National Conference On Public-Private-Industrial Centric Approach to Transform Agriculture

GD Goenka University is one of the top ranked Private University in India offering programs from diploma to doctoral level in various disciplines. The University focuses on holistic development of students through inclusive, innovative, and value-based education and research. GD Goenka Group, is a leading educational setup driven by a passion for excellence in education and quality in life, where Globalization and Internationalization are the buzz words. Apart from the 10-Schools, the University has also established 5-centers:

  1. GD Goenka Technology Business Incubator (GDGTBI)
  2. GD Goenka International Center (GDGIC)
  3. GD Goenka Research and Development Center (GDGRDC)
  4. GD Goenka Centre for Leadership and Social Responsibility (GDGCLSR)
  5. GD Goenka Corporate Resource Centre (GDGCRC)


G.D.Goenka University is a highly reputed higher education provider in the country.  During the 2018-19 academic session, University initiated B.Sc.(Hons)Agriculture  and MSc.Agriculture(Agronomy) programme at its constituent college, namely the School of Agricultural Sciences at the main campus of the University at Sohna Road, Gurugram  The programme is approved by Government of Haryana.

The School of Agricultural Sciences, GDGU has established best-in-class facilities such as laboratories, agricultural farm, student accommodation, libraries  etc. for practical experiments. It has internationalized the programme through a collaboration with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands   and made collaboration with College of Agriculture, Baramati  with industrial collaboration, for exposure and for providing hands of training.

The University was ranked best emerging University and conferred Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, the Education Post-ASSOCHAM Excellence Award, Edutainment Award and Skill-Tree Great Place to Study Award at the House of Commons in London.   The University is awarded as Gold University Rating by QS-I-GAUSE during Oct, 2019


There is often ambivalence about the private sector in agriculture. But successful agricultural growth and transformations are inconceivable without a dynamic private sector serving and driving agriculture, farming and agri-food value chains.

Agricultural extension plays a key role in technology dissemination, and the private sector is increasingly active in this domain. Public knowledge services for farmers have for many years been contending with problems such as budget limitations and staff renewal. Extension delivery has become more pluralistic in this context, with different types of non-profit and for-profit actors stepping in to address opportunities and fill gaps. The role of the private sector has increased through the direct participation of input suppliers and off-takers of commodities under contract farming arrangements.

The successful agricultural growth and transformations are inconceivable without a dynamic private sector serving and driving agriculture, farming and agri-food value chains. The public- private sector partnership could play decisive roles in India’s agricultural transformation today, fostering productivity improvements and creating jobs and value in supply chains “from farm to fork” and coordination in production, mechanization, processing and marketing.


  1. Technology and Investment: To provide unique opportunity for interaction amongst key stakeholders namely government officials, experts, industry CEOs, agribusiness professionals, traders, farmers, entrepreneurs, developmental agencies and institutions to explore investments, technologies, marketing and collaborations among themselves
  2. Networking and Partnerships: To facilitate global companies for exploring opportunities for business and investments, technical and marketing collaborations, exports and partnerships and signing of MoUs towards finding business partners, expanding business, increased value addition, trade and agribusinesses.
  3. Policy Inputs and Knowledge sharing:To provide exposure, enrich knowledge and generate policy inputs through the technical seminars, international conferences, business dialogues and interactions among the Indian and Foreign visitors, exhibitors, experts, farmers, entrepreneurs, industries and business CEOs towards doubling farmers’ income


I. Recent advances in Agriculture science

  1. Agriculture for  Sustainable  development and green    practicesRenewable technologies
  2. Agricultural biotechnology and genetic engineering
  3. Agro-industry start-ups
  4. Agriculture mechanization and post-harvest technology
  5. MSP-linked procurement in Agriculture
  6. Artificial Intelligence(AI) in Agriculture
  7. Climate resilient agriculture : Zero budget farming
  8. Digital soil mapping for sustainable agriculture Intensification and NRM


