National Agricultural Higher Education Project - NAHEP (IDP SKUAST-K)



"To be a Leading Faculity In Temperate Agriculture Education & Research."


" Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension Education"


1." Imparting quality education in fields of Agriculture for creating competent human resource" 2." Conduct need based research in identified areas" 

" Faculty of Agriculture was established in the year 1960 as the erstwhile Govt. Agriculture college. With the establishment of SKUAST in 1982, the college became a constituent unit of university as Faculty of Agriculture offering UG courses in Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture and Sericulture. With the reorganisation of units, Forestry and Horticulture were relocated to Benihama and Shalimar respectively. Till date, Faculty has produced around 6000 graduates and postgraduates who are serving at state, national and international levels in different capacities in developmental departments, academic and research institutions. The faculty is spread over a sprawling campus at Wadura, Sopore over an area of 92 hecatres with huge physical infrastructure comprising of an administrative block, three academic blocks having nine state of art smart class rooms, well equipped UG and PG labs, a rich library and information centre with more than 25000 books, CD ROM, knowledge management centre having 25 systems and an ambient study area. Faculty offers UG programme in Agriculture and PG and PhD programmes in Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Entomology, Extension, Economics, Soil Sciences and Microbiology. The faculty has nine major divisions with 78 faculty members comprising four Professors, nine Associate Professors and 55 Assistant Professors. Currently there are more than 750 UG and PG students on roll with substantial socio-cultural diversity with students across J&K, other states as well as from other countries. There are adequate logistic and hospitality facilities on campus including Health Centre with 24 x 7 medical service support, Bank with ATM, student Facilitation Centre, Gymnasium, Auditorium as well as facilities for indoor and outdoor games. Faculty houses adequate residential facilities with seven hostels (3 boys and four girls) as well as residential quarters for faculty and a huge guest house. Faculty has also a state of art bio-fertiliser research laboratory with 1000 litre capacity fermenter, a multi-crop seed processing plant, dairy unit as well as huge instructional farms and orchards including a model IFS system.