Agriculture,or farming,is the science of cultivating soil,producing crops,and raising livestock. It is the nation’s largest industry, employing approximately 23 million people in over 250 career areas. However, less than one percent of the population claims farming as their occupation. The remaining agricultural jobs can be segmented into seven areas: plant sciences, animal sciences, agricultural mechanics, agricultural business, environmental services, foodscience, andnatural resources.
Dr. Deep Gupta completed her bachelor degree in 1997, Masters and Ph.D in 1999 and 2006 in Environmental Sciences from Gurukul kangri University. She has published 38 papers and chapters in various international and nationalconferences, Journals and books and awarded as a Young Scientist.
Scope of Agriculture
Indian agriculture is the largest private sector enterprise in the country of over 110 million farmers. It engages two-third of total work force, contributes to 26 percent of the GDP and nearly one-sixth of the total export earnings. India inherited as tagnant agriculture at the time of independence growin gatan annual rate of growth of 0.3 percent in the first half of the last centur. Modern agriculture practices are increasingly turn in gout to be knowledge-based and hence gaining expertise in the mis not an easy task for many of our rural farmers. India does require education at all levels so that Indian farmers are better equipped to handle the threats of globalization. Keeping in to account of the fact that increased productivity and production must be the sole objective of agricultural research, our scientific community is leaving no stone unturned for bringing about paradigm changes in agriculture education in the country.
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1. Course/Department Overview: Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy which plays the most decisive role in the socioeconomic development of the country. Indian agriculture is a miscellaneous and extensive sector involving a large number of actors. India has one of the largest and institutionally most complex agricultural research systems in the world.
Indian agriculture is the largest private sector enterprise in the country of over 110 million farmers. It engages two-third of total workforce, contributes to 26 per cent of the GDP and nearly one-sixth of the total export earnings. India inherited a stagnant agriculture at the time of independence growing at an annual rate of growth of 0.3 per cent in the first half of the last century. Modern agriculture practices are increasingly turning out to be knowledge-based and hence gaining expertise in them is not an easy task for many of our rural farmers.
To serve the nation through an innovative, commercially oriented and scientifically sound and competitive agricultural practice, manage and conserve agriculture products and pave new scientific way for future sustainable agriculture developments through research activities.
To support and encourage undergraduate student learning in sustainable agricultural fields.
To collaborate with other national and international academic and research institutes for long term interaction.
To find out and improve new as well as traditional agriculture technologies for all stakeholders.
To strengthen the employability and develop creativity of students by way of incorporation industry interactions.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’s)
The programme aims to provide a thorough degree-level education in Agriculture, with emphasis on the scientific and business aspects, along with courses in Information Technology.
It aims to produce agriculturalists with the scope to tackle problems along the length of the food chain, dealing with difficult environmental, animal welfare, political, social and economic issues.
Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and techniques of maintaining and enhancing soil fertility.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: Aims to provide students with a thorough degree-level education in agriculture with emphasis on:
Scientific and economic principles underpinning agricultural production and land use.
Appropriate husbandry adopted by farmers and others to apply agricultural knowledge profitably.
Modern business management techniques.
Imparting detailed knowledge of Agriculture and its allied branches.
Facilitating detailed study of various agriculture forestry, Livestock and other allied branches.
Required to raise the income of farmers providing detailed knowledge of agriculture in India and Indian farmers income generating.
Enterprises Knowledge dissemination regarding various technique of farming and farming system in India.
Study of market and marketing of agricultural product.
Message from the Head of the Department:
Agriculture or farming is the science of cultivating soil, producing crops and raising livestock. It is the nation’s largest industry, employing approximately 23 million people in over 250 spheres. Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Agricultural produce has to be increased so as to meet the gradually growing demand. Threats of food and nutritional scarcity have to be met from declining and degrading natural resources like soil and water.
Therefore, Agriculture department at COER –SM is continuously updating and equipping students with latest skill and knowledge. We are seriously engaged in imparting the education in agriculture by adapting and updating the advanced modern technologies as per the present day industry environment and challenge. We meet the industry requirements as well as developing sustainable and ethical model for global agriculture development. I am honored to be incharge of a department which aims at to provide advanced study of research and development in field of Agriculture, ultimately reinforces survival and growth of humanity. We improve students’ positive thinking, social awareness and technical knowledge to cope with the upcoming agricultural challenges in the future.
20 + Paper presented in International and National Conferences.
Ph.D. Guided: Two Ph.D awarded
Young Scientist award : Two times in the year 2005 and 2019
Agriculture Department at a glance:
Experienced faculty members, NET and Ph.D. qualified from Reputed Government Universitieslike IARI, SVBPU, Pant Nagar etc.
Well equipped laboratories with latest techniques. Soil Lab, Microbiology Lab, Entomology lab, Pathology lab, Meteorology Lab, Agronomy lab, Genetics and plant breeding Lab and Horticulture Lab .
Regular visit of Education and Research Institute (Kishan Mela, IARI, SVBPU, Pant Nagar etc.) for better understanding of the different cropping systems with latest and modified techniques like Progressive farms and Exotic fruit orchards.
MoU signed with Kuban State Agrarian University, Russia, a leading university.
Agriculture inventory & socio-economic surveys as to enable the students acquiring versatile knowledge and experience in Agriculture.
Guest Lectures by eminent speakers and professors from renowned universities like IARI, S.V.B.P. University of Agriculture and Technology Meerut, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT) Pantnagar, NDRI in India as well as from abroad.
Agriculture and farming is the pivot of the survival. Entire world and its future depend upon sustainable growth of Agriculture.
Advancement and progression of modern life is imbibed upon the optimum use of the means available to Agriculture.
Agriculture and its reinforcement is a goldmine for young entrepreneurs in global market.
B.Sc. Agricultureis a 4-year professional undergraduate degree awarded by Indian Universities for 10+2 students preferably with Science stream Like BE/B.Tech or MBBS, B.Sc. in Agriculture is considered as a professional degree by Government of India. The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing this course is that the student must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks. B.Sc. Agriculture involves study of agriculture sciences and use of modern scientific equipment and techniques in agriculture, land surveying, soil science, water resource management, animal and poultry management, basics of biotechnology etc. The objective of the course is to use these concepts to train students to improve agricultural productivity.