Dr. ASHOK P. CHAUDHARI, (Ph.D.)
Shiv Shankar College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Mirajgaon
(Affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri)
Dr. A. P. Chaudhari is principal of Shivshankar College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Mirajgaon. (Affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri) He obtained doctoral degree from Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli. He is having vast experience in teaching, extension and research.
India being predominantly an agriculture country, the scope and utility for Agricultural Engineering and Technology is unlimited. The degree has wide career and employment opportunities. It is necessary that rural students must be well-known about agricultural development techniques and innovation from better national and personal development point of view. We offer a stimulating and unique learning environment to study, that develops and encourages our students to achieve their future dreams.
When compared globally Indian agriculture needs development in irrigation systems, soil and water conservation, Agricultural processing along with availability of various farm machineries, and renewable energy resources for the betterment of farmers thereby for the benefit of entire agriculture sector.
Technology is revolutionizing all areas of human endeavors and more particularly agriculture. Inventions and innovations will be the key to successful and sustainable agriculture. More than 65% of the Indian population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. There are large number of small & marginal farmers in our country. Smaller the farm greater is the need for higher productivity. Production Technology of industrialized countries provided institutional structures developed for confirming the power of scale to small producers at the production and post-harvest phases of farming. Agricultural progress can be accelerated if there is a system approach for production planning with concurrent attention to all the links in the production-marketing- consumption chain.
Overall development of the individual is the goal of education and we all have to ensure that there is no stone left unturned to equip the student of today for the challenges of life. The college, by providing the most effective resources and environment, facilitate learning and development of students. We provide our students opportunities to engage in experiments, field work, industrial training and team work to enhance the learning process. Our mission is to prepare our students to apply basic and advanced agriculture knowledge and skills to the understand, analysis and research of agriculture systems; to prepare them to compete successfully in today's job market and for lifelong learning. In addition to great teachers, we also provide our students with an innovative and engaging curriculum. We are proud to be one of the youngest, balanced and experienced faculty groups across the wide spectrum of agriculture in Maharashtra. I appreciate teaching as well as non-teaching staff and students, who are rendering their wholehearted support and co-operation to make the institute the centre of excellence. I extend my best wishes to all students in their chosen career path. I wish you all the best for achieving greater success and scaling newer heights in your education and career ahead.