Workshop on Agricultural Informatics and Agripreneurs Skill Development

Start: 14-09-2018

Organised by Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

A workshop on “Agricultural Informatics and Agriprenuers Skill Development” was organized by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur on 14.09.2018.

Dr.T.M. Thiyagarajan, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRMIST welcomed the gathering. Mr. Chandra Challagonda, CEO, APInf Oy, Finland delivered a speech on “APINF and Intelligent Agriculture”. A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SRMIST and APInf Oy was signed by the Registrar, SRMIST and CEO of APInf Oy, Finland.

Honourable Chancellor of SRMIST inaugurated the workshop and delivered the inaugural address. Prof. Moni Madaswamy, Former Director General, NIC, GOI, New Delhi delivered the chief guest address. His speech was focused on preparing about 100,000 Agricultural Students, through agricultural informatics, for undertaking the Science and Technology based agricultural development and to rejuvenate and usher in agricultural dynamism in the country, by 2022. The Pro-Vice Chancellor (External Affairs); The Director (Finance); Prof Mr. M.V. Ashok, Former Chief General Manager, NABARD & TATA Chair Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai;  Mr. Anurag Agnihothri, Vice President (India & South Asia), APInf Oy; Mr. Kanagaraj, MD, AHIMSA; and Ms. Rajalakshmi Nirmal, Senior Assistant Editor, The Hindu Business Line; Mr. Anand Babu, Co-founder of Jayalaxmi Agro Tech, Bellary, Ms. Sai Gole, CEO & CoFounder, LeanAgri Solutions also graced the occasion.

Mr. Ezhilvel, Director, Information Technology & Knowledge Management, Dr. G. Vadivu, Department of Information Technology, College of Engineering & Technology, Dr. S. Kanchana, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science & Humanities participated in the workshop and delivered their presentations on information Technology. Ms. K. Srinadhi, II year B.Tech (Aerospace) student, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, SRMIST presented about the “Applications of Aerospace Technologies in Agriculture”. The workshop was concluded with the vote of thanks from Dr. S. SenthilKumar, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRMIST.