In order to improve the socio-economic status of the masses, there is a dire need to create a harmonious balance among 'ruralization' and 'urbanization'. The real India essentially resides in rural areas, with livelihood largely based on agriculture and its allied activities. Therefore, the need of the hour is to strengthen our rural economy. This calls for scientific approach and mechanism through which youth can be imparted with latest knowledge and trained on modern technologies that aid efficient usage of resources. Sub optimal usage of available resources is very much prevalent due to lack of awareness on appropriate technology and resource use. The same is evident from drastic drop and inconsistent agricultural output, thereby creating economic hardship and posing a strong barrier to the balanced development of rural masses.
Choosing career as agricultural professional is a non-regrettable decision in one's life. Pursuing agricultural related degree opens up several future career opportunities. As the world seek for economic transformation, the need for well-trained agricultural professionals is more urgent than ever before. There is no doubt that agriculture will continue to be the backbone of every country's economic development.
I am pleased to welcome all the students who have chosen to be a part of School of Agriculture. I would also like to invite prospective students to join School of Agriculture to be transformed as agriculture professionals.