Faculty of Science

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School of Agriculture:

Agriculture plays an important role in the life of mankind from early civilisation. It was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilisation, where by farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilisation. It gained modernisation with the passage of time.Modern agricultural practices are increasingly turning out to be knowledge based and hence gaining expertise in them is exceedingly important. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture farming has now become the dominant agricultural methodology.

 

India does require agricultural education at all levels so that Indian farmers are better quipped to handle the threats of globalisation. There is yearly hike in the budget of agriculture sector in India. However, with the entry of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the agriculture sector, many MNC’s have forayed into the segment with dozens of agro-products. Subsequently this has resulted as a threat to Indian farmers who lack professional expertise to deal with the issue in more sophisticated way. Hence the need of the hour is to give agricultural education a high priority. India is yet to emerge as a significant trade partner in the world agriculture market. There are exciting opportunities for youth in agriculture and many graduates in rural sectors follow career in farming, the management of agriculture and other rural businesses, consultancy and advisory roles to business firms in private or public sectors. There are also significant career opportunities in the area of food production and supply management including consumer research through manufacturing, distribution and the industries supporting agriculture and horticulture. The agriculture courses have immense opportunities under the “Start-up Scheme” launched up by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

 

School of Agriculture has been established in Abhilashi University under Faculty of Science in 2014. This school is offering B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (4-year course spread over 8 semesters) with an intake capacity of 120 students. Under the co-education system, the students are admitted to the course after a nentrance test conducted by the university.

After goingthrough common and elective courses in Agriculture during the degree programme,we have in the course curriculum an exposure of the students in complete ruralsettings where the students will go and live along with farm families in thevillages and have the first-hand experience of their living, agriculturalpractices, difficulties and expectations. Students will be attached to anagriculture based industry in order to acquaint themselves with post-harvestprocessing of agriculture produce and link agriculture production with industry.The student shall also be registered for opting two modules for skilldevelopment and entrepreneurship.

 

The schoolhas highly qualified teachers, well equipped laboratories, class rooms and well laid out terraced student’s farm representing typical hilly terrain. Occasional snowfall during the winter adds to the beauty of the university campus and places it at a location which is marginal to temperate as well as sub-tropicalagro climatic conditions, thus enabling teaching and research under both the situations.

 

The practicals of the students training are backed by thorough field training and exposure at farmer’s fields. The students are encouraged to participate inco-curricular activities, sports events and other cultural activities of local and national/international significance.

 

A group of-4 students is allotted a piece of land where they are required to raise the seasonal field and vegetable crops. The inputs are provided by the university and the students are required to raise the crops under the guidance of respective teachers. They are evaluated on the basis of field record and yield of crops. This provides them a good practical exposure.

 

 

Course: B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Duration: Four years (8 semesters)

Seats: 120

Eligibility:

Candidates having passed 10+2 with science and secured not less than 60% marks in aggregate for general category and 55% for SC/ST who have qualified AUCET-2018. Candidates securing 50% marks in aggregate for general category (40% for SC/ST) who have appeared in state level entrance test conducted by CSKHPKV, Palampur or Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (Solan). 

 

Admission:

The admission will be made on the basis of marks in entrance examination conducted by Abhilashi University (AUCET-2018) or CSHKPKVV,Palampur or Dr. Y.S. Parmar UHF, Nauni (Solan).

 

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School of Basic Sciences

Basic sciences are the backbone of research in health, industry, water,earth and space. School of Basic Sciences offers graduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes. The school is offering postgraduate degrees in the subjects of Chemistry, Mathematics and Zoology. In the Ph.D. program students have been enrolled in the departments of Chemistry and Zoology. The different departments of School of Basic Sciences have well equipped laboratories andclassrooms. More emphasis is laid on the on-hand training to the students.Educational visits to curriculum oriented places and industries are undertaken during the program.


 

Course: M.Sc. Zoology

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters)

Seat: 30

Eligibility: A candidatewho has passed Bachelor degree of a recognised university with Zoology as oneof the subjects of study with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

Admission: Merit in the AUCET-2018.

 

Course: M.Sc.Chemistry

Duration:2 years (Four semesters)

Seat:30

Eligibility: A candidatewho has passed Bachelor degree of a recognised university with Chemistry as oneof the subjects of study with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

Admission: Merit inthe AUCET-2018.

 

Course: M.Sc. Mathematics

Duration:2 years (Four semesters)

Seat: 30

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree of a recognized university with Mathematics as one of the subjects of study with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

Admission: Merit in the AUCET-2018.

 

Course: Ph.D.Zoology

Duration:3 years

Seat:4

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Master degree/ M.Phil. in Zoology from a recognized university with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) or NET/ SLET.

Admission: Merit in the AUCET-2018.

 

Course: Ph.D. Chemistry

Duration:3-5 years

Seat:2

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Master degree/ M.Phil. in Chemistry from a recognised university with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) or NET/ SLET.

Admission: Merit in the AUCET-2018.

 

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