The Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry was established with inception of College of Agriculture, Latur during 1987 with mandate of providing teaching, research and extension activities in the relevant fields. At this department post graduate degree programme was initiated during 2002-2003 with intake capacity of six students per year and it was increased to twelve students per year from 2009-10. Total 181 students have been awarded the M. Sc. (Agri.) degree during 2002-2021. Most of the students secured the good placement. The department offers 24 credits of UG degree programme and 25 (Major-21, Supporting -3 and NCCC-1) + 30 (Research) credits of post graduate degree programme.
The staffing pattern of this department is one Professor, one Associate Professor and four Assistant Professors. The department has UG, PG laboratories and Central Instrumentation Cell with adequate facilities for the analysis of soil, water and plant samples of the UG, PG students. The department is having research farm (1.25ha.) which is used to fulfill PG research as well as for UG instructional programme. This department staff has contributed six research recommendations and 110 research papers, 18 bulletins, 06 books and 87 abstracts.
|Sr.No.||Staff Position||Posts||Name of Staff|
|1||Professor||01||Dr. B. S. Indulkar|
|2||Associate Professor||02||Dr. V. G. Takankhar|
|3||Assistant Professor||04||Dr. P. B. Adsul|
|Dr. A. N. Puri (On deputation at COA, Ambajogai)|
|4||Lab. Attendant||01||Kharate R. E.|