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HIMALAYAN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Agricultural Revolution Through Quality Education

Masters Level

M.Sc. Ag. (Agribusiness Management)

The first program of its kind in Nepal, the MSc in Agriculture (Agribusiness Management) is designed to develop professionals who possess the necessary skills to fulfill the needs of Nepal’s agri-business sector. Throughout the program, students expand their theoretical and practical knowledge of topics including agri-business economics, statistics, financial management, post-harvest technology and food processing as well as research methodology, research planning and quality management. They also gain field experience by engaging with various agricultural sectors. 

Opportunities for Students 

Students can enhance their classroom experiences by:

  • participating in internship programs 
  • applying for scholarships 
  • experiencing the study abroad program 
  • joining student organizations 

Graduating students have great career opportunities. Nationally the job market is excellent. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study indicates that there will be a significant shortage of college-educated individuals in scientific and business specialties associated with the U.S. food and agricultural system.

M.Sc. Meat Technology

The Master of Science in Meat Technology program provides specialized training to individuals who are interested in contributing to the growing need for expertise in meat and meat products. 

Objectives 

The main objectives of the program are:

  • To provide the students in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in relevant subjects; 
  • To provide the students with real field experience through visits to the industries, business houses and farms; 
  • To provide knowledge in research methodology, R&D project planning, quality assessment and industry/enterprise management. 

Admission Criteria 

The candidates who have already passed the following examinations from P. U. or any institute or university recognized by P. U. shall be considered eligible to apply for the M.Sc. courses. 

B. Sc. (Agriculture, Animal Science, Food/Dairy Science, Biotechnology); B.V. Sc. & A.H.; B. Tech. (Food/ Dairy). 

An applicant seeking admission needs to appear in the entrance examination conducted by P.U. Selection of the students for admission will be done on merit basis. 

Fee Structure: 

Admission Fee                              10,000 

Annual Charge (@ 64,000/year) 1,28,000 

Tuition Fee (@ 5,000/month)      1,20,000 

Research Facilitation                     50,000 

TOTAL                                               3,08,000 

Note: 

Above fee structure does not include University Fees (around 15,000 for 2 years), which are charged as and when university requests; and refundable deposit amounting Rs.12, 000.00 

All the courses are taught in two academic years divided into 4 semesters. 

The students will have to complete research-based dissertation at the end of the 4th semester. 

The weight given to theory and practical classes in each course is 60 & 40 percent, respectively. 

The students will have to undergo in-plant training for 3 months. 

Summary of first-year courses 

First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits (Th.+Pr.)
M 501 ASApplied Statistics2+1
M 502 IMFAInstrumental Methods of Food Analysis2+1
M 503Food Chemistry2+1
M 504Basic Microbiology2+1
M 505Basic Principles of Engineering3+1
M 506Refigeration Engineering2+1
Total 13+6=19

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits (Th.+Pr.)
M 507 RMResearch Methodology2+1
M 508 EMEEnvironmental Management and Engineering2+1
M 509 BAHNBiochemistry and Human Nutrition3+1
M 510 FPOMFood Plant Organization and Management2+1
M 511 TQMTQM System Management2+1
M 512 PBProcess Biotechnology2+1
Total 13+6=19

Examination System

  • All students have to appear both in theory and practical examinations at the end of each semester.
  • Internal assessments for 20 percent marks in each subject is taken by HICAST as per rules and regulations of P.U., and the university takes final examination for the rest 80 per cent marks at the end of each semester. 
  • Each student has to give a seminar in advance course and thesis research.

M.Sc. Dairy Technology

The Master of Science in Dairy Technology program develops leaders who are passionate about becoming active contributors to Nepal’s dairy industry as it addresses the opportunities and challenges associated with the globalized open market economic system. 

Objectives 

The main objectives of the courses are:

  • To provide the students in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in relevant subjects; 
  • To provide the students with real field experience through visits to the industries, business houses and farms; 
  • To provide knowledge in research methodology, R&D project planning, quality assessment and industry/enterprise management. 

Admission Criteria 

The candidates who have already passed the following examinations from P. U. or any institute or university recognized by P. U. shall be considered eligible to apply for the course. 

B. Sc. or B. Tech. (Agriculture, Animal Science, Food, Dairy, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology); B. E. Agriculture; B.V. Sc. & A.H. 

An applicant seeking admission needs to appear in the entrance examination conducted by P.U. Selection of the students for admission will be done on merit basis. 

Fee Structure 

Admission Fee                           10,000 

Annual Charge @ 64,000/year 1,28,000 

Tuition Fee @ 5,000/month      1,20,000 

Research Facilitation                  50,000 

TOTAL                                            3,08,000 

Note: 

Above fee structure does not include University Fees (around 15,000 for 2 years), which are charged as and when university requests; and refundable deposit amounting Rs.12, 000.00 

Both of the courses (M. Sc. Dairy Technology and Meat Technology) will be of two academic years divided into 4 semesters. 

The students will have to complete research-based dissertation at the end of the 4th semester. 

The weight age given to theory and practical classes in each course is 60 & 40 percent, respectively. 

The students will have to undergo in-plant training for three months. 

Examination System 

  • All the students have to appear both in theory and practical examinations at the end of each semester.
  • Internal assessments for 20 percent marks in each subject is taken by HICAST as per rules and regulations of P.U., and the university takes final examination for the rest 80 per cent marks at the end of each semester. 
  • Each student has to give a seminar in advance course and thesis research

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