Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu

Overview

Established in 1999, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Jammu (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Jammu and Kashmir. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu is a coeducational higher education institution. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including as well as administrative services.

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu) came into existence on 20th September, 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act, 1982, through the State Legislature. The establishment of SKUAST of Jammu has in its background aspirations, commitment and missionary zeal to cater the needs of Jammu Division for the region specific advances through education, research and extension in the field of agriculture. The university is mandated to address the basic, strategic and applied research related to enhanced production in agriculture and allied sectors (livestock health improvement and quality based products). SKUAST-Jammu is striving to achieve high standards of excellence in education, research and extension for the betterment of farming community of the region. SKUAST-J is a multi-campus university with it’s headquarter located at Chatha, Jammu. The Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) at Chatha possess 231.2 ha area and Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (F.V.Sc. & AH) at R. S. Pura has 84.13 ha land holding. The total land holding, including Research Stations/Sub-Stations and KVKs, of the University is 455.65 ha. There are Eight Research Stations/Sub-Stations and seven KVKs in the University which are located in different agro-climatic zones of Jammu region for catering the location-specific needs of the farming community. University pursues researchof high standard through projects funded by various central and state agencies.

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu) came into existence on 20th September, 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act, 1982, through the State Legislature. The establishment of SKUAST of Jammu has in its background aspirations, commitment and missionary zeal to cater the needs of Jammu Division for the region specific advances through education, research and extension in the field of agriculture. The university is mandated to address the basic, strategic and applied research related to enhanced production in agriculture and allied sectors (livestock health improvement and quality based products). SKUAST-Jammu is striving to achieve high standards of excellence in education, research and extension for the betterment of farming community of the region. SKUAST-J is a multi-campus university with it’s headquarter located at Chatha, Jammu. The Faculty of Agriculture (FOA) at Chatha possess 231.2 ha area and Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (F.V.Sc. & AH) at R. S. Pura has 84.13 ha land holding. The total land holding, including Research Stations/Sub-Stations and KVKs, of the University is 455.65 ha. There are Eight Research Stations/Sub-Stations and seven KVKs in the University which are located in different agro-climatic zones of Jammu region for catering the location-specific needs of the farming community. University pursues researchof high standard through projects funded by various central and state agencies.

History

 

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu came into existence on 20th September 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act 1982 through the State legislature. The establishment of SKUAST of Jammu has in its background aspirations, commitment and missionary zeal to fulfill the area specific needs of people of Jammu for research and development in the fields of agriculture and allied sectors under the diversified agro-climatic conditions. SKUAST of Jammu inherited meager assets and very little staff that was deployed at various Research stations and sub stations of erstwhile SKUAST(J&K) to carry on the mission of agriculture research and development.

To meet the demand of trained manpower of development departments and face the challenges in agriculture under the clout of liberalization, privatization and globalization, the pursuance of academic excellence and production of need based trained graduates has been given due priority. In order to accomplish of this task, the top positions of University were filled and various University statutory bodies such as University Council, Board of Management, Research Council, Extension Council and Academic Council were notified. Wide variety of talent and intellect have been positioned in the faculties and assigned the task of building institute of academic excellence and responsiveness to the need of farming community. The admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Faculties of Agriculture, Veterinery Science & Animal Husbandry, School of Bioechnology and AgriBusiness Management programmes through competitive exams is a regular feature.

The university has been actively involved in the transfer of evolved technologies to the end users through the strong extension system. The scientist farmer interactions are frequent and liberal. Training programmes for the up-gradation and refreshing the technical knowledge of line departments’ functionaries are organized. The technologies developed, tested and refined are disseminated for adoption by farmers through adoptive trials and front line demonstrations through Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The technical information and production recommendations are disseminated through the publications and print material in form of pamphlets, leaflet and posters.

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Faculty of Agriculture came into existence with the establishment of SKUAST-Jammu. The faculty has 13 divisions encompassing teaching, research and extension in the major area of agriculture and horticulture Recently the faculty has been strengthened by addition of School of Biotechnology and School of Agri Business Management. The faculty has strength of 115 teaching and 200 supporting staff. The faculty is offering UG programmes in Agriculture and Biotechnology . While the 12 divisions are offering 12 M.Sc. Programmes and 10 divions are offering Ph.D programmes.

The Basic level training in the form of one year diploma as BHT/BAT is being offered regularly by the faculty to the 10+2 passouts or nominee of the Government organization. The faculty has taken in the lead various entrepreneur areas such as, Mushroom Production, Apiculture, Hybrid Vegetable production, Commercial horticulture nursery, Vemi-compositing and quality seed production of major field crops such as rice and wheat. The students are being taught with the help of latest Teaching aids with the modernization of classrooms at UG and PG level . The faculty is also imparting various trainings to the farmers and field functionaries in collaboration with Directorate of Extension. Moreover faculty is pioneer in establishing the research extension linkage through its village visit program.

