School of Agriculture and Biosciences
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has launched the School of Agriculture and Biosciences which offers programmes in Agriculture, Food, Water and Biotechnology from the academic year 2017-18. Recognizing the importance of agriculture in the country, especially in the semi-arid zone and also the limitations of seats available to pursue the professional courses in agriculture in this region, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has introduced these programmes.
The Institution has already linked up with the reputed institutions in Israel, such as Technion of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of Beer-Sheva and the Agricultural Research Organization of Israel to attract faculty and ensure exchange programmes. A Model Agriculture Station is being established in the campus with the technical support of Dr. AvriZur, the former Agricultural Scientist attached to the Israeli Embassy in India to help in academic, research, demonstration and extension programmed of the proposed School.
The Research Station intended to help in introducing precision agriculture in the region will make use of modem tools like Internet of Things (IoT), Data Knowhow, Digital Media, Remote Sensing and GIS in the farming sector. Precision farming will be practiced both in poly-houses and open field. ‘Technology of Tomorrow’ and ‘Interdisciplinary research’ are the keywords of this initiative. The school has research and education programmes in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Food Processing & Engineering.
Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Science programs are designed to develop skills and explore career areas in agriculture and allied fields. The instructional program includes topics in animal, plant, environmental, soil, food sciences, horticulture, landscaping and agricultural engineering. Students will acquire skills necessary to meet their individual career objectives, occupational skills for gainful employment and leadership abilities to work effectively in groups and as a team. Additionally, the programs provide for research and supervised work experience to enhance the needs and interests of each student.
The Department will significantly contribute to overall agricultural research by improving its research infrastructure with an eye to becoming one of the top agricultural scientific and technological institutions in India, further, the department is seeking to establish further international collaborations and large-scale cooperation in agricultural research in an effort to accelerate the pace of innovation and make significant contributions to eliminating poverty and hunger in the global scenario.
To innovate and achieve excellence in Education, Research and Extension in Agriculture for sustainable development, responsible stewardship and meeting global challenges/opportunities in conserving, preserving and augmenting the environment and natural resources for the betterment of society.
To provide and enable comprehensive and transformative education system in Agriculture with dynamic research and extension framework to create Professional Technocrats, Agropreneurs and Researchers with high ethical values
To create linkages in learning and research to the needs of farmers and rural society
To develop quality human resources and leaders through skill development and experiential learning process for agro and bio enterprises