Chandra Shekhar Azad (CSA) University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur has established five experimental learning units where the undergraduates will get first hand experience while doing the assignments themselves, this will help its students in establishing their own enterprise and generate income for themselves.
The five experimental units- training on nursery raising of vegetables and annual fruits, production and processing of honey including bee keeping, production and processing of mushroom, developing methodology of multimedia package for agricultural communication and bio control- will work as a 'Live-Lab' for the BSc Agriculture and BSc Home Science students where they can perform and upgrade their course knowledge.The students will be exposed to new technologies in computer based skills and cyber communication through units of agricultural communication.
The project worth Rs 127.25 lakhs has been launched by the agricultural university and funded by Indian Council of Agriculture Research and concentrates on assigning experiments to be performed by the under graduates. Subsequently, the practical training will help them to understand their theory classes.
Final year students will be made to pass through any one of the five units for practical education. Henceforth, they would be given complete one year exposure to practical and experimental learning, said Prof Girish Chandra Tewari, Vice-Chancellor of CSA.
These measures are adopted to help the graduating students to become entrepreneurs and help them generate income themselves. Another aim is revenue generation and enhancement of the by-products.