bunda college

Welcome to Bunda College, Bunda campus


The establishment of Bunda College of Agriculture was visualized in 1961 by the then Nyasaland Department of Agriculture.

The college was originally intended to serve as a vocational college that would initially offer a three-year diploma level training in agriculture.

In 1964, newly independent Malawi recognized agriculture as the backbone of the country’s economy and reaffirmed the importance of the establishment of Bunda College of Agriculture to

produce the needed manpower for agricultural development.In September1966, the first cohort of 15 students was admitted into a diploma course in agriculture on borrowed premises of Dedza Secondary School, in the Central Region District of Malawi.

In January 1967, Bunda College of Agriculture was formally incorporated as a constituent college of University of Malawi (UNIMA) which had been established in 1965.On 10th April, 1967 the college was relocated from Dedza Secondary School to the current premises near Bunda foot Hill.

On 1st July 2011 Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) was established by Act. No. 9 of Parliament. On 1st July, 2012, Bunda College of Agriculture was formerly delinked from UNIMA to become the main campus of LUANAR.



# Programme Department Years of Study Admission Requirements
1 Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
2 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Human Nutrition and Health 4 MSCE/IGCSE
3 Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 2
4 Master of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 2
5 Master of Science Human Nutrition Human Nutrition and Health 2
6 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
7 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
8 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
9 Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
10 Bachelor of Science in Seed System Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
11 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
12 Master of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 2
13 Master of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 2
14 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
15 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
16 Master of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 2
17 Master of Science in Extension Extension 2
18 Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
19 Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
20 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
21 Master of Science in Aquaculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
22 Master of Science in Social Forestry Forestry 2
23 PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 3
24 Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 2
25 Master of Science in Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
26 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
27 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management Environmental Sciences Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
28 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4 MSCE/IGCSE
29 Master of Science in Forestry - A Forestry 2
30 Master of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 2
31 Master of Science in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) - A Crop and Soil Sciences 2
32 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 2
33 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 3
34 PhD in Rural Development and Extension Extension 3
35 PhD in Animal Science Animal Science 3
36 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
37 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4
38 PhD. in Environmental Science Environmental Sciences Management 3
39 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology-B Food Science and Technology 2
40 Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Health Human Nutrition and Health 2
41 Master of Science in Natural Resources Management Environmental Sciences Management 2
42 Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension-D Extension 2
43 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 2
44 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 2 MSCE/IGCSE
45 Master of Science in Crop Protection (Pathology) Crop and Soil Sciences 2
46 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy - B Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
47 Master of Science in Forestry - B Forestry 2
48 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
49 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Engineering) Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
50 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
51 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
52 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development Communication Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
53 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
54 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering 5 MSCE/IGCSE
55 Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
56 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
57 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
58 Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Animal Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
59 Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
60 Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
61 Bachelor of Science in Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
62 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Pathobiology 5 MSCE/IGCSE
63 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
64 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4 MSCE/IGCSE
65 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
66 Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
67 Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
68 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
69 Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences and Community Services Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
70 Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 5 MSCE/IGCSE
71 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
72 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Land and Water) Environmental Sciences Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
73 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Ecotourism) Environmental Sciences Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
74 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
75 Bachelor of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
76 Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology Animal Science 3
77 Diploma in Gender and Development Human Ecology 3
78 Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 2
79 Diploma in Youth Development Human Ecology 3
80 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
81 Master of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 2
82 Master of Science in Agriculture Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 2
83 Master of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 2
84 Master of Science in Animal Science Animal Science 2
85 Master of Science in Plant Breeding Crop and Soil Sciences 2
86 Master of Science in Aquaculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
87 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4
88 Master of Science in Environment and Climate Change Environmental Sciences Management 2
89 Master of Science in Environmental Forestry Forestry 2
90 Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension Extension 2
91 Master of Science in Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
92 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 2
93 Master of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 2
94 Master of Science in Human Nutrition Human Nutrition and Health 2
95 Master of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 2
96 Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 2
97 Master of Science in Social Forestry Forestry 2
98 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 2
99 Master of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Sciences 2
100 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 3
101 PhD in Rural Development and Extension Extension 3
102 PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 3
103 Ph.D in Crop and Soil Science by Research Crop and Soil Sciences 3
104 PhD in Forestry Forestry 3
105 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 3
106 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Innovations Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
107 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
108 Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 2
109 Bachelor Arts in Cooperative Business Studies Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
110 Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
111 Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fishiries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
112 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection (Honors) Crop and Soil Sciences 1