CHITKARA SCHOOL OF BASIC & APPLIED SCIENCES
Think studying agriculture is just about learning how to plant seeds? Think again! Agriculture has been at the center of human civilization since the very beginning – and it remains at the heart of many of the most pressing issues for modern societies. Development economics, genetic modification, environmental sustainability, disease epidemics, poverty, famine – agriculture intersects with all of these, and agricultural graduates are involved in research and development work in all these fields. India being an agrarian country relies on agriculture, besides the industry, for the economic growth of the nation.
At Chitkara University, agriculture combines the study of natural and life sciences with valuable academic and practical aspects of management. Students learn how to use biology and technology to maximize crop and animal production, to meet economic targets and achieve environmental objectives. In addition to practical knowledge, they gain a thorough understanding of business. The University aims to shape the graduates in such a way that they can meet the requirements of emerging market, develop new technologies and get systematic understanding of the agricultural phenomena in order to make the cultivation of plants and rearing of animals more profitable. The experienced and expert faculty has designed a curriculum which amalgamates regulatory features of UGC and the academic contents of ICAR. This model is sure to provide a competitive edge to our graduates with bright future prospects.
- Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE)
Students are exposed to real-life rural settings with an aim to develop a sense of awareness about the problems of farmers and rural people to inculcate professional attitude in facing problems. Major components are industrial attachment, field visits, village attachment and plant clinic. In the industrial attachment, students get attached to an industry and gain work experience. In village attachment, students get attached to a village where they work under the guidance of farmers, and help them in various operations. Field visits are organised to progressive farms, KrishiVigyanKendras, Horticulture Centres and IPM Laboratory, etc. In the plant clinic, students undergo rigorous training, where they learn to diagnose the various problems of soils and plants related to production and give solutions or suggestions to farmers.
- Practical Crop Production (PCP)
Practical Crop Production is an integral part of the course curriculum. In this module, one hectare of land is provided to a group of eight students to cultivate it themselves. They not only earn during PCP by selling their produce but also learn to bear the risks/ overcome challenges associated with crop production.
- Innovative Pedagogy
The rich curriculum lays equal emphasis on theory as well as practical study, supported by case studies and inter-personal teaching, to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment of real-life scenarios. Live Projects and demonstrations in the areas of crop production, nursery raising, organic farming, floriculture, vegetable crop production, medicinal plants, orchard management and ornamental horticulture are also a part of the all-inclusive curriculum.
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