Become an Agriculture Expert from Uttaranchal University

Uttaranchal University offers you in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on practical experience in all sectors of agriculture. Prepares you to lead as Agriculture Scientist, Agricultural Entrepreneur, Farm Manager, or as an Officer in various branches of agriculture.

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About School of Agriculture

School of Agriculture (SOA) is an important constituent of Uttaranchal University. Established in the year 2016, it’s the best institute in Uttarakhand for the new age agro-professional and advanced learnings in Agriculture. The school is offering UG and PG degree programs in agriculture with a set of courses focused on the development of technical and professional skills, providing experiential learning for entrepreneurship and job opportunities, innovative research and extension, and also integrating progressive practices in agriculture. SOA, a top educational centre in Dehradun, is known for quality education where students are prepared to meet the demands of the local, regional, national, and global agricultural industries. We are encouraging a unique learning environment that assures the students’ tune-up with the 21st Century and thus boosts their holistic development.

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At UU, students learn to use technology and research to create profitable, innovative, and ethical food production models that can benefit the world.

Our students

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Dean’s Welcome Note

SOA is a prominent institution established with the vision to nurture new-age

agro-professionals. We are committed to provide quality education and train our students to make them success in their lives. Today, SOA is a well-established institution providing the best infrastructure facilities, with impeccable academic credentials through the advanced course...

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Prof. (Dr.)
Mahipal Singh
Dean, School of Agriculture (SOA)

Agriculture Degree Programmes

Our Agriculture degree programmes are designed for students who are looking for greater knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural development practices.

Why School of Agriculture (SOA)?

  • SOA has the best state-of-the-art infrastructure, including ICT-enabled classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, well-maintained practical fields, an advanced crop research center, and mesmerizing landscape on the campus, along with a good number of distinguished faculty members. 
  • The school is offering an advanced and updated course curriculum of UG and PG degree programs as per the recommendations of ICAR and enriching the syllabus with value-added courses.
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  • SOA has adopted a unique feedback system for enhancement of quality in academics comprising the course contents as per the current and future demands in agriculture and related sectors on a regular basis.
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  • Faculty members prepare students for the government and other jobs, various competitive examinations, higher studies, entrepreneurship, start-up programs, and other placement activities within the campus.
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  • SOA has the highest student placement record in the field of agriculture. Many of our students have emerged as leaders in their respective fields. 
  • SOA provides a suitable environment for students for research works, manuscript writing, publication of articles, technical reports, thesis, etc.
  • In addition to core subjects, the UG degree program also focuses on developing the communication skills of students so that they can interact with farmers as well as corporate people through Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE), Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA), and Experiential Learning (ELP) Programs. The curriculum of the PG degree program consists of Intellectual Property and its Management in Agriculture, Technical Writing and Communication Skills, Disaster Management, Library and Information Services, Basic Concepts in Laboratory Techniques, Agriculture Research, Research Ethics, and Rural Development Program Master’s Seminar, and Master’s Research.
  • SOA has developed an environment within the campus for sustainable and smart agricultural practices, and students are always motivated to utilize their theoretical knowledge in resource utilization, field operations, cultivation of crops, post-harvest, etc. 
  • We engage our students through extension programs in villages adopted by the university.
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Vision & Mission

Vision

  • To emerge as a renowned center of excellence in agriculture by offering integrative educational experiences that unify fundamental and advanced learning, hands-on experience, research, and extension.

Mission

  • To develop a leading center to provide students with responsive education in agriculture and related sectors.
  • To promote research and training on sustainable development of agricultural productivity, cost reduction in farming, farm mechanization, and livestock production.
  • To promote consultancy in agriculture for the local farm producers through integrated extension activities.
  • To inculcate high regard for ethical principles and an understanding of human values, ethics, and environmental sustainability.
  • To encourage students for entrepreneurship and rural development.

Committed to academic excellence

Labs are well-enriched with advanced equipment, demonstration aids, models, specimens, and many other experimental support systems.

Soil Science Laboratory

Advanced laboratory for scientific analysis of physical, chemical & biological properties of soil, plant Sampling, and water quality.

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Horticulture Laboratory

A place to enhance professional skills in nursery management and value addition of fruits and vegetables.

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Plant Pathology Laboratory

Advanced laboratory for plant pathogen detection and bioagent production.

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Entomology Laboratory

An advanced setup for Insect Systematic, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Rearing of Key Pests.

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Genetics and Plant Breeding Laboratory

Leaning place for application of genetic and breeding concepts in agricultural.

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Dairy & Poultry Laboratory

Leaning place for systematics of livestock animals, formulation of ration, examination of commercial products, and disease management.

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Practical learning Field

Practice of seasonal crop cultivation technique and onsite demonstration of intercultural operations.

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Crop Cafeteria

SOA has maintained a Crop Cafeteria within the campus and raised different crops and their varieties in Kharif and Rabi seasons. The Crop Cafeteria is useful to demonstrate to the students the method of field preparation, seed sowing, nursery practices, irrigation methods, manure and fertilizer application, pests and pathogens identification, and their management of different crops and their varieties grown in Uttarakhand.

