII

SS-601

Soil Microbiology

3(2+1)

SS-603

Environmental Pollution and Management

3(2+1)

SS-605

Trace Elements in Agriculture

3(2+1)

SS-607

Physiology of Plant Nutrition

3(2+1)

SUPT-611

Supporting Course

3(2+1)

TERM-VIII

SS-602

Research Project and Scientific Writing

2(2+0)

SS-604

Land Degradation and Management

3(2+1)

SS-606

Municipal and Agro Waste Management

3(2+1)

SS-610

Internship and  Report Writing

4(0+4)

 

 

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