Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir is an agricultural university located in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. With its main campus in Shalimar, Srinagar, the University has multiple campuses, colleges, research and extension centres across the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh regions of the state.
History of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology was founded in the year 1982 by an Act passed by the State Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir. It was named after Kashmiri leader Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who is also known as Sher-e-Kashmir or Lion of Kashmir. The university had jurisdiction over the entire State of Jammu and Kashmir with its headquarter at Shalimar, Srinagar.
Faculties of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Following are the different faculties of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology:
Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura (Sopore), Baramulla
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Shuhama, Srinagar
Faculty of Postgraduate Studies at three campuses - Shalimar, Mirgund and Shuhama
Faculty of Fisheries, Rangil, Ganderbal
Faculty of Forestry, Benhama, Ganderbal
Faculty of Horticulture, Wadura (Sopore), Baramulla
Division of Sericulture, Mirgund (Baramulla) is offering UG and PG programmes
Division of Agricultural Engineering, Shalimar has started B. Tech course
The Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is the ex-officio - Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Vice-Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is Prof. Nazeer Ahmad. It is named after great patriotic leader Jenab Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah (popularly known as Sher-e-Kashmir) the agricultural education, research and extension training units were transferred to SKUAST from development departments of Jammu and Kashmir State - agriculture, animal husbandry, sheep husbandry and sericulture. The university operates on the Land-Grant College concept following the Model Act of SAUs evolved by ICAR. It is a multi campus university.
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(Last Updated on : 03-05-2018)
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