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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the river of knowledge with Her Holiness Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi as its fount. This river finds its course across five campuses, with 15 schools of excellence, offering more than 120 degree programs (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral) with a strong contingent of 1500 faculty and 13,000 students. It is today a multi-disciplinary institution in the real sense with path-breaking research in the areas of Engineering, Medicine, Management and Communication. And now stepped in area of Agriculture Sciences with the mission of offering value-based education in letter and spirit, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham designs the courses of study that are continuously reviewed and updated, keeping abreast with the advancements in the field. The Management is committed to creating and sustaining an ambience that is most conducive to learning and nurturing youth who are intellectually competent and socially committed.
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.
To provide value – based education and mould the character of younger generation through a system of wholesome learning so that their earnest endeavour to achieve progress and prosperity in life, is matched by an ardent desire to extend selfless service to the society, one complementing the other.
We envision a world endowed with the wealth of knowledge and the strength of discrimination.
We envision a system, which is healthy breeding ground for the sprouting, culturing and dissemination of the whole gamut of knowledge in a wholesome and holistic manner for the well-being of humankind.
We envision a human being empowered with wholesome knowledge, which makes one an enabler and facilitator in the deep search and striving of every human being for that knowledge.
We envision a system where in there is a great interplay and exchange of ideas, thoughts, feelings and actions, which develop people empowered with noble character and wholesome values. They go out into fields of action to build a world of love, harmony, peace and knowledge. They follow the path of ‘Dharma’ and give a clear direction in every thought and human endeavour.
Being dominant race on planet, it is our responsibility to ensure maximum harmony between each and every component of nature. Other than providing value-based education and shaping the character of the younger generation through a synthesis of science and spirituality, School of Agricultural Sciences is set up to evolve high quality, sustainable and organic agriculture practices with global applicability through research and education
To become special or extraordinary is the dream of every ambitious student. But now does one become special? Is it only through academic excellence ? Of course, this is part of it, but academic brilliance alone is not enough. The most important thing is building your life and future is your ability to focus on your inner self and to realize the inherent abilities there within.
When you graduate and enter the practical world of opportunities and challenges, you may find yourself among thousands of competent professionals. What all you have over them? It will be your ability to tap into your inner source and let flow the grace you find there into your work. The extent to which you will be able to do this will depend entirely on how you are open to the wonderful opportunities available at Amrita.
Swami Amritaswarupananda puri
President, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
School of Agricultural Sciences is envisioned to be a academic and research institute of global standards to evolve the best agricultural practices for the farming community through education and participatory research. Contrary to the conventional education streams in this field, in Amrita, students will be benefited as there would be multi-disciplinary integrated approach in research, education and extension with the support of recent technological advancements to make them next generation leaders capable to make interventions and innovations at grower, community, research and industry level.
Swami Abhayamritananda Puri
Pro – Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
With Chancellor Amma’s blessings and through the dedicated efforts of the faculty members and community, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has elevated to the status of a leading academic and research institute of the country with noticeable impact at the international level. Being pioneers in the field of engineering, biotechnology, nano-technology, medicine and community development, Amrita Vishwa Vidayapeetham is dedicated towards a curriculum in the field of Agricultural Sciences underpinning multidisciplinary approach by integrating technological advancements aligned with international standards and as envisaged by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. We are committed to train students as dedicated and capable researchers, managers and academicians to cater the need of emerging India and best suited candidates for the international agricultural arena.
Dr. P. Venkat Rangan
Vice Chancellor , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
As a world class academic and research institute, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is already in the academic arena with proven excellence in the fields of medicine, engineering, biosciences and business management. The rigorous and well-disciplined academic environment is integrated with value-based cultural education through a synthesis of science and spirituality. Being pioneers in the different disciplines of science and technology, in Amrita, students get access to first-rate academic and research environment. We are very keen to train our agricultural students under a multidisciplinary research and academic environment to make them highly capable to meaningfully intervene in all spheres of School of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan
Dean, School of Engineering
The “Fifth Dean Committee Report” of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research prioritised industry participation through the introduction of “Agro-Industrial Attachment Programme” in the curriculum to enhance entrepreneurial skills of students and to align agricultural research and education with industrial demand and to ensure wider applicability of the research findings. Corporate and Industry Relations Centre of the Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham has always been in the forefront with dedicated efforts to support students with industry-linked research projects and to ensure their placement with the industry. Agriculture being the backbone of the country, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham is quite keen to train its graduates under a high-quality industrial environment to enhance their skills and to develop them as potential leaders capable of making interventions and innovations in the agroindustry sector.
Director, Corporate and Industrial Relations
Setting up of Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences and the introduction of B.Sc.-Agriculture courses will pave the way to extend our research and academic excellence in the field of agriculture and allied sciences including plant breeding and molecular genetics, plant protection, agronomy, horticulture and soil sciences leading to sustainable climate resilient crop production practices with minimum impact on environment. All Students enrolled for the program will have good exposure to these pertinent disciplines through a curriculum aligned with international standards and as envisaged by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) intended to evolve next-generation leaders in the field of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. Bipin Nair
Dean, School of Biotechnology
Conventional agriculture education and research often lack a multidisciplinary approach especially through the integration of technology. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham being pioneers in technology, including nanotechnology, biotechnology and sensor-based applications is already in the forefront through developing various need based devices and methodologies for the community. Our “Living Lab Programmes” offer immense opportunity to students to be part of research and developmental activities by utilising our world class researchers and laboratories. We are quite keen to train our agriculture students by exposing them to a versatile research and academic environment to build them as next generation researchers/managers capable to make meaningful interventions in the field of agricultural sciences.
Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Dean International Programs
Profitability and long-term economic viability are important aspects to be accounted while setting up agroindustry units and framing crop production practices at micro level to benefit small holder farmers. We will extend our expertise on economics, business management and entrepreneurship development to our new agriculture students to build them as next generation researchers/managers capable to lead agri-business ventures both nationally and internationally.
Prof. Jay Mishra
Co-Director, Amrita Center for Sustainable Future
The new agriculture curriculum of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research involves “Agro-Industrial Attachment Programme” in line with Start-up India, Skill India and Digital India. Amrita Technology Business Incubator, being the best TBI of the country has always been in the lead with dedicated efforts to extend research findings to industry, leading to a wider applicability. Agriculture being the major economic activity of the country, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham is quite keen to link economically viable ventures with industry through its TBI platform. In that way, students and researchers get ample opportunity to involve in agriculture research and education aligned with industrial needs leading to extensive opportunities.
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan
Dean, PG Programs