On behalf of TNAU and AERI, I extend a warm welcome to all the students joining in our institution for their graduate programme.
Adhiyamaan College of Agriculture and Research (ACAR), Athimugam, Shoolagiri, Krishnagiri, is one of the best colleges in teaching, research and outreach activities recognized and affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The undergraduate students are really fortunate to have joined in the college. An intake of 120 students is permitted per year. We offer undergraduate degree in agriculture.
Agricultural education by itself is a systematic program of instruction available to students to learn about the science, research, business, technology of plant and animal production and about the environmental and natural resources management.
To effectively capitalize the global competitive advantage, more and more agricultural graduates are to be produced to keep pace with national development programmes. The system of agricultural learning now become inevitable to work out policy with regards to technology, more market access opportunities, and more transparency
The ACAR is blessed with modernized infrastructure with state of art of the laboratories and classrooms. Our infrastructure includes various laboratories for different courses viz., Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Audio Visual Laboratory, Food Science, Environmental Science, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Seed Technology, Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and Information Technology with advanced instruments and equipments in each laboratory.
A well established teaching farm is available. Rice, Wheat, Millets, Vegetables, Pulses and Oilseeds are being cultivated in the college. A crop cafeteria is also established which is specially meant for the students to practice farming by their own. An Animal Husbandry unit which includes chicks, cows, goats, ducks are established.
The ACAR library is equipped with latest books of different fields, latest Journals and periodicals, Internet facilities which is highly conducive to learning is also established. The ACAR strength lies in a team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated teaching and non teaching faculty. Our students are recognized to present scientific papers at the International and National levels.
From the first year, first semester onwards all the needed exposure in theory and practical sessions are arranged. Sensitization to various cropping systems, farming systems and technological interventions are being given to the students. “Learning by Doing” is the basic ingredient of learning in ACAR. Also, inculcating entrepreneurship attitude and aptitude is another point of mission for the undergraduate students. Due to the effort of ACAR, the students would feel the real impact in terms of curriculum learning, employability and entrepreneurship development. An all sided development of students is the central core of learning programme in ACAR.
Besides these academic activities, outreach programmes include medical camps in the rural areas for serving the poor and weaker sections of the society are also arranged. Various extension activities viz., front line demonstrations, Method and Result demonstration and awareness programmes on various production technologies are organized.
The ACAR vision and mission have been framed in match with the agricultural education programmes. Research priority is another major concern whereby national level projects/ funding agencies are being linked for mainstreaming the ACAR into international arena. Thus, the student academic activity have been encouraged through educational, research and outreach programmes in order to develop a multifaceted attitude and social awareness.
I wish all the student aspirants to feel the academic environment in ACAR the best for those who get admitted into this great institution.