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India is primarily an agriculture-based economy wherein 70% of the rural households depend on it as occupation, and contributes about 17% to national GDP. It employs over 60% of the population. Indian Agriculture is shifting from migratory mode to surplus and self-sustainable levels. Indian agriculture has been progressing impressively over the last few decades. Such progression has been possible only through advanced technologies and adoption of modern tools by farmers. However, agrarian distress is also pertinent in the form of increasing losses and farmer suicides in the country.
One of the main reasons for growing Agrarian distress is lack of information and know-how to combat maladies of altering environmental stresses (biotic and abiotic factors), fluctuating markets, non-availability of credit in time, non-availability of commodity-based processing technologies. Across the globe, agricultural research has adopted innumerable technologies. Inadvertently, many of them have not seen the light of day and have become unknown and unreachable to farming communities. Hence, there is a growing demand for a holistic higher agricultural education system to educate and expose the graduates to advanced and modern technologies and tools for making farming more sustainable.
NMIMS understands the reality and is committed to teach the basics and advances of agricultural research, and take the technologies to the farming communities. Our priority and focus are to produce managers and social entrepreneurs who could strive for increasing farmer’s profitability and environmental sustainability.
Our School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SAST) aims at increasing employability in graduates and paying back to farming communities in a most fitting manner. Our association with top-notch universities and research centres in India and abroad opens up opportunities to learn and imbibe new thought processes and researches.
We continuously encourage our faculty to learn and teach the latest developments while relating them with past experiences to future outcomes to derive fruits in the present.
We strongly believe in the co-existence of students with faculty, farmers and industry to sharpen the brains and to instill confidence to visualize a glorious future.
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