Message of Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam

 

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, welcome to Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) website. This website will link you to general information about the university and the programs SAU offers. In brief, the SAU was established in 1977 through the upgradation of the then Sindh Agriculture College. The university has achieved robust growth over the intervening period while pursuing its mission "Committed to contribute towards self-sufficiency and sustainability in agriculture to ensure food security by producing trained manpower, conducting problem oriented research and establishing effective linkages with the stakeholders".

By now, SAU has produced over 44000 graduates and postgraduates who have been playing pioneer role in the development of agricultural system and agro-based economy of the country. They are also involved in various national and international services throughout the globe. The university has a current enrollment of over 8000 students. We are home to a community of over 257 distinguished faculty members with regional, national and global connections, who take interdisciplinary approaches to offer 68 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels. I’m extremely proud of the rich tradition of providing practical, experience-based agriculture education tailored to market needs. A majority of the programs incorporate experiential learning, community service, and wide ranging regional, national and global experiences.

Located in an economically and ecologically important agricultural zone of the province, SAU offers unique opportunities for students to engage with farming communities and stakeholders, equip with practical and field-oriented skills through agriculture and livestock farms and well-equipped labs, participate in internship opportunities with local partners and agri-business entities, and prepare for contribution to the agriculture sector in Sindh and the country at large. Another added dimension to the learning environment is that two constituent colleges and a sub-campus of the university are located in diverse agro-ecological zones of Sindh at Dokri, Khairpur and Umerkot. All along, the students are supported through career counselling services to shape up their careers while at the university and also connect them with relevant organizations for their placement in suitable jobs after graduation.

The SAU enjoys enthusiastic backing from alumni, businesses, professionals and the surrounding community. I wish to recognize and thank SAU Alumni and Friends for their continued support for growth of the university and in making it highly relevant to clientele needs. The university also benefits from its location at Tandojam, a center of agriculture industry and trade that places a high value on ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

As Vice Chancellor and alumnus of SAU my mission is to take out alma mater to the next level of excellence where all can feel pride. I am honored to have some of the very best in the faculty. I am also fortunate to have very experienced officers and staff in the university. Similarly, the student body of our university has all the potential to excel with sheer hard work and commitment. Let us all pledge together to champion the principles of scholarship, research, professionalism and diligence. Let us commit ourselves to excellence in teaching, learning, research, and administration. Let us make our generations proud of ourselves.

I would like to cordially invite all of you who are interested in expanding your knowledge and enriching your careers to explore SAU further either online or through a visit to campus.


Regards,
Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri
Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Sindh, Pakistan.

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