 

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Admission Procedure

1. UG  & PG
  1.  For Free seats and Self Financing seats (State Domicile)

 

 

 

    1. Entrance Test through SKUAST-Jammu.

 

  1. Entrance Test through ICAR (For Free seats only)
  2. On nomination of inservice candidates through state govt.  (only free seats)

 

  1. For Self Financing seats under NRIs/NRI Sponsored /All India Basis/Wards of Serving Employees Categories
By the University itself on the basis of merit in 10+2 or equivalent examination

 

2. Ph.D (Agri.) & Ph.D (Vety.) By the University on the basis of merit in Bachelor and Master Degree Programme in the related field and performance in the counseling/interview.
     Eligibility Criteria
1. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized statutory Board/University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General Category and 40% for Reserved category in the following subjects:

  1. Physics, Chemistry, Biology  (PCB) and English.
  2. Agriculture with Science subjects and English
2. B.V.Sc. & AH 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized statutory Board/University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate for General Category and 40% for Reserved category in the following subjects:
i.Physics, Chemistry, Biology  (PCB) and English.
3. B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology 10+2  or equivalent examination from a recognized statutory Board /University with not less than 60% marks in aggregate in the following subjects:-

  1. Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) and English

 

4. M.Sc.(Agri.) & Allied Sciences
  1. Bachelor’s degree in the  respective/related subjects
  2. 6.00/10.00 or equivalent  OGPA/equivalent percentage(60%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for General category candidates.
  3. 5.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage(55%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for Reserved categories.
5. M.V.Sc.
  1. Bachelor’s degree in the  respective/related subjects
  2. 6.00/10.00 or equivalent  OGPA/equivalent percentage(60%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for General category candidates.
  3. 5.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage(55%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for Reserved categories.
 6. Ph.D (Agriculture/Vety.)
  1. Master’s degree in respective/related subjects
  2. 6.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage of Marks at Master’s Degree for General category
  3. 6.00/10.00 or equivalent percentage of marks at Master’s Degree for SC/ST/PH category candidates.
7. Basic Agriculture/Horticulture Training   10+2 with Science
8. Certificate Courses  Matric

Courses Offered

Under Graduate Courses

Course Name
BSc (Hons) Agriculture
Eligibility: Passed in 10+2 examination (PCB/PCBM/PCM/Agriculture with Science subjects) having 50% marks in aggregate for open category and 40% for Reserved category viz. SC/ST/RBA/OSC/ALC/JKPM/SP.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology
Eligibility: Passed in 10+2 or equivalent examination having 50% marks in aggregate in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) and English.
B.V.Sc. & AH
Eligibility:Passed in 10+2 examination (PCB) having 50% marks in aggregate for open category and 40% for Reserved category viz. SC/ST/RBA/OSC/ALC/JKPM/SP.
Post Graduate Courses
Course Name
M.Sc. (Ag.) & Allied Sciences
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension & Communication
Agronomy
Entomology
Genetics & Plant  Breeding
Plant Pathology
Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Fruit Science
Vegetable Science
Floriculture & Landscaping
Food Science & Technology
Sericulture
Forestry
Eligibility: i.Bachelor’s degree in respective/related subjects.
ii.6.00/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (60%) of marks at  Bachelor’s degree for General category candidates.
iii.5.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (55%) of marks at  Bachelor’s degree for SC/ST/PH category candidates.
MBA (Agri-Business)
Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized University with 50% marks
M.Sc. ( Biotechnology)
Biotechnology
Eligibility::
i.Bachelor’s degree in respective/related subjects.
ii.6.00/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (60%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for General category candidates.
iii.5.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (55%) of marks at Bachelor’s degree for SC/ST/PH category candidates.
M.V.Sc
Veterinary  Anatomy
Veterinary  Biochemistry
Vety. Pharmacology & Toxicology
Veterinary Parasitology
Vety. Microbiology
Vety. Public Health & Epidemiology
Vety. Medicine
Veterinary  Pathology
Animal Nutrition
Animal Genetics and Breeding
Livestock Production and Management
Livestock Products Technology
Vety.  Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Vety. Surgery & Radiology
.Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
Vety. PhysiologyEligibility:
Bachelor’s degree in respective/related subjects.
6.00/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (60%) of marks at  Bachelor’s degree for General category candidates.
5.50/10.00 or equivalent OGPA/equivalent percentage (55%) of marks at  Bachelor’s degree for SC/ST/PH category candidates.

Ph.D ( Agriculture) Allied Sciences
Ph.D ( Vety.)
Ph.D (Basic Sciences)
Diploma Courses
Certificate Courses

PLACEMENT

The Counselling & Placement Cell has been created for the overall development of the students through creating opportunities for them to interact with the experts in the different fields and conducting training programmes for their personality development through specialized lectures on resume making, communication skills, and how to face the interview etc. Another major mandate of the Counselling & Placement Cell is to forge liaisons with the industry for campus placement and guidance to the students.

Activities

    Resume verification and guidance: The students are advised on how to make their resumes as well as claims made by them are also verified

  • Mock group discussions
  • Personal interviews
  • Evaluation of communication skills
  • Interaction with alumni
  • Conduct on-campus interviews as well as workshops in collaboration with recruiting firms/companies
  • To act as a liaison between the students and the recruiting companies
  • Guidance for higher studies

Placement Procedure

University placement cell invites companies for on-campus interviews. Relevant information is provided to these companies. If a company is interested in a pre-placement interaction, preferred dates along with a request may be sent to the University placement cell Resumes are invited from the eligible students fitting the criteria given by the organization. The dates of the interviews are fixed in consultation with the companies. The company is required to furnish the final list of selected students to the placement cell, and is also requested to maintain a waitlist. The placement cell will help in the process of signing offer letters by the selected students.

 

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