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Author(s): Harish Kumar Sahu, Shrawan Yadav

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Address: School of Studies Library & Information Science, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) India.
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Published In:   Volume - 29,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023


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Sahu and Yadav (2023). Research Productivity in Ph. D. Thesis in Agronomy of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur During 2001-2021: A Study. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 29(1), pp. 38-43. DOI



Research Productivity in Ph. D. Thesis in Agronomy of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur During 2001-2021: A Study

Harish Kumar Sahu1, Shrawan Yadav2

1,2 School of Studies Library & Information Science, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) India.

 

*Corresponding Author: hari197479@yahoo.in

ABSTRACT: In the present research paper, the research productivity of the subject of Agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur has been studied from 2001-2021. For the study, the data on the subject of Agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur has been collected from Krishikosh of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Research productivity, authorship productivity, crop distribution, etc. have been described in the study. A total of 54 research works were completed in the subject of Agronomy from 2001-2021, out of which 45 male researchers and 09 female researchers were involved. Highest number of research work was done in year 2016 09, second place in 2017 and 2019, Dr. Narendra Pandey, Dr. G.K. Shrivastava , Dr. M.C. Bhrambri has the maximum number of 06 research scholars and Dr. Rajendra Singh Lakpale, Dr. B.L. Chandrakar , 04 researchers has been directed by Dr. G.S. Tomar and Dr. S.S. Kolhe. Research has been done on the maximum crop paddy and the second number, research has been done on maize.

Keywords - Agriculture,  Rice, Agronomy, Research Productivity, Research Output.

 

Introduction:

The Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, the only agricultural university of Chhattisgarh in central India, is located in Raipur.  Before 1987, this university was under the Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur was established in the year 1987, and the Department of Agronomy was established in the year 1994. Since then date, research is being done on this subject.(Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur)

Agronomists generally work with crops that are grown on a large scale (e.g., small grains) and that require relatively little management. Agronomic experiments focus on a variety of factors relating to crop plants, including yield, diseasescultivation, pest and weed management, and sensitivity to factors such as climate and soil. Agronomists may specialize in plant breeding and biotechnology to improve crops. Many agronomists also utilize ecological principles to conserve and protect the environment from the negative effects of agriculture, a field known as agroecology.(Encyclopedia)

Agriculture provides us food, feed, fiber, fuel, furniture, raw materials, feedback materials for and from factories, funds, flood control, a free, fair, and new environment, abundant food driving out famine friendship eliminating fights. In the present study, the research productivity of the subject of agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur is to be studied.  The study aims to find out the trends of research in comparison to other subjects of the university.  The author aims to study the research areas taking place in production agronomy.

Review of Literature

Nimat, Ravindra B. (2015) the study is to analyze the authorship pattern of Citations in Agronomy Ph.D Thesis at Agricultural University of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. To accomplish the present study was conducted on 85 samples from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola during 1986-2010. The data obtained were statistically analyzed with help of the applied Chi-Square Test. (International et al.)

Nayak, Savita and Bankapur, Vinayak (2017) in the present study only a scientometric analysis of individual authors have been done. The study of Dr. Khush’s research output shows that long-time commitment and sustained efforts are necessary to achieve excellence in one‘s area of research. The study highlights the various aspects of the career of a scientist such as his productivity according to his biological age, collaborative pattern, authorship status, and other characteristics. (Khush)

Garg,  K.C. & Pal Rita (2019) an analysis of 476 Ph.D. theses accepted by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in different disciplines of agricultural science and technology during 2011- 2016. As result highest number of theses was accepted in the discipline of agronomy closely followed by genetics and plant breeding & the highest number of theses was accepted during 2015. (Garg and Pal)

Ali, K.S. et. al. (2020) the study examined the publication productivity of the "Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science" from the year 2000-2019. The analysis covers the number of articles, year-wise distribution of articles along with citations, authorship pattern, and institutions/organizations with the highest contributions, and the study also gives the year-wise h-index of the journal. The study reveals that there were a total of 1077 articles published during the period under study. The publications have received 22,328 citations with which the said journal reached an h-index of 63. The average citation per paper is 22.65, and the journal impact factor 2020 is 3.094, which falls under the quartile 1 (Q1) category journal. The highest number of contributions were from Germany (142 articles) and The United States (141 articles). (Ali et al.)

