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Academic Program

PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

 

With a view to fill the ever increasing skills and expertise gap in the advanced agricultural sciences and to capitalize on its rich knowledge base and infrastructure, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), a prime institution of agricultural research has established PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture (PIASA) to embark upon a unique postgraduate academic program at the campus of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Park Road, Islamabad. Since November 2008, PIASA is offering M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs in the following disciplines.

  • Plant Genomics & Biotechnology (PGB)
  • Animal Genomics & Biotechnology (AGB)
  • Applied Economics (AE)
  • Plant & Environmental Protection (PEP)
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) with emphasis on:

          -     Biotic Resource Science (BRS)

          -     Energy Management in Agriculture (EMA)

          -     Soil and Environmental Sciences (SES)

          -     Water Resource Management (WRM)

At present, students in Ph.D and M.Phil are enrolled in the above disciplines are:

Current enrollment students

Department

Programs

Currently Enrollment of Students

Enrollment

Total

PGB

PhD

21

30

M.Phil.

9

AGB

PhD

8

20

M.Phil.

12

PEP

PhD

26

33

M.Phil.

7

AE

PhD

4

 11

M.Phil.

7

SES

PhD

5

11 

M.Phil.

6

WRM

PhD

3

M.Phil.

1

EMA

PhD

-

M.Phil.

-

BRS

PhD

1

 1

M.Phil.

-

ILP

PhD

1

1

M.Phil

-

PhD

Total

69

111

M.Phil.

42

Degrees awarded to M.Phil Students

Number of M.Phil. Students/Year

Sr.#

Department

Year 2011

Year 2012

Year 2013

Year 2014

Year 2015

Total

1.

AE

-

-

8

5

4

17

2.

AGB

3

8

3

-

5

19

3.

NRM

-

11

10

2

1

24

4.

PEP

-

21

7

2

3

33

5.

PGB

15

24

7

4

1

51

Total

18

64

35

13

14

144

Degrees awarded to Ph.D Students

Number of PhD Students /Year

Sr. #

Department

Year 2015

Year 2016

Total

1.

 NRM

1

-

1

2.

PGB

1

1

2

             Total

2

1

3