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Polyhouse

Advanced setup for agricultural farming in a standardized and protected environment.

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Crop Museum

Display of agricultural implements, crop herbarium, crop seeds, soil profile, insects and their products, and many more.

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Mushroom Cultivation Unit

In campus training facility for mushroom cultivation.

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Navagrah Vatika

Navgrah Vatika is the center of attraction where nine different plants representing nine planets of the Solar system i.e., Calotropis Procera (Sun), Ficus religiosa (Jupiter), Achyranthus Aspera (Mercury), Ficus racemose (Venus), Butea monosperma (Moon), Acacia catechu (Mars), Cynodon dactylon (Rahu), Prosopis cineraria (Saturn) and Imperata cylindrica (Ketu). These plants are believed important for prosperity, good health, and wealth. Along with these plants, various other medicinal and aromatic plants are raised and maintained in the ‘Vatika’.

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NADEP Pits

Reuse, Recycle and Reduce the agricultural wastes for a better future.

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Vermicompost Unit

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with the help of earthworms.

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Agro-Forestry Laboratory

Learning place for sustainable tree use, tree systematics, and determination of tree dimension.

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Agronomy Laboratory

Identification, use, and application of equipment, tools, crop seeds, and agrochemicals for contemporary agricultural production.

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Practical learning in University Agriculture Field

The purpose and motive of practice in agricultural fields are to provide first-hand knowledge of various agricultural practices and insights into the basics of crop production.

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Agro Meteorological Observatory

The study of climate and weather elements has a vital impact on agricultural production. Furnishing a basic understanding of agro-meteorological principles, Agro Meteorological Observatory furnishes the efficient study of climate with modern devices and equipment so that one can develop skills related to the prediction of weather.

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Sericulture Unit

TPlace for silkworm rearing, management of their diseases, and enhancement of silk quality.

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Crop Research Center (CRC)

An open research area to carry out the field trials for increasing agricultural production by new research.

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Distinguished Faculty at School of Agriculture

Our full-time faculty members are joined by eminent Professors and Industry Experts from leading institutions around the world.

Clubs and Societies

Co-curricular activities are an important component of academics. Student Clubs and Societies serve as the perfect platform where our students develop lifelong skills while organizing and participating in various events. Constitution of these Clubs & Societies comprises of students and work under the guidance of faculty members. These Clubs & Societies are of the students, by the students and for the students.

School of Agriculture has many Clubs/Societies.

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Development with International Outlook

Our students graduate with the self competence and social skills. The diversity encountered during their education prepares them to participate in diverse cultures and global industries.

What our students say?

Uttaranchal University has come a long way since its inception providing world-class education in diverse domains.

Gain confidence to plan field studies

I perfected my ability to recognise the plant pathogens and every other element that contributed to crop illnesses. I gain confidence to plan field studies and become expert to carry out field trials. I am grateful to Uttaranchal University for giving me access to enough field resources, tools, and others for my research. I am grateful to my instructors for helping me to publish scholarly works. I was advised and mentored to take the ICAR Net Examination by my faculty members and I still get guidance from them, whenever needed.

Guidance for launching my own beekeeping compan

Writing about this university brings me great satisfaction. My professors, who constantly inspired me to pursue Agri-entrepreneurship. They provided me guidance for launching my own beekeeping company. I also want to express my gratitude to the Incubation Cell of Uttaranchal University, which gave me all the technical assistance I needed to put my ideas into action. For me, it represents a place where a single student joined right away yet stayed engaged for life.

UU always motivated me for developing skills

I can say that Uttaranchal University is a fantastic campus. I appreciate the countless efforts of my professors who gave me chance to improve my leadership abilities. They always motivated me for developing skills in the classroom, labs, and practical settings. Being a part of Uttaranchal University was a huge matter of chance and happiness for me.

Wonderful exposure to develop my core competencies

At Uttaranchal University, I had a wonderful exposure to develop my core competencies in Agriculture. I sincerely appreciate the directions, I received from my professors, who always encouraged me to interact with a variety of stakeholders around the resource development, value addition, and quality management. I am also grateful to the placement cell for assisting me in achieving my life's goals.

Best infrastructure, student-centric tutoring

I have learned a lot. I am grateful to my professors for helping me to build my professional expertise. I was able to find my desired job during campus placement because the best infrastructure, student-centric tutoring, career guidance, and ethical support are always available here for every student. I always felt cared at Uttaranchal University, which is like a family for me.

Made me confident to grow and get yield anywhere

I am excited to express my thoughts as an alumnus of Uttaranchal University. The faculty members, practical demonstrations, well-thought-out course content, and the field trainings have made me confident to grow and get yield anywhere successfully. This not only helped my ability to secure a productive employment as a hydroponic consultant, but also helped me succeed in other areas of my life.

My experience at Uttaranchal University was wonderful and unforgettable.

My experience at Uttaranchal University was wonderful and unforgettable. I sincerely thank my professors and mentors who always guide me to improve my cognitive and social abilities. The regular interaction with placement cell inspired me to do well in my interview and the skills I developed while pursuing my M.Sc. degree are still helpful in my current position. I want to say that Uttaranchal University is the place where one can realise the dreams.