Thiruvananthapuram: Giving a big push for digital transformation of agriculture, the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), a leading ICAR research organisation in the country and Digital University Kerala (DUK), India’s first Digital University have decided to collaborate on agri-tech research by setting up Centre of Excellence in agriculture technologies.
Both institutions will work together to leverage their respective expertise to develop cutting-edge technologies to address the value-chain problems in agriculture sector across the country. Other areas of collaboration include joint research and development projects as well as to develop sustainable entrepreneurship along with joint students research programs.
“We believe this unique relation between a digital technology institution and a leading agriculture research organisation will help develop several innovative products to enhance digital enablement and transformation of agriculture, said Dr. Saji Gopinath, Vice Chancellor, Digital University Kerala.
Dr G Byju, Director, CTCRI said that the institute is looking forward to having very effective collaboration in PhD programmes as well as International and National research projects.