LPU School of Agriculture is one of the top institutions for agriculture studies not only in Punjab but India also. Providing high quality graduate, post-graduate and research education for a wide range of agriculture programs; the School is committed to educate next generation of leaders in agriculture, agricultural research and produce. The curriculum is prepared by academicians of reputed institutes and experienced people from the related industry. Students are prepared to get acquainted with various advances in fields and facets of agriculture and related specializations. To generate skilled man power of entrepreneurships and researchers in agriculture, the students are equipped with breadth and depth of subject knowledge so that they are able to pursue higher studies in different fields of Agriculture. Different fields taught are agronomy, plant pathology, physiology, agricultural microbiology, biotechnology, economics, genetics, plant breeding, horticulture, entomology, soil & seed science, and many more.
Programs offered: (After 12th): B.Sc. Hons (Agri.), B.Sc.(Hons) - M.Sc. (Dual degree) (Agri). For higher studies M.Sc. (Agri) and studies for Doctoral degree are also available. The studies are benchmarked as with IOWA State University, and PURDUE University of the USA. All LPU agriculture programs are designed and delivered aiming the wholesome development of students.
Unique features: Cutting Edge courses in workshop Mode for hands-on experience: In addition to the regular course work, specially designed courses like practical crop production, nursery raising for horticulture crops, crop & seed identification lab, soil and water sampling/analysis, soil description/ interpretation lab, organic/chemical fertilizers, manure identification lab, diseases of horticultural crops, floriculture, vegetable crop production lab, bio-safety rules and intellectual property rights are offered to promote practical implication of various courses which train students for industry. Moreover, the school promotes healthy life by producing and direct marketing of certified organic fruit and vegetables from University’s orchard and farms.
Career Prospects: Teaching, research fellowship, development officers, self-employed (establishing agriculture based small industries), technical experts in companies related to pesticides, fertilizers, seeds and irrigation-systems. Students can make career in agriculture based industries- Apiculture, Poultry Farms, Biotechnology Firms, Scientific publishers and Biological supply houses. Government organizations Kribhco, NABARD, NFL, Agriculture insurance, and multinational seed and chemical companies Monsanto, Dow-Chemicals, Bayer, Syngenta, Mahyco, Gardha and many more are also helpful.
Achievements: Kunal Adhikari, a student of B.Sc (Agri.) won 1st prize in North Zone Competition “Anveshan-Research Convention”, organized by All India Universities Association at Kurukshetra University, Haryana , where Kunal competed against many doctorates and was awarded for innovative technology.
Placements: Well renowned firms, industries, services and agriculture based banks and corporate world will be invited for campus placements in 2015-16.