Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS)
The IAAS is the only institute in TU that offers courses on agriculture and veterinary science. The main objective of the Institute is to design and implement educational programmes balancing between established and emerging needs in the agricultural sector, to introduce innovative ways of instruction, research and technology dissemination, and to encourage research and studies catering to the needs of the people engaged in agriculture in the country. The institute runs the following academic programmes:
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B. Sc. Ag., 4-year programme)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc. and A. H., 5-year programme)
Master of Science in Agriculture (M. Sc. Ag. 2-year programme) offered in the following disciplines/ departments:
Master of Science in Animal Science (M. Sc. An. Sc., 2-year programme) offered in the following disciplines/ departments:
Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production
Livestock Production and Management
Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc., 2-year programme) offered in the following disciplines/departments:
Medicine and Public Health
Microbiology and Parasitology
Pathology and Clinic
Pharmacology and Surgery
Master of Science in Aquaculture (M.Sc. Aquaculture, 2-year programme)
Doctor of Philosophy (Plan-A and Plan-B programmes)
Plan-A Programme: Both course works and thesis research based (3 to 7-year duration)
Plan-B Programme: Only research based (3 to 7-year duration)
The institute also has two branch campuses, Lamjung Campus at Sundar Bazar, Lamjung, and Paklihawa Campus at Bhirahawa, Rupendehi. Both of the campuses run B. Sc. Ag. programme for the first two years of the four year programme. The Branch Campuses will run full fledged B. Sc. Ag. programme in near future. Very recently, IAAS/TU has given affiliation to run Undergraduate Agriculture Programme to Gokuleshwor, Baitadi in the Far-Western Developmental Region of the country.
Human Resource Development
The institute has been launching different types of training and academic programmes to meet the emerging needs of the country in various disciplines. The training and teaching programmes conducted by the institute from the beginning to date are: i) Non-academic/Academic JTA Programme; ii) Diploma in Agricultural Education; iii) One-year Certificate Programme; iv) Two-year I. Sc. Ag/ Certificate Programme; v) Three-year/Four-year Bachelor of Agriculture Programme; vi) Bachelor of Animal Science Programme, vii) Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Programme; and vii) M.Sc./Ph.D. Programmes. In addition, the institute has been undertaking all three activities teaching, research and extension to reach from higher level human resource development to grassroots level farmers' services. The table below shows the institute's production of skilled human resources.
Table 1. Mid and Higher Level Human Resource Development (1959-2010/011)
Human Resource Produced (No)
Social Mobilizer and Village Animal Health Workers
Non-academic in Agriculture & Animal Science (JTAs)
Academic in Agriculture (JTAs)
I.Sc.Ag and ISc. Proficiency (Certificate)
B.V.Sc. & A.H.Livestock and Health Worker
M.Sc. /Ph.D Postgraduates
Research and Publications
The institute has Directorate of Research and Publication (DOR) under the Dean’s Offi ce, which supports and strengthens publication at the Institute. Several national funded as well as internationally supported research projects have been undertaken by the well trained faculty and published in IAAS Journal (J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci. over 32 volumes 1977 to date). IAAS Research Report (IAAS Res. Rep. 1982 to 2000) and IAAS Research Advances (IAAS Res. Adv. 2 volumes) are the recent publications (Table 2). IAAS has launched a website www.iaas.edu.np containing over 1000 pages of information including complete abstracting of IAAS journal and is now updating postgraduate thesis abstracts as well.
Table 2. Publications in Various Disciplines (1977-2007/08)
Books and Manuals, Journals, Bulletins
Journals (1977- to-date (Vols.)
Research Reports and Proceedings
Thesis and Dissertations (Staff PhD)
Thesis and Dissertations (Staff MSc)
Theses and Dissertations (MSc)
IAAS Research Report Articles(1982-2000)
IAAS Journal Articles (1977-2011)
IAAS Research Advances (Vols.1, 2)
Research and Review Articles
Research and Review Articles
Soil and Plant Nutrition
Veterinary and Animal Health
Animal Nutrition and Fodder
Livestock Production and Mgmt.
Ag. Extension and Rural Sociology
Irrigation System Management
Miscellaneous Reports and Articles
Postgraduate Student Societies publish Krishi Sandesh (Nepali) and Blue Cross (English) in Ag. and Vet. Sciences annually.
A Directorate of Extension (DOE) has also been established to carry out extension service in the district. A separate wing of DOE, known as Social Mobilization, Experimentation and Learning Centre (SMELC) prepares social mobilizers and local facilitators for poverty reduction and village development programme of the nation by providing short-term basic and refresher trainings, which are directly linked with the poverty reduction programs of the country.
The institute addresses the need of changing time in the form of revised, updated and upgraded curricula and plans to re-energize all subject committees, departments, instruction programs, research and technology dissemination sectors in agriculture to face challenges of the 21st century. In this direction, the IAAS is developing capability in laboratory, training the staff and developing the curricula for quality instruction, and commodity based IPM, IDM, and SSM technology for commercialization of agriculture, creating awareness on pollution, climate change, public health and environment and technology diffusion, developing linkage and generating fund for excellence in teaching, research and rural development, and making structural reform necessary for a full fl edged agricultural university.
Prof. Narendra Kumar Chaudhari
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science TU
P.O.Box 984, Kathamandu
Office: Rampur, Chitwan
Phone: (056) 591141, Fax No : (056) 591021
, Website: www.iaas.edu.np