Welcome Institution of Agricultural Technologists

The IAT, a non- profit voluntary association of agricultural technologists was established 1968. The Institution that started as a forum for discussing ideas on agricultural development in a small way has grown in magnitude attracting the professionals fro with the state. country and Abroad. The idea of formation of IAT was conceived by the distiguished late Dr. H.R. Arakeri and natured to grow as an organization with the dedicated efforts of senior technologists.

IAT provides a platform to advance the professional interests of its members and promote growth and development of agriculture in general.




To enhance the Professional capabilities of its members, offer expertise, facilitate Non-Partisan debate and dialogue, Advocacy of causes or developments having potential to improve the economic well being of farm households, and expend its technical resources for the overall development of agriculture.


The current strength of IAT is more than 4470 members from all over the state and outside the state. The membership is open to individuals possessing a valid degree in agriculture sciences from an Agricultural University.

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The IAT, Bengaluru organised the World Food day 2012 in collaboration with the Karnataka State Department of Argiculture,

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Upgrading Professional Competence

Continuing education for upgrading professional competence is sustained through continuous update of knowledge skills and exposure to contemporary developments in Agricultural Technology.

IAT organizes lectures, seminars,workshops, panel discussions and study tours as an effort to attain this objective.

The IAT also co-sponsors programmes with related departments, agricultural universities, reputed NGOs and other organizations.

IAT contributes ideas and suggestions for formulation of governement policies budget and plays a role in the happenings of agrculture.

World Food Day

World Food Day Celebrated Bagalkot: World Food Day on 16th Oct 2012 was organised by Department of Agriculture, Bagalkot, KVK Bagalkot and IAT Bagalkot chapter at DATC Bagalkot. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Gurumurthy, Joint Director of Agriculture, Bagalkot, Dr. Chetana Patil, DDA, DATC & President IAT Bagalkot Chapter chaired the programme. Dr. R.R. Wali retired ADA and Dr. Basavaraj Yenagi, Asst. Prof of Agronomy, Agril Diploma college , Jamakhandi delivered lectures on Food security to probationary Assistant agriculture officers and Agriculture officers of Bagalkot and Raichur district undergoing Common Foundation Course Training at DATC Bagalkot from 08-10-2012 to 22-10-2012. Smt.Pramilamma Basappagoudar, ADA (FW) DATC, IATian concluded the programme by proposing the vote of thanks.

World Food Day Celebrated Chitradurga: On 22-10-2012 to coincide with the 14th year of completion of IAT Chitradurga Chapter in coordination with KVK & ARS Babbur at the IAT premises. The programme was was inaugurated by Sri. K.M. Narayanaswamy, CEO, ZP Chitradurga. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy, President IAT and also JDA of Chitradurga presided over the programme. Sri. K.Gopalareddy A.R.C.S. Bangalore delivered lecture on “Agriculture Cooperatives- Key to Feeding the World”. Dr. B.R. Shankar, JDA (Retd) was honoured on the occasion; Dr.S.R. Lakshmikantha Reddy Ex-President of IAT, Chitradurga and also Dr. K.H. Seetharama Reddy were the chief guests and spoke on the occasion. Dr. G. Sreekantan, Secretary, IAT Chitradurga, Welcomed one and all where as Dr. B. Jagannath proposed the vote of thanks.

World Food Day Dharwad: Arranged jointly by IAT & ‘Gelati’ association of Agril dept @ Dharwad. Dr Sanjiv Kulkarni Doctor, Environmentist, Thinker gave a special lecture on Food and Health & enlighted the audience about food culture of Indian society, hazards of modern foods, white poisons of our dietry system, importante of fasting, traditional foods & their nutritional values, millets & their imp, benifits of consuming raw vegetables. President S M Gadad JDA, S B Biradar,Channappa Angadi, Mrs Shabana Sheikh, Umber Farid, L H Patil, F R Nidagundi, president of Gelati society Mallamma Hubballi & other members have participated in the program.

World Food Day Mandya: Programme was presided by Dr. V.T. Sannveerappanavar President IAT Mandya Chapter on 17-10-2012. There were two guest speakers. Dr. C. Shankaraiah, Rtd. Dean, College of Agriculture, VC, Farm Mandya and Mr. P. Ramakrishnegowda, Dy. Director, Cooperative societies, Mandya. Around 68 participants witnessed the programme. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Mr. M.C. Shivaraju, Secretary IAT Regional Chapter

World Food Day Raichur: Programme was organized on 18-10- 2012 at Pooratippali village of Raichur Taluk in collaboration with IAT Raichur, Krishik Samaj, Raichur, Department of Agriculture and Sri.Ramalingeswara Trusts, Pooratippali.

Sri.Somasekhar, Senior Scientists, Regional Research Station, Raichur inaugurated the programme. He explained the importance of conducting World Food Day, Food shortage at Global level and necessity of food security for the people who are suffering with malnutrition.

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