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introduction Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

Chairman : Dr. Saleem Shahzad

Department of Agriculture was initiated as BS-Program in Agriculture in 2004. It acquired the status of the Department in 2006 and renamed as Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management in 2008. The department offers specialized courses in "Agribusiness Management" and "Plant Protection".

Agribusiness is an important and ever expanding industry in Pakistan. Agribusiness Management is a multi-disciplinary program that provides opportunities to a wide range of careers in the Agricultural and other land-based industries. It combines the study of agricultural sciences with the management skills providing an understanding of economic and business principles and their application to Agribusiness.  This program is aimed to develop a range of personal and transferable skills, and critical appreciation of the techniques to assist effective execution of the agribusiness management function.

Pests and diseases produce huge pre- and post-harvest losses in crop yield that contributes a great deal to the ever increasing food crises. Implementation of efficient and precise pest and disease management strategies can be helpful in increasing the crop yield and ultimately to boost the economy of the country. Courses offered for specialization in Plant Protection enables the students acquire in-depth knowledge of pest and diseases affecting crop, vegetable, fruit and ornamental plants in the country as well as the management strategies to overcome the problem.
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Faculty Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 07:09:37 PM »
Faculty Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

    * Prof. Dr. Saleem Shahzad (Chairman)
    * Prof. Dr. Jaffar H.Mirza (Adjunct Professor)
    * Prof. Dr. M. Jalaluddin (Adjunct Professor)
    * Prof. Dr. Mushtaq Hussain (HEC Professor)

Visiting Faculty from PARC

    * Dr. Anwar Arain
    * Dr. Zia-ul-Hassan
    * Dr. Amjad Pervaiz
    * Mr. Ikhlaq Ahmed
    * Mr. Shamim Iqbal
    * Syed Asim Rehan Kazmi
    * Mr. Pervaiz Ahmed Balooch
    * Mr. Bhugro Mul
    * Mr. Kamran Buksh Soomro

Interdepartmental Faculty

    * Prof. Dr. Abuzar Wajidi (Dean, faculty of Administrative and Management Sciences)
    * Prof. Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal (Deptt. of Botany)
    * Prof. Dr. Shahid Shoukat (Deptt. of Botany)
    * Prof. Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman (Deptt. of Economics)
    * Prof. Zahid Mahmood (Deptt. of Statistics)
    * Dr. Anwar Zaidi (Deptt. of Mathematics)
    * Dr. Shahina Fayyaz (NNRC)
    * Dr. Shahnaz Ghazi (Deptt. of Quran-o-Sunna)
    * Ms. Rashida Fahim (Deptt. of Mathematics)
    * Mr. Syed Shabib Husain (Deptt. of Public Administration)
    * Mr. Mehmood Azam (Deptt. of Food Sci. & Technology)
    * Mr. Haider Abbas (KIBGE)

Co-operative / Visiting Faculty

    * Mr. Jawaid Akhtar Shaikh (Islamia College)
    * Mr. M. Moinuddin (Superior Sci. College)
    * Mr. Saleem Ejaz
    * Ms. Fouzia Imam
    * Mr. M. Tariq (Hamdard (waqf) Pakistan
    * Ms. Huma Zaidi
    * Ms. Shama Khursheed
    * Ms. Erum Iqbal
    * Ms. Mussarat Ramzan
    * Mr. Khwaja Khairuddin
    * Ms. Huma Sidra
    * Mr. Mujeeb Akram
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Facilities Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 07:10:34 PM »
Facilities Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

The department is well equipped with modern teaching aids. It also has facilities for research on topics related to fields of entomology, mycology and plant pathology. A seminar library with a good collection of books related to agriculture and agribusiness is also available.

