B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture 4 year Programme

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alt text The study of agriculture is called agricultural science or agricultural technology. The field combines the natural and social sciences, along with economics, engineering and management (particularly natural resources management and business management) of biological systems to practice, development and understand the fields of agriculture and forestry. Being related to the field of Life & Biological Sciences, agricultural science is multidisciplinary and inter-related to Food Science & Technology. Agricultural Science uses the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics to solve the problems of agriculture-food industry.

School of Agricultural Innovations & Advanced Learning (VAIAL)

VIT School of Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning (VAIAL) is engaged in Agricultural education, research and extension. Core activities of the school revolves around teaching in Agriculture, training of students, organizing farmers training programmes, outreach and field programmes for the farmers as well as research in agricultural and allied sectors on a techno-commercial scale. Integrated and self-sustainable organic farming is the main focus of the school. The School is strengthened with qualified faculty in various fields of agriculture including Agronomy, Soil Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Crop Physiology, Agro Processing, Agricultural Engineering, Geoengineering, Horticulture, Water Technology and Agricultural Extension. Many of our faculty are trained abroad either for Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, France and Switzerland.

The current research strength of VIT in agriculture and allied subject areas includes microbial biotechnology, tissue culture technology, crop genomics research, molecular markers for crop improvement, Hi-Tech horticulture, remote sensing applications in agriculture, management of problem soils, medicinal plant research, food quality and processing, fermented food and food product development, renewable energy for agriculture and design of cost-effective farm machinery. For our research, we collaborate with multiple institutes in the country and abroad including Agricultural Universities and Research Institutes in addition to Agricultural organizations and multinational companies.

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