The Agricultural Institute was established under the leadership of Dr. Sam Higginbottom, in 1910, as an ecumenical Institution of the Christian Churches and Church organizations in India. Dr. Sam Higginbottom came to India in 1903 and joined the North India Mission of the Presbyterian Church. From 1903 to 1909, he taught economics and science in the Allahabad Christian College, presently known as Ewing Christian College, and at the same time studied the local dialect. During this period, he became a familiar figure in the surrounding villages.
The Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences (SHUATS) is established under U.P. Act No. 35 of 2016, as passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature. SHUATS is established and administered by the Ecumenical Minority Christian Society namely the Sam Higginbottom Educational and Charitable Society registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860 in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The University is a united endeavour of the Christian community in India for promoting rural life and development in conformity with the Christian vision of human kind and the creation. The University is held in trust as a common ecumenical heritage by the Christian Churches and Christian Organizations of the country. It seeks to be a national centre of professional excellence in education and service to the people with the participation of students and faculty members from all over India.
The University helps the young and old without coercion or compulsion to deepen their commitment to a life of service as exemplified in JESUS CHRIST; by means of presentation of the Gospel through teaching, worship and witness in accordance with the Christian belief. Dr. Sam Higginbottom established Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI) in 1910. On 15th of March 2000, upon the recommendations of University Grants Commission, and with the approval of Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, the Central Government issued notification No. F-9-26/94-U.3. dated the 15th of March 2000, declaring Allahabad Agricultural Institute as Deemed University. As a tribute to the founder Dr. Sam Higginbottom, who through his sincere services, hard work and dedication, contributed greatly towards enhancing the agriculture production in our country, a proposal was submitted to Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi to rechristen Allahabad Agricultural InstituteDeemed University as “Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences”. In view of the above, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi vide communication bearing reference No. F.13- 7/2008-U.3.A, dated September 22, 2009 approved renaming of the Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University as: “SAM.
In 2016, after considering the adequate availability of teaching / non-teaching staff and other essential infrastructure facilities in the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences.Deemed University(SHIATS), Allahabad, the Uttar Pradesh Legislature decided to upgrade, reconstitute and establish SHIATS as a full-fledged University under the State Act so as to ensure successive development of Agricultural Education, Research, Extension, Science, Technology and other disciplines in the State. The Uttar Pradesh Legislature was pleased to pass the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences, Uttar Pradesh Bill of 2016, and Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh very kindly gave his assent on the Bill on 27th December, 2016, thus, the SHUATS Act No. 35 of 2016 was published on 27th December, 2016. Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences,The Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences (SHUATS) is striving to acquire a place in the arena of International science and technology while holding a pioneering status in India. The University offers fourty-two (42) undergraduate programmes, hundred and one (101) postgraduate programmes, sixteen (16) diploma programmes and doctoral programe in various disciplines. The teaching and research faculties of the University have highly qualified professionals, trained in specialized areas of agricultural science and technology with several of them holding postgraduate degrees and doctoral degrees from universities abroad. The State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh had certified that the Institute is a Minority Educational Institution within the meaning of clause.
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Mission : To ensure successive development of Agricultural Education, Research, Extension, Science, Technology and other disciplines in the State. Vision: SHECS is an Educational and Charitable Society undertakes all levels of educational activities, i.e., primary, secondary and higher, professional education, Agriculture and technology for all round improvement in the quality of life ...
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