Rampur Campus (IAAS Rampur Campus), a proud affiliate of Tribhuvan University, is distinguished as the first Agriculture College under the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science. This esteemed educational institution was established in 1972 in Jagadamba Bhawan, Pulchowk, and later moved to Rampur, Chitwan in 1974, blossoming into an agricultural hub with a 235 ha of land by 1978.
The noble mission of Rampur Campus revolves around providing first-rate education in agriculture and related disciplines, fostering research and development, and circulating agricultural technology. Its graduates have been making significant impacts across various sectors, from ministries and departments to I/NGOs and academic institutions.
Objective Cornerstones of Rampur Campus:
- Ensuring instructional excellence in agricultural research and technology dissemination.
- Cultivating technically proficient agricultural graduates capable of contributing to diverse sectors like technical agriculture, agricultural extension, education, agribusiness, and rural development programs.
- Encouraging faculty members and students for research and academic activities aligning with the needs of Nepalese agriculture and farmers.
- Promoting self-development, commitment, and responsibility among students for the betterment of Nepalese society.
Rampur Campus: A Journey of Transformation
Initially, the campus primarily offered B.Sc. Ag and B.V.Sc. and A.H. programs, both of which were paused and the latter shifted to Paklihawa Campus after the establishment of Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU). This move stirred up a wave of changes, with all physical structures and human resources transitioning to AFU. However, the government's decision to establish a monitoring body brought about a resolution, leading to the reaffirmation of the importance of Tribhuvan University's programs in both Chitwan and Hetauda.
Emerging Triumphantly: The New Era of Rampur Campus
In its most recent development, the Executive Council of Tribhuvan University has declared Kankali Community Forest Area, a government-owned land, as the site for Rampur Campus in eastern Chitwan. This decision has breathed new life into the campus with the introduction of a new batch of admissions and the support of Khairahani Municipality in terms of physical structure and monetary contributions.
However, to truly unlock its potential, Rampur Campus needs further resources, such as land, physical structures, human resources, and a substantial budget.
Key Programs at Rampur Campus
Academic Programs: The B.Sc. Ag program is a four-year residential program incorporating field practicals, project work, and study visits into its curriculum. The course comprises 67 subjects with a total of 167 credit hours.
Research Programs: Rampur Campus fosters a research culture that aligns with the curricular needs and the directives of the research directorate. The final semester of the B.Sc. Ag program includes an Undergraduate Practicum Assessment (UPA), where students are required to conduct and complete research.
Extension Programs: Initiated in 1999, these programs regularly conduct short courses for farmers, extension, and development workers. They also provide technical services, seeds, and planting materials to farmers, thereby creating a symbiotic relationship between the institution and the agricultural community.
At Rampur Campus, our mission is to unlock the unique potential within each student by delivering a curriculum rich in practical experience. Our goal is to cultivate excellence through hands-on learning, superior instruction, meticulous research, and the dissemination of cutting-edge agricultural technology. We aim to develop a cadre of technically competent agricultural graduates, equipped with the knowledge and skills required for various sectors, including technical agriculture, agricultural extension, agricultural education, agribusiness, and agricultural and rural development programs.
Our Core Values
Rampur Campus prides itself on a forward-thinking, relevant culture that inspires students to envision and shape a brighter future. Our educational approach is determined and resolute, fostering creativity in thought and audacity in ambition. We strive to mold our students into competent professionals ready to face the evolving global challenges.
Our Educational Philosophy
Our philosophy at Rampur Campus is grounded in a student-centric approach to education. This approach is rooted in scientific observations, catering to the developmental needs of students from their formative years to adulthood. We firmly believe in the inherent curiosity of students, which acts as a driving force for self-initiated learning. Our role is to provide a supportive and meticulously crafted learning environment that stimulates their curiosity, nurtures their potential, and enables them to become pioneers in their chosen fields.
Fieldwork forms a significant part of our co-curricular activities. At Rampur Campus, students are given the opportunity to engage directly with nature, offering them a hands-on learning experience. It's not just about getting their hands dirty; it's about applying theoretical knowledge in real-life situations and deepening their understanding of agricultural practices.
Sports and Athletics
We believe in the power of sports and its role in promoting teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. Our students are passionate about a wide array of sports and athletics. At Rampur Campus, we provide the necessary support and freedom for our students to explore and participate in the sport of their preference. Whether it's football, volleyball, athletics, or any other sport, our students can choose to take up what they love and excel in it.
Service to others is a core value that we strongly promote at Rampur Campus. We encourage our students to engage in various social activities, believing that true happiness comes from losing oneself in the service of others. Our students actively participate in a range of community service initiatives, contributing to societal development while enriching their own life experiences. From volunteering at local NGOs to organising awareness campaigns, our students are at the forefront of creating a positive impact on society.
Programs Offered at Rampur Campus
At Rampur Campus, we offer a diverse range of programs, each designed to equip students with a robust understanding of agriculture and related disciplines. These programs focus on the practical application of knowledge, ensuring students are ready to contribute meaningfully to their respective fields upon graduation. Here's a look at our diverse offerings:
1. MSc in Agriculture
Our Master of Science in Agriculture program offers advanced study in the science and management of agricultural systems. This program is designed to prepare students for roles as leaders and innovators in agriculture, making meaningful contributions to this crucial sector.
2. MSc in Animal Science
Our Master of Science in Animal Science program provides students with comprehensive knowledge of animal biology, animal husbandry, and related fields. It prepares students for advanced roles in animal health, livestock management, and related industries.
3. Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc)
The Master of Veterinary Science program at Rampur Campus is designed for students seeking advanced roles in veterinary medicine. The program equips students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills needed to excel in veterinary care, research, and disease prevention.
4. MSc in Aquaculture
Our Master of Science in Aquaculture program is designed for students interested in the cultivation of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic plants. This program prepares students to manage and develop sustainable aquaculture practices and technologies.
5. BSc Agriculture
Our Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program provides a solid foundation in agricultural sciences, including crop production, animal husbandry, agricultural economics, and more. It equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in agriculture or related fields.
Each of these programs exemplifies our commitment to providing a high-quality, practical education that prepares students to meet the needs of the ever-evolving agriculture sector.