Faculty of Agriculture - Overview

Faculty of Agriculture is the biggest faculty in the University both by infrastructure and the  strength of students. It consists of two Institutes i.e. Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences and Institute of Horticultural Sciences; five Departments, i.e., Department of Agronomy; Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics; Department of Entomology; Department of Plant Pathology; and Department of Forestry & Range Management, and one Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry & Biotechnology (CABB).
Academically, it offers B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri. Sciences (four years degree) in which the students have to study common courses during first 4 semesters. Afterwards the students opt for major choice before the beginning of their 5th semester. Available agriculture major subjects include: Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forestry & Range Management, Soil Science, Horticultural Sciences, Agricultural Extension, Biotechnology, Seed Science & Technology, Marketing & Agribusiness and Post Harvest Science & Technology. Other allied degrees of B.Sc.(Hons.) are also awarded in the subjects of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Food Science & Technology, Animal Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences and Dairy Sciences.
With the collaboration of Dalhousie University, Canada, the Faculty has initiated another B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture joint degree programme with Plant Science as major subject starting from the Academic Session, 2016-2017. In accordance with this joint degree programme, students will study for first two years at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, and the remaining two years at Dalhousie University, Canada. Dalhousie University will award B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri. degree with the major subject "Plant Science".    
The faculty imparts practical training to students and enriches its research endeavours through Departmental Farms, Postgraduate Agricultural Research Station (PARS), Land Utilization Department, Agricultural Meteorology Cell, Advanced Computer Laboratory, Saline Agriculture Research Cell (SARC) and Plant Health Clinic, which have been established in the Faculty to carry out high-tech research work.
The faculty has a Farmers Syndicate Hall which is regularly used for interaction with farmers and other stakeholders and its alumni. The faculty has highly structured establishment for its alumni which meets every year. At this vivid juncture the old-gold and the new faculty together review the progress and discuss the needs both in academics as well as in agricultural research in an atmosphere full of fragrance from the friendship.   
The faculty offers B.Sc.(Hons.) Agri. (four years) degree programme and students can tailor their degree by opting any of the major subjects/degrees listed above. All these disciplines have undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
The faculty has recently upgraded and transformed its instructional programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in order to strengthen practical training of students, an internship programme has been included in the new scheme of studies. The teaching staff is highly qualified and trained periodically through local and overseas training programmes. The teachers are recognized by Higher Education Commission to supervise Ph.D. candidates. Each faculty member has a dynamic research programme oriented through one of the departmental research teams. Therefore, Faculty of Agriculture remains a first choice of students for learning throughout Pakistan. It has gained an esteemed learning place for foreign/overseas students from all lingual and ethnic human groups. The faculty, over time, has trained more than 11000 undergraduate and 6000 postgraduate students in various disciplines of agriculture.