School of Agriculture

The School of Agricultural Sciences is the new initiative of Techno-India Group of Institutions where it is proposed to introduce B. Sc.(Hons.) in Agriculture degree course as per rules and regulations of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the system of agricultural education wherein teaching, research and extension programs are proposed to be included in conformity with maintaining standard at par with the other institutions imparting the degree in agriculture and allied sciences.

Agriculture graduates and scientists should increasingly seek employment and research opportunities in the frontier areas. While vocational education and hands-on-training will remain extremely important in the Indian context, the science-based hands on learning experience will be duly promoted.

Sister Nivedita University school of agriculture
Courses Years Semester Eligibility Criteria Marks Required
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture* 4 8 Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science) 60%

*Course curriculum as per Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Prof. (Dr.) Aftabuz Zaman

Director, School of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) A. Zaman is an internationally renowned scientist with specialization in agricultural water management and having a spectacular career of 39 years. His lifetime and original research contribution in the field of irrigation water management, rain-fed agriculture, cropping system, watershed management, dry land agriculture and bio-diversity conservation, to name a few, are globally appreciated leading to outstanding teachers in farm universities in India and abroad. A large number original concepts, strategies, techniques and tools those developed, which have contributed enormously to agricultural science and benefitted the global society. He served as Irrigation Agronomist and formerly Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Director of Research, Head, Department of Agronomy in Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (SAU), West Bengal, India. He is the former Chief Scientist in AICRP on Water Management (ICAR) and former Associate Director of Research, Regional Research Station, Old Alluvial Zone (Presently UBKV, Pundibari). He has coordinated, associated and has been involved in post-graduate teaching programs at the university and has significant research experiences in field of water management and in academia and well as having considerable administrative experiences in different capacity at various time frame. Dr. Zaman worked as Head, Irrigation Expatriate Team, Government of Uganda for 2 years under ITEC Programme being deputed by the Government of India to design, lay out and installation of famers managed small scale irrigation for sustainable crop cultivation. He was also designated as IFFCO-Chair Professor. His scholarly publications include more than 150 research papers most of which published in peer-reviewed journals having national and international reputes, 9 book chapters, 7 books with global publishing houses. His academic contribution was profusely appreciated by Dr Rash B. Ghosh, Fellow of Nobel Laureate Charles Town of California, USA where he became co-founder of International Institute of Bengal Basin and organized International Conferences in India and Bangladesh bi-annually. He organized and chaired many prestigious internal workshops, chaired many technical sessions in scientific meetings and platforms. He has delivered number of invited plenary lectures and key-note addresses and acting as member of Editorial Board members, Examiner and question setter in various agricultural universities in India and Bangladesh.

Sister Nivedita University Agriculture Faculty 1