Academic Programs

Overview

College is all about exploring your interests, sharpening your skills and rethinking how you think. The academic experience you’ll get at the college does all of the above through unique and challenging courses.

In the classroom, our new general education program emphasizes rigor, innovation and creative thinking. But, we believe that learning extends beyond traditional classrooms, so we make it easy to connect with great internships as well as research opportunities.

It is a matter of pleasure for us to mention that HICAST has signed MoUs with many Governmental Organisations (GOs) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development, I/NGOs and private organisations as well as the universities abroad. Besides academic programmes, HICAST has been conducting research, training and out-reach activities and services like mobile veterinary camps as well as awareness campaigns in different parts of the country. HICAST has a good collective of highly experienced resource persons in the field of agriculture, livestock and veterinary science as well as food processing technology including dairy and meat technology.

HICAST has following Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

B.Sc. (Hons) Ag.
B.V.Sc. & AH

Post Graduate Program

M Sc Meat Technology
M Sc Dairy Technology
M Sc Ag (Agri-Business Management)

Upcoming Programs

  1. M.Sc.Ag. (Sustainable Agriculture & Climate Change)
  2. M.Sc.Ag. (Commercial Horticulture)
  3. M.Sc.Ag. (Animal Science & Bio-Technology)


Research & Training

Based on the need of various development organisations, governmental and non-governmental organisations and individuals, HICAST has been conducting various research and short-term training courses.

These courses are designed and conducted as per need/demand of the concerned sectors, farming communities, agro-industries and development workers/institutions.

HICAST conducts training on the following topics:

  1. Sustainable Development
  2. Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainable Livelihoods
  3. Sustainable Agriculture
  4. Bio-intensive Farming System and Food security
  5. Commercial Horticulture and Nutrition
  6. Value addition and Value Chain Analysis
  7. Project Proposal and Report Writing
  8. Promotion of Micro- and Agro-Enterprises
  9. Agri-Business Mgmt
  10. Skill development of Para-Veterinarians
  11. Entrepreneurial Skill development of JTAs/JTs

Our degree is tailored to meet the changing needs of the industry, and is continually updated in consultation with our industry advisers. You will study the merits and challenges of different farm production systems, explore the food chain, and learn about the production of safe food in the context of climate change, environmental protection and livestock welfare. These issues, associated with the future sustainability of farming systems, are high on our agenda. Though, our graduates have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers within the agricultural and related industries worldwide.

Structure

The course will be delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, and practical classes at the farms and laboratories. Our exceptional industry contacts and external visits to livestock and crop enterprises and agri-businesses will provide valuable additional case studies.

Modules are assessed through examinations and coursework, including real-life case studies, presentations and reports. There are timed, unseen examinations throughout each semester.

The research project is an integral part of the course. It provides the opportunity to study in-depth a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to employment aspirations.