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Faculty Of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences

Bachelors of Science (Hons) Agriculture

School of Agriculture established in 2014. This school offers, undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctoral program in Agriculture. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (4-year course spread over 8 semesters) with an intake capacity of 120 students. It is a four-year UG (Undergraduate) degree program that focuses on theoretical and practical training in various agricultural techniques. B.Sc. Agriculture offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates to work in various sectors of agriculture, from technical aspects to commercial opportunities, and from production to sales.

A student pursuing B.Sc. Agriculture degree will study Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Animal Science, Extension Education, Plant Biochemistry, Agriculture Economics and Fundamentals of Biotechnology, among other subjects. The course is based on ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) recommendations and is intended to teach students how to improve crop production in a sustainable manner while also providing a broad understanding of agriculture and allied fields. After going through common and elective courses in Agriculture during the degree programme, we have in the course curriculum an exposure of the students in complete rural settings where the students will go and live along with farm families in the villages and have the first-hand experience of their living, agricultural practices, difficulties and expectations. Students will be attached to an agriculture-based industry to acquaint themselves with post-harvest processing of agriculture produce and link agriculture production with industry. The student shall also be registered for opting for two modules for skill development and entrepreneurship.

The school features highly skilled Professors, well-equipped laboratories, classrooms, and a well-planned terraced student farm that reflects the typical hilly terrain. Occasional snowfall in the winter enhances the campus appearance and situates it in an area that is intermediate between temperate and subtropical climatic zones, allowing for research and teaching in both scenarios.

Duration: Four years (8 semesters)

Seats: 120

Eligibility: Candidates having passed 10+2 with Science and secured not less than 50% marks in aggregate for general category and 45% for SC/ST who have qualified AUCET. Candidates securing 50% marks in aggregate for general category (40% for SC/ST categories) who have appeared in state level entrance test conducted by CSKHPKVV, Palampur or Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (Solan).

Admission: Admission will be made on the basis of merit of entrance examination conducted by Abhilashi University (AUCET) or CSKHPKV Palampur or Dr. Y. S. Parmar UHF Nauni (Solan), Himachal Pradesh.

M.Sc. Agriculture (Entomology)

Entomology, a crucial branch of agricultural sciences, delves into the study of insects and their impact on crops and ecosystems. Himachal Pradesh, with its diverse agro-climatic zones, faces numerous challenges related to pest management and insect-borne diseases affecting agricultural productivity. The Department of Entomology at Abhilashi University, plays a pivotal role in addressing these challenges through its focused research, education and extension activities.


Deliver high-quality education and training to undergraduate and postgraduate students, fostering skilled professionals in entomology.

Conduct innovative and applicable research to develop sustainable strategies for pest management and insect control, aimed at enhancing crop productivity and reducing environmental impact.

Provide extension services and outreach programs to disseminate knowledge and technologies to farmers and stakeholders, promoting integrated pest management practices.


Proficient faculty with expertise in diverse areas of entomology, including insect taxonomy, ecology, physiology and integrated pest management.

State-of-the-art laboratory facilities equipped with modern instruments and tools for conducting cutting-edge research in insect biology and control methods.

Experimental field plots and insectaries for conducting field trials and studying insect behavior under controlled conditions.

Collaboration with national and international research institutions and agencies, facilitating interdisciplinary research and exchange of knowledge and resources.

Strong emphasis on practical training and hands-on experience through field visits, internships and project work, ensuring holistic learning and skill development among students.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters)

Seats: 15

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or related field from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates).

Join us at the Department of Entomology, where we strive towards excellence in understanding and managing insect pests for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation.

M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Pathology)

The Department of Plant Pathology offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary course that delves into the study of plant diseases, their causes, and management strategies. This field plays a crucial role in ensuring global food security by addressing issues related to crop health and productivity. The course encompasses a wide range of topics, including the identification of pathogens, the understanding of host-pathogen interactions, and the development of sustainable disease management practices. Students begin by exploring the fundamentals of plant pathology, gaining insights into the various types of pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that can adversely affect plants. The curriculum emphasizes the latest advancements in molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology to enhance the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of resistant plant varieties. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the course incorporates practical training in disease diagnosis and monitoring techniques. Students learn to identify symptoms, isolate and characterize pathogens, and assess the impact of diseases on plant populations. Field visits and internships provide hands-on experience, allowing students to apply their knowledge in real-world of agricultural. Furthermore, the curriculum addresses the importance of integrated pest management, emphasizing the need for a balanced and sustainable approach to control plant diseases. Students explore the use of biological control agents, resistant crop varieties, and cultural practices to minimize the reliance on chemical interventions. Upon completion of the program, students are well-trained to tackle challenges in plant health, contributing to global efforts to enhance agricultural productivity and food security. The Department of Plant Pathology is committed to nurturing skilled professionals who play a vital role in safeguarding the world's food supply.


