One of the old and large Departments of this University with comparatively larger number of Faculties shouldering greater responsibility of offering five different compulsory courses and two sets of advance elective courses in Soil Science and Soil Microbiology. The Department also offers three job oriented courses in organic matter decomposition, bio-fertilizer production, and soil and water testing. Courses are also offered to B. Sc. (Hort.) and B. Tech. (Ag. Engg.) students of the University. The Department offers courses leading to M. Sc. (Ag.) Degree with two major options for students in Soil Science and Soil Microbiology. Doctoral research programmes include the fields of characterization of Potassium reserve in some soils of West Bengal, re-cycling of farm waste and rapid composting technologies, studies on Arsenic mobilization, retention, microbial transformation and interaction with organic soil and micro-nutrient status in soils in different districts of West Bengal.