Increase in world population has put tremendous pressure on agriculture. With improved technologies and interventions, productivity has increased, however, still one billion people lack access to adequate food and nutrition worldwide. A report shows presently, more than 870 million people are chronically hungry, many of whom are small farmers.
Increasing demand for residue-free crop production and protection products coupled with the increase in organic food demands; this segment is likely to grow. The global biopesticide market was valued at $1.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $3.2 billion by 2017.
Biofertilizers and biopesticides are derived from natural materials such as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals widely used for controlling insects and disease-causing pathogens. Bio-fertilisers are living microorganisms of bacterial, fungal and algal origin. Depending on their mode of action and requirement of the crop, they can be applied alone or in combination. Thus biofertilizers and biopesticides are important areas to fulfill the challenges in a sustainable way.
Biofertilizers: Principles and Application
Biopesticides: Principles and Application
Fermentation Technology and its Application
Biotechnology Techniques, types of equipment, and their applications
Agricultural based economy of our country gives our students ample job opportunities. After completion of the course, the students are either absorbed in Agri base industries or become an agri-entrepreneur. Equipped with the knowledge of Bio fertilizers, Bio pesticides, fermentors, Mass scale production, these people can work as Research analyst, Fermentation technologist, Pesticide specialist, Agricultural Consultant, etc.
Rs.8000/- + Rs.2000/-