To serve as a center of academic excellence in plant pathology graduate and postgraduate education.

Conduct basic and practical research aimed at detecting, identifying, and managing plant diseases.

To establish national leadership in plant pathology research by developing novel concepts and technology.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters)

Seats: 15

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture from a recognized University with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST).

M.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy)

Agronomy is a field of Agricultural Science that focuses on the study of crops and the soils they grow in. It involves the application of science and technology to enhance and manage the production of major food crops. Agronomy encompasses several aspects, including the principles and practices of soil; water, and crop management, methods that offer a conducive environment for crops to thrive, and research on plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. 

The department provides comprehensive and dynamic resident instructions for M.Sc programs in various fields of specialization. These include crop nutrition, water management, cropping systems, new crops, and weed science. The department has provided the much-required manpower for various development agencies. Its mandate is to develop cost-effective technology for the efficient and optimal use of resources. Additionally, it shares the responsibility of transferring technologies to the farmers and other end-users within and outside the state.


The department's vision is to cultivate future leaders in agronomy with strong ethical values and advanced technological skills, who will bring a global perspective to their work. Ultimately, these leaders will improve the livelihoods of farmers and transform agriculture into a thriving and profitable industry.


More crop per drop of water” through advanced water management techniques including micro irrigation.

More grain per gram of soil” through soil nutrient management techniques including fertigation. 

More productivity per unit of resources.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters)

Seats: 25

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture from a recognized   University with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST).

M.Sc. Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding)

The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at School of Agriculture was started in the year 2014 and Masters Programme in “Genetics and Plant Breeding” was first started in the year 2021.The main emphasis of the department is to develop skilled and efficient human resources in the field of Plant Breeding & Genetics for imparting education to students, undertaking appropriate research on crop improvement on sustainable basis in the hills and mountains and extend knowledge and skill to the hill farmers. The department also focuses on Generating Excellent Human Resource in Plant Breeding & Genetics and Improve Crops by sustainable utilization of Indigenous & Exotic Gene-Pools Following Modern Plant Breeding Approaches for Enhancing Food Production, Productivity & Nutritional Level in Accelerated & Precised Manner Under Changing Climatic Scenario in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Vision and Mission:

To ensure quality teaching in the Genetics, Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding related subjects and also to facilitate quality research work of PG students.

To impart capacity building to students through trainings and guidance.

To Collect, evaluate, maintain and characterize the genetic resources of field crops. 

To conserve the valuable crop genetic resources by in-situ methods and under controlled conditions. 

To evolve superior crop varieties/hybrids with high yield, quality, biotic and abiotic stresses using classical and also using biotechnological tools. 

To conduct multidisciplinary research for pyramiding multiple traits in crop varieties. 

To ensure quality seed production of seed chain of notified varieties.  

To disseminate the knowledge on latest farm technologies to the farmers through on farm and off farm mode.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters).

Seats: 15

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture from a recognized University with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST).

M.Sc. Agriculture (Agriculture Extension)

The course is intended to orient the students with the concept of extension education and its importance in Agriculture development and exposure to the students with various Rural development programmes aimed at poverty alleviation and to increase employment opportunities and their analysis. Besides, the students will be learning about the new innovations being brought into the Agricultural Extension in India.


Coordination and monitoring of technology application and frontline extension education programmes.

Strengthening agricultural extension research and knowledge management.

Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.


The vision of the Department of Agricultural Extension is to become a unit of excellence for the training of change agents and managers in effective and efficient agricultural extension delivery, communication for innovation and advisory services.

Strengthening process of Human Recourse Development through continuing education programmes.

