Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
Pantnagar-263145,
Uttarakhand, India

Academics

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Colleges:
College of Agriculture
College of Agribusiness Management
College of Basic Sciences and Humanities
College of Fisheries
College of Home Science
College of Technology
College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
College of Post Graduate Studies
History of Colleges

After its establishment in 1960 the University started functioning with two colleges, viz., the College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine which was renamed as the College of Veterinary Sciences. Two years later, a College of Agricultural Engineering was started which was renamed as the College of Technology in 1966 with the addition of 3 new B.Tech programmes in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering. The need of a college which could impart the knowledge of basic scientific principles to the students, was also being felt strongly since the inception of the University. Hence a School of Basic Sciences and Humanities was established in 1963 which was upgraded as the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities. In the same year, with the initiation of masterís programmes in different departments, the College of Post-Graduate Studies was started in the University. In 1985, the University established another college i.e. the College of Fishery Science, to develop manpower in aquaculture and fishery in the inland waters of the State. In the last decade of the twentieth century, agriculture received great impetus and was covered under the umbrella of the GATT Agreement. Commercialization and globalization made agriculture a business-like venture. In order to meet the demand of trained graduates in agriculture and its allied sector with a management background, the university established a College of Agri-Business Management in 1996. The College became functional in 1998 and has been able to meet the expectations of running agribusiness at par with other areas of trade and industry.

Highlights of Academic Regulations
  • The University follows a Semester System.

  • Each academic year has 200 to 210 net instructional days.

  • A student has to study 5 to 7 courses per semester.

  • Depending on the quantum of contents of a course a credit weight (1, 2, 3 or 4 credits) is assigned to it.

  • Completion of a degree program requires successful study of courses as approved by the Academic Council for the program in question.

  • Course contents of all subjects are periodically updated and new courses are occasionally added to the degree requirement to cope up with the challenges of upcoming technology.

  • The university follows 10 point scale evaluation system named CGPA/ OGPA. 

  • Each student is evaluated in each course continuously throughout the semester.

  • Pre-Final exams and laboratory assignments account for 50%-60% of the marks in a course.

  • The semester final examinations account for 40%-50% as the case may be. If a student fails to attain a CGPA of 5.0 at the end of an academic year he/ she is dropped from the University for poor academic performance.

  • The University ensures individual attention to each and every student through its advisory system. The advisory system is supplemented by a system of student counsellors. For each group of 15 to 20 first-degree students, a teacher advisor is appointed. At the postgraduate level, for each student, an advisory committee, consisting of 3-4 teachers is appointed. The teacher-advisor guides, supervises and monitors the academic performance of his advisees besides helping them in their personal problems. He also maintains a close contact with parents/ guardians of the students.

  • The University has introduced a programme called 'Liberal Education', which includes courses on Cultural Heritage of India, Yoga, Philosophy, Practical Psychology, Global Ecology, Population Studies, Word Power etc. The programme aims at the development of character and personality of the students besides making them aware of the rich cultural heritage and social problems.

  • The University is the first in India to introduce "Earn while You Learn Programme".