Sindh Agriculture University
|Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam https://www.facebook.com/sautandojam|
|(Sindhi: سنڌ زرعي يونيورسٽي ٽنڊوڄام)|
Seal of SAU
|Motto||Sustainable Agriculture For Food Security|
|Established||March 1, 1977|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Abdul Qadir Mughal|
|Location||Tandojam, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
|Colours||Green and White|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission|
|Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam|
Sindh Agriculture University, (Sindhi: سنڌ زرعي يونيورسٽي ٽنڊو ڄام ) is situated in Tando Jam town at 18 km from Hyderabad, on Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas highway and is about 200 km from Karachi airport linked with super highway to Hyderabad. Sindh Agriculture University is ranked 4th best university in Agriculture by the Higher Education Commission.
The university is an academic complex of five faculties, two centres, one constituent college and Directorate of Advanced Studies and Research. The five faculties are Faculty of Crop Production, Faculty of Crop Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences. Three graduate degree programmes are offered in the five faculties majoring in almost 36 departments. These include the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M), Bachelor of Engineering in Agriculture (B.E.Agriculture) and Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Honours. The university offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of M.Sc, degree in Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Engineering and in all the above mentioned disciplines of Agriculture. M.Phil and Ph.D degree programmes are also offered in selected subject areas where trained staff and other facilities are available.
A modest number of short courses and training programmes are regularly offered to meet the continuing and in service education needs of Agriculture Officers, Field Assistants, Bank Officials, Agricultural Technicians, Progressive Farmers, Small Farmers, Tenants, Gardeners, Housewives and other clientele groups.
The total area covered by the university is 416.66 acres (1.6862 km2) including an area of more than 80 acres occupied by residential and non-residential buildings of the University, Agricultural Research Institute, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Rural Academy, Agricultural Engineering Workshop, Drainage Research Centre, and Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
- 1 History
- 2 Faculties
- 3 References
- 4 External links
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (January 2014)|
Sindh Agriculture University was led by Dr. Irshad Ali Soomro Vice Chancellor from 1991-1995.
Commercial farming in Sindh Province has been initiated since the advent of Sukkur/Kotri Barrage Irrigation System. To ensure progress in the field of Agriculture the need for Agriculture Education was visualized after the availability of regular and sure supply of Irrigation Water from Sukkur/Kotri Barrage 1932. The King George Vth College of Agriculture was established at Sakrand district Nawabshah Sindh in 1939-1940. This first institute/college of Agriculture in Sindh Province was opened by his Excellence Sir.Lancelot Graham K.C.S.I., I.C.S. the Governor of Sindh on 1 October 1940. It aimed at producing Agriculture specialist for educating the farming community, it was decided to develop Agriculture College on special lines with greater facility for Academic staff, research laboratories for researchers and hostels for students and teachers etc. Thus the king George Agriculture College was shifted from Sakrand Nawabshah to its present venue Tandojam District Hyderabad in 1995 and the initial intake capacity of the college was raised from thirty students in 1940 to three hundred students in 1955.
The Agriculture College Tandojam was upgraded to the status of a full-fledged Agriculture University in the month of March 1977 under the Sindh Agriculture University act 1977.
During the tenure of Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro as a Vice Chancellor 1991-1995 goal oriented and target achieving policies have brought the Academic, Educational and other standards of University so high that within very short period Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam became one of the best educational universities in the country.
During he period between 1991-1995 more than twenty research projects were funded by the World Bank, USAID, ODA, PARC, Science Foundation and University Grant Commission were operational in various departments of the University.
To provide the Agriculture Education at the door step to the students residing in the North of the Sindh Province New Agricultural College was established with efforts Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro in Dokri Larkana in the year 1991 and the students from Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Khairpur and Larkana Districts to get their bachelors in Agriculture near their home towns were admitted in the college.
