Research

The Department of Agricultural Technology conducts multi-disciplinary research programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of Biosystems Technology in Agriculture. The prime objective of the Department is to use diverse and emerging technologies in agriculture. The priority research areas in the Department include enhanced crop production through modern biotechnological approaches, developing efficient & improved green farming (bio-fertilizers, nano-fertilizers, bio-pesticides etc.), post-harvest, food processing & preservation technologies, developing value added health foods/medical foods/functional foods/nutraceuticals, developing new farming machinery, industry machinery, improved irrigation systems, sensors, field-specific data-driven diagnostics and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology in precision agriculture. The new building complex of the Faculty will be equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities such as a green house and a plant house for providing students an environment conducive for following their research programmes in the research disciplines stated above. The Department has acquired several high-tech instruments, such as a multimode microplate reader, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, high speed centrifuge, -80 °C freezer, freeze dryer and a shaking incubator, which are essential for conducting high quality research. Currently, all undergraduates in the department are involved in mini projects. They are required to carry out research projects in the fourth year focusing on implementing technically sound, economically viable, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable strategies to promote sustainable agricultural development.