Agriculture is one of the most ancient and basic productive sectors of human activity. Food production and conservation are inextricably linked as they provide the raw material to industrial sector and help in poverty alleviation. Agriculture sectorcontributes 19.8% to our GDP and was the major employer absorbing 42.3% of labor force in 2015-16. The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the largest faculties of the University with a mission to produce trained and skilled work force, having focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Faculty comprises College of Agriculture and Institute of Food Science and Nutrition. Under the umbrella of College of Agriculture, Departments of Entomology, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology and Soil and Environmental Sciences offer BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Animal Science and MSc (Hons) in Agronomy, Entomology, Agri. Extension, Animal Nutrition, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, while PhD in Entomology, Agri. Extension, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Soil Science and Agronomy.
Whereas, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition offers BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, MSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, MSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition, PhD Food Science and Technology and PhD Food and Nutrition.
The Faculty of Agriculture is equipped with highly qualified staff, latest equipment and farm land to cater for the needs/research requirements of students and staff in the field of agriculture. The faculty is promoting collaborations with national and international universities that would be a great benefit to the students and staff to share and exchange innovations and research.