Strengthening process of self-learning society.

Emphasis would be on expanding e-learning activities.

Conducting programmes to strengthen participatory democracy.

Establishing network to carry out activities of Human Value Education.

Making people aware about environmental issues by conducting awareness programmes.

Strengthening student counselling, placement, career guidance.


Our mission is to provide quality teaching, research and extension in human and organizational resource management for poverty reduction, agricultural and rural development.

Farmer-centric growth in agriculture and allied sectors through application of appropriate technologies in specific agro-ecosystem perspective.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters).

Seats: 15

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture from a recognized   University with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST).

M.Sc. Agriculture (Horticulture Vegetable Sciences)

Vegetable crops are one of the major components of horticulture produce. Himachal Pradesh is known for the production of off-season vegetables and seed production of temperate vegetables. The department is pioneer in contributing the improved technology for cultivation of vegetables under protected cultivation, organic farming and major off-season vegetable crops. The mandate of the department is focused on teaching and doing research activities related to vegetable crops.


Provide quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate students for human resource generation.

Undertake basic and applied research activities for developing strategies to enhance productivity of vegetable crops.


Commercial vegetable nursery production.

Well-equipped laboratory to carry out research work.

Different protected structures at experimental farm for off season vegetable production.

Well maintained experimental farm to carry out various research activities.

Duration: 2 years (Four semesters).

Seats: 25

Eligibility: A candidate who has passed Bachelor degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture from a recognized University with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST).

Ph.D. in Agriculture

Ph.D. Agriculture is a doctorate course in Agriculture. The course has a duration of 3 years and it is a full-time course. It is a research-based course. In the Ph.D. Agriculture duration, the candidates get to learn how to produce food, fibre and fuel. This course mainly covers areas like agronomy, plant genetics, plant physiology, soil sciences, crop management, agricultural economics etc. The students come to know about the fundamentals of agriculture and crop production.

In order to be eligible for a Ph.D. Agriculture course, a candidate will have to complete his/her Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 65 % marks. The admission is either on the basis of the marks acquired by a student in the entrance test or on the basis of their performance in the master degree course. The course offers a number of job profiles to the candidates like farm manager, research scholar, lecturer, etc. 

The future of the Ph.D. Agriculture students in India is always bright. They need not have to worry about jobs. Given below are few future prospects for these students:

The candidates may conduct research in different fields related to agriculture. They may either work at various agricultural labs or conduct their own personal research. They may invest their time discovering new techniques of agriculture and new ways to improve crop production.

The Ph.D. Agriculture students may also opt for an academic career path. They may teach at various prestigious educational institutes of the country. They are responsible for imparting agriculture-based knowledge to the students.

Seat: 02

Eligibility & Admission Criteria: A candidate with 55% marks (50% for ST/SC) at Master level in concern specialization. The admission shall be through AUCET except those who have qualified UGC-NET/CSIR (JRF, NET)/SLET/GPAT/direct awardees of DST/ICMR/DRDO/INSPIRE and other state or central level fellowship.

Two Years Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacist Training Course

The School of Veterinary Sciences of Abhilashi University was established in 2016 with the prospect of providing better learning facilities to the students, to nurture students into a skilled professional who can serve the society in a better way. The school of Veterinary Sciences is well-furnished with interacted smart boards in classrooms with tutorial rooms well-equipped with teaching tools for the effective delivery of lectures as per the requirements. The learning experience takes place both within and outside the classroom. The other facilities like livestock handling, laboratory, practical pharmacy, diagnostic tools, surgical tools, Library, centralised computer Lab and instruments laboratories as per the norms of statutory bodies are available in the school. With Focus on studies there is equal focus on overall development of the students via various activities / facilities like Sports ground, NSS etc. 

The School of Veterinary Sciences manages a livestock Farm consisting of different kinds of animals like Cattle, Sheep, Goat etc., which is dedicated completely for delivering the opportunity to learn the handling and management of healthy animals along with the treatment aspect of the ailing livestock in the farm or the farmers bringing their animals    from the adjoining areas.

Duration: 02 Years

Seat: 100

Eligibility: Candidates having passed 10+2/equivalent examination in any stream conducted by recognized education board/university/ council with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST).

Admission: Admission will be made on the basis of merit in 10+2