Kolkata: Adamas University, rated by several organizations as the best private university in Eastern India is proud to announce the inauguration of the School of Smart Agriculture, offering B.Sc (Hons.) in Agriculture. The School of Smart Agriculture is poised to set the global standard in academia and multi/interdisciplinary research in agricultural sciences.
Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Indian economy, which is targeted to contribute $60 billion in exports by 2022 and needs to cater to a doubling of food requirements by 2050 – necessitating nurturing of knowledge, technology and innovation. However, a significant skill gap remains in food processing, food safety, food security, logistics and agricultural business today.
Adamas University aims to fill this gap and become a key centre of research and innovation within this industry. The goal is to train the next generation of agricultural scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs while creating a holistic learning environment for the agri-innovators of tomorrow. Graduates from this course will be ready for a wide variety of roles in agri-research, agri-tech, horticulture, food processing and agri-finance with leading corporates like ITC, Bayer, Monsanto and Godrej Agrovet, to name a few.
The course, which is approved by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), is a blend of traditional learning and cutting edge modern technologies. The course emphasises research and cross-disciplinary studies, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. All of this is supported by the university’s state-of-the-art laboratories with specialised equipment for agricultural research, spread over a 120-acre campus with 75+ acres of available land as per ICAR guidelines. Adamas University has established technology partnerships specifically for this course with the Central Ukranian National Technical University, Oberstech and Pallishree Nursery.
Dr Rudraprasad Saha, Dean of the School of Smart Agriculture said, “Along with traditional aspects, the School of Smart Agriculture at Adamas University is aiming to integrate modern technology like precision agriculture, artificial intelligence, robotics, data science, drones, different sensor equipments and modern tools and techniques for imparting unique technology-based education to our students.”
Registration and enrolments for the 2021-2022 batch has now started.