Agriculture today ranks among the foremost professions charting the economic growth and destiny of the country. Accordingly, agricultural education, research and extension have become major national issues of top priority. The Glocal University, School of Agricultural Sciences was established in the year 2014 in the foot hills of Shivalik Range and spread over 900 acres agricultural land with beautiful campus, to achieve excellence and relevance in education, technology, development dissemination and knowledge management in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
The mission of the School of Agricultural Sciences is to improve the quality of life of people, especially the rural masses dependent upon agriculture, through quality human resource development for efficient, effective and gainful utilization of productive resources, leading to knowledge led agrarian transformation and sustainable development of agriculture, horticulture and forestry for addressing food security, nutritional adequacy, employment opportunity and eco-environment concerns.
School of Agricultural Sciences offers three undergraduate programmes viz., B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Forestry and B.Sc Horticulture with maximum intake of 60 students in each course and has linkages in academic programmes with other School of Science & Technology, School of Business & Commerce, School of Life and Allied Health Sciences.
The School of Agricultural Sciences has special features viz., student Advisory System, Regular upgradation of courses curricula, IV Dean’s committee recommendation of ICAR Govt. of India for revised undergraduate programme for the course and curriculum have been implemented. 200 – 210 net instructional days of teaching, course work of 165-170 credit hours in each undergraduate programme, personality development through co-curricular and extracurricular activities, practical training through Practical Corp Production (PCP), earn while you learn programme, work programme and Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE). RAWE is an innovative feature of B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Forestry and B.Sc Horticulture programmes which exposes students to real farming situations and hands on training. This also emphasizes application of technology learnt from improving agricultural production through interventions of Plant Health Clinic, Industrial Attachment, Village attachment and Field Visits.
The School of Agricultural Sciences has excellence in Education, Research and Extension through contributions of its illustrious, well experienced faculty of international repute with modern facilities viz., smart class rooms, labs, educational Technology Cell, Conference Room, central Library with online facilities Hostels with modern amenities, Gymnasium and University Stadium, central Computing Facilities and Forum for Personality Development.