INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

NCAT was established in Peraiyur Village of Kamuthy Block of Ramanathapuram District in a sprawling area of around 250 acres, with the intention of promoting Scientific Agriculture in the Dry Tract of Ramanathapuram District where entire agricultural practices are almost rainfed. NCAT is poised to promote location specific technologies by imparting appropriate education, training and demonstration to enhance production and productivity of both wetland and rainfed crops. This institute is well established and furnished fully for the students’ academic and scientific use.

The NCAT was permitted vide Government Order No. 200 of Agriculture (AU) Department of Government of Tamil Nadu dated 28th September 2015. The NCAT was permitted to admit 90 students for the B.Sc.(Hons) Agriculture degree program for the academic year 2015-2016.

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote location specific technologies by imparting appropriate education, training and demonstration to enhance production and productivity of both wetland and rainfed crops.
  • To promote the socio economic status of the farmers dwelling in the dry tract by establishing alternate employment promotion possibilities
  • To eliminate the existence of Prosopis juliflora in the tract by infusing appropriate technologies to the farmer in a phased manner
  • To develop and inculcate good culture among the farmers in promotion of organic farming practices
  • To protect the quality of the soil and the people, the training needs will be identified and the appropriate training modules will be planned and delivered by the faculties with NCAT
  • The experiences of people in the dry tract will be appropriately used for promotion of value addition and establishment of agribusiness ventures with the support of the farmers’ organization.

Vision

In Tamil Nadu State of India, as in other parts of the country, the economic drivers have changed, with the developing demographic, social and cultural circumstances of civil society. Diversified employment opportunities require specialized knowledge and technical skills. Therefore, technical education and skill development are becoming ever more important to lead a successful life. These changes, which require both reflection and adjustment, are often summarized by saying that India is moving into a knowledge-based economy.

Our vision is to be an institution with a global reputation in academic excellence and application of technology in the field.

Mission

The Nammazhvar College of Agriculture and Technology (NCAT) will advance and share knowledge, discover solutions and promote opportunities in food and agriculture, bio-energy, environment and human well-being.

As an institution engaged in Agricultural Education, will be responsive to the needs and demands of civil society for knowledge that will address challenges in agriculture at present and in the near future. As a world-class institution, will be an innovative and internationally competitive at the supply side of knowledge creation, dissemination and application in the field.

And that defines our mission statement – what we aim to do. We aim:

  • To deliver teaching of the highest quality in agricultural sciences and technology development and dissemination
  • To be a world-class research-intensive institution in sustainable agriculture to cater to the needs of the farming community and their economic uplifting
  • To provide expert services to our farmers, citizens, communities and businesses
  • To play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural
    development of the semiarid regions of the Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu in general and Ramanathapuram District in particular.

Guiding Principles

The Nammazhvar College of Agriculture and Technology (NCAT) aims to impart knowledge through innovative teaching and training to its students and to provide the foundation for excellence in our teaching and outreach.

We strive to:

  1. Create strengths or demonstrable potential to invest in teaching, research and outreach activities
  2. Create opportunities and respond to emerging challenges by drawing on our strategic advantages to promote smart agriculture
  3. Reciprocate the trust placed in us by our stakeholders, both within and outside India through a commitment to excellence and relevance in agricultural education
  4. Honor and engage the ideas, enthusiasm and commitment of our students through excellence in teaching and learning experiences
  5. Foster diversity and equity through a climate of respect and inclusion
  6. Seek new sources of revenue with which to maintain and improve the quality of our programs, faculty, staff and facilities
  7. Encourage and reward innovation and activities that leverage synergies across other universities and colleges
  8. Communicate NCAT’s mission and value with internal and external partners to foster mutual understanding and support
  9. To play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural
    development of the semiarid regions of the Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu in general and Ramanathapuram District in particular

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