As a tribute to the founder Dr. Sam Higginbottom, who through his sincere services, hard work and dedication has contributed greatly towards enhancing the agriculture production in our Country, a proposal was submitted to Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi to re-christened Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University as “Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences”.
In view of the above, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi vide communication bearing reference No. F.13-7/2008-U.3.A, dated September 22, 2009 has permitted Re-Christening of the Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University as: “SAM HIGGINBOTTOM INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES” (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute), (Deemed-to-be-University).

Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHIATS), is striving to acquire a place in the arena of International Science and Technology while holding a pioneering status in India. The University offers thirty nine (39) Undergraduate Programmes, hundred and one (101) Postgraduate programmes, eighteen (18) Diploma programmes and Doctoral programe in various disciplines.
The teaching and research faculties of the University have highly qualified professionals, trained in specialized areas of Agricultural Science and Technology with several of them holding Post Graduate degrees & Doctoral Degrees from universities abroad.
The State Govt. of U .P. had certified that the Institue is a Minority Educational Institution within the meaning of clause (i) of article 30 of the Constitution of India, vide their letter No. 4894 15-80 (ii) dated the 12th of Sept. 1980. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi vide D.O.No.F.20-71/2005-U.3 dated 21st December 2005 also recognized the Institute as a Minority Institution.
Being a Deemed-to-be University, SHIATS does not require any approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for technical and Management courses and is empowered to award degrees as specified and notified under section 22 of University Grant Commission (UGC) Act 1956 (Notification No F.2-1/2006 U.3(A) dated 7th April 2006) issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Preamble:

The Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences is a united endeavor of the Christian community in India for promoting rural life and development in conformity with the Christian vision of human kind and the creation. The Institute is held in trust as a common ecumenical heritage by the Christian Churches and Christian Organizations of the country. It seeks to be a national centre of professional excellence in education and service to the people with the participation of students and faculty members from all over India. The University upholds and strives to achieve the following:

a) Responsible stewardship of the environment and its resources,
b) Sustainable development,
c) Linkage of learning and Research to the needs and life of the people,
d) Justice to the minorities, and other weaker sections of the Society, especially to women and the rural poor,
e) Holistic formation of the human person in, with and through the community for leadership instilled by Christian values,
f) National Unity and communal harmony,
g) International fellowship and cooperation in the educational and developmental ministry in the service of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

In all of the above, the University helps the young and old without coercion or compulsion to deepen their commitment to a life of service as exemplified in JESUS CHRIST; by means of presentation of the Gospel through teaching, worship and witness in accordance with the Christian belief.

Students enrolled in the academic programmes are exposed to various technical training, which enables them to develop skills in their respective field. The University keeps the students informed about potential job opportunities and helps them in making prudent decisions for their future careers. It maintains and promotes close linkages and active contact with potential employers both National and Multinational, while involving their executives and facilitates their interaction with the students through lectures, discussions and classroom participation. The University also strives to prepare it’s students to take their places as farm managers, agricultural scientists, agricultural officers, extension workers, managers, educationists, agricultural administrators, agricultural scientists, bio-technologists, micro-biologists, bio-chemists, engineers, software professionals, dairy technologists, nutritionists, textile designers, theologians and pharmacists.
SHIATS is a recognized member of International Association of Universities, Association of Indian Universities and Indian Agricultural Universities Association.

