Vice Chancellor's Desk
It is a great privilege for me to introduce the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU). It is located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, in the heart of Dhaka city on a beautiful green campus inherited from the then Bangladesh Agricultural Institute (BAI).
SAU has started functioning as a University from the year 2001 with a single faculty, namely Faculty of Agriculture.
Agribusiness Management, the second faculty has been started functioning from the year 2007.Two more faculties namely ‘Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine” and ‘Fisheries & Aquaculture’ are going to start functioning with the enrolment of new student from the academic year 2012.
The mission of the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University is based on the firm belief that Agricultural education, specially higher education provides a critical pathway to leadership development in the field of academic and research as well as more broadly in achieving sustainable agricultural development, economic progress and social development of the country. SAU at present is playing and committed to play a very vital role in agricultural research and development (R &D) of Bangladesh through creation of knowledge, agricultural technology generation and transfer, crop diversification and intensification for the benefit of farming communities.
Presently, SAU is offering undergraduate and post graduate degrees through course credit system to produce researchers, academicians and field level extension officers in the field of Agriculture to handle the issues like food production, poverty and hunger alleviation, food security, Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM), Micro-Nutrient Deficiency (MND) and other related issues. Over 150 highly qualified brilliant faculty members are shouldering the academic responsibilities as well as other research activities of the students. About 35-40 more faculty members are going to be recruited very soon for smooth and effective academic progress of the University. New technologies are being developed by potential researchers through Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Research System (SAURES). Outreach programme is set to disseminate the developed technologies in the farmer's field for the improvement of production.
I do believe that, the information provided in this prospectus will be very much helpful for all concern, specially for the interested students to get a clear picture about the courses taught and the facilities offered by the university.
(Professor Md. Shadat Ulla)
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka
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