Institute of Agricultural and Animal Science at Tribhuvan University
The Institute of Agricultural and Animal Science, which is now under Tribhuvan University has an interesting history behind it. It crossed barriers and evolved over time due to its earlier existence in the form of a school of agriculture under the ministry of agriculture in 1957. The aim of the school at that time was to train junior technical assistants in agriculture. However, later in the year 1968, it was upgraded to the college of agriculture and within the college a 2 year intermediate of agricultural science began.
To develop further, in 1972 it gained the status of the institute of agricultural and animal science and was taken under the Tribhuvan University. It is interesting to note that after gaining status, the institute saw its own buildings and facilities. Before this period the institute was being operated at Pulchok in Kathmandu as "Jagdamba Bhawan”. In 1974 it was relocated to its present site at Rampur in Chitwan district, where it was conceived and laid down.
Presently, the institute has its main campus at Rampur with its sister campuses, Lamjung Campus and Paklihawa Campus. The Lamjung campus is located at Sundar Bazar in Lamjung District while the Pakilhawa is situated at Bhairahawa in Rupandehi District.
Objective of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science
Need of agricultural activities is not unknown by the mankind as agriculture is vital for the survival of any economy. The Institute of Agricultural and animal Science under Tribhuvan University aims training individuals in agricultural and related activities. Also, it fosters and boosts research, development and use of technology in the field of agriculture.
Programs undertaken at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Tribhuvan University
The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Tribhuvan University offers Undergraduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral programs in the field of agriculture and related activities. It offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
and Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences
and Animal Husbandry
. Also, it offers Masters of Science in Agriculture
, Animal Science
, M.Sc. Aquaculture
and also offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
programs at Rampur. Even the campuses at Lamjung and Paklihawa is offering the initial two years of B. Sc. Agriculture course.
Admissions in Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Tribhuvan University
Admissions in Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science are based on merit and the applicant has to pass an entrance exam in order to get admitted.
Departments at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Tribhuvan University
There are 18 departments in Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science that offer several courses and programs to study in Tertiary Education:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Extension and Sociology
- Agricultural Statistics and Mathematics
- Animal Breeding and Biotechnology
- Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production
- Environmental Science
- Livestock Production and Management
- Plant Breeding
- Plant Pathology
- Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering
- Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
- Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacology and Surgery
- Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Epidemiology
- Veterinary Pathology, Theriogeonology and Clinic
For more details about the Institute of Agricultural and Animal Science visit www.iaas.edu.np/index.htm