The GPS Institute of Agricultural Management is established under the aegis of Dr.G.P. Shetty Agri Research and Education Trust, and named after him, a great visionary in agriculture from Karnataka. The institute has started PG Diploma/Diploma in Agricultural Management and ASCI-NSDC affiliated programmes for the benefit of Agricultural and allied science graduates to enhance and elevate their skills, knowledge and competencies in applied aspects of agricultural technologies, agribusiness, and transfer of technologies and entrepreneurship so as to empower them in choosing their career path. Since most of the students are hailing from the rural areas with poor socio-economic background, the institute has introduced an unique scheme of loan linked with assured placement.
This is a full-time residential program involving theory and practical classes with field work spread over in five days a week covering the dynamics of Natural Resource Management, soil fertility and plant nutrition, plant healthcare, crop production, farm machineries and post-harvest management, agribusiness and market. The Saturdays are exclusively devoted towards guest lectures, seminars/workshops and project work.
The GPS institute edge:The institute is equipped with state of art infrastructure comprising laboratories, smart class rooms, hostel rooms, computer lab with high speed internet, seminar hall and auditorium. In addition, the institute has well developed research farms for “on farm” training in agricultural management towards enhancing hands-on skills. As a vibrant Agri. Management School, the training module is based on innovative teaching methods, exposure to farm and industry, best bet practices that provide real experience learning. The PG Diploma in Agriculture Management focuses not only on hard skills but also on soft skills in the curriculum that enables students to perform par excellence in seeking employment.