Objectives of the University:

(a) To promote and provide making provision for instruction and training in the areas of study relevant to Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Rural Economic Development, Agricultural Engineering, Engineering & Technology, Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Human Health, Sanitation, Home Science, Management, Community Development, Health & Medical Education, and other relevant Sciences, Technologies and Humanities, Social Scienes, Christian Studies and Theology for all round improvement in the quality of life through University or other Campuses, Colleges, Institutions of the Society within and outside the country.
(b) Opportunities for the Integration of formal and non-formal learning with practical experience in these fields.
(c) Furthering the prosecution of research, particularly in Agricultural and Rural problems, Forestry, Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Human and Animal Health, Religious and Moral Education through Christian Theology and Higher Education Disciplines relevant to holistic development of the Society; and
(d) Undertaking field and extension programmes.
(e) Programmes of teaching and extension work for Agriculture, Human Health, Women's Development, Rural Development and Vocational Programmes to uplift Socio-Economic status of the people in Rural India.
(f) Innovations in education, new methods of teaching and learning, and integral development of personality;
(g) Studies in various discipline;
(h) Inter-disciplinary studies
(i) National integration, Secularism and international understanding.
(j) Education at all levels to children, adults, women in the state and country, especially living in the Rural Neighborhood and;
(k) To do all such acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Society.
(l) To serve and work towards improvement and development of Rural Life both among the Church and her people, and the general population in the rural areas.
(m)To fulfil the command "Feed the hungry" received by the founders, through undertaking transfer of technology mission in order to enable Indian farmers to produce more food and achieve self-reliance.
(n) To accomplish the vision of "The Gospel and The Plough" enunciated by the founders of the Institution, which means to convey the message of freedom from spiritual and material poverty through the technology of Agriculture together with Preaching of message of Jesus Christ, healing and evangelism for salvation of all mankind.
(o)To promote the study of Christianity and to give instruction in Christian Theology and religion and to impart moral and physical training;
(p) To promote the study of religions, philosophy and culture of India;
(q) To promote especially the educational and cultural advancement of the Christians in India.
(r) To provide opportunities for education and learning by doing in areas of Agriculture and Rural Economic Development geared to the promotion, advancement and sharing of Scientific knowledge, for the development of Christian men and women in particular, for the rural population in India and others in general.
(s) To organize and to undertake extra-mural studies and extension services and other measures for the promotion of adult education;
(t) To prepare young men and women as citizens imbued with the zeal and spirit of service in keeping with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(u) To give effect to the spirit of national and international goodwill and friendship and partnership, as well as the desires of the peoples of other areas and countries to share their best with each other for the overall sustainability of human life on planet earth.
(v) To provide and promote instructions and training in such branches of learning as The Society may deem appropriate.
(w)To do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or desirable to further the objects of the Society.
(x)To do all such things as may be incidental and necessary or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Society referred to or implied above.
(y) To maintain the historical Christian character and vision of the Institutions established by the Christian Churches and Christian organizations under the leadership of Dr. Sam Higginbottom.
(z) To supervise/evaluate and promote the work of the University, Church work, Schools and Colleges, Campuses of the Institute, Social activities, Religious and Charitable activities, other educational and auxiliary units.

AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY

Prof. (Dr.) Jetti A. Oliver , Chairman,
SHECS & Chancellor of the University


Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra B. Lal
Chief Executive, SHECS & Vice Chancellor of the University


Executive Officers :


Prof. (Dr.) Sunil B. Lal,
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Prof. (Dr.) Newman Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
Prof. (Dr.) A. K. A. Lawrence Registrar
Prof. (Dr.) Nahar Singh Director (Extension)
Mr.Vinod B.Lal Director (Administration)
Dr. B.B.Rai Director (Development)
Prof. (Dr.) Arif A. Broadway, Director (Research)
Prof. (Dr.) Newman Fernandes, Distance Education Director
Mr. Ranjan A. John, Director (HRM & R)


FACULTY STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

FACULTY OF BUSINESS STUDIES

FACULTY OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY & DAIRYING


FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE & eDUCATION


Faculty of Health Sciences

DIRECTORATES OF THE UNIVERSITY

DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH

DIRECTORATE OF EXTENSION

DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION


DIRECTORATE OF SEED & FARM

DIRECTORATE OF CONTINUING AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION

DIRECTORATE OF AUXILIARY UNIT

DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

DIRECTORATE OF CHAPLAINCY, GUIDANCE & COUNSELING

 


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