Pre-Partition India, Khalsa College was the only institution to offer a B.Sc
degree in Agriculture besides other one being Agriculture College Lyallpur
(now in Pakistan). Over the years the college has played a significant role
in Punjab, helping to bring about the legendary Green revolution in the sixties
& seventies. A large number of agriculture scientists who adorn various key
positions at National and International levels are the pride products of this
institution. A few bright luminaries in this firmament include charismatic
Dr. Khem Singh Gill, Former Vice-Chancellor Punjab Agricultural University,
and Dr. N. S Randhawa, former Director General-ICAR & Secretary to Govt. of
India. The immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana-Dr.
K.S Aulakh is also one of its glorious students and a former faculty member.
It is matter of great pride indeed that the Vice-Chancellors of 4 Agriculture
Universities of North India are Alumni of this institution. Besides these
the institution has been a place which nurtured students who are now Chief
Agriculture Officers, Block Development Officers, Agriculture & Horticulture
Development Officers in the state cadre, University Level teachers and Research
Faculty, eminent research scientists in reputed Universities & Research Institutions
in India/around the world constitute a great achievement for the Faculty of
Agriculture. It has also been a place where a large no. of Agriculture Inspectors,
Other Agro-Specialists working with private agro-based industries were a student.
of excellence offers
B.Sc Agriculture (Honours)- 4 year degree program & B.Sc (Food Tech)
under Food Science & Technology
Department. The institute also offers Masters degree program in 3 specialties
of Agronomy, Horticulture & Economics.