Amin, Jignesh and Parekh, Yogesh (2020) have carried out scientometric analyzed 1742 publications by agricultural and biological sciences research in state agriculture universities of Gujarat, India. during 2010-2019. The analysis covers the number of articles, year-wise distribution of articles along with citations, authorship pattern, and institutions/organizations with the highest contributions, and the study also gives the year-wise h-index of the journal. (Amin and Parekh)

Suresh, C. and Babu, V. Ramesh (2021) this study is based on the publication data retrieved from the Web of Science (WoS) database for the last 20 years, from 2001 to 2021. In the study field of Agronomy Research, 12936 publications were published from 2001 to 2020.  The study found that the highest publication is 1375 in 2020 with 1233 global citation scores, followed by 1002 papers in 2015 with 9061 international citation scores and 868 reports in 2016 and 2017 with 6050 and 4980 global citation scores. The lowest number of publications is recorded in the year 2006, recording only 277 publications of Agronomy. (Suresh and V)

Suresh, C. and Babu, V. Ramesh (2021) Scientometric analysis of publications on Agronomy research during the years 1956-2017 was done which formed the basic data for this study. The data was collected by searching the online database Scopus. The analysis showed that 1206 papers were published in Agronomy research for the period from 1956 to 2017. The maximum number of publications was recorded at 195 (16.17%) in the year 2014 and the least number of publications was found to be in 1956 with 1 (0.08%) publication. Articles were found the most used document type with 1057 (87.65%). It is found that 67 papers are published by a single author and 1132 papers are published by multi authors during the study period. (Suresh and V)

 

Objectives of Study

1. To study research at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University on the subject of Agronomy from 2001 to 2021

2. To study the research trend in the subject of Agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur.

3. To study research degree and research productivity in the subject of Agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur

4. To find out the subject areas of research on the subject of Agronomy at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur.

 

Materials and Method

In the presented research paper, the last 21 years of the Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 2001-2021, Ph. D. evaluation has been done based on the thesis. The data collection for this has been taken from ICAR KrishiKosh. Mainly Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur Ph. D. Thesis covers subjects like Agronomy.

This study deals with the methodology adopted in the analysis of the research productivity of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur through the Ph.D. theses submitted by the departments of Agronomy (33). The bibliographic data were entered into an MS Excel spreadsheet. The data sheet contained information regarding the year in which the theses were submitted, the name of the supervisor and subject of the theses for the analysis.

 

Result & Discussion:

Table- 1 Year-wise Distribution of Agronomy

 

Year

Male

Female

No. of Thesis submitted

Cumulative record

%

2001

1

0

1

1

1.85

2002

2

0

2

3

3.70

2003

4

0

4

7

7.41

2004

4

0

4

11

7.41

2005

2

0

2

13

3.70

2006

0

0

0

13

0.00

2007

5

0

5

18

9.26

2008

1

0

1

19

1.85

2009

1

0

1

20

1.85

2010

1

0

1

21

1.85

2011

3

0

3

24

5.56

2012

0

0

0

24

0.00

2013

1

0

1

25

1.85

2014

1

1

2

27

3.70

2015

1

1

2

29

3.70

2016

5

4

9

38

16.67

2017

4

2

6

44

11.11

2018

1

0

1

45

1.85

2019

6

0

6

51

11.11

2020

1

1

2

53

3.70

2021

1

0

1

54

1.85

Total

45

9

54


100.00

 

 

 

Figure -1 Year-wise Distribution of Agronomy

 

It is clear from the table and diagram that a total of 54 dissertations by 45 male and 09 female researchers have been uploaded in krishikosh till the year 2001-2021 on the subject of Agronomy. In which the highest number of 09 (16.67 %) in 2016, the second in 2017, and 6 (11.11 %) in 2019. Similarly, the maximum number of male researchers is 06 (11.11 %) in the year 2019 and the highest number of female researchers are 04 in the year 2016.

 

Table- 1.1 Ranking of Guides in Agronomy

S.No.

Name of the Guide

No. of Student Guided

Rank

1.                 

Pandey, Narendra

6

1

2.                 

