The deserving students are awarded scholarships, free ships, or cash grants by the university. Some scholarships are also allocated by the Directorates of Education. The District Education Boards of Sindh also provide some scholarships every year for meritorious students of their districts. The Government of Sindh also grants scholarships to the deserving students on poverty cum merit basis. Financial assistance is also provided from Bait-ul-Mal.
The scholarships and free ships, etc. are awarded for one academic year. The continuation of the financial aid, however, is subject to a student’s satisfactory performance each year. Scholarships to the students of the province of Baluchistan, KPK and Gilgit Baltistan are awarded by their respective governments through their Directorates of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Banks and other financial institutions also grant loans to the meritorious students on very soft terms of payment.
In addition to the above provisions, scholarships are also granted on poverty basis under the HEC-USAID and HEC-JAICA need-based scholarships program. These scholarships cover almost entire expenditure of student including tuition fees, hostel fees, transportation, books, and other expenses. Job Opportunities for the Graduates of the University. The prime motive behind the establishment of the University is to promote rapid transfer of technology to the farming community through a continued output of graduates and postgraduates. The graduates disseminate the modern technical know-how to the farmers to boost up agricultural productivity.
The main job opportunities are as under: Agricultural graduates and postgraduates may be taken up to work as farm managers in Agricultural Estates. Work as specialists in various disciplines of Agriculture and allied sciences in public and private sector organizations, autonomous and semiautonomous bodies viz, Zarai Tarqiati Bank (ZTBP) of Pakistan, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Pakistan Council for Research on WaterResources (PCRWR), WAPDA, Fruit Preservation and Grading Industries, Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed Industries, etc. Their services can also be utilized in provincial and federal departments of Agricultural Extension, Research, Teaching, Fisheries, Forestry, Cooperatives, Animal Husbandry Extension Services, Veterinary Research Institutes, Poultry Research Institutes, Agricultural Engineering, Plant Protection, Plant and Animal Quarantine, Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Public Parks and Gardens, Agricultural Tools and Machines, Seed Corporations, EPA, SCARP, BOM, Drainage Research Centers, PLAC, Sindh Sugar Corporation, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, and other departments. They may be taken up as agriculture teachers/subject specialists to teach agriculture and agro-technical courses in High Schools and other vocational institutes of education departments.
The job-oriented graduates can share the business and management of agro based industries like fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, sugar and jute mills, cotton factories, feed mills (Livestock and Poultry), veterinary pharmaceuticals, and milk and meat processing plants. They can also find access to the departments of Agricultural Census, Agricultural Marketing, Pakistan Broadcasting, and other corporations and commercial Banks, Agro-Economic Research, and Social Welfare Departments.
Job opportunities may also be availed for the graduates of this University in various special projects sponsored by agencies like the National Planning Commission, USAID, FAO, LEAD, Ford Foundation, National Talent Pool, and agriculture consultancy firms. Agricultural degree holders may seek employment in foreign countries, especially the less developed countries with ongoing agricultural development activities. In this connection the University is also engaged in the training of students from the developing countries. Besides, the graduates of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam are eligible to apply for competitive examinations held by the Provincial and Federal Public Service Commissions for administrative, secretariat and other superior services of Pakistan.
BSIT (Hons.) graduates of ITC have adequate opportunities to work in software development, teaching, education and training, offices, banks and other financial organizations, research organizations, management, health care, commerce and industry, military, police, railway, air traffic, communication and transport services, tele-communication corporations, networking, and database management. Graduates of Information Technology can join as software engineer, programmer, lecturer, computer engineer, system analyst, system administrator, network administrator, network engineer, network manager, scientific officer, research officer, administrative officer, database administrator.