The second agriculture engineering college in Karnataka was inaugurated on Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Shivashankar Reddy at the Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) campus near Hebbal.
Reddy said, “There is a lot of development in the field of agriculture through technical education. The important part in agriculture is processing, where there is a bigger challenge. I expect this engineering course and agriculture engineering course to give an overall solution for agricultural problems in the country."
Various undergraduate and post-graduate agriculture-related courses are already being offered at GKVK. The engineering courses will be an add-on. There will also be new courses like M Tech in farm power and machinery engineering, PhD in processing and food engineering, and industry & academia linkage in the field of agricultural engineering in coming days.
“By starting engineering courses, we will use engineering skills and technology to reduce the drudgery and increase the outcome in agriculture,” said A B Patil, Registrar, Agriculture University, Bengaluru.