Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, also known as Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad, was established in 1910. The institute was formerly known as the Allahabad Agricultural Institute. An esteemed university, SHIATS has the honor of being the first agricultural university of India and the first such institute in south-east Asia. The mission of SHUATS is to “Serve the Land” and “Feed the Hungry”.
SHIATS is NAAC accredited with an ‘A’ grade and also categorized by MHRD, Govt. of India as ‘A’. The university was approved by UGC in 2000 and by ICAR and ICFRE in 2009. The university was founded by Dr. Sam Higginbottom, a former teacher of economics and science, a social worker who had the aim of bridging the gulf between modern farming technologies and the backward practices of the farmers.
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There are 6 faculties in SHIATS.
1. All these faculties follow the semester system for the various courses they run.
2. SHUATS allows 15% and 25% reservation to ICAR sponsored students in UG and PG courses respectively.
The most popular faculty of SHUATS, the faculty of agriculture comprises 4 colleges.
No. of departments
Naini Agricultural Institute (NAI)
B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc.Ag.
Ethelind College of Home Science (ECHS)
B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D
It is one of the oldest colleges imparting home science education in the country.
Makino School of Continuing and Non-Formal Education
Focuses on sustainable development and rural development.
College of Forestry
B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc.Forestry, M.Sc. Env.Sc., M.Sc.Ag.
M.Sc.Forestry is offered in 5 fields.
The eligibility criterion for the Master’s degree in all these colleges is a relevant bachelor’s degree from an agricultural institute qualified with min. 57% marks or 6.0 CGPA.
For the bachelor’s degree, the applicant must have qualified 10+2 with min. 50% marks with the exception of ECHS which asks for only 45% marks.
SHIATS Faculty of Engineering and Technology comprises 3 colleges.
No. of departments
Jacob Institute of Biotechnology and Bio-Engineering (JIBB)
B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Tech, M.Sc., M.Sc.Ag., M.Phil., PG Diploma
Vaugh Institute of Agricultural Engineering and technology (VIAET)
BCA, B.Sc., B.Tech, MCA, M.Sc., M.Tech, PG Diploma
Warner College of Dairy Technology
B.Sc., B.Tech, M.Sc., M.Tech, Indian Dairy Diploma
In the SHUATS Faculty of Engineering and Technology, the applicants must have scored 45% or above in 12th for bachelor’s degree and should have cleared bachelor’s with 50% (or 5.5 CGPA) or more for a master’s degree.
VIAET unit of SHUATS allows its students to select a combination of courses on the advice of their academic advisors if that empowers their research work.
SHIATS Faculty of Science has 5 active departments currently. The college offers 5 specializations in B.Sc. and 6 specializations in M.Sc. The 6-semester B.Sc. course requires candidates to have cleared 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate while the aspirants of M.Sc. need to qualify the respective B.Sc. degrees with minimum 50% marks or a CGPA of 6.0.
Based on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), the SHIATS Faculty of Theology offers a “cafeteria” like approach in which the students can choose their own subjects and learn at their own pace. There are 3 colleges under this SHIATS faculty which teach BA, B.Div., MA, M.Th, and Ph.D.
SHIATS Faculty of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences has 4 colleges under it.
Joseph School of Business Studies and Commerce
BBA, B.Com, MBA, M.Com.
Chitamber School of Humanities and Social Sciences (CSHSS)
BA, B.L.I.Sc., MA, MSW, M.Sc., M.L.I.Sc.
Allahabad School of Education
BPES, BPED, B.Ed., MA, M.Ed., M.Phil.
School of film and mass communication
BA, B.Sc., MA, M.Sc.
SHUATS faculty of health sciences, also known as Shalom Institute of Health and Allied Sciences (SIHAS), offers a variety of courses including the nursing department. They include B.Sc., B.Pharm, BPT, M.Sc., D.Pharma and Master of Public Health.
SHUATS has organized a lot of cross-border collaborative arrangements and has signed MoUs with universities in countries like the Netherlands, UAE, and Denmark. SHUATS has currently more than 650 international students and is itself a part of many international associations. The campus possesses a well-structure library.
SHUATS promotes a sports culture among its students and there are facilities like a 400m racing track, gym. Students are also given the option to join the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
On the basis of their academic record, the students of the weaker socio-economic background are offered scholarships by SHIATS. The main scholarship provided are
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