Allahabad Agricultural Institute Distance Education Courses & Admission Procedure

The university is now renamed Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences. The University is located in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Being set up as an agriculture education college in the year 1910, the university is one of the oldest of its kind in South Asia. The college was recognized as a deemed university by the UGC in 2000. It was Dr. Sam Higginbottom who first laid the idea for the Agricultural Institute in 1910 which began in association with the Christian Churches organization in India. He was a teacher of economics and science at Allahabad Christian College. He has done major contributions to the agricultural sector of India.

The Institute began as a center for training courses and programs in agriculture. Diploma courses were the first courses conducted by the institution and later in 1932 agricultural degree courses were started. The Department of Agricultural Engineering was founded by Prof. Mason Vaugh in the 1940s. The University is B++ accredited by NAAC. The University has a fully functional library with a collection of over 1 lakh books. The collection includes textbooks, journals, a thesis, reference books, research materials, and much more. The students and the faculty members have access to all kinds of books in all subjects. The Library is well organized with a newspaper section, periodicals section, new arrivals, and circulation desk. In addition, there are also separate libraries in each department.

The University conducts various courses in Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Science, Business Studies, Theology, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Farming, Humanities, Social Science, Educational Science, Film, Media Studies, Alternative Medicine, and Health Sciences. A separate hostel facility is available for men and women with good rooms, mess, and other facilities. The college is also active in sports activities and gives apt importance to the development of the physical and mental health of the students through sports and games.

Distance Education Courses offered by the University are:
M.Sc (Computer Science)
B.Sc (Computer Science )
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application – PGDCA