Controller of Examination


Prof A.K. Gupta

Controller of Examnation

Born on 17.8.1963 at village Bhandarej (Dausa-Rajasthan), Ashok Kumar Gupta had his schooling from the same village. He passed his Secondary and Higher Secondary School examinations with physics, Chemistry and Mathematics securing distinction.

Dr. Gupta passed B.Sc. (Ag.) with Honours from S.K.N. College of Agriculture Jobner in 1984. He obtained Master’s and Doctoral degrees from prestigious Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in the years 1986 and 1990, respectively.  Dr. Gupta conducted his post-doctoral research at the Federal Agricultural Research Centre, Braunschweig Germany availing the coveted DAAD fellowship during 1995-98.

He started his professional career in January, 1989 as an Agronomist with the Fertiliser Association of India, New Delhi. Then he joined Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Now SKRAU) as Assistant Professor in August, 1989. Dr. Gupta was promoted as Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor with effect from 1.1.2009.

Out of 27 years of service career he spent 22 year in teaching and guiding graduate, Post graduate and Ph.D. students. As a member of Course Committee for about 20 years he has contributed significantly to restructure and modify the course contents of almost all the courses in the discipline of Agronomy. He has guided 10 M.Sc. and 8 Ph.D. Scholars as major Advisor and more than 5 dozen students as member advisory Committee.   He has more than 70 Research Papers to his credit published in International and National journals. He has also contributed about 4 dozen technical articles in various magazines and newspapers. As an effort to disseminate latest know-how he has delivered 66 Radio and 134 TV Talks. Besides being a member of a number of scientific, professional and technical committees his remarkable contribution to Agricultural Education is founding and establishing a new College of Agriculture at Lalsot (2007-2013).

He served as Chief Agronomist of All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming Systems and HoD of the Division of Agronomy (2013-2016) at Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute, Durgapura, Jaipur where research and teaching programmes are running. He has been performing additional duties of Controller of Examinations of SKN Agriculture University, Jobner for the past one and a half year. Presently, he is establishing newly created College of Agri-Business management in the capacity of Dean at Jobner under SKNAU.