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The School of Agricultural Sciences focuses on developing professional capabilities, skills and competence required in the field of agriculture. All the faculty members are well qualified (Ph.D. in their respective fields) and experienced. The Course are composed of theory classes and Practical in labs as well as on agriculture farms. The students are exposed to farmers' fields and attached with the farmers in the villages and agri-based Industries. Labs work; site visits, seminars, workshops and educational tours in different Indian Agricultural Universities along with excursion tours are aimed to develops conceptual and analytical abilities of students as well as giving them practical and real time experience. The students are being trained in Agri- based and entrepreneurial skills like Organic farming, Herbal and Medicinalplant cultivation, Protected cultivation, Bee-keeping, Mushroom cultivation and Value added Fruit and Vegetable Products preparation.

Courses in: Basic Sciences courses like Basic Mathematics, Elementary Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Rural Sociology and Educational psychology.

Agriculture courses: Agronomy, Agro-Meteorology, Crop Physiology, Soil Science, Organic Farming, Entomology, Plant Pathology, PlantBreeding, Horticulture, Vegetables Science, Forestry, Livestock Production and Poultry Management, Agriculture Economics and Extension Education and Labs work in all these respective courses. For specialization twelve elective courses viz Agribusiness Management, Agrochemicals Commercial Plant Breeding, Landscaping, Food Safety and Standards, Bio-Pesticides and Bio-fertilizers,Protected Cultivation, Micro Propagation Technologies, Hi-Tech Horticulture, Weed Management System, Simulation and Agroadvisory Agricultural journalism have been kept and out of these the students can opt any of three courses. In addition to this studentsare attached with the farmers in villages and Agri-based Industries for job oriented practical.Agricultural supportive educational tours during studies

During study period we provide exposure to the students of different agricultural institutes for their betterment of knowledge 1. Visit to state agricultural university/ colleges of agriculture. 2. Visit to state Krishi Vigyan Kendras 3. Visit to National agricultural Institute like Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Pusa Institute) New Delhi 4. Precision Farming Project at Pusa Institute 5. Indo-Israel precision farming and polyhouse cultivation at Gharaunda (Haryana) 6. Horticulture Research Institute Karnal (Haryana) 7. Mushroom Research Institute Murthal (Haryana) 8. Himachal Pradesh University of Horticulture and Forestry Solan –Nauni (HP) 9. Grain Storage Research Institute Hapur (UP) 10.Biodiversity Farm at Faridabad 11. Grain Storage SILOs at Dhand (Haryana) 12. Kisan Melas at IARI and CCS HAU Hisar 13. Plant Protection Quarantine and Storage at Faridabad (Haryana) 14.Dev Seed Company at Gurgaon 15. Hindustan Insecticide Ltd Factory at Delhi 16. Tractor Training Center Hisar 17. Forest Research Institute Dehradun 18. Central Food and Technology Research Institute-Mysore 19. Central Potato Research Institute Shimla and Kufri 20. National Diary Research Institute Karnal

Learning for self entrepreneurship: We strengthen the students with the knowledge practical professional courses as a learning organization we are focused on continuous improvement – responsive to community needs and making useful contributions to education, knowledge and the society at large. We give them trainings on organic farming, Mushroom culture, vermicompost, rearing of honeybee, Poutry Farm ,Piggery Farm, Pearl farming and production techniques of Biofertilizers and Bioinsecticides,,Exotic vegetable and fruit production and Post harvest value added preservation of fruits and vegetables.

Job opportunities for agricultural graduates: Government Jobs in State Department of Agriculture as Agricultural Development Officer, Agriculture Inspector, Horticulture,Development Officer, Soil Conservator, Soil Testing Officer, Plant Protection Inspector, Plant Protection Officer. Plant Protection,Quarantines, National Diary Institutes, and Jobs in finance sector/institutes like Banks and NABARD as Agriculture Assistant, Agriculture Development Officer• Jobs in Corporate sectors as Food Corporation of India, State warehouses, fertilizer companies like IFFCO, NFL, National and State,See d Companies like National Seed Corporation, Haryana Seed Development Corporation, Central State Farms, Indo –Israeli Precision Farming projects.• Private Seed Companies like MAHYCO and Pioneer Seed Company Pesticide Companies like BAYER, HIL, SYNGENTA, DOW,CYNAMID INDIA LTD, LUPIN and Biotech International PVT Ltd etc.• S elf-Entrepreneurships as business in agriculture inputs like Fertilizers, Seed, Pesticides, Mushroom cultivation and high value fruit crop production like Strawberry cultivation, Poultry, Piggery Farms and Organic Farming etc.,Jobs in National and International Universities/Institutions after PG as Scientist or Professor, Can Appear in all National and state competitive examinations. To excel in all above positions, it requires a high level skill and competence in respective field, high standard personal grooming and presentation.

My sincere advice to students is to make hard work, grab the maximum knowledge to make best use of the opportunities available and challenge them to aim high and contribute to the enrichment of academic environment today, and serve our nation and human beings for better quality and quantity food.