Keeping in Mind the opening of Agricultural Universities in India on the pattern of Land Grant Colleges in U.S.A., greater emphasis was naturally placed in augumenting teaching, research and extension activities in the field of agriculture.There was thus felt a need by our Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S. W. Akhtar for starting Integral Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (IIAST),so that apart from teaching,it could also meet the research and extension needs of the area comprising of state of Uttar Pradesh in particular.
IIAST was formally established on 9th May,2014 with the following mission,mandate and goals.
With the rapid increase in population and the accompanying surges in energy usage globally, we are facing a plethora of problems. In this scenario, our nation does require education in the field of Agriculture at all levels so that we are better equipped to handle the threats and face the challenges. The Integral Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (IIAST) was formally established on 9 th May 2014 to contribute its part towards Agricultural Education. Since its establishment, it has grown into an Institute with two Undergraduate programmes, B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Tech Agricultural Engineering and five post graduate programmes namely Master of Business Administration – Agriculture (Agri Business Management / Food & Agri Business Management),Master of Science-Agriculture (Agronomy/Soil Science/Genetics and Plant Breeding), Master of Science- Horticulture (Fruit/ Vegetable Science) .The syllabi recommended by Fifth Deans Committee and BSMAC designed by ICAR are followed for UG programs and PG programs. The Institute has also offered Ph.D. program from the session 2019-2020 in major disciplines of Agriculture The faculty and staff of IIAST family are highly qualified, skilled and motivated. They strive hard to inculcate the true Agriculture Spirit in the students .The Faculty members ensure that the learning and experience at IIAST is the best. The department has well equipped laboratories and big arable farms where students gain the hands on experience and reinforce the classroom instructions.
We have MoUs with ICAR - Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Kanpur and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).Currently we have infrastructure of Integral Krishi Vigyan Kendra (IKVK), Solar based Hydroponics, Automatic weather station, Biogas plant, NADEP, Azolla etc. IIAST takes pride in conducting the RAWE programs, Kisan Goshtis and Research trials in collaboration with scientist and experts of the related field. Few of our students had also qualified PG-UPCATET and ICAR-JRF competitive examinations. In collaboration with the CCG&D of the university the students are placed in reputed companies and institutes. We aim to train human resource who will become active and independent researcher, entrepreneur, educator, and progressive farmers who would contribute to the field of agriculture and enrich it. To ensure the high quality of the educational program we will continue to promote reform and innovation.
|Director, IIAST||Prof. Mohd Haris Siddiqui|
|Contact(Ext. No.)||2101 / 3012|