Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences is an autonomous state government university located in Allahabad, India. Established in 1910 by Dr. Sam Higginbottom as Allahabad Agricultural Institute towards improving the economic status of rural population. It became the first institute in India to offer a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1942. In December 2016 the Uttar Pradesh State cabinet announced their decision to elevate the institution from the status of Deemed University to full-fledged State Government University by passing the SHUATS Act operational from 29-12-2016, thus renaming it to SHUATS. Previously as a tribute to its founder, the institution submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2009 to re-christen Allahabad Agricultural Institute as Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences. The Institute was conferred deemed university status on 15 March 2000 and got certified as a Christian Minority Educational Institution in December 2005. Earlier the MHRD has placed SHUATS in the list of elite category A deemed universities on the basis of the expert committee recommendation. SHUATS is a multi-faculty residential academic institution. The university offers forty two (42) undergraduate programmes, hundred and one (101) postgraduate programmes, sixteen (16) diploma programmes and doctoral programmes in various disciplines with over 10,000 students enrolled on campus. The Centres include Centre for Transgenic Studies, Centre of Advance Theological Studies Centre for Geospatial Technologies, Kattesh Katti Institute of Green Nanotechnology and Agri Nanotechnology. There are some institutes such as Jacob Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Shepherd Institute of Engineering and Technology, Warner College of Food and Dairy Technology, Vaugh School of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Naini Institute of Agriculture, Makino School of Continuing and Non-Formal Education, Gospel and Plough School of Theology, Yeshu Darbar Bible School. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences contains an academic staff of 454 members, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences contains students of 12331, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences consists of 8068 Undergraduates and 4263 Postgraduates. The Campus is situated in 900 acres (3,600,000 m2). The university is spread over an area of 900 acres lush-green campus, which includes 300 acres of research farms. The campus is divided into clusters of constituent schools and separate blocks for administration. The academic area chiefly comprises the main building, various departmental annexes and auditoria. The university has eleven (11) hostels on campus, six (6) womens, three (3) mens and 2 International hostels. The university provides an ideal milieu for interdisciplinary collaborative research and interaction between students and faculty. The major research areas include agronomy, mechanised agriculture, food processing, silviculture, genetic engineering, bioprocess engineering and computational biology among others. The research activities in the university are well-funded through extramural research funding from government agencies such as ICAR, DBT, NRSC, DST, MHRD, MRD, UPCAR and EU. The university increased its appeal among international students and attracts students from Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Guyana and several African nations. SHUATS has currently signed MoUs with more than 14 countries for academics and research. The university has been in collaboration with a Thailand-based Asian Institute of Technology for academics since 2011. Recently, SHUATS has collaborated with University of Missouri to explore the potential of green nanotechnology on agricultural economy.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.