Centers of Educational Excellence

Center for Crop Management

The Department of Crop Management deals with managing the various crop production factors like soil, climate, physiological parameters and soil biology, which influence the crop growth and productivity. The department’s mandate is teaching the concepts of soil and water pollution management, technology in the management of livestock, poultry, goat and piggery, knowledge on farm equipment’s, use of renewable energy, soil and water conservation and processing of farm products.

  1. Agronomy
  2. Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  3. Agricultural Microbiology
  4. Agro Forestry
  5. Bio chemistry
  6. Nano technology

Agronomy is the science of handling crops and the soil as to produce highest possible quantity and quality of the desired crop product from each unit of land, water and light with a minimum of immediate or future expense in soil management and production inputs.

Agro meteorological knowledge has immense practical utility in mitigating weather hazards on crop production. ‘B’ class observatory has been installed and various weather parameters are observed and documented regularly.

Agricultural Soil science is the study of soil science that’s deal with the physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils. Activities will include soil description and analysis, soil and landscape assessment, nutrient assessment and management, composting, soil system modelling and soil information and interpretation.

Agricultural microbiology is a branch of microbiology dealing with plant-associated microbes and plant and animal diseases. It also deals with the microbiology of soil fertility, such as microbial degradation of organic matter and soil nutrient transformations.

Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has multiple benefits, such as greatly enhanced yields from staple food crops, enhanced farmer livelihoods from income generation, increased biodiversity, improved soil structure and health, reduced erosion, and carbon sequestration.

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry.

Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, material science, and engineering.