Shrivastava, G. K.

6

1

3.                 

BHAMBRI, M.C.

6

1

4.                 

Lakpale, Rajendra,Singh

4

2

5.                 

Chandrakar, B.L.

4

2

6.                 

Tomar, G.S.

4

2

7.                 

Kolhe, S.S.

4

2

8.                 

Choubey, N.K.

2

3

9.                 

Das, G.K.

2

3

10.              

Urkurkar, J. S.

2

3

11.              

Tripathi, R. S.

2

3

12.              

Joshi, B. S.

2

3

13.              

Sarawgi, S.K.

2

3

14.              

Sunil Kumar

1

4

15.              

Tandon, Ambika

1

4

16.              

Rathore, A.L.

1

4

17.              

Singh, A.P.

1

4

18.              

Khajanji, S.N.

1

4

19.              

Purohit, K.K.

1

4

20.              

Verma, A.K.

1

4

21.              

Nandeha, K.L.

1

4

Total

54

 

It is clear from Table No. 1.1 that Dr. Narendra Pandey, Dr. G.K. Highest number of 06 types of researches by Srivastava and Dr. MC Bhrambri, 04 research by Dr. Rajendra Singh Lakpale, Dr. BL Chandrakar, Dr. G. S. Tomar and Dr. S. S. Kolhe at number two and number three respectively. Dr. N. K Choubey, Dr. G. K Das, Dr. J. S. Urkurkar 02 research scholars have been mentored by Dr. RS Tripathi, Dr. B S Joshi and Dr. S K Sarawgi.

 

Table 1.2 Crop-wise Distribution in Agronomy

 

S.No.

Crops

No. of Crops

1

Rice

17

2

Maize

8

3

Rice-Chickpea

4

4

Potato

2

5

Rice & Maize

2

6

Rice-French Bean

2

7

Wheat

2

8

Soybean

1

9

Pigeonpea

1

10

Soybean-Chickpea

1

11

Chickpea

1

12

Soybean-Wheat

1

13

Sunflower-Rice

1

14

Chilli

1

15

Soybean-Wheat

1

16

Ashwagandha

1

17

Rice-Soybean

1

18

Rice-Wheat

1

19

Soybean-Wheat

1

20

Berseem

1

21

Pigeonpea-Soybean

1

22

Japanese Mint

1

23

Weed

1

24

Rice-Mustard

1

Total

54

 

 

Figure – 1.1 Crop-wise Distribution in Agronomy

 

From table and diagram 1.2, it is clear that research work has been done on crop rice till 2001-2021 after analyzing crop wise for checking research productivity. Research has been done on maize at number two and on paddy-gram at number three.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, it can be said that from 2001-2021, a total of 21 research directors contributed to the subject of agronomy, out of which Dr. Narendra Pandey, Dr. G.K. Srivastava, and Dr. M. C Bhrambri directed 06 research studies and research work has been done on 24 crops till 2001-2021. Most research has been done on rice. For research productivity, 09 research works were completed in the year 2016 and 06 research works has been completed in 2019. This study will help the researchers to accelerate agricultural research in the whole world and India and will help in deciding the direction of the future of agriculture.

 

References:

Ali, K. S., et al. “A Scientometric Analysis of ‘Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science’ (2000-2019) Indexed in Web of Science.” Library Philosophy and Practice, vol. 2020, no. October, 2020.

Amin, Jignesh, and Yogesh Parekh. “Growth and Productivity of Agricultural and Biological Sciences Research in State Agriculture Universities of Gujarat (India).” Library Philosophy and Practice, vol. 2020, 2020, pp. 1–19.

Encyclopedia, Britannica Online. The Editors of Encyclopaedia BritannicaThis Article Was Most Recently Revised and Updated by Adam Augustyn. no. June 2020, 2022, pp. 1–2, https://www.britannica.com/science/agronomy.

Garg, Kc, and Rita Pal. “Bibliometrics of Ph D Theses Accepted by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) during 2011 to 2016.” Library Herald, vol. 57, no. 2, 2019, p. 222, doi:10.5958/0976-2469.2019.00013.7.

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. https://igkv.ac.in/web/About_IGKV.aspx. Accessed 27 Aug. 2022.

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