Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati:
Since 1966, efforts have been made for famine relief of draught prone Baramati region, with a vision of Hon’ble Sharadchandra Pawar and with support of Australian missionaries. It includes, various rural developmental activities like construction of percolation tanks, providing loans for digging wells, blasting units, supply of improved variety seeds and agricultural equipments. For continuous development work and to organise it on broader lines a sound platform was needed, hence the Agricultural Development Trust was established in the year 1971. Later, Hon’ble Sharadchandra Pawar involved in development work through Ministry of Maharashtra state. The trust has developed 110 acres of demonstration farm at Malegaon with different Agriculture and Horticulture units, under the initiative efforts of Late Dr. Appasaheb Pawar who accepted the sole responsibility of trust to carry out the various schemes required for further development. He executed pioneering work in drip irrigation. The demonstration units such as dairy (Modern housing system), sheep-goat division, poultry, soil and water analysis, green house and sericulture were started. The trust undertook various training programmes for rural youth and farmers through establishment of young Farmers’ association. This trust has got recognition as post graduate study and research centre in field of Agriculture by Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri. The trust later on established educational campus for women and Agriculture science centre (KVK) for effective transfer of technologies and implementation of research findings by the way of extension, demonstration and education. Now KVK is engaged in various activities such as farmers’ training, Biofertilizer and Biopesticide production and supply, seed processing, fruit processing, agro tourism, nursery, cyber extension centre, crop and animal doctor web portal and Agriculture Community Radio Centre.
“Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati (ADT) is known for excellence of education and its legacy devotion and culture. To fulfill the current needs of education in agricultural sector, ADT came out with establishment of College of Agriculture, Baramati in year 2003. The recent ranking of the College of Agricultural and Allied Science, Baramati is top among agricultural colleges of Maharashtra is a testimony to this fact. Along with regular courses college is also providing international courses designed to prepare the human resources for the vibrant and expanding agribusiness sector. The courses and international exposures equip the students with the knowledge, skills and provide exposure to act as a problem solver in the dynamic business environment.
College of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, Baramati has highly qualified and dedicated faculty inculcating professionalism, positive attitude and sound academic knowledge and skill among students. Students of College have come from various states of the country.
I invite to schedule your visit to the campus and assure you that it will be rewarding and enriching experience in your search for right talent."