HNDT (Agri)

Home/HNDT (Agri)
HNDT (Agri) 2017-06-24T01:09:22+00:00

The Department of Agriculture of the Hardy ATI has proved its service as a repository for knowledge and skill accrued over five decades for applied agricultural practices and examination of the South East- Asia.  We have a strong, vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, and friends and partners united around a shared passion for the natural world.  We cover many disciplines and feed knowledge with freshly revised curriculum to fit the current demands of the commercial agricultural world.

Modern agriculture is a highly sophisticated science involving many various disciplines. In all of these fields, we offer a wide range of opportunities – both inside and outside the classroom – for you to learn and explore.  We value hands-on learning and provide many opportunities for students for independent learning as well. One of the most significant challenges in all these activities facing our world is providing food to the people without compromising our precious natural resources.

The official website of Hardy ATI is the long awaited moment to carry the news and information of our department to the world. I invite you to browse these pages, to ponder the facets about course and its structure. Please contact us personally for more information, and we will show you the fascinating and intertwined world of agriculture.

I thank the Department of Information Technology for guiding the students to develop and manage the Hardy ATI official website, to bring the world to our doorsteps.

Hardy Advanced Technological Institute conducts Higher National Diploma in Agriculture course to produce middle level technical officers who are capable of practicing appropriate technology and management tasks in crop and animal production, agro product processing and agribusiness. They contribute to the socioeconomic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector locally and internationally, with professional attitudes and confidence to serve the local and global community.

According to new curriculum revised in 2011, basically the course consists of 03 academic years. First, two years of course work at the institute and during the last year student expose to the in-plant (Industrial) training which is conducted and evaluated by National Apprentice and Industrial training Authority (NAITA).

The 3 year program will be offered in a course unit system in semesters. Hence the program will comprise 6 semesters, each of 15 weeks duration. Out of the 101 credits, 60 credits would contribute to the GPA of the program, while the other credits would be required to be completed but would be NGPA. The course work would comprise a core program and an advanced program.

In the first 3 semesters all students would be following the core program where completion of all GPA modules would be compulsory. In the 4thsemester students can select the advanced program which could be the Crop Science program or the Animal Science program. Each student will have 2 in-plant training opportunities – one per semester.

Each module would be assessed by continuous assessment and end semester examinations. The practical examination of the end semester examination could comprise spot tests, vivas or any other form of test depending on the ILOs of the module

After completion of the core programme; 1 1/2 year, a Certificate will be provided. After completion of all Year 2 requirements, a Certificate in the Advanced Module will be provided. After completion of all Year 3 requirements the Higher National Diploma in Technology (Agriculture) will be offered

Year 1 – Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1101 Agro-meteorology and Principles of Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1102 Principles of Soil Science and Soil Properties

Core

01

GPA

AG 1103 Crop Production Technologies – Paddy and Cereal Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1104 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Poultry

Core

01

GPA

AG 1105 Animal Disease Control and Prevention

Core

01

GPA

AG 1106 Agricultural Economics

Core

02

GPA

AG 1107 Farm Power, Energy and Mechanization

Core

02

GPA

AG 1108 Food and Human Nutrition

Core

01

GPA

AG 1109 Principles of Plant Protection

Core

02

GPA

CC 1101 English 1

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1102 Information and Communication Technology 1

Compulsory

02

NGPA

TOTAL

17

Year 1 – Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1201 Principles of Horticulture

Core

02

GPA

AG 1202 Crop Production Technologies – Other Field Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1203 Vegetable Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1204 Fruit Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1205 Ruminant Animal Production – Cattle

Core

02

GPA

AG 1206 Agriculture Extension Education

Core

02

GPA

AG 1207 Agricultural Implements and Machines

Core

02

GPA

AG 1208 Surveying and Land Development

Core

01

GPA

AG 1209 Pests of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

CC 1201 English 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1202 Basic Mathematics and Statistics

Compulsory

02

NGPA

TOTAL

20

Year 2 – Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2101 Plantation Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2102 Export Agriculture Crop and Medicinal Plant Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2103 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Swine

Core

01

GPA

AG 2104 Developmental Extension

Core

01

GPA

AG 2105 Soil and Water Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2106 Diseases of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2107 Farm and Resource Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2108 Post Harvest Technology

Core

02

GPA

CC 2101 English 3

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2102 Information and Communication Technology 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

TOTAL

16

Year 2 – Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2201 Landscaping and Turf Management

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2202 Human Resource Management

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2203 Agricultural Marketing

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2204 Applied Agribusiness

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2205 Goat and Rabbit Production

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2206 Aquaculture

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2207 Energy and Waste management

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2208 Manufacturing Technology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2209 Protected Agriculture and Floriculture

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2210 Food Processing and Preservation

Compulsory

02

GPA

AG 2211 Field Experimentation and Design

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2212 Agricultural Product Quality Maintenance

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2213 Principles of Biotechnology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2214 Integrated Farming Systems and Agro-forestry

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2215 Animal Feed Technology

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2216 Building Construction and Farm Electrification

Optional

02

GPA

AG 2217 Engineering Drawing

Optional

01

GPA

CC 2201 English 4

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2202 Project Proposal Formulation and Reporting

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2203 Personality and Career Development

Compulsory

01

NGPA

TOTAL

25

Applicants should have one of the followings:

  1. Should have obtained 03 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (New syllabus)in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology and Physics

OR

  1. Should have obtained 04 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old syllabus) in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Botany, Zoology and Physics

AND

  1. An ordinary pass for English and Mathematics at G.C.E. (O/L) Examination.

+ HOD Message

The Department of Agriculture of the Hardy ATI has proved its service as a repository for knowledge and skill accrued over five decades for applied agricultural practices and examination of the South East- Asia.  We have a strong, vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, and friends and partners united around a shared passion for the natural world.  We cover many disciplines and feed knowledge with freshly revised curriculum to fit the current demands of the commercial agricultural world.

