The Department of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2017 to make provisions for imparting education in Agricultural and allied sciences, an amalgam of several relevant branches of science and technology. Agricultural and horticultural science programmes are among the courses that are gaining greater significance in the present era of globalization because of the necessity to boost agri-horticultural production and profitability, conserve natural resources, protect the environment and face the challenges of climate change through innovative and safer high-value production, processing and trade systems.
- Achieving excellence in the realm of agriculture and allied sciences to address the global challenges of evolving society
- To equip the students with knowledge and skills in agriculture and allied sciences
- Capacity building through advanced training and academic flexibility.
- To establish center of excellence for ecologically and socially innovative research.
- To strengthen inter-institutional and industrial collaboration for skill development and global employability.
The Department is committed to developing the quality human resource, innovative technologies, and their dissemination so as to serve the farming community with dedication and zeal. Students are exposed to reputed specialized academic and research institutions, industries and real farming conditions. The University library has been enriched with a number of books, e-books, and learning resources. The pedagogy comprises of a judicious mix of conventional and modern tech-supported systems including LMS. Each student receives personal attention through PeopleSoft administered monitoring and mentorship programmes, under highly qualified and experienced faculty.
Presently, the Department offers 4 years B.Sc. (Honours) Agriculture and B.Sc. (Honours) Horticulture and a 5 year Integrated B.Sc. Ag. + MBA-Agribusiness programmes. A one year Post-Graduate Diploma in Plant Protection (PGDPP) programme has also been instituted in Collaboration with leading agrochemical Companies like Dhanuka AgriTech Ltd. who have agreed to pay a stipend during field training and assured suitable job placement to the successful candidates in the Company.
Being a multidisciplinary programme, in addition to the core faculty, a number of specialized faculty members from other Departments and Schools of multi-faculty Sharda University, take an active part in teaching in agricultural and horticultural sciences. The main aim of these programmes is to train students to understand and improve agri-horticultural productivity, manage processes & products and improve their employability and entrepreneurial skills in various relevant sectors.