About Vice-Chancellor

keshwa sir1 About  Vice Chancellor

Dr. G. L. Keshwa

  Joined as  Vice-Chancellor  of Agriculture University, Kota on 14 March. 2016

 Dr. Keshwa was born on August 30, 1955 in a farmers’ family in Jaipur district, passed secondary and higher secondary from Rajasthan Board, Ajmer in 1971 and 1972, respectively. He obtained degree of B. Sc. (Ag.) and M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy) from University of Udaipur in 1976 and 1979, respectively and Ph.D. (Agronomy) in 1987 from Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan).Dr. Keshwa always passed with first division throughout the career and remained topper. He won several recognitions and scholarships during his studentship such as merit-cum-need scholarship, merit scholarship, ICAR scholarship, etc.

Dr. Keshwa started his professional career as Agronomy Scientist in 1979 and served as Assistant Professor (1979-1989), Associate Professor (1990-2000) and Professor and University Head (2001-2008) at SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner. He worked as a Dean, SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner from May 30, 2009 to January 6, 2015. He was appointed as Officer on Special Duty by Govt. of Rajasthan to establish newly created Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner from April 2013 to October 2014.  He also served as Registrar (additional charge) from March 2014 to October 2014 and Director Education from January 2015 to August 2015, Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner. He retired as Director Education on August 31, 2015 on attaining the age of superannuation. He guided 23 M.Sc. and Ph. D. students as a major advisor. He has his credit 125 research papers in journals of international/national repute, popular articles, manuals, book chapters, folders etc. and presented more than 43 papers in international/national congress/ symposium /seminar/conference etc. Soil management, crop husbandry and agroforestry are the areas in which Dr. Keshwa has extensively contributed as teacher, scientist, research manager and administrator.

Dr. Keshwa held offices of professional bodies and acted as member of several professional societies including Indian Society of Agronomy, Haryana Agronomists Association, Indian Society of Agroforestry, Indian Society of Desert Technology, etc.  He was honoured by Indian Society of Agronomy and American Society of Agronomy during International Agronomy Congress held on November 22-25, 2016 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi for his contributions as excellent teacher, researcher and administrator. He has received award/honour by Harishewa Samiti, Bhilwara conferred by Sh. Shiv Charan Mathur, H.E. Governor of Assam (2009) and Rashtriya Krishi Samachar (2011) conferred by Sh. Harji Ram Burdak and Sh. Murari Lal Meena, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and State Minister of Technical Education (Agriculture). Govt. of Rajasthan, respectively. The ICAR High Power Review Team headed by Dr. S.L. Mehta appreciated the quality of teaching, management of hostels and efficient utilization and management of budget received from ICAR for development and strengthening of Agriculture Education during his tenure as a Dean, SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner. As a Dean and Faculty Chairman, he started M.Sc. programme in biochemistry and livestock production and management (LPM) during 2013-14 and ICT (agriculture) during 2014-15.

Dr. Keshwa, with his wide and versatile experience as teacher, scientist and administrator will effectively implement the university mission by formulating and providing policy directives and lead Agriculture University, Kota as a Vice-Chancellor to achieve new horizons of progress in serving the agriculture needs.