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HOD’s Statement

Crop Science is an applied biological and physical sciences in the production of food and fibre-the foundation of civilization,Training in the department provides job opportunities in various government and private agencies engaged in Crop Production as well as being self-employed .Graduates work as agricultural and biological scientists and also as research staff of agriculture-based institutions at both national and international levels,technical experts in agricultural farms,Agricultural Development Projects(ADP),River Basin Authorities, Plantations,Agro-chemicals,Industries and food control laboratories etc. Job opportunities also exist in customs and quarantine services,agricultural department of financial institutions,Such as commercial banks and agricultural credit banks.

Brief History

The Cardoso college of Agriculture was established as an academic unit of the faculty of Science when the University was founded in October,1960.It assumed a full faculty status in 1961 with Department of Plant/Soil Sciences as one of the six departments in the faculty. In 1974,Department of Crop Science was carved out of the Department of Plant/Soil Sciences.Since then the Department of Crop Science has been offering a five-year B.Agric degree with three sub-disciplines(options):Crop Production,Crop Protection and Horticulture.

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