Sam Higginbottom institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, is a government aided university in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It operates as an autonomous Christian minority institution under the 'Sam Higginbottom Educational and Charitable Society, Allahabad'. It was established in 1910 by Dr. Sam Higginbottom as "Allahabad Agricultural Institute" to improve the economic status of the rural population.In 1942, it became the first institute in India to offer a degree in Agricultural Engineering.
SHIATS is a deemed institution founded in the year 2000. The MHRD authorized the university to operate as a university. The campus of the university is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. With the approval of Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India the university was established to operate as a deemed institution. The goal is to encourage excellence and quality education for the future generation. Additionally, SHIATS holds its excellence in teaching, learning as well and research in diverse disciplines. SHUATS is established and administered by the Ecumenical Minority Christian Society namely the Sam Higginbottom Educational and Charitable Society registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860 in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The University is a united endeavor of the Christian community in India to promote rural life and development in conformity with the Christian vision of humankind and creation. The University is held in trust as a common ecumenical heritage by the Christian Churches and Christian Organizations of the country. It seeks to be a national center of professional excellence in education and service to the people with the participation of students and faculty members from all over India. The University upholds and strives to achieve the following:
SHIATS offers a variety of scholarships for students to enhance their performance and abilities in particular areas. Therefore, SHIATS draws young minds to fulfill their dream. In addition, the university assists students with financial difficulties by providing educational loans to allow them to complete their education with no interruption. A few of the university scholarships are