Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is undeniably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity protection, are essential for holistic rural development. Indian agriculture and allied activities have contributed towards green revolution, white revolution, yellow revolution and a blue revolution.
Agriculture with its allied fields such as animal husbandry, fishery provides lucrative job opportunities along with food security of the nation. Agriculture along with horticulture, floriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy technology provides a strategic framework for innovation-led inclusive agricultural growth in the country.
The Neotia University (TNU) is the First Private University in W.B to offer ICAR guided B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 4-years course. Sixty acre campus with poly house, net house, aquaponics unit, meteorological observatory and developed experimental field & labs (agronomy, soil science, horticulture, genetics & plant breeding, entomology, agriculture extension, agriculture engineering, etc.) to conduct live projects and research opportunities to students. The University follows strict ICAR course curriculum along with well maintained laboratories, equipment’s and course wise practical manuals as a part of quality education. The curriculum is based on experiential learning through rural agriculture work, internship programme, industrial training and live projects. Farm workshop is well equipped with tractor, power-tiller and equipment required for mechanized farming and conducting practical classes. The Agriculture unit has started construction / development of plant tissue culture unit, plant pathology lab, food science lab, agri-biotech lab, geo-informatics & precision agriculture lab, mushroom unit, sericulture unit, crop cafeteria, farmers meeting point, mulberry garden, vegetable garden, floriculture garden, indigenous & exotic fruit orchards, land shaping models, field laboratory, biogas plant, compost & vermicompost unit, open & covered threshing floor, etc.