To maximize the benefits of staff developments, technical assistance, training and strengthen the agriculture research capabilities in priority areas, Animals Husbandry, Veterinary Sciences, Soil Science, Horti Culture, Agriculture Extensions and Rural Sociology component from the World Bank funded Agriculture Research Projects (ARP II) was obtained for Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam and twining agreement under ARP II project with the World Bank and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council for the S.A.U component was signed by Dr.Soomro in September 1994. Under this ARP II project seven Ph.D Scholars to do their research work leading to Ph.D, two Post Doctoral Fellows and five out of twelve short study trainees were immediately sent by Dr.Soomro to the Minnesota University of the United States of America.
To improve the standards of the Education and improve the Academic qualifications of the teachers in agreement with ODA for bilateral link program in field of Plant Physiology and Bio-Chemistry was signed and ten Agriculture University teachers were sent to the United kingdom for improving their qualifications and doing research work leading to Ph.D at the University College of North Wales Bangor UK during the year 1991-1995.
To improve crop yield, increase tolerance disease, better growth under unfavorable condition Department Bio-Technology was strengthened. To strengthened the Bio-Technology department another bilateral programme with the efforts of Dr.Soomro was under way with the Wye College University of London in the field of Bio-Technology.
During the tenure of Dr.Soomro from 1991-1995 more than fifty, competent, eligible, deserving senior and junior teachers working BPS-17 to BPS-20 were sent by Dr.Soomro to the reputable Universities, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia and the United States of America etc. for higher studies to improve their Academic qualifications by getting Ph.D in twenty five different, essential and important subjects in the field of Agriculture Engineering and Water Management, Animal Husbandry, Horti Culture, Crop Production, Soil Science, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Extension, Rural Sociology, Crop Protection and Veterinary Sciences.During same period so many teachers including Professors were also sent by Dr.Soomro to the Turkey, Hungary, Egypt and so many other countries to get short-term training in their relevant subjects.
Most of them who after completing their higher studies leading to Ph.D are busy in teaching and some of them are also serving the Nation in various departments of province and Federal Government i-e, Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibopoto Assistant Professor Agriculture University Tandojam who was sent abroad UK to do his Ph.D by the Vice Chancellor Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro during early 90’s is serving as a Chairman Science Foundation Government of Pakistan.
With Dr. Soomro's personal efforts, Agriculture University has received considerable Scientific Equipment and thousands of books under bilateral link agreement with the Bangor University UK which were used for the practical training of students.
With personal efforts of Dr.Soomro an English Language Development Centre with ODA funding with association of British Council was established by Dr.Soomro and two language experts from UK with the local supported staff were engaged to teach English as a Foreign Language to the students of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam.
After a thorough need assessment exercise new departments such as Agro-Forestry, Fisheries, Food and Fiber Technology, Agricultural Credit and Marketing were established for the purpose of ARP II Development Project of Sindh Agriculture Tandojam at the total cost of Rupees 310 Million was approved by the Federal Government with anticipation that these departments will start functioning in very near future.
The Ph.D Degree Programme was promoted by Dr.Soomro and about 140 Ph.D Scholars were registered in the various departments of the Agriculture University during 1991-1995. At that time Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam was the only university in the country where such a large number of the students from all over the country were enrolled in Ph.D Programmes in the field of Agriculture and Animal Sciences .
The American Ambassador John C Manjo from Islamabad, American Council General Mr. Richard Faulk from Karachi came to visit the University.
Teams of Cadets from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul under the leadership of high ranking Army Officers and students from various Army, Navy and Air force Institute came to visit the Sindh University Tandojam during 1991-1995.
Three Lt.Generals and Corps Commandars of Sindh visited the University several times at different occasion during the year 1991-1995.
Ten hostels on campus for boys went short to accommodate the students and to provide more accommodation facilities to the students a project for additional hostels was approved by the Federal Government and the constructions work was to be started.
