The specific objectives of the proposed CAAST-for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management are:
i) To develop the capacity amongst the faculties and scientists for the development and adoption of the precise Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management technologies.
ii) To start the one year Post Graduate Diploma in “Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management” for developing the human resources enabling them to start entrepreneurship and employable in public sectors and private industries, strengthen the current M.Sc.,
M. Tech. and Ph. D. programme (for their research projects); and make provision for the perspective beginner/middle level faculties/researchers for Post Doctorate studies in precision water management, precise climate smart agriculture and Geo-informatics.
iii) To develop an integrated system including RS/GIS and GPS tools, modelling and SDSS tools using unmanned aerial system (UAS aka. drone) and sensor based technologies; and mobile applications and their applications for climate smart and precision agriculture and water management.
iv) To conduct end-to-end capacity building through on-the-job training and case study based learning; enhance the employment and placement rate; and business and entrepreneurship opportunities.