M. Sc,. Ph. D., & PGD in Animal Production

INTRODUCTION

The postgraduate programme of the faculty of Agriculture aims at producing highly specialized manpower for advanced teaching and research positions in academic institutions and agro-allied industries. Products of the faculty would also fit into various top management positions in agriculture.

M.Sc and PhD degrees by course work and research shall be awarded in various fields of plant and animal agriculture. The available fields of study shall be reviewed periodically as and when teaching and research facilities expand in the faculty.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

M.Sc

The M.Sc degree shall be by course work and a thesis. To be eligible, candidates must hold:

 

  1. A B.Sc (Agriculture) degree with first or second class honour from Taraba State University(TSU) or any other recognized institutions within or outside the country.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with a first or second class honours where applicable in an agriculturally-related field. Candidates with such qualifications may be required to complete satisfactorily the deficient courses at undergraduate level as may be recommended by the candidates’ advisory committee.
  3. Any other qualification together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable to the Postgraduate School of Taraba State University.

 

PhD

To be eligible, candidates must have a Master’s degree with a thesis component in an appropriate field of agriculture. In addition, a registered M.Sc candidate with average of “A” grade in the School can be recommended to proceed for PhD after 24 months on the Master’s programme. Initial time spent on the master’s will count towards the award of the PhD which total period shall be a minimum of 3 academic years.

 

NB:     In all cases, candidates must meet the minimum requirement for admission into the university by possessing at least five credits in any science related subjects at ‘O’ level at not more than two settings or a pre-NCE or Pre-ND credit pass in the related subjects.

 

Course Duration

M.Sc

Full time candidates will have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years to complete the Master’s degree. Part-time candidates will have a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years to complete the degree.

PhD

Full-time candidates will have a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years to complete the doctoral programme. Part-time candidates will have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 6 years to complete the degree.

 

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES OFFERED IN THE PROGRAMME INCLUDE:

 

(i)         PGD in Animal Production and Health

(ii)        M.Sc Animal Sciences

(iii)       M.Sc and PhD in

–           Animal Breeding and Genetics

–           Animal Reproductive Physiology

–           Ruminant Nutrition and Management

–           Monogastric Nutrition and Management

–           Animal Products and Handling

(1)        Animal Breeding & Genetics

(2)        Monogastric Nutrition

(3)        Reproductive Physiology

(4)        Ruminant Nutrition

(5)        Animal Products and Handling

 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATION (For Each Degree Option)

In addition to the requirement stated below, all eligible candidates must posses at least four credits in relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level and/or ‘A’ level in not more than two attempts.

(a)        Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

  • Graduates of Taraba State University or other recognized Universities with at least HND.
  • Holders of any other qualifications together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable by the Programme and Postgraduate School

(b)       Master Degree

(i)         Graduates of Taraba State University who have obtained the approved first degree with at least Second Class Honours or its equivalent; or candidates with University Honours Degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of the Taraba State Universityor other recognized Universities with at least a credit level pass.

(ii)       Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with an average of C or above

  • Candidates who posses Higher National Diploma with at least a Credit pass from recognized institutions and at least a Credit pass of Postgraduate Diploma of Taraba State University in the relevant areas. Candidates may be required to sit a qualifying examination either before approval of registration or at an appropriate stage of their course work or research.

 

(c)        Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

  • Graduates of Taraba State Universitywho hold Masters degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study.
  • Graduates of other recognized Universities who hold considered by the Board of Postgraduate School to be equivalent to (c) (i).
  • Candidates for the PhD programme may be required to pass a qualifying examination and/or undergo a probationary period not exceeding 12 calendar months.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF LIST DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

  1. Mahmud H. Umar
  2. Anthony D. Barau
  3. Edon Aboki

INTRODUCTION

The postgraduate programme of the faculty of Agriculture aims at producing highly specialized manpower for advanced teaching and research positions in academic institutions and agro-allied industries. Products of the faculty would also fit into various top management positions in agriculture.

M.Sc and PhD degrees by course work and research shall be awarded in various fields of plant and animal agriculture. The available fields of study shall be reviewed periodically as and when teaching and research facilities expand in the faculty.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

M.Sc

The M.Sc degree shall be by course work and a thesis. To be eligible, candidates must hold:

 

  1. A B.Sc (Agriculture) degree with first or second class honour from Taraba State University(TSU) or any other recognized institutions within or outside the country.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with a first or second class honours where applicable in an agriculturally-related field. Candidates with such qualifications may be required to complete satisfactorily the deficient courses at undergraduate level as may be recommended by the candidates’ advisory committee.
  3. Any other qualification together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable to the Postgraduate School of Taraba State University.

 

PhD

To be eligible, candidates must have a Master’s degree with a thesis component in an appropriate field of agriculture. In addition, a registered M.Sc candidate with average of “A” grade in the School can be recommended to proceed for PhD after 24 months on the Master’s programme. Initial time spent on the master’s will count towards the award of the PhD which total period shall be a minimum of 3 academic years.

 

NB:     In all cases, candidates must meet the minimum requirement for admission into the university by possessing at least five credits in any science related subjects at ‘O’ level at not more than two settings or a pre-NCE or Pre-ND credit pass in the related subjects.

 

Course Duration

M.Sc

Full time candidates will have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years to complete the Master’s degree. Part-time candidates will have a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years to complete the degree.

PhD

Full-time candidates will have a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years to complete the doctoral programme. Part-time candidates will have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 6 years to complete the degree.

 

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES OFFERED IN THE PROGRAMME INCLUDE:

 

(i)         PGD in Animal Production and Health

(ii)        M.Sc Animal Sciences

(iii)       M.Sc and PhD in

–           Animal Breeding and Genetics

–           Animal Reproductive Physiology

–           Ruminant Nutrition and Management

–           Monogastric Nutrition and Management

–           Animal Products and Handling

(1)        Animal Breeding & Genetics

(2)        Monogastric Nutrition

(3)        Reproductive Physiology

(4)        Ruminant Nutrition

(5)        Animal Products and Handling

 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATION (For Each Degree Option)

In addition to the requirement stated below, all eligible candidates must posses at least four credits in relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level and/or ‘A’ level in not more than two attempts.

(a)        Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

  • Graduates of Taraba State University or other recognized Universities with at least HND.
  • Holders of any other qualifications together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable by the Programme and Postgraduate School

(b)       Master Degree

(i)         Graduates of Taraba State University who have obtained the approved first degree with at least Second Class Honours or its equivalent; or candidates with University Honours Degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of the Taraba State Universityor other recognized Universities with at least a credit level pass.

(ii)       Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with an average of C or above

  • Candidates who posses Higher National Diploma with at least a Credit pass from recognized institutions and at least a Credit pass of Postgraduate Diploma of Taraba State University in the relevant areas. Candidates may be required to sit a qualifying examination either before approval of registration or at an appropriate stage of their course work or research.

 

(c)        Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

  • Graduates of Taraba State Universitywho hold Masters degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study.
  • Graduates of other recognized Universities who hold considered by the Board of Postgraduate School to be equivalent to (c) (i).
  • Candidates for the PhD programme may be required to pass a qualifying examination and/or undergo a probationary period not exceeding 12 calendar months.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF LIST DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

  1. Mahmud H. Umar
  2. Anthony D. Barau
  3. Edon Aboki