Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHUATS) was established in 1910 as Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI) by Dr. Sam Higginbottom (a missionary from USA) with the motto 'serve the land, feed the hungry'. AAI continued to serve the country in the field of Agricultural Engineering and related fields and its contribution was recognized by eminent personalities including Mahatma Gandhi and the first Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru. AAI completed 100 years of its existence in 2010 and to honour the founder, it was renamed as Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHIATS).
The progress of SHIATS took a giant leap in the year 2016 when it was established as a fully fledged University under U.P. Act No. 35 of 2016, as passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature and was rechristened as Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences (SHUATS). SHUATS has been placed in the elite 'A' category by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Additionally, the NAAC committee of University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India have accredited SHUATS with "A" grade. With 39 Undergraduate programs, hundred and one (101) Postgraduate, eighteen (18) Diploma and Doctoral Programs along with almost 12,000 students and a staff of 1500, SHUATS is among the pioneer education hub in the country which strives for quality and excellence and firmly believes and act towards achieving the following:
"The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house." Haggai 2:9, Holy Bible.
The Shepherd Institute of Engineering and Technology (SIET) aspires to deliver high quality
education and hands on experience to its students with an ultimate goal of producing
technically sound professionals. Additionally, the Institute emphasizes on providing
adequate industrial exposure to its students and faculty, by introducing them regularly to
the corporate world, so as to develop their competencies in the emerging industrial
scenario. The Institute is also moving ahead for collaboration with various reputed National
and International and Institutes / Universities with an aim of technical networking, which is
indented to provide an impetus for future growth and development. The Core values of SIET
are: Excellence, Innovative Skills, Interdisciplinary Research and Responsiveness towards the
modern trends in engineering and technology.