Teachers like Professor Dr.Rajab Memon who also served as Dean of the Faculty Social Sciences and later became the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. A.Q. Mughal who has also served as a Dean and later he also became the Vice Chancellor of S.A.U Tandojam, Professor Dr. Mohammad Ishaq Memon, Professor Dr.Agha Karmullah, Professor Dr.Ghulam Hussain Memon, Professor Dr.Rahim Bux Mirbhar, Professor Dr.Araz Mohammad Unar, Professor Dr.Laeeq Ahmed Siddiqui, Professor Imam Bux Koondhar, Professor Mohammad Ishaaq khumbhar, Professor Dr. Mian Dad Pardehi, Professor Dr.Ghulam Rasool Solangi, Professor Dr.Shair Deen Bukhari, Professor Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaang, Professor Dr.Noor Nabi Ansari,Professor Dr. Shahnawaz Buroro, Professor Dr.Jamil-u-deen Warsi, Professor Dr.Ghos Bux Esadi, Dr.Abdul Jabbar Malik, Dr.Mohammad Khan Lohar, Dr.Gulam Hussain Abro, Dr. Saleem Mohammad Saif, Dr.Roshan Wagan, Dr.Mirza Masood Ali Baig, Dr. Noor Mohammad Shahani, Dr.Mola Bux Khumbhar, Dr.Mir Mohammad Rajper, Dr.Ghulam Mohammad Rahoo, Dr.Shafi Nizamani, Dr.Mohammad Saleem kamdar, Dr. Saban Shah Bhukari, Dr. Umar Mallah, Dr.Nazeer Ahmed Laghari, Dr.Mohammad Saleem Saif, Dr.Khuda Bux Mirbhar, Dr.Nisar Ahmed Memon, Dr. Jai Mal Dahnadi, Professor Mohammad Samoo,Professor Mohammad Saleh Soomro, Professor Nazir Ahmed Chodury, Professor Fazal Karim Rajput, Professor Najam-ul-Hassan Rizvi, Professor Abdul Sattar Arain, Professor Mohammad Jameel Rajput, Professor Abdul Wahab Khoso, Professor Khair Deen Tunio, Professor Ghulam Mohammad Soomro, Professor Maqbool Ahmed Khan, Professor Abdul Rahim Pahnwar, Professor Abdul Latif Soomro, Professor Waseem-u-din Mohammad Khan and so many others who have contributed to higher standards of education in the field of Agriculture.
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam was never closed during the period of Dr.Soomro 1991-1995. To check the welfare of the students and to know their problems special sittings with all the students in open ground of the hostels were held by the Vice Chancellor regularly during his monthly visits of the hostels.
During the period of Dr. Soomro opportunities for the Agriculture Universities direct involvement in Agriculture development included the consultancy and assistance to the Government and Semi-Government agencies in Policy Formation, Programme Development Work with Farmers, Lifelong Education of Agricultural and Rural clientele groups, Technology Transfer and Communicataion, Undertaking Applied and Problem Solving Projects launchings on campus and off campus production programme of various kinds.
The Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam among others the following new facility services during the 1991-1995;
University Extension Services to share responsibilities on farm extension work and to provide feedback to teachers and researchers on current farm problems and constraints.
Communication Service Support centre to develop audio-visual materials for Agricultural communications and to conduct out research and distance Education Programme aimed at the Agriculture Development.
Computation and informatics with main-frame computer centre, micro-computer laboratory and economic data analysis laboratory to assists in Academic Programme and to compile, manage and disseminate Agriculture Research and Development Information.
University was also engaged in farm consultancy services to the growers through farmer advisory cell and implemented the service offered by the Agriculture Department of Sindh. Technical Agriculture services to provide advisory services and to produce materials in respect of new varieties and exotic crops and enterprises. Livestock management services to provide assistance in livestock health, husbandry, nutrition and breeding. Engineering extension services to assists farmers, engineering farms in Agriculture machinery management, production, standardization and marketing.
