NMIMS Shirpur commences admission for B.Sc. Agri (Hons) at SAST

NMIMS Shirpur commences admission for B.Sc. Agri (Hons) at SAST
The programme offers various theoretical and practical sessions in several disciplines that include: agronomy, genetics and plant breeding, soil science, agricultural entomology, and various other agricultural domains

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), a Deemed-to-be University, has commenced admission at its School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SAST) for four years B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) undergraduate degree programme to impart education in agriculture and allied sectors from a wider perspective.

The programme offers various theoretical and practical sessions in several disciplines that include: agronomy, genetics and plant breeding, soil science and agricultural chemistry, agricultural entomology, agricultural economics and agribusiness management, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant pathology, agricultural extension, horticulture, agricultural statistics and information technology, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, environmental sciences, nutrition and food technology, humanities, and animal sciences.

Additionally, students stay and work in the villages and work with farmers under rural agricultural work experience to earn a first-hand knowledge of farming and issues of farmers. They also visit agriculture-related establishments to gain practical knowledge.  Students also work as interns in agri-input industries to get an insight about their day-to-day functioning and entrepreneurship. In the experiential learning modules, hands-on training is imparted on the production of agri-inputs and relevant commercialisation aspects.

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The admission is currently open and will close in July 2022. For the batch commencing in August 2022, SAST’s total intake strength is 60 seats.

Eligibility Criteria

Students seeking admission for the B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks with physics (P), chemistry (C) and mathematics (M)/PCB/PCMB (Biology) or agriculture (PCMB) from a recognised board/university. Candidates appearing for their final 10+2 or equivalent examination can also apply, provided they meet minimum cut-off marks and produce all the necessary documents, in original, at the time of admission.

Speaking on the programme, Dr. Suseelendra Desai, Dean, NMIMS-School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology said, “The course offered by different departments is taught to the students on a credit basis and includes both theory and practical modules. The practical component helps students to practice in the field on a real-time basis, and the theoretical concepts they learned will be handy in establishing the cause-effect relationship to field problems.”

“During the course, students also get an exposure to recent technologies developed by premier research institutes across the country and get an opportunity to interact with various personalities which will eventually help for a 360-degree career growth,” Dr. Desai further added.

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