Faculty of Agriculture (FoA), the oldest faculty of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) came into existence with the establishment of University in 1999 with the mandate of teaching, research and extension. The faculty imparts quality education, generates unparalleled innovative research and at the same time reaches to the farming community through a network of eight divisions namely Agronomy, Agricultural Extension Education, Agricultural Economics & Agri. Business Management, Entomology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Pathology and Sericulture besides School of Biotechnology, Seed Science & Technology Unit and Centre for Organic & Natural Farming Research.
The prime mandate of the faculty is to achieve its targeted objectives in mission mode through a team of 80 highly competent and well qualified faculty members alongwith 126 supporting staff and State of the Art infrastructure. The FoA offers Undergraduate Programme in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture & B.Tech (Biotechnology) besides M.Sc. in 12 disciplines (Agronomy, Agricultural Extension Education, Agricultural Economics, MBA in Agri. Business Management, Entomology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry, Sericulture, Biotechnology, Seed Science & Technology, Organic & Natural Farming) & Doctorate in 10 disciplines (Agronomy, Agricultural Extension Education, Agricultural Economics, MBA in Agri. Business Management, Entomology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry, Sericulture and Biotechnology). Faculty also offers one year diploma courses in Agriculture and Horticulture. The FoA is also imparting various trainings to the farmers and field functionaries. Moreover, the faculty is pioneer in establishing the research-extension linkage through its village visit program.
The faculty fosters communities of expertise among researchers, faculty and students in cooperation with other faculties, research and extension sub-systems of the University so that the students are capable to compete in public and private sectors in future. It has contributed to the development of innovations in varietal development, crop production, crop protection and socio-economics of farmers and farming community through research projects, post graduate and doctoral students research. Academically, the faculty offers hands on teaching to undergraduates and research based teaching to postgraduate students. It imparts practical training in Hi-tech Nursery for Horticultural Crops, Mushroom Cultivation and Spawn Production, Beekeeping & Plant clinic to encourage undergraduate students to become agri-entrepreneurs. The faculty has immensely contributed to agricultural education and agricultural development at UT and National level.
Dr. Anil Kumar
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
Main campus, Chatha
Contact No. :- 0191-2262845
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