Agriculture is the backbone of a developed economy and is the resource to food security and the driving force in any economy. India has a vast potential for agricultural growth and development with several agro-based industries and agricultural elements. When we talk about agriculture, we mean giving food to the masses and providing raw materials to several industries across the country.
With the advancement of research across diverse fields, agricultural research too will emerge as a demanding field. The research in agriculture will lead to better production and enough food for the ever-increasing population of India. Simultaneously, it will aim to sustain the entire system of food production and consumption. The School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) at GIETU is established precisely for that cause!
The School of Agricultural Sciences aims to conduct extensive study and research on plant production in agriculture and horticulture, animal husbandry, and emerging technologies that boost these fields’ betterment. The primary sections that fall under SAS include agro technology, animal science, research biotechnology, plant production, soil, and environmental science.
SAS’s research functionality strives to strengthen the basic agricultural research methods and merge them with applied research methods. The School of Agricultural Sciences applies sophisticated research methods that are of high quality and internationally recognized. These research techniques aim to benefit agriculture, horticulture, and associated livelihoods across the region and the country.
The School of Agricultural Sciences is a department of self-exploration of the nation’s very root of livelihood and life. It is a budding center for different programs like a 4year UG program (B.Sc.) and (B.tech) in Agricultural engineering. Established in the year 2017, SAS is now a platform that provides for many laboratories and fields for agriculture and horticulture cropping. The school regularly conducts many workshops, conferences, and training, implanting extracurricular activities and plantation drives for all. SAS is a space for wholesome and diversified first-hand knowledge of agriculture. With its farmland for vegetation, fruits, and green manure, the school incorporates different irrigation styles like drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and sub-irrigation as good sets of practical knowledge.
The School of Agricultural Sciences is equipped with several world-class infrastructures like Hot air oven, Laminar Airflow Chamber, Colony Counter, Binocular Microscope, BOD Incubator, pH Meter, Spectrophotometer, Centrifuge, Water bath. The biodiversity research inquiries do not stress across the scientific spectrum alone. It helps understand extensive scale processes, whole organism, climatic changes, evolution, physiology, behaviors, neurosciences, and discovering origins of terrestrial and extraterrestrial lives through an astrophysical analysis of geological, biological, chemical principles of plants and their evolution.
It is science-led agriculture, facilitating the human resources to make the best use of technology to help implement and to revitalize nature’s best resources. The School of Agricultural Sciences, GIETU makes special efforts to look after that nature is never compromised at any stake. Aiming and working tirelessly to contribute and address market reforms, the global food crisis, nutritional security, and SAS combats challenges like ailing soil health, decreased productivity, diminishing water reserves, or shrinking land and population increase.
The School of Agricultural Sciences is a remarkable think tank and a progressive forum to research and implement science for increasing productivity, profitability, equity, and sustainability of Indian agriculture. Since its inception, SAS has emerged as a distinctive national agricultural science department devoted to educating and promoting agricultural research, agricultural education, and indulging in national and international partnerships to transform agriculture and related policies.
SAS’s mission is to promote excellence in science and use it to promote and develop the field of agriculture and its allied sectors.
The primary objectives of SAS include:
The School of Agricultural Sciences is determined to develop quality human resources, innovate new agricultural technologies, and ensure their dissemination across sectors to serve the farming community with progressive farming techniques. Students at GIETU are exposed to real farming scenarios and learn from the practical field at hand. They collaborate with industries and farming institutes to research and develop more for the country’s agricultural sector. The School of Agricultural Sciences offers an extensive 4-year B.Sc. (Honours) Agriculture and B.Sc. (Honours) Horticulture program in addition to a 5-year Integrated B.Sc. Ag. + MBA-Agribusiness programs.
Being a multidisciplinary field of study, the School of Agricultural Sciences has specialized experts as faculty members who give their best agricultural knowledge and practicality for the students to excel. In collaboration with the students, the teachers regularly participate in various agricultural and horticultural science programs and activities. These programs are specialized to train the students and make them learn and improve agro-horticultural productivity, innovate and develop processes to bring a remarkable revolution to the field of agriculture.