The University College of Agriculture is the premiere institute of the south western region of Punjab. The college is committed to provide quality education & undertake region centric research to evaluate cost effective, production & protection technology.
The qualified & and dedicated faculty of the college, good infrastructural facilities & committed management will create right ambiance for producing world class graduates & excellent human resource for the country. The college wills such measure to the expectations of all stake holders.
from dean's desk
It gives me immense pleasure that one of the premier College in Agriculture has been established by Guru Kashi University Talwandi Sabo, in the rural hub of Malwa belt of Punjab. The College will enlighten the education deprived regions of three states, namely Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan by spreading quality agricultural education. The College will surely work for the well being of rural populace of the region particularly farming community. The region centric research will solve local issues and provide solutions at door steps of the farmer which will boost agrarian economy. The qualified and dedicated faculty of the college, good infrastructural facilities and committed management will create right ambiance for producing world class graduates and excellent human resource for the country. I wishfully think that the college will measure to the expectations of all stake holders.
Agriculture has been the mainstay of Indian economy since ages. The science and art of agriculture has many references in the Vedic Literature and the ancient history of the mankind. The agriculture sector in India provides employment to 58% of the population of the country and contributes about 17-18 % to the Gross Domestic Product. Trained human resource has been the key factor behind the Green Revolution that has led India to become self reliant in food and becoming a fast developing economy. Knowledge based, input-use efficient, eco-friendly and high tech precision agriculture has been the next stage for which efforts have been recognized by Guru Kashi University in planning, designing and executing the agricultural educational programmes. Considering the importance of Agricultural Education, Vice-Chancellor Dr. D. S. Hira, recommended the establishment of college of agriculture at GKU. As a result of this recommendation, college of agriculture was established in 2011 at GKU. The study programmes are as suggested by Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi.
Diploma in Agriculture Science-1 Year 2016 Onwards
Diploma in Veterinary animal health Technology
Diploma in Veterinary Science
M. Sc Fruit Science
M. Sc Agronomy
M.Sc Plant Pathology
M. Sc Vegetable Science
Ph.D Plant Pathology
PH.D Vegetable Science
PH.D Fruit Science
Scope of Agriculture
Proverbially, India is known as “Land of Villages”. About 69% of India’s population lives in villages. Most of this population is directly or indirectly involved in agricultural and allied activities. Agriculture is the dominant sector of our economy and contributes in various ways such as:
National Economy: In 2017-18, agriculture contributed about 17-18 % in the Indian GDP followed by 27% share of Industry and 59% of service sector. Notwithstanding the declining trend in agriculture’s share in the GDP, it is critical from the income distribution perspective as it accounted more than 50 % employment in the country according to Census 2011. Hence growth in agriculture and allied sectors remains a ‘necessary condition’ for inclusive growth.
Food production: Considerable progress has been made on this front. Foodgrain production rose from 52 million tonnes in 1951-52 to 279.5 million tonnes in 2017-18. India ranks first in the world in milk production, which went up from 17 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 176.35 million tonnes in 2017-18. Thus, India not only became the self sufficient in food production but started some of the agricultural products.
Emergence of Agro-Industrial Inputs: Most of the industries depend on the raw material or produce generated by agriculture sector. The agro and food processing industries have become vital sources for generating income and employment. The industries like cotton textile, jute, paper, sugar depends totally on agriculture for the supply of raw material. The small scale and cottage industries like handloom and power loon, ginning and pressing, oil crushing, rice husking, sericulture fruit processing, etc are also mainly agro based industries.
Fruit Science Lab
In Fruit Science Lab practicals are performed those imparts the knowledge about different aspects of fruit cultivation from planting to post harvest management of fruit crops.
In Biotechnology lab practicals are performed those imparts the knowledge about different aspects of tissue culture technology.
Botany and Micro Biology
Students at work performing microbiology practicals in microbiology lab
Practicals performed in computer lab those imparts the knowledge about computer hardware and software programmes.
Practicals performed in entomology lab those imparts the knowledge about life cycle of insect, harmful and useful insects, effect of insect pest on crops, their symptoms and control.
Livestock and Veterinary Science Lab
Practicals performed in livestock & veterinary scinence lab those imparts the knowledge about detection of diseases, effect of diseases on animals, their symptoms and control measures.
Soil Science lab
Practical performed in soil science lab imparts the knowledge about the physical and chemical properties of soil. Soil testing and water testing is also performed in this lab.
Vegetable Science Lab
In Vegetable science lab practicals are performed those imparts the knowledge about different aspects of vegetable cultivation from planting to post harvest management of vegetable crops.
Different activities are performed by the students on different occasions under the NSS program.Seminar on Digital Payment
Crop residue management in agronomy farm by students of B.Sc. agriculture.