Overview & History

Agro-food processing sector in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent times. Agricultural production in India has made rapid strides in the past three decades and enabled us to achieve self sufficiency in food grains. Significant increase has also been achieved in the production of fruits, vegetables along with other food products. However, less than 1.7% of our total horticultural produce is processed as compared to more than 60% in developed countries. It is estimated that the post harvest losses are approximately 30-40%. In the present scenario of economic liberalization and changing food consumption habits, the Indian agriculture and food sector will shift to foods that demand more appropriate cultivation, handling, processing, preservation, storage and marketing resulting in greater utilization of Indian agricultural produce and minimize the post harvest losses.


The department is committed to academic excellence and maintaining interdisciplinary approaches in its different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All academic programmes emphasize on imparting theoretical knowledge as well as its applications through efficient and versatile methodologies. The department currently offers B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, M.Sc. (Ag) Agronomy and M.Sc. Food technology programmes under its umbrella. The department has well equipped laboratory facilities and dedicated field to support teaching, learning and research activities.

The Department of Agriculture has an excellent faculty comprising renowned academicians and researchers in diverse agricultural fields. It provides a wide range of facilities such as laboratories, libraries, greenhouses, and computer centres. It also provides internship and placement opportunities to students, allowing them to gain valuable experience in the field of agricultural sciences. The Department also organises various seminars, workshops and conferences to promote education and research in agricultural science and technology.


To develop human resource in the field of Agricultural Sciences to uplift the farming community and agriculture scenario of the country.


To develop the leadership capability in the students.

To enhance management skills for developing entrepreneurships.

To revamp the agricultural system in the country.

To bring about holistic change in the farming community and rural society.

Message from HOD

Agricultural and allied sciences are exciting and dynamic field that deals with the combination of technology & science associated from field to fork.

The need to cater to the ever-growing demand for trained professionals in this field has led to the establishment of the department at the Invertis University. The department currently offers B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, M.Sc. (Ag)Agronomy & M.Sc. Food Technology programmes under it’s umbrella, which imparts quality education and research in diverse disciplines of Agriculture, Agronomy and Food Science.

The department circumscribed with a fine blend of renowned as well as young and dynamic faculties who are alma mater of different reputed institutions & Universities of the country. The department also has high-tech smart classes, well equipped lab facilities and dedicated fields to provide a good practical learning and innovative environment for the students.

I heartily welcome enthusiastic students to learn with us and fly out with colorful feathers.

Prof. Z.H. Zaidi
Dr. Mudita Verma

Head, Department of Agriculture


Invertis Village, Delhi Lucknow Highway NH-24, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh - 243 123, India


B-186, Civil Lines, Opposite Bareilly GPO, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh - 243 001, India