Modern agriculture is a highly sophisticated science involving many various disciplines. In all of these fields, we offer a wide range of opportunities – both inside and outside the classroom – for you to learn and explore.  We value hands-on learning and provide many opportunities for students for independent learning as well. One of the most significant challenges in all these activities facing our world is providing food to the people without compromising our precious natural resources.

The official website of Hardy ATI is the long awaited moment to carry the news and information of our department to the world. I invite you to browse these pages, to ponder the facets about course and its structure. Please contact us personally for more information, and we will show you the fascinating and intertwined world of agriculture.

I thank the Department of Information Technology for guiding the students to develop and manage the Hardy ATI official website, to bring the world to our doorsteps.

+ About HNDT (Agri)

Hardy Advanced Technological Institute conducts Higher National Diploma in Agriculture course to produce middle level technical officers who are capable of practicing appropriate technology and management tasks in crop and animal production, agro product processing and agribusiness. They contribute to the socioeconomic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector locally and internationally, with professional attitudes and confidence to serve the local and global community.

According to new curriculum revised in 2011, basically the course consists of 03 academic years. First, two years of course work at the institute and during the last year student expose to the in-plant (Industrial) training which is conducted and evaluated by National Apprentice and Industrial training Authority (NAITA).

The 3 year program will be offered in a course unit system in semesters. Hence the program will comprise 6 semesters, each of 15 weeks duration. Out of the 101 credits, 60 credits would contribute to the GPA of the program, while the other credits would be required to be completed but would be NGPA. The course work would comprise a core program and an advanced program.

In the first 3 semesters all students would be following the core program where completion of all GPA modules would be compulsory. In the 4thsemester students can select the advanced program which could be the Crop Science program or the Animal Science program. Each student will have 2 in-plant training opportunities – one per semester.

Each module would be assessed by continuous assessment and end semester examinations. The practical examination of the end semester examination could comprise spot tests, vivas or any other form of test depending on the ILOs of the module

After completion of the core programme; 1 1/2 year, a Certificate will be provided. After completion of all Year 2 requirements, a Certificate in the Advanced Module will be provided. After completion of all Year 3 requirements the Higher National Diploma in Technology (Agriculture) will be offered

+ Subjects & Credits
Year 1 – Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1101 Agro-meteorology and Principles of Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1102 Principles of Soil Science and Soil Properties

Core

01

GPA

AG 1103 Crop Production Technologies – Paddy and Cereal Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1104 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Poultry

Core

01

GPA

AG 1105 Animal Disease Control and Prevention

Core

01

GPA

AG 1106 Agricultural Economics

Core

02

GPA

AG 1107 Farm Power, Energy and Mechanization

Core

02

GPA

AG 1108 Food and Human Nutrition

Core

01

GPA

AG 1109 Principles of Plant Protection

Core

02

GPA

CC 1101 English 1

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1102 Information and Communication Technology 1

Compulsory

02

NGPA

TOTAL

17

Year 1 – Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1201 Principles of Horticulture

Core

02

GPA

AG 1202 Crop Production Technologies – Other Field Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1203 Vegetable Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1204 Fruit Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1205 Ruminant Animal Production – Cattle

Core

02

GPA

AG 1206 Agriculture Extension Education

Core

02

GPA

AG 1207 Agricultural Implements and Machines

Core

02

GPA

AG 1208 Surveying and Land Development

Core

01

GPA

AG 1209 Pests of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

CC 1201 English 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1202 Basic Mathematics and Statistics

Compulsory

02

NGPA

TOTAL

20

Year 2 – Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2101 Plantation Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2102 Export Agriculture Crop and Medicinal Plant Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2103 Non Ruminant Animal Production – Swine

Core

01

GPA

AG 2104 Developmental Extension

Core

01

GPA

AG 2105 Soil and Water Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2106 Diseases of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2107 Farm and Resource Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2108 Post Harvest Technology

Core

02

GPA

CC 2101 English 3

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2102 Information and Communication Technology 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

TOTAL

16

Year 2 – Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2201 Landscaping and Turf Management

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2202 Human Resource Management

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2203 Agricultural Marketing

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2204 Applied Agribusiness

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2205 Goat and Rabbit Production

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2206 Aquaculture

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2207 Energy and Waste management

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2208 Manufacturing Technology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2209 Protected Agriculture and Floriculture

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2210 Food Processing and Preservation

Compulsory

02

GPA

AG 2211 Field Experimentation and Design

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2212 Agricultural Product Quality Maintenance

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2213 Principles of Biotechnology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2214 Integrated Farming Systems and Agro-forestry

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2215 Animal Feed Technology

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2216 Building Construction and Farm Electrification

Optional

02

GPA

AG 2217 Engineering Drawing

Optional

01

GPA

CC 2201 English 4

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2202 Project Proposal Formulation and Reporting

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2203 Personality and Career Development

Compulsory

01

NGPA

TOTAL

25

+ Entry Qualification

Applicants should have one of the followings:

  1. Should have obtained 03 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (New syllabus)in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology and Physics

OR

  1. Should have obtained 04 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old syllabus) in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Botany, Zoology and Physics

AND

  1. An ordinary pass for English and Mathematics at G.C.E. (O/L) Examination.

+ LMS