Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences

Sam Higginbottom Institute Of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences

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Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences

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The Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, is a university in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is one of the oldest agricultural institutes in South Asia.

It is Through Gazette notification No.F.9-26/94-U.3 dated March 15, 2000, Gov. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education/ Aided under Dept. of Agriculture, Gov. of UP recognized Deemed University. On 15 March 2000 India's central government declared the Allahabad Agricultural Institute a deemed university. The University Grants Commission (UGC) identifies Allahabad as a deemed university.

Early days

The Agricultural Institute was established under the leadership of Dr. Sam Higginbottom, in 1910, as a cooperating institution of the Christian churches and church organizations in India. Dr. Sam Higginbottom came to India in 1903 and joined the North India Mission of the Presbyterian Church. From 1903 to 1909, he taught economics and science in the Allahabad Christian College, presently known as Ewing Christian College, and at the same time studied the local dialect.

During this period Dr. Higginbottom became a familiar figure in the surrounding villages. He also saw and observed the living conditions of the villagers and was deeply concerned about the ancient system of agriculture which contributed to low productivity and thus led to extreme poverty among them. Higginbottom was...
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