GIET University, Gunupur (formerly known as Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology) was established by “Vidya Bharati Educational Trust,” Gunupur, Odisha, India in the year 1997. Since inception, the Trust promotes Technical Education in India with a motto of providing Quality Education in a highly disciplined and conducive environment with International Standards.
Agricultural Science is a multidisciplinary dimension of study that involves various scientific, technical aspects related to agriculture, horticulture, farm management, and dairy farming. India is a country that relies upon agriculture, allied industries, and the successive governments have focused on increasing incomes from agriculture. Prioritizing these points in mind, one can say that the sector offers great scope for students who want to study Agriculture. The department aims to train students to improve productivity, manage products and contribute to their development through research and innovation.
To combat the diversity of challenges that Indian agriculture faces.
To ensure that students who pursue a course in the department can tackle some of these challenges that the Indian agricultural sector faces.
To eradicate the challenges like low productivity of the land, fragmented land-holdings, ailing soil health, diminishing water resources, lack of nutritional security, farmer’s distress, and the resulting suicides, the global food crisis hinders the agriculture sector.
To deal with these and other agri-based issues, students will be thoroughly trained by the hard-working faculty.
With the establishment of the college, the B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture course programme was successfully implemented with following facilities.
The course curriculum suggested by Vth Deans’ committee of ICAR and duly endorsed by OUAT has been implemented.
Functioning of smart class rooms along with well furnished laboratories to cater the immediate needs of the student.
Students’ demonstration farm of 13 acres has been made operational with Agronomy, Horticulture, Mushroom & Farm Machinery units.
An instructional farm of nearly 60.0 acres comprising low, medium and high lands was established and students engaged in crop production activities.
One Orchard in an area of 13.0 acres has been developed wherein around five hundred fruit crop saplings of different varieties have been planted with a secured boundary and assured irrigation facility.
A farm pond of size 40 feet x 120 feet has already been excavated inside the orchard to develop IFS (Integrated Farming System) for better understanding of students to assess the viability of it.
A uniform semester calendar has been prepared and strictly followed to ensure timely completion of semester.
Educational units such as azolla multiplication, organic farming, medicinal and aromatic garden and mushroom production have been successfully established.
“To be recognized as the centre of excellence for Agricultural Education in the tribal dominated region ensuring technological development in Agricultural and allied sectors that are life enhancing, socially acceptable and economically viable”
To produce intellectual human resource for the state and the Nation.
To develop environment friendly, socially acceptable and economically viable technologies.
To promote entrepreneurship development in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors.
To meet the local problems with special emphasis on tribal Agriculture.
To develop climate resilient technology in agriculture to meet the challenges of global warming.