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Collaboration with the Local Community- Bagushala and Ranadevi Farm

Centurion University is deeply committed to integrating local biodiversity into its planning and development processes, including the construction of new buildings and infrastructure. The university recognizes the importance of preserving and enhancing the local ecosystem while expanding its campus and facilities.

One notable example of this commitment is evident in the agricultural farm development initiatives. The University has established three farms, namely Bagushala, Ranadevi, and Gandahati, each strategically located to support research, practical learning, and sustainable land use. These farms serve as living laboratories where students actively engage in farming practices and crop development.

Bagushala, situated 10 km from the University’s campus, provides students with hands-on experience in agriculture and agronomy. Here, a dedicated lab was constructed in 2014 to facilitate practical learning related to crop development. This 5-acre farm is equipped with adequate water supply and transportation infrastructure for easy access by both locals and students.

Similarly, the Ranadevi farm, located 5 km from the campus, is designed to meet the educational needs of agri-engineering students. Plans for constructing a farm learning centre and lab are in progress, further enhancing its capacity to support agricultural research and learning.

The farm in the Gandahati area, near a popular tourist attraction, is another demonstration of Centurion University’s commitment to sustainability. This 12-acre farm integrates tourism and agriculture, offering visitors a pleasant garden with amenities while contributing to the local economy. The construction of labs and learning centres on this land ensures that students can conduct experiments and research in the midst of this unique ecosystem.

All of these farms are actively used for crop cultivation, including rice, maize, sorghum, bajra, finger millets, proso millet, and horticultural species. Notably, the university places a strong emphasis on organic farming practices, aiming to restore and condition the soil through natural inputs. The study of organic farming methods and the maximization of product yield are integral parts of the university’s sustainable land use initiatives.

Centurion University incorporates local biodiversity into its planning and development processes by establishing farms that not only serve as educational resources but also promote sustainable land management practices. These farms not only enrich students’ learning experiences but also contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the local ecosystem, aligning with the principles of sustainable development.