The history of agriculture goes back to the Neolithic era, some 7000-10,000 years. Although in many parts of the world the ancient techniques of agriculture and farming still persist from 18th and 19th century, there have been long strides in agricultural science and technology.
With global food demand growing at a phenomenal rate there is not just a need to grow food for the present generation but also lay the roadmap for a sustainable food supply for the coming generations.
Here at RIMT we are preparing our students to meet one of the biggest challenges of our planet – sustainable food production for an increasing population without putting an irreversible strain on the limited natural resources.
Students and agricultural scientists equipped with knowledge and insight can help farmers grow better food varieties depending on the climate of the region, the quality of the soil and the availability of water. After completing their degree in Agricultural Science & Technology they can even make stellar careers for themselves in agriculture and related fields.
During their studies students will learn the basic and advanced methods of farming. They will learn how to use technology and research to create sustainable, profitable and ethical food production models that can be propagated throughout the world. They will develop a deep understanding of the soil science, plant life cycles, how different plants interact with different varieties of soils, livestock production and optimal farming techniques. On the business side, they will gain knowledge of agricultural economics, industrial use of crops and international laws on farming and food production.
Once the students have completed their degree in Agricultural Science & Technology there is a wide array of career choices for them, listed below.
- Academics: Research and teaching
- Industry and commerce: Agri-based industries, food processing units and international trade.
- Advocacy: Becoming the voice of the farmers and representing them in various national and international forums and helping the farmers improve their ways of working at the grassroots level.
- Entrepreneurship: Starting their own food processing businesses and enterprises from farm produce and agricultural products.