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Admission Requirements Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 07:14:31 PM »
Admission Requirements Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

    * BS:  Intermediate Science or equivalent with at least 45% marks
    * M.S. (Leading to Ph.D.): B.S. or B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture
    * Ph.D.:       M.S. or M.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture

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Seats Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »
Seats Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

    * B.S.: Morning Program: 50, Evening Program: 50
    * M.S./Ph.D: 15
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Career Opportunities Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 07:16:16 PM »
Career Opportunities Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

Specialization in Agribusiness Management would be helpful in getting jobs in agro-based national and multinational organizations as managers, consultants, supply chain coordinators, farm managers and accountants. It also provides an opportunity to enter into self-employment immediately upon graduating, largely within the farming or food sectors.

Students specializing in Plant Protection have job opportunities in various research and service organizations like Plant Protection, PARC, PCSIR, NIAB, NIA, ARI, Seed testing and production organizations etc., as well as in plant and pesticide related national and multinational organizations. They can also serve as farm managers
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Teaching and Assessment Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 07:17:51 PM »
Teaching and Assessment Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

During the first two years, courses related to different fields of agriculture are taught to develop good background knowledge of the subject. From the third year, students can choose either Plant Protection or Agribusiness Management as their field of specialization. Assessment is done as per semester rules that include midterm, Make-up and terminal examinations, and a lab examination or assignment. In the final semester, internship in either a research or agribusiness related organization is mandatory.
Research Activities

Research project on entomology, mycology and plant pathology sponsored by HEC and ALP-PARC are in progress. Several research students are also enrolled for M.Phil./Ph.D. programs.
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Publications Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

The faculty members and research students regularly publish research papers in journals of national and international repute.
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Courses Offered Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 07:18:53 PM »
Courses Offered Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

BS First and Second Years

    * Introduction to Agriculture & Agribusiness
    * Basic Soil Science
    * Mechanization in Agriculture
    * Field Crop Production –I (Rabi) & II (Kharif)
    * Introduction to Plant Protection
    * General Horticulture
    * Communication Skills
    * Introductory Plant Entomology
    * Economics of Agricultural Production
    * Introduction to Crop Physiology & Biochemistry
    * Fundamentals of Animal Husbandry
    * Basic Agricultural Statistics – I & II
    * Introduction to Plant Pathology
    * Introduction to Plant Breeding & Genetics
    * Computer Applications
    * Agricultural Microbiology

BS Third & Fourth Years
Common Courses

    * Sustainable Agriculture
    * Community Development
    * Farm Planning and Management
    * Post Harvest Processing & Management
    * Introduction to Research Methods
    * Human Resource Management
    * Internship / Thesis

Specialization in Plant Protection

    * Introduction to Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
    * Diseases of Field Crops
    * Pests of Field Crops
    * Pesticide Types, Application & Hazards
    * Principles of Pest & Disease Management
    * Diseases of Fruit, Vegetable and Ornamentals
    * Pests of Fruit, Vegetable and Ornamentals
    * Field Crop Ecology
    * Introductory Acarology
    * Integrated Pest Management
    * Post Harvest Pest Management
    * Seed Pathology & Seed Health Management
    * Weed Management
    * Vertebrate Pest Management
    * Plant Quarantine and S&PS Methods
    * Plant Tissue Culture

Specialization in Agribusiness Management

    * Economics of Agro-based Industries
    * Fundamentals of Accounting
    * Introduction to Management
    * Agricultural Finance
    * Organizational Behaviour
    * Agricultural Benefit - Cost Analysis
    * Business Information System
    * Management of Farm Animals
    * Economics of Live Stock Production
    * Agribusiness Strategy & Policy
    * Agribusiness Management &   Marketing
    * Socio, legal and Ethical Aspects of Agribusiness
    * Quality Control & Assurance
    * Meat, Poultry & Fish Processing
    * Operation, Quality & Support Logistics
    * International Agribusiness Management

 
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Contact Information Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 07:20:01 PM »
Contact Information Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management

For further information please contact:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI, KARACHI-75270
Telephone:9261300-06 Ext:2479
www.uok.edu.pk/faculties/agriculture
sshahzad@uok.edu.pk


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If you born poor, its not your fault....But if you die poor, its your fault...."Bill Gates"