Agriculture University was also involved in farming system research at two locations Hala and Tando Mohammad Khan at farmers fields in Sindh Province to taste the efficacy of location, specific technology packages developed by the experts drawn from different disciplines. This research cum extension approach was also extended to other locations for conducting quality research for solving the real life problems of farmers. During the period 1991-1995 the efforts were under way to plant orchards, raised nursery and stock establish seed multiplication farms, fish farms and such other enterprises instrumental in Agricultural Technology transfer and help the farming community. To attain the self-sufficient in food, lots of attentions was paid to the extensions research work in the field of plant breeding and genetics, entomology, post management agronomy and bio-chemistry considerable research work done in various other departments of the University the research work was related to the Agriculture and Commercial needs of the Province and the country.
On the Academic side Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro to provide the agriculture education at the door step of the students of upper Sindh started ZA Bhutto Agricultural College Dokri Zulfqar Ali Bhutto Agriculture College at Dokri near Larkana Sindh with meager resources and amid strong opposition from elements who did not want the people of upper Sindh to benefit from an institute of higher learning.
Agriculture college was supposed to be inaugurated on the July 16th 1994 by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Mohtrama Benezair Bhutto but due to severe weather and stormy raining her helicopter could not landed therefore Mr.Nisar Ahmed Khoro has presided the function and addressed the gathering along with other notables who especially came to attend the ceremony from various parts of Sindh and country.
During the tenure period of Dr.Irshad Ali Soomro as a Vice Chancellor 1991-1995 first time in the history of Agriculture University pre-basic and basic seed was provided to the growers and an advisory cell for the help of the growers was established on the campus.
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering
|Faculty of Agricultural Engineering|
|(Sindhi: زرعي انجنيئرنگ فيڪلٽي)|
Official logo of FAE
|Motto||Engineering For Food and Fiber|
|Dean||Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saffar Mirjat|
|Location||Tandojam, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission and PEC|
|Faculty Of Agricultural Engineering|
The faculty’s regular academic and professional education is offered by its six integral departments namely:
- Department of Farm Power and Machinery
- Department of Irrigation and Drainage
Department of Irrigation and Drainage was established in 1977 under the umbrella of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering to produce young engineers and scientists in this field
- Department of Farm Structure
- Department of Basic Engineering
- Department of Environment and Energy
- Department of Land and Water Management
Keeping in view the importance of technical education in Land and Water Resources Management, Department of Land and Water Management was established in December 1985 in the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering in order to produce graduates with technical expertise in the field of Land and Water Management.
Faculty of Crop Production
- Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
- Department of Soil Science
- Department of Agronomy
- Department of Plant Physiology & Biochemistry
- Department of Biotechnology
- Department of Horticulture
- Department of Food technology
Faculty of Crop Protection
- Department of Entomology
- Department of Plant Pathology
- Department of Plant Protection
Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences
- Department of Agriculture Economics
- Department of Agriculture Education Extension and Short Courses
- Department of Rural Sociology
- Department of Statistics
- Department of English
- Department of Islamic & Pakistan Studies
Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences
- Department of Anatomy and Histology
- Department of Pharmacology
- Department of Physiology and Biochemistry
- Department of Animal Nutrition
- Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
- Department of Animal Product Technologies
- Department of Livestock Management
- Department of Poultry Husbandry
- Department of Veterinary Medicine
- Department of Veterinary Surgery and Obstetric
- Department of Animal Reproduction
- Department of Veterinary Parasitology
- Department of Veterinary Pathology
- Department of Veterinary Microbiology
Information Technology Centre
|Information Technology Center|
|(Sindhi: انفارميشن ٽيڪنالجي سينٽر)|
|Director||Dr. Gordhan Das|
|Location||Tandojam, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission|
|Information Technology Center|
Information Technology Centre (ITC) was established in March 2002 at Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam under a development project approved by the Government of Pakistan. The ITC offers 4-year (8 terms) degree program to award Bachelor of Science Honors in Information Technology (BSIT Hons.).