Faculty of Agriculture

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

School of Agriculture:

Agriculture plays an important role in the life of mankind from early civilization. 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 globalization. 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).

Course : M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Pathology)
Seats :  08
Duration: 
Two years (4 semesters) 

Course : M.Sc. Agriculture (Entomology)
Seats :  08
Duration: 
Two years (4 semesters) 

Course : M.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy)
Seats :  06
Duration: 
Two years (4 semesters)       

Eligibility: 
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Sericulture/B.Sc. Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry Sericulture (4/5/6years programmers only)with minimum 50% marks.

Admission: 
Admission will be made on the basisof merit of entrance examination conducted by AbhilashiUniversity (AUCET-2020)or  CSKHPKV Palampur or Dr.Y.S. Parmar UHFNauni (Solan).

Course : Diploma in Agriculture
Seats :  60
Duration: One Year
Eligibility : Candidates having passed(10+2)/ equivalent examination in any \Stream conducted by recognized Education Board/University/Council.

                    

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SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

The School of Veterinary Sciences was established in 2016 with an objective to provide trained professionals for holistic development and improvement of animal wealth of Himachal Pradesh.

Objectives:

1. Supplement the state demand of veterinary Pharmacist

2. Improvement in total productivity of livestock to improve socio- economic status of livestock entrepreneurs.

3. To develop, update and standardize package of practices concerning feeding, management, reproduction and poultry production technology.

COURSE: TWO YEAR VETERINARY PHARMACIST TRAINING COURSE

Duration:02 Years

Seats: 65

Eligibility:

Candidates Having Passed 10+2/equivalent examination

in any stream conducted by recognized

education board/university/ council with

60%marks

Admission:

Admission will be made on the basis of merit.

 

Infrastructure:

Classroom: 02

 Laboratory: 03

1.Anatomy                                                                                                     

2. Gynaecology& Andrology.

3. Physiology& Biochemistry

LiveStock Farm: One                                Pharmacy: One

Boys/Girls Common Room                        Computer Lab

Multipurpose Hall                                      Library

 

 


Course

First Year

Second Year

Semester

Paper

Course Title

Semester

Paper

Course Title

 

 

 

 

 

 

First

1.    

Elementary Animal Husbandry

(AUVS-111)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third

1.    

Introduction to Animal Diseases & Management (AUVS-211)

2.    

Elementary Livestock Handling (AUVS-112)

2.    

Elementary Parasitology

(AUVS-212)

3.    

Elementary Animal Nutrition (AUVS-113)

3.    

Veterinary Hospital Maintenance (AUVS-213)

4.    

Basic Computer Applications (AUVS-114)

4.    

Elementary Veterinary Medicine (AUVS-214)

5.    

Elementary Anatomy & Physiology of Animals

(AUVS-115)

5.    

Elements of Wound Care & Management (AUVS-215)

6.    

Basic Clinical Pathology & Lab Techniques (AUVS-116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

1.    

Elementary Pharmacology (AUVS-121)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth

Practical Training

1.    

Cattle Farm

2.    

Elementary Poultry Sciences (AUVS-122)

2.    

Poultry Farm

3.    

Elementary Animal Husbandry Extension (AUVS-123)

3.    

Sheep Farm

4.    

Elementary Animal Reproduction (AUVS-124)

4.    

Sperm Station

5.    

Elementary Andrology & Artificial Insemination

(AUVS-125)

5.    

DI Lab

6.    

Elementary Veterinary Epidemiology & Public Health (AUVS-126)

6.    

Veterinary Hospital

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ADMISSIONS IN TWO YEARS VETERINARY PHARMACIST TRAINING COURSE

1.   

Last Date of Receipt of Applications

05/05/2018

2.   

Date of Notification of Final Selection List

20/05/2018

3.   

Date of Counselling

26/05/2018

4.   

Date of Admission

26/05/2018 to 31/05/2018

5.   

Admission from waiting list in case of vacant seats – 2nd round of counselling will be held for the candidates placed on the waiting list for seeking admissions against vacant seats.

 

 

15/06/2018

6.   

Start of session / Communication of Classes

01/07/2018

 

 

 

RESERVATION& DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS

As per State Government Policy Tabled as Under:

    1

Class IV employees to be sponsored by the Animal Husbandry Department

12%

    2

General Quota

78%

    3

Management Quota

10%

Total

100 %


Sr. No.

Category

Percentage (%)

      1

General (General include Def, FF, PWD, IRDP)

55

     2

Schedule Tribe

05

      3

OBC (include Def, FF, PWD, IRDP)

18

      4

Schedule Caste (include Def, FF, PWD, IRDP)

22











In case of candidates who is seeking admissions against reserved seats for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes including their sub-categories as mentioned above in the table, a certificate belonging in that particular category, issued by the competent authority should be attached.


Note: 
In case no candidates is available in the sub-category of particular reserve category then the seat will be converted in the given General/Reserve category and further if no candidate is available in the given particular reserve category then the seat will be considered for the General Category.Students who have appeared in 10+2 examinations & whose results are awaited also may apply but will be required to produce the worksheet at the time of counselling.