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School of Agriculture & Bio-Engineering


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School of Agriculture & Bio-Engineering

Overview:

Agricultural and Bio-engineering deal cover a vast gamut of farming methods, crops and biological organisms. Agricultural and Bio-engineers work on agricultural equipment designs, find alternative uses for natural resources and discover solutions for problems between farming systems and crops. As an agricultural engineer, you can work across the agriculture value chain in areas such as manufacturing, agri-tech, research and sales. Besides this, students can specialize in emerging areas such as Phyto-pharmaceuticals that are and will remain in high demand for the foreseeable future.

A student-centric pedagogy, project-based approach and design-driven curriculum provides students with an inclination for complex problem solving, design, innovation, and a passion for learning.

The mission of the School of Agriculture and Bio-Engineering (SoABE) through its various programmes through its various programmes is to build individuals who possess technical competence, community centricity and are driven to make transformational change. This program is strongly underpinned by application of various digital technologies such as the IoT, Analytics and AI/ML across areas such as:

  • Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Development and management of dairy schemes
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Flood control
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Interpretation of research
  • Structure, machine and power technology
  • Food and bioengineering
  • Environmental science
  • Soil and water conversation

Departments

SoABE has full-fledged departments for areas such as Agriculture Engineering, Dairy Technology and Phytopharmaceuticals. Each of the departments is equipped with requisite facilities such as laboratories and smart classrooms and collaborate with other schools on campus such as Engineering & Technology to ensure holistic learning. Each department has well qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty, supplemented by industry expert and global content.

Support for Placements and Higher Studies

University has a dedicated career counselling and training cell that ensure that the students are able to individually identify and are prepared to effectively realize their career aspirations. These could range from securing a job, start their own enterprise and/or pursue higher studies. Extra classes are arranged throughout for various competitive examination such as JRF and GATE. Besides this, the students are supported to achieve English proficiency, reasoning and quantitative ability levels required irrespective of their career aspirations.

Campus

The campus spread of 150+ acres is an oasis of greenery, environmentally friendly buildings and excellent facilities to ensure it’s a ‘home away from home’. SoABE has also implemented a number of Natural Resource Management (NRM) practices in the campus having around 1600 mango trees and 600 teak and other plants of different varieties. These include watershed development, recharging ground water and soil nutrition management.

Campus has multiple sports facilities such as international standard basketball and tennis courts, flood lit multi-purpose playground and cricket practice pitches. Besides our dedicated hostels and mess facilities, campus also has multiple shops/marketplaces that act as excellent locations for the students to meet and socialize with their peers.

Other facilities also include dedicated banking counter, ATM as well as a dispensary (with a doctor and three paramedical staff and an ambulance).

Library

The School has well-equipped library with broad band Wi-Fi connectivity. It provides a sound physical and digital learning environment round the clock. The learning materials are in the Printed, Audio and Visual form. The library is integrated into the University’s Management Information System (MIS). It deploys Open Access system with different work stations.

Accommodation

Being a residential program, the School encourages students and faculty to live on campus. There are dedicated hostels for boys and girls offering multiple configuration/options. About 80% students and 50% faculty and supporting staff stay on campus. There are 10 hostels (6 for boys with 304 rooms accommodating 1021 students and 4 for girls with 104 rooms accommodating 318 students).

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities:

Besides extensive sports facilities and events, there are student run Health Club, Yoga Club, Adventure Club, Meditation Club and Karate Club under the guidance of respective faculty in-charges. The students regularly participate in cultural, NSS, NCC and other socially responsible activities.

Key Highlights

  • State of the art facilities such as IoT enabled poly-houses, drones for multiple applications, genetics and plant breeding labs, food and dairy processing facilities
  • Opportunities to pursue multi-disciplinary areas such as precision agriculture, cultivation of value added crops and management of livestock using digital technologies (AI/ML, Analytics and AR/VR)
  • Opportunities for off campus internships with leading organizations, development organizations, research entities as well as directly with farmer/agriculture focussed organizations
  • Opportunities for gaining direct experience of managing industry class food processing facilities from sourcing to delivery/selling of the final product
  • University owned best in class equipment such as a combined harvester, irrigation equipment, agri-tools and tractors
  • Strong industry linkages with frequent interactions with leading agri-scientists and professionals
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