School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SAST), Shirpur is the first School of Agricultural in SVKM’s NMIMS and is operational from the academic year 2019-20. It’s a ubiquitous fact that the history of farming is as old as human existence. There is continuous progress in scientific research and technological advances in the field of agriculture. Due to unimaginable environmental variations and stresses on crop plants, farmers are under constant distress. Hence, there is a growing need to transfer knowledge and technologies from research laboratories & institutes to farmer’s fields. Apparently, there is an increased thrust on concerted agricultural education system with more participatory devolutions.
Keeping all concerns into consideration, SAST has designed an efficient and robust agricultural education curriculum to be an efficient platform where knowledge, resources, and opportunities meet. Prospective graduates will be taught various basics, fundamentals, advances, recent trends, practical adoptions, bottlenecks, and sustainable solutions as a part of courses and syllabi pertaining to agricultural sciences and allied subjects. Our graduates would be kept abreast with on-going research projects and farm business models in India and abroad. We produce enthusiastic entrepreneurs who wish to take up farming and farm produce value additions to enhance their profitability. We involve our students in revolving fund projects that go beyond academics, wherein they learn project planning and implementation, which helps them to change, push, nurture, and finally evolve themselves into confident individuals. We have state-of-the-art infrastructure and intellectual legacy for making classroom and practical learning more enjoyable and intriguing. We draw intellectual faculty and guest faculty.
SAST is one of the most ambitious educational initiatives of NMIMS and is situated on banks of Tapti river in Dhule district of Maharashtra. SAST is a closed residential campus based on Gurukul concepts wherein students, faculty and agriculture co-exist. We are committed to bringing a positive change in the lives of farming communities in this region. We shall establish knowledge hubs and innovation hubs for local enthusiasts for bringing value to their farm produce and earn more income. NMIMS’s SAST is focussed on giving an extra mile to knowledge and career of graduates because we help them think both critically and creatively, and express with energy, precision, and dynamism