The induction programme for B.Sc.,(Hons) Agriculture and B.Sc., (Hons) Horticulture, under the faculty of Agricultural Sciences was conducted on 19 August 2019, at Dr. T.P. Ganesan Auditorium, SRMIST, Kattankulathur campus.
Before the induction programme, the second year Horticulture students performed cultural events with mime, dances, etc. First year students also volunteered and performed on the stage.
The program was inaugurated with the invocation song, followed by the traditional ceremony of lighting the kuthuvilakku. The auditorium was filled with enthusiastic students and delighted parents.
Dr.T.M.Thiyagarajan, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, welcomed the august gathering. In his address, he highlighted about the upcoming innovative farming project, “SRM - CARE FARM”, for promoting and healing mental health, social and educational care services, which will be benefited by various sections of the society, ranging from school students to IT employees.
The Honorable Chancellor, SRMIST and Member of Parliament, Dr.T.R. Paarivendhar, a visionary of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences said that agricultural field is having a profound scope, vast opportunities and wide spread applications in different domains of the society. The students were highly kindled and inspired by his thought provoking and motivational address.
Dr.Sandeep Sancheti, the Vice Chancellor, SRMIST gave his insightful address and highlighted about various aspects and applications of IT in future agriculture. He, further motivated the students to dream of their vision towards the destiny of 4.0 technology in agricultural sciences.
The annual report of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences 2018 was released by the Honourable Chancellor and all the dignitaries received their copies.
The programme was felicitated by Dr.T.P. Ganesan, Pro VC, Planning & Development, Dr.R. Balasubramanian Pro VC, External Affairs, Dr.N. Sethuraman, Registrar, Thiru.M. Balasubramanian, Director, Finance, SRMIST.
Parents were invited on the stage to share their views and were extremely happy and glad that their wards were in the safe and secure hands of faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRMIST.
Dr.S. Geetha, Asst.Professor, Dept. of Agroecology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, delivered the vote of thanks and the programme was marked end with National Anthem.
The afternoon session included the introduction of faculty members to the parents and students, followed by the informative presentation on “ Introduction to Agriculture” by the Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRMIST. He explained about the scope and importance of agricultural sciences, thus clearing the various queries and doubts that would have arised in the minds of freshers and parents.
The floral arrangements in the welcome reception, stage, podium and the bouquets to dignitaries were specially hand made by the second year horticulture students and gained attention and appreciation of everyone.
Refreshments and lunch were arranged for students and parents in the hostel mess. The induction programme ended with inspired students with confidence for a bright future and parents with peaceful mind and satisfaction, as their wards have been settled at the right place for a flourishing future in the field of agriculture.
“Agriculture is the wise pursuit that contributes to the health, wealth, morals and happiness of a Nation”