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Department of Social Sciences and Humanities

 This department encompasses the units like Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics, Humanities, Agricultural and Rural Management and Physical Education.

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

    The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology is located in the “B Block” of Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research. The main objective of this department is to transfer the technologies from lab to land. This department is mainly to transfer good agricultural practices and advanced technologies to the farming community. Rural sociology, psychology, panchayath raj, rural institutions, programs to uplift farmers etc. are taught by the department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology. Extensive tour to villages, agriculture department, Government institutions and organizations, NGO’s etc. are organized to learn the activities of those departments. All India Tour is also offered to the final year students to expand their knowledge on Indian agricultural scenario. The audio visual laboratory of Agricultural Extension department is highly equipped with modern audio visual aids such as video camera with tripod, lightening accessories and editing facility, digital voice recorders, collar microphone, SLR camera with zoom, wide angle, tele photo lens (Digital), wireless MIC, Apple I Mac Pc Model, editing softwares and Public Address System.

Extension Activities

  • Organizing Frontline Demonstrations (FLD/OFT) on various efficient production technologies on the farmers’ fields through farmer friendly approaches
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies
  • Providing farm advisories using ICT on varied subjects of interest of farmers
  • Organizing skill development trainings on different income generating activities like mushroom production, value addition, honey production, high tech vegetable production, kitchen gardening, terrace gardening etc.
  • Involving students to give awareness on different production technologies, importance of soil testing, organic farming by using various ICT tools
  • Documentation of different agricultural technologies and other allied activities.

Department of Agriculture Economics

     Agriculture a back bone of India and is the highest contributor for Indian Economy. Although  in the last 6 decades of planned development era since India became a Republic, a tremendous changes have happened in the field of industries, yet agriculture and allied activities of agriculture still continues to provide employment for 56 per cent of the total workforce contributing to 16.4 per cent to GDP. Thus it is important to study agriculture economics in B.Sc., Agriculture.

Department of agriculture economics in ACAR provides knowledge on basic economics and economic viability of agriculture in Indian by providing following cources.

AEC 101 – Principles of Economics

AEC 201 – Production Economics and Farm Management

AEC 301 – Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices

AEC 401 – Agricultural Finance, Banking and Co-operation

which helps the students in finding out best agriculture systems and recomending them to farmers for benefit of agricultural society.

 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    The Department of  Mathematics and Statistics is one of the most dynamic department in ACAR. First and second year students of B.Sc(Agri) will learn about Applied Mathematics(MAT 111) and Applied statistics(STA 211) course. This is an introductory course, in this course they will learn about basic concepts in mathematics and statistics to apply in agriculture. Topics to be discussed include basic differentiation, integration, algebra, permutation and combination as well as basic statistics (including frequency distribution, probability, mean, median, mode, variance, pie charts, bar charts, histogram, sampling and sampling distribution). Various types of experimental designs in agriculture, such as the Completely Randomised Design (CRD), Randomised Complete Block Design (CRBD), Latin Square Design (LSD), Factorial Design and Split Plot Design are covered.

 

Department of Humanities

   Humanities Department allows students to develop an appreciation for a very diverse set of fields, including  Mathematics, Information Technology,  Economics, English Studies, Environmental Studies, and Sociology.. At present, the department has five disciplines, namely, Economics, English, Tamil, Mathematics and Information Technology. Its faculty offers a wide spectrum of courses to the B.Sc(Agri) students. The Humanities as a part of Social Science plays a unique and distinctive role in an institute where the culture of science and technology prevails. Coupled with its multi-disciplinary background, the Department boasts of a highly diverse and experienced faculty providing courses like.

Tamil:

  • TAM 101 -Applications of Tamil Literature in Agricultural Science

English:

  • ENG 101 – English for Effective Communication
  • ENG 103 – Development Education
  • ENG 301 – Soft Skills for Employability

Self Learning:

  • APW 401 – Project Work
  • EXP 301 – Experiential Learning – I
  • EXP 401 – Experiential Learning – II

Department of Agriculture and Rural Management

    Agriculture is bridge between rural society and its development, in countries like India where farming is its main economic activity. main contribution of agriculture to rural development are employment, agriculture income (Farm Profit), earnings from ancillary businesses and environmental services with effective use of scarce resources like land, labour and capital. Thus managing agriculture and rural society is highly important.

Agriculture and rural management will train students to be efficient in managing improved agriculture technologies leading to increased productivity and profitability of agriculture and horticulture sector. They will helping rural society to convert traditional sustainable agriculture into agribusiness through  modern technologies and agricultural policies. The students will be equipped to do so by completing the below course.

ARM 301- Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship.

                Agriculture and Rural Management opens doors for students to start their carrier in multitude of industries like commercial farming, retail marketing, food processing, food production, allied farming industry and rural financing and banking.