About the ProgrammeCourse Overview
The university offers M.Sc. Agronomy (2 years) where the ICAR curriculum is adopted. Designed to provide smart technologies for crop and soil management targeting agricultural sustainability, the course emphasizes on various aspects of smart agriculture. The focus area of research includes precision water management by IoT, Paddy Predict and Kalgudi App based rice monitoring and nutrient optimization, UAV-based image capturing for crop and soil monitoring and management, soft-tool-based nutrient management (Nutrient Expert, LCC, CCM, Crop Manager) in rice and corn, organic farming, farming system, and plant nutrient management by nano-fertilizers in corn and finger millet. The department works together with ICAR institutes, NSDC, RCOF, other universities and private organizations such as Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Sunmoksha Power Pvt. Ltd., Kalgudi, IFFCO Kisan, and so on. Students are exposed to various activities carried out at Centre for Smart Agriculture that provides them with knowledge on real-time application of smart tools for future agriculture. The department has 20+ learned faculty with professional experience, well-equipped laboratory set up and automatic weather station. After completing the PG course, students get the opportunity to pursue higher studies or work in government/private seed and agrochemical sectors.