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Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS)

Updated on: Oct 5, 2015

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In 2009, with due permission from the HRD ministry, the Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University was renamed as "Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS)" to honour the institute's founder, Dr. Sam Higginbottom. SHIATS is a deemed university specialising in the area of agricultural science & technology.

Classes began in 1912 with a "diploma in farm machinery & dairying" being offered from 1923, a "degree in agriculture" in 1932 and a "degree in agricultural engineering" in 1943. This was one of the first institute in Asia and the 4th in the world to offer an agricultural engineering degree.

In the year 2000, the Government of India declared the Allahabad Agricultural Institute as a Deemed University. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an "A" grade in 2013, and is also accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 2009 and by Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE) in 2010. An ISO 9001:2008 certified institution, it is also been put in "A" category by MHRD, government of India in 2014.

It is also a recognized member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Indian Agricultural Universities Association (IAUA), International Association of Universities (IAU), Association of Commonwealth Universities, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA).

SHIATS university currently offers 42 undergraduate programmes, 101 postgraduate programmes, 16 diploma programmes and doctoral programe in various disciplines.

List of Faculty at SHIATS University

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Business Studies
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Science & Education

Admissions Policy at Sam Higginbottom University

Since SHIATS is a Christian minority educational institute, 50% seats in the university are reserved for students from the Christian community provided that they produce the following documents during counselling:

a) Recommendation letter from the priest/ pastor of the church, authenticated by a senior pastor/ Bishop
b) Baptism/ confirmation certificate

The remaining 50% seats are allotted to general candidates on merit basis (entrance test or direct interview.)

Important dates

Online & offline applications begin: 10 December, 2015
Last date to receive offline application at institute: 12 May, 2015
Last date to apply online: 20 May, 2015
ICAR test for UG programs: 11 April, 2015
ICAR test for PG programs: 12 April, 2015
Entrance test for UG programs: 3 June, 2015 (9-11 am)
Entrance test for B.Ed & M.Ed programs: 3 June, 2015 (2-4pm)
Entrance test for B.P.Ed: 10 July, 2015
Admit card available online from: 20 May, 2015
Result by: 15 June, 2015
Counselling & registration begins: 30 June, 2015
Classes begin: 13 July, 2015


If you have appeared for the exams conducted by Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), you can check your exam results at the website www.ExamResults.net. The exact link for your result is: http://results.upeducation.net/aaidu/

Contact details

Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (SHIATS)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Pin: 211007
0532 268 4281
Website: www.shiats.edu.in

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