II. Emerging issues in Agriculture transformation

  1. Employment generation
  2. Production technology:
  3. Hi-Tech Horticulture
  4. Precision Agriculture


III. Agricultural Technology and Rural Transformation

  1. Food processing: Food security in rural areas
  2. KrishiVigyanKendras: Link between rural masses and agricultural institutions
  3. Farm mechanization


IV. Marketing Linkages for Enterprise Development

  1. Value addition and diversification of local people knowledge: A need of hour
  2. Role of organizational culture in agricultural institutions
  3. Adoption and knowledge of crop loan scheme by urban and rural people
  4. Traditional crafts and employment opportunities
  5. Institutional strengthening and market linkages
  6. E-NAM


V. Agri-entrepreneurship: Expanding Markets for Farmers

  1. Youth initiations towards income generation in rural areas
  2. Women entrepreneurs and financial assistance from financial institutions.
  3. Impact assessment of skill development training of farmers prudence, execution and entrepreneurship development
  4. Role of ICT( Information and communication technology) in entrepreneurship and economic development of country
  5. Success stories of rural entrepreneurship development.

National Conference On Public-Private-Industrial centric approach to transform agriculture


School of Agricultural Sciences,
G.D.Goenka University,
Sohna road, Gurugram.

The participants can register through our website.

Registeration Fee Details:

Registeration Type Early bird registeration On/Before29 February. 2020 Spot registerationOn/ Before27 March. 2020
Academic faculty/Industrial Delegates/State functionaries/NGO Representatives INR 1000 INR 1500
Bonafide students/ Research Scholars INR 700 INR 1000
GDDU Students INR 500
International Faculty/ Delegates US $ 70 US $ 70

Registration covers the conference kit, certificate of participation, beverages, refreshments, lunch and dinner.

Payment Details:

Payment Details
Name of Beneficiary: G. D. Goenka University
Name of Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd.
Address: Site No. 2, OFC Pocket, Sector-C, VasantKunj, New Delhi -110070, India.
Saving Bank A/C No.: 02731450000270
RTGS No./ IFSC Code: HDFC0000273
MICR Code: 110240034
Accounts E-Mail: accountsgdgu@gdgoenka.ac.in
Conference E-Mail:

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Opens: December 15, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020
Abstract Acceptance Deadline: April 15, 2020

Date of the Conference: May, 1-2, 2020

For posters, the size will be: 3 feet W x 4 feet H. Please stick to the same.

Best poster awards

All the accepted abstracts are eligible for consideration to this award. A maximum of three awards will be given to best posters and best oral presentation respectively, selected by a panel of jury. The awards will be announced and conferred in the valedictory ceremony of the Conference.

Conference Chair

  • Dr. Sahadeva Singh
  • Associate Dean
  • School of Agricultural Sciences
  • G D. Goenka University,
  • Sohna road, Gurugram
  • Mobile: 09999641545
  • Email: sahadeva.singh@gdgoenka.ac.in


Conference Organising Secretory

  • Dr. JyotiAhlawat (Assistant Professor)
  • School of Agricultural Science,
  • G D GOENKA University,
  • Email ID: jyoti.ahlawat@gdgoenka.ac.in
  • Mob: 9811095991


Local Organising Secretory

  • Issac Russell
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri.
  • G.D.Goenka University
  • Mobile: 9556953447
  • Email ID: issacrussell.1997@gmail.com
  • Dr. JyotiAhlawat

  • Organizing Secretary, NCA2020,
  • School of Agricultural Sciences. G.D. Goenka University, Sohna-Gurugram Road, Sohna, Haryana, India-122103.
  • Ph: 9811095991
  • Email : Jyoti.ahlawat@gdgoenka.ac.in, nca2020@gdgu.org

Payment Details

II. The payment to be made in the account of G D Goenka University which is already shared in the brochure. The four things required from our end

a. NEFT No.

b. Amount paid

c. Date of amount paid

d. A/C holder name from which the transaction is debited.

III. Submit your abstract/ full length paper on: nca2020@gdgu.org

IV. The Keynote speakers details will be shared with you once we receive the consent from the respective persons.

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