M.Sc.(Ag. Stat.)Kerala Agricultural University
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The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.
Students are admitted to the Under Graduate courses of the university on the basis of the ranks obtained in the common entrance examination conducted by the the Commissionarate of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala. For details, the relevant Government Notifications issued from time to time may be seen.
The University focuses its strategy on synergizing multi-disciplinary education and strengthening problem-specific research relevant to the state and help building innovative extension systems for sustainable management of natural resources, sustainable agricultural production and overall improvement of rural livelihoods.
To achieve the Mission and Goal, the University propose to adopt the following programmes:
* Provide quality education in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry including Veterinary and Dairy Sciences, Co-operation, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science and other allied disciplines.
* Undertake basic, applied and adaptive research to address current and future challenges of farming community and to provide management options relevant to the prevailing agroclimatic and socioeconomic situations
* Generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable growth of agricultural entrepreneurship and agri-business.
* Develop innovative extension strategies and formulate effective mechanisms for Transfer of Technology to institutions and farmers for enhanced and sustainable agricultural production leading to improved rural livelihoods.
Locate and protect biodiversity to preserve agro-ecosystem of the state and to document traditional knowledge and technologies.