VIT School of Agricultural Innovations And Advanced Learning. (VAIAL)

Dean's Message

Welcome to VIT School of Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning (VAIAL). The phoneme VAIAL in Tamil language refers to productive agricultural field. This is indicative of the essence of our School activities which focuses on field orientation in agricultural education, training, research and farmers outreach activities.

Our vision is to be a forerunner in developing and demonstrating next-generation sustainable smart agriculture at the global level. Our mission doesn’t end with offering world class learning and training experience to the students in science, technology and business aspects of agriculture. We intend to serve farming community with custom-designed technologies for improved agricultural productivity, and to keep evolving globally competent new technologies, through our cutting-edge research for the development of agro-industry.

Custom designing of technologies for the farmers and industries, with national and international collaborative initiatives is the prime strategy of the centre to improve agricultural production and productivity of the country. Enabling the evolution of young agriculturists with innovative minds, that are tuned to address the challenges of current and future agriculture, is one of the central objectives of the centre. Development of scientifically sound and economically viable bio-products as alternative novel inputs for better performance of agricultural crops remains an indispensable activity of the centre.

From the date of inception, VAIAL is continuing to work collectively and with programmes to address any field level problems arising with farmers, to safeguard soil health, improve crop performance and enhance their earnings. We offer quality training to promote and follow-up implementation of organic and sustainable agricultural technologies for the health and sustainable income of small farm families. Integration of components like farm animals, poultry, fishery, mushroom, apiary, sericulture, composting, farm machinery for processing and value addition of produce etc are the need and resource based components of the training on farming systems. Our basic objectives in farmers training will continue to be the improvement of their competitiveness in agricultural business sector, environmental protection and the overall improvement of quality of life of farming community.

We sincerely value your interest, suggestions and comments.

Dr. S. Babu
Professor and Director
VIT Centre for Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning (VAIAL)
Vellore Institute of Technology