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Promoting Agricultural Development In Punjab

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization established in 2010 to promote agricultural development in Punjab

Our Misssion

The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to enhancement of agricultural research and capacity building at Punjab Agricultural University.


To contribute to the advancement of agriculture in the Punjab State by improving scientific human power.
It  involves:

  • Providing scholarships to meritorious students of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).
  • Supporting the participation of graduate students and young faculty in national and international conferences.
  • Inviting eminent scholars to deliver motivational lectures to the students and faculty of PAU and GADVASU.
  • Giving awards to the Extension Scientists who transfer technology to the farming communities.

Dr. Darshan Singh Brar: A Bemedaled World Scientist

It is with a heavy heart and greatest sorrow that the members of the Khush Foundation are coming to terms with the untimely demise of Dr. Darshan Singh Brar.  He was the force behind the establishment of the Foundation, sustained, and guided it since its inception. His sincerity, dedication, and inspiration were the hallmark for the success of the Foundation’s operations. He will be greatly missed, but his cherished memory will always guide us.   May God give all the strength to his family and loved ones to bear this loss.  Please read his obituary in this IRRI publication.

Awarding of Scholarships: March 18, 2020

♦ The Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush travel grant for participation in scientific conferences, held across India and the world, was awarded to 19 postgraduate students and young faculty of Punjab Agricultural University

♦ The Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Merit Scholarship was awarded to 55 students from five constituent colleges of Punjab Agricultural University and 17 students from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.


A student receives Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Merit Scholarship

The annual award ceremony of the foundation is held on a grand scale every year at the Pal Auditorium, but this year, it was only a brief formal event owing to the demise of its founder member, Dr DS Brar, scientist and Adjunct Professor at PAU.   In his presidential remarks, Gurdev Singh Khush, paid tributes to Dr Brar and called him a devoted professional and a compassionate human being. “In Dr Brar’s demise, the world has lost a visionary leader,” he added.   Tribune India