Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences

               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. In order to obtain more academic freedom and to strengthen the specialized programmes of Teaching, Research and Extension a proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India by the Director, Dr. Rajendra B. Lal on the 31st of August 1994, that the Institute be granted the status of a Deemed University. In 1997 a team of experts from ICAR and UGC visited the Institute and gave their recommendation that the Institute be declared as a Deemed University, as it had all the potentials of a University. On the 15th of March 2000, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Honable Minister of HRD, Govt. of India, gave his approval to the recommendations of the UGC.


In the present context the University known as Allahabad Agricultural Institute- Deemed University, is striving to acquire a place in the arena of International Science and Technology while holding a pioneering status in India. The University offers Twenty Eight (28) Undergraduate Programs, Forty Eight (48) Postgraduate programs, Eleven (11) Diploma programs, and Doctorates 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 Post Graduate degrees & Doctoral Degrees from universities abroad.


The Allahabad Agricultural Institute- Deemed University is a united endeavour of the Christian community in India, for promoting rural life and development in conformity with the Christian vision in relation with the 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 center of professional excellence in education and service to the people with the participation of its students and faculty members from all over India.

The University upholds and strives to achieve the following:
a) Responsible stewardship of the environment and its resources.
b) Sustainable development.
c) Linkage of Learning and Research to the needs and life of the people.
d) Justice to the minorities, and other weaker sections of the society, especially to women and the rural poor.
e) Holistic formation of the human person in, with and through the community for leadership instilled by Christian values.
f) National Unity and communal harmony.
g) International fellowship and co-operation in the educational and development ministry in the service of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.


a) To conduct and manage the affairs of University, which is a Christian Educational Institution herein after, referred to as the Institute/Deemed University established and administered by the society.

b) To promote and provide instruction and training in areas of study relevant to Agriculture, Rural Economic Development, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Animal Health, Human Health, Sanitation, Home Science Management, Community Development, Health Education, Christian Studies and other relevant Sciences, Technologies and Humanities for all round improvement in the quality of life through Deemed University or other campuses, colleges, Institutions of the society within and outside the country.

c) Opportunities for the integration of formal and non-formal learning with practical experience in these fields.

d) Research relevant to emerging agricultural and rural problems. Introduce programs of teaching and extension work for agriculture, human health, women`s development, rural development and vocational programs and to uplift socio-economic status of the people in rural India.

e) Education at all levels to children, adults, women in the State and Country, especially those living in the rural neighbourhood of the Institute.

f) To serve and work towards the improvement and development of rural life both amongst the Church and her people and the general population in the rural areas.

g) To fulfill the command "Feed the Hungry" received by the founders, by undertaking transfer of technology mission in order to enable Indian farmers to produce more food and achieve self-reliance.

h) To accomplish the vision of "The Gospel and the Plough" enunciated by the founders of the Institute which means to convey the message of freedom from spiritual and material poverty through the technology of agriculture together with preaching of the message of Jesus Christ, healing and evangelism for salvation of all mankind.

i) To provide opportunities for education and learning by doing in areas of agriculture and rural economic development geared to the promotion, advancement and sharing of scientific knowledge, in particular for the development of Christian men and women, for the rural population of India and others in general.

j) To prepare young men and women as citizens imbued with the zeal and spirit of service, in keeping with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

k) To give effect to the spirit of national and international goodwill and friendship and partnership, as well as the desires of the people of other areas and countries to share their best with each other for the overall sustainability of human life on planet earth.

l) To provide and promote instruction and training in such branches of learning as the Society may deem appropriate.

m) To do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or desirable to further the objects of the Society.

n) To do all such things as may be incidental and necessary or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the society referred to or implied above.

o) To maintain the historical Christian character and vision of the Institute established by the Christian Churches and Christian organizations under the leadership of Dr. Sam Higginbottom.

p) To Supervise/evaluate and promote the work of the Deemed University, Church work, School and Colleges, Campuses of the Institute, Social activities, Religious & Charitable activities, other educational and Auxiliary units.