At the inauguration of the College Academic and Residential Buildings at SRM College of Agricultural Sciences located at Vendhar Nagar, Baburayanpettai, Maduranthagam Taluk, Chengalpattu District, the Founder Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) and Member of Parliament, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar said "Time has always shown us the way forward and that is how SRM College of Agricultural Sciences, the newest school to the SRMIST, came into being."
SRM College of Agricultural Sciences is located in a sprawling 180 acres with several facilities such as hostels, lab equipment, and so on. The inauguration was presided over by SRMIST’s Interim Vice Chancellor Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Interim Registrar Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Dean of SRM College of Agricultural Sciences Dr. M. Chinnadurai and Associate Director (Campus Life) Dr. V. Thirumurugan.
Emphasizing the importance of the college, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar said that the presence of the agricultural college in Vendhar Nagar will help in the overall development of agriculture in the villages surrounding it.
“Students will learn new technologies and conduct research to help in the betterment of our nation-building. This, in turn, will aid in the monetary development of farmers." He also emphasized that students graduating from SRM College of Agricultural Sciences should go out and train our farmers on the latest technology and developments to improve agriculture and their own livelihood.
In his address, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, “People of neighboring villages should know what is happening in the college and students should be aware of the needs and requirements of the farmers. This way we can help each other grow mutually.”
Urging agriculture students to take up research he said, “Never repeat what is already done but initiate and innovate new things.”
Dr. T.R.Paarivendhar distributed saplings to villagers. A few villagers, who were part of the inauguration, also shared their expectations and opinions during the occasion.