In order to generate agri-professionals for guiding farmers to uplift their standard of living through economic benefits, NMIMS School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SAST) in Dhule district of Maharashtra, has launched 4-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture programme.
SAST has designed an efficient and robust agricultural education curriculum as per the guidelines of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and is providing an efficient platform with a smart blend of knowledge, resources and opportunities. The students will be taught basics, advances, recent trends, practical adoptions, bottlenecks and sustainable solutions as part of the course on agricultural sciences and allied subjects. The programme keeps abreast of the on-going research projects and farm business models in India and abroad.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture deals with agriculture and a multitude of allied disciplines to encourage practical and skill-based training with smartly designed modules; to enrich the practical knowledge with educational tours thereby providing exposure to various research institutes in India; and to give Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) that helps the students understand the rural situations, status of agricultural technologies adopted by farmers, prioritise the farmers’ problems and analysis among other agricultural science related topics.
SAST will teach the basics and advances of agricultural research and take the technologies to the farming communities. Dr. Gowri Sankara Rao, Dean at SAST, says, “The keen focus of the school is to produce agriculture scientists, agripreneurs, agribusiness managers and social entrepreneurs who could strive to increase farmers’ profitability and environmental sustainability. SAST aims at increasing employability of the graduates and paying back to farming communities in a fitting manner. Moreover, the association with top universities and research centres in India and abroad opens up opportunities to learn and imbibe new thought processes.”
With the legacy of 40 years, NMIMS Deemed to be University, with its 17 constituent schools, has grown to being not only one of the top-10 B-schools in India but also emerged as a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus university at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore, Shirpur, Dhule, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.