Research, innovation and development are essential to the continued success and proliferation of the Human Society globally.
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you MIT College of Agriculture and Technology, Musiri affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
The college was established in the year 2019 with a mission to ‘Transforming the life of every Farmer’ by imparting training and adoption of scientific technology in Agriculture together through participatory approach under the Scientist and farmer Interaction Forum.
We must also continuously prepare to meet other challenges that arise from fast changing technology, dynamic markets and volatile nature, which will continue to unleash both immense opportunities and pressures on individuals and organizations.
As a responsive and responsible institution, it will be MITCAT’s duty to prepare the next generation of professionals and equip them to handle the emerging challenges and opportunities and to build and strengthen resilient and sustainable institutions to serve Agricultural Community of India.
Dr P Venkatachalam
Director, Research & Establishment, MITCAT
Director’s Talk during Student Club inauguration
Born into a humble farming family in a small village in the district of Erode. He obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. He started his academic career at the same university by completing his Ph.D. in the field of biomass gasification. Prof Dr P Venkatachalam, gained expertise in many fields of solar energy, biofuels, biomass gasification, biochar, nano-carbon tubes, etc. through various research projects and experiments.
Because of his administrative capacity, he obtained the opportunity to be the head of the Bioenergy department and the Chief Warden of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, the roles that he simultaneously managed and introduced various development schemes.
Prof P Venkatachalam is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his teaching, research and outreach services. He later became Certified Energy Manager and Energy Auditor, which enabled him to take on many energy consultancy projects.
He retired from TNAU in 2015 after 28 years of academic and research career in the public sector. Earlier he was appointed as the Principal, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture, Erode and later MIT College of Agriculture and Technology, Musiri for a brief period before joining MITCAT as Director, Research & Establishment.