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About SAST

School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SAST), Shirpur is the first School of Agriculture under SVKM’s NMIMS to be started in 2019 to bring in prosperity to the small and marginal farm holders. The School focuses on teaching, research and outreach, the three arms of agricultural research and education to meet the stakeholders’ aspirations with more participatory devolutions.

The School has air-conditioned class rooms with smart boards, 117 acres of farm, and fully-equipped laboratories. The integrated campus set-up provides an opportunity for the students to get exposed to engineering & pharmacy faculties and thus promote holistic development.

The robust agricultural education curriculum in line with national agricultural education systems as recommended by the ICAR provides a platform where knowledge, resources and opportunities to address aspects of enhanced farm productivity, profitability and sustainable livelihoods.

The skills of the students are honed in basic and applied aspects of agriculture and allied sectors; constant practical hand-holding; and assurance of learning to develop into future researchers or entrepreneurs. The students involve in experiential learning projects and agro-industrial attachments for beyond academic expertise. 

NMIMS’s SAST is focused to give an extra mile to knowledge and career of graduates because we help them thinking both critically and creatively, and to express with energy, precision, and dynamism.


Vision & Mission 


  • An internationally recognized technical education institution that excels in Agricultural Education, Research and Extension, producing socially responsible self-motivated graduates in the field of agriculture


  • To impart basic and applied knowledge and skills in national and global agricultural systems
  • Discover and nurture the innate impulse for professional development 
  • To promote enhanced oral and written communication skills to address diverge stakeholders and contribute to the growth of the organization
  • Promote leadership activities through overall personality development, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • To cultivate abilities to shoulder societal responsibilities 
  • Establish national and international linkages for collaborative education and research programmes to address needs of all stakeholders

Graduate Attributes

The graduate will be expected of

  • In depth knowledge about agriculture and intellectual breadth : Demonstrated competence in University level knowledge in agriculture and allied sciences along with relevant basic sciences and mathematics for sustainable food, nutritional and livelihoods security
  • Creative thinking & Problem analysis : Ability to use appropriate knowledge and skill sets to provide solutions to field and scientific problems in crop sciences, animal sciences, value addition and marketing.
  • Develop solutions & design systems or processes : Develop solutions for complex agricultural problems and design agro-ecology specific production system components or processes with an ultimate goal of enhanced productivity and profitability
  • Research & Analytical Ability : Ability to analyze critical basic and applied aspects of agriculture including review of literature, design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesize the information to provide valid conclusions to intricate problems.
  • Modern tool usage : An ability to create, select, apply, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and use of modern scientific tools with an understanding of the associated limitations.
  • Communication & Presentation : Ability to use modern knowledge management tools to bridge the communication gap with farming community and also diffuse agricultural technologies, innovations and information to end users
  • The agricultural graduate and the Society : Apply reasoning and contextual knowledge to assess issues related to society, public health, safety, legalism, and culture along with the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional agricultural practice
  • Environment and sustainability : Understand the impact of the modern agricultural technologies and solutions in the societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development and provide ecosystem services
  • Individual and teamwork : Ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams, preferably in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ethics and professional conduct  : Demonstrate a critical understanding of environmental, economic, social and ethical factors production and consumption systems related to plants and animals nationally and Internationally; appreciate diversity and equality; demonstrate ethical behaviors at all situations
  • Agri-prenuership development  : Able to identify opportunities for entrepreneurship development in agriculture and allied sectors in conjunction with other disciplines; plan and develop to independently plan and execute a business idea using necessary skills
  • Lifelong learning : Understand the value of research, industry and stakeholder networks and technological advances for self-reliance, lifelong learning and career progression
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