SHIRPUR, 16 May 2022: SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), a Deemed-to-be University has commenced admission for four years B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) undergraduate degree program to impart education in agriculture and allied sectors from a wider perspective.
The program offers various theoretical and practical sessions in several disciplines that include: agronomy, genetics and plant breeding, soil science and agricultural chemistry, agricultural entomology, agricultural economics and agribusiness management, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant pathology, agricultural extension, horticulture, agricultural statistics and information technology, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, environmental sciences, nutrition and food technology, humanities, and animal sciences.
Additionally, students stay and work in the villages and work with farmers under rural agricultural work experience to earn a first-hand knowledge of farming and issues of farmers. They also visit agriculture-related establishments to gain practical knowledge. Students also work as interns in agri-input industries to get an insight about their day-to-day functioning and entrepreneurship. In the Experiential Learning modules, hands-on training is imparted on production of agri-inputs and relavant commercialization aspects.
The admission is currently open and will close in July 2022. For the batch commencing in August 2022, SAST’s total intake strength is 60 seats.
Students seeking admission for the B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination and must have obtained a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks with physics (P), chemistry (C) and mathematics (M)/PCB/PCMB (Biology) or agriculture (PCMB) from a recognized board/university.
Candidates appearing for their final 10+2 or equivalent examination can also apply, provided they meet minimum cut-off marks and produce all the necessary documents, in original, at the time of admission.
Candidates are required to fill out an online registration form at https://apply.nmims.edu/agriculture and pay a non-refundable registration fee of INR 2000 plus applicable taxes for processing the application latest by Sunday, 24 July 2022 for Phase I and Sunday, 28 of August, 2022 for Phase II.
Dr Suseelendra Desai, Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, said, “The course offered by different departments is taught to the students on a credit basis and includes both theory and practical modules. The practical component helps students to practice in the field on a real-time basis, and the theoretical concepts they learned will be handy in establishing the cause-effect relationship to field problems.”
Dr. Desai further added, “During the course, students also get an exposure to recent technologies developed by premier research institutes across the country and get an opportunity to interact with various personalities which will eventually help for a 360-degree career growth.”
School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SAST) has been initiated from the academic year July 2019-20 at Shirpur campus. Keeping the recent developments in agriculture and allied sector into consideration, SAST has designed an efficient and robust agricultural education curriculum as per the guidelines of ICAR.
It aims to be an internationally recognized technical education institution that excels in Agricultural Education, Research and Extension, producing self-motivated socially responsible graduates in agriculture. The aim of the school is to make a difference through an integrated and multi-disciplinary pedagogy to teach agriculture and allied sciences for creating Leaders and Agripreneurs.