Historical Background

The Higher Institute of Agriculture in Mansoura was the nucleus of the Faculty of Agriculture,Mansoura University. The Ministry of Higher Education decided to establish the Higher Institute of Agriculture to start work from the academic year 1965/1966, as part of the Higher Technical Institutes project in Mansoura (higher education, project 3). It is founded in Mansoura control center and Mit Bader Khamis, next to Shagrat El-Dur Park.

The Organization of the United Nations for Educational Services, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was cooperated with the Ministry of Higher Education in accordance with the agreement concluded between them to supply the Institute by the experts and the scientific and agricultural equipments needed for the study. In return the Ministry of Higher Education had to establish the buildings related to the institute.

The Higher Institute of Agriculture in Mansoura continued its duty to graduate specialists in science till joined the Mansoura University and became the Faculty of Agriculture by the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 542 in 23/4/1974, under which it became one of the university colleges.

The consecutive leaderships of the college have contributed to the promotion the college till it has reached its current form. The college has now 19 scientific departments and 13 scientific majors and the specialization begins in the third year (juniors) for all majors except the Agricultural Engineering major, in which the study begins from the first year (freshmen). The Agricultural Engineering major has become independent and the student coordination office issued individual application from for it and it accepts students from the scientific divisions (math and science) in the secondary school.

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