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About Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences

Contrary to the conventional teaching and research in the field of agriculture sciences, In Amrita, students get advanced training in the field of agriculture science through integrating technological advancements. The curriculum is designed through a multidisciplinary approach aligned with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Expertise available at the national and international level will be involved in all spheres of the programme.

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The Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences, Coimbatore has released its newsletter. Click here to view the academic and research contributions in the field of Agricultural Sciences. The newsletter also covers various activities conducted, events organized, achievements of students and faculty members, etc.

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Michael Renton,
Dr, BA W.Aust. | CertAppLang TAFE | GradDipEd E.Cowan | PhD Qld | The University Of Western Australia.

Quality of agriculture research and education has a direct correlation with a healthy environment and our sustainable future. I am very happy to see Amrita University is starting education and research in the field of agriculture sciences. I hope there will be opportunity to develop collaborative projects and exchange of students. I wish all success to Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences.

S. Gadi V. Reddy,
Professor of Entomology/ Ecology, Montana State University- Boseman| Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center | Conrad, USA

“I am extremely happy to note that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has already acquired the status of a leading academic and research institute of India with proven excellence in the fields of Medicine, Engineering, Biosciences and Business Management. It is an absolute pleasure to realise that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is starting its research and academic programmes in the field of Agricultural Sciences. “Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences”, which will be located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, will enable the excellent research in tropical and dry land agriculture of the region. Addition of this agriculture course will allow pursuing relevant issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Western Triangle Agricultural Research Centre of the Montana State University-Bozeman is one of the leading research institutes of USA. We look forward having meaningful multilateral collaboration and student exchange in the field of agriculture science with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I wish all success to Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences.”

Muthu Bagavathiannan,
Assistant Professor (Weed Science) | Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

Amrita is a leading educational institution in India and it is great to see their investment in agricultural education for training skilled agricultural workforce in order to feed the growing world population. I wish them all the best on this noble endeavour.

S. Raghu,
Ph. D. Team Leader | CSIRO Health & Biosecurity, Brisbane, QLD

“We are facing a future in which we will be facing significant headwinds in the form of a rapidly increasing population (projected to exceed 10 billion globally by 2060, with India as its most populous nation by 2025) and a changing climate that will challenge our abilities to meet the food and fibre needs of this growing population. Navigating this future will require a broad and deep understanding of natural systems to enable sustainable agricultural practices that not only meets the needs of humans, but also ensures this does not come at the expense of biodiversity and natural systems. I wish Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham well, as it embarks on an expansion of its educational and research mission into agricultural sciences.” [Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO (Australia) and is working on sustainable methods of weed management, including biological control and integrated weed management in agricultural and natural systems. An ecologist and entomologist by training, his interests are in bridging disciplines to address contemporary and emerging challenges in natural resource management]

Dr John Hammond,
Research Division Lead – Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems | University of Reading

Agriculture underpins every aspect of our society from our environment to our health. I am very pleased to see Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s prestige being channelled into the critical area of teaching and research in agriculture. I hope we have the opportunity to develop projects together and exchange students from your new courses in the future. I wish you great success with the new venture.

Michael Bell,
Professor of Tropical Agronomy | The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD.

I would like to wish you and your team all success in your endeavours at the Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences. I hope that once you are established, we have the opportunity to work together in collaborative projects that help to solve important problems facing modern agriculture. I look forward to discussing those opportunities when next we meet.

Dennis Konnerup,
Ph.D, Assistant Professor | Aarhus University, Denmark.

Agriculture will be increasingly important in the future with a growing population on earth and less land available. I have collaborated with Professor Sudheesh Manalil, and I am very delighted to see that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a programme in this important field of teaching and research in agriculture. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a leading Institution, and I envisage that we will have opportunity to collaborate on projects together and exchange students with Aarhus University. I wish you all the best with the new initiative.

M. S. Swaminathan,
World Renowned Agricultural Scientist

Agriculture is the basic staple of our country. Because of agriculture a state like Kerala could achieve nutrition security. Kerala means coconut. Coconut has been a multi-income crop, providing not only coconut oil, but also coconut meal and various coconut substitutes. Coconut because of its nutritional and other multiple use, became very popular in Kerala. Agriculture and allied sectors should give due emphasis on coconut farming and related industries. I wish Amrita School of Agriculture will give due emphasis to such sectors in the region and all my wishes to such endeavours.

Dr. Art Diggle
, Principal Research Officer | Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development | Western Australia.

I wish all success with the 4 year BSc (Hons.) agriculture program, BSC Agriculture, at Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences. I am glad to hear that the course will provide opportunities for multilateral collaboration and student exchange with leading international institutes in the field of agricultural science. I hope that you will keep me informed of the progress of the program so that we may look for opportunities for collaboration and exchange. Specialising in simulation and decision support in agriculture, including weed management, crop disease management, husbanding of efficacy in agricultural chemicals, and interactions between root growth and subsoil environment.

Dr. Todd Gaines,
Colorado State University | USA

I wish all success in starting the 4 year BSc (honors) program in Agriculture. The expertise of your university and your research program will be essential in addressing the current and future issues in agriculture, particularly with regards to weed management. My program specializes in the application of molecular biology and genomics to understanding the basis of herbicide resistance and weedy biological traits. I’m based in the US state of Colorado, which is also a dryland production region where wheat is predominant. I look forward to the opportunity for research collaboration in the future.

Campus Director’s Message

 

By the Divine blessings of our beloved AMMA, the Chancellor of our University, 09.08.2019, indeed, is a memorable day in the annals of Indian Agricultural Education. On this indelible day, the Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences has been inaugurated by His Holiness Sampujya Swami Ramakrishnanda Puri in Coimbatore. At this gloriousmoment, I am very much elated to extend my best wishes to Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences to spread the fragrance of success everywhere in the world.

With the phenomenal guidance of our much adored Sampujya Swami Abhayamritanda Puri , the Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and other Senior Officials, the school has acquired the necessary

infrastructure and has designated worthy academicians to impart exceptional knowledge in Agricultural Sciences. The calibers of the students are further augmented by inculcating sports and cultural education in their regular curriculum development.Undeniably, our students will face any challenges of humanity in food production and enable themselves to stay numero uno.

I am sure that the glory of the school will gallop to greater heights by the dedicated efforts of the management, teaching fraternity, students, and all concerned to fulfill our AMMA’s vision of uplifting the world with wisdom. The school strongly strives to upkeep the motto of this University, “Shraddhavan Labhate Gayanam.”

 

Dr. N. Udaya Shankar, Ph.D.,
Campus Director,
Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences.

Formerly worked in the Indian Revenue Service.

Principal’s Message

Dr. Sudheesh Manalil, PhD (UWA, Australia)
Principal, Head Research and PGP Chairperson, ASA, Honorary  Associate Professor, University of Queensland,  Adjunct Senior Lecturer, The University of Western Australia, Editor, Weed Biology and Management (WSS Japan)

What is the specialty of Agriculture course in Amrita?

Contrary to the conventional teaching and research in the field of agriculture sciences, In Amrita, students get advanced training in the field of agriculture science through integrating technological advancements. The curriculum is designed through a multidisciplinary approach aligned with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Expertise available at the national and international level will be involved in all spheres of the programme.

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Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences

J. P. Nagar, Arasampalayam,
Myleripalayam (via.),
Coimbatore – 642 109, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone: 0422 2685000

Fax: 0422 2686274

Email: agriculture@amrita.edu

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