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.
School of Agriculture, GIET University, Gunupur, Rayagada was established in the year 2017 with an objective of promoting teaching, research and extension activities in agriculture in the backward districts of South Odisha on the foot hills of Eastern Ghats, with an intake capacity of 60 students. Located on a picturesque landscape, this campus provides all the facilities that a young budding agro-professional aspires to dream.
The four-year full time regular B. Sc. (Ag.) Honors programme imparts teaching on Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Physiology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Agricultural Extension Education and Agricultural Biotechnology with a view to cater to the growing demand for agro-professionals in the agrarian state of Odisha with more than 60% population depending on farm sector for their livelihood.
Besides, the students’ READY programme, promoting professional skill and knowledge through meaningful hands on experience, exposes the students to industrial environments which cannot be simulated in the Institution and provides an opportunity to pursue the learned skills as their careers.
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.