Rushi Krishi

Rushi Krishi

Rushi Krishi: Reviving Traditional Agricultural Wisdom

Rushi Krishi: Reviving Traditional Agricultural Wisdom (3 Credits) Fees: $299 (INR 10,000 for Indian Students)

Overview: The "Rushi Krishi" course is a comprehensive exploration of traditional agricultural practices as passed down through the ages in ancient Indian scriptures such as the Rigveda and Atharva Veda. With a focus on reviving and preserving indigenous agricultural knowledge, this course aims to empower participants with the wisdom of our revered sages and seers. Through interactive online sessions, expert guidance, and practical training, students will gain insights into sustainable farming methods, natural cultivation techniques, and holistic approaches to land stewardship.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Rushi Krishi:
    • Overview of the historical significance of traditional Indian agriculture and its relevance in the modern context.
    • Exploration of ancient agricultural texts such as Krishi Parashar, Kashyapiya Krishi, Vriksh Ayurveda, and Krishi Gita.
    • Understanding the fundamental principles of Rushi Krishi, including the symbiotic relationship between nature and farming.
  2. Foundations of Traditional Agriculture:
    • Study of traditional cropping patterns, rotational farming methods, and seasonal agricultural practices.
    • Introduction to indigenous seeds and their importance in preserving biodiversity and resilience in agriculture.
    • Examination of natural soil fertility management techniques and the role of organic matter in soil health.
  3. Sustainable Farming Practices:
    • Exploration of eco-friendly pest management strategies and natural methods of disease prevention.
    • Study of traditional water management systems, including rainwater harvesting, aquifer recharge, and irrigation techniques.
    • Practical sessions on composting, biofertilizers, and organic farming practices for enhancing soil fertility and crop yield.
  4. Holistic Land Stewardship:
    • Understanding the concept of agroecology and its application in promoting biodiversity and ecological balance.
    • Exploration of traditional agroforestry practices and the role of trees in sustainable agriculture.
    • Discussion on the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge systems and cultural heritage in agriculture.


  • Interactive Online Sessions: Engage in weekly online sessions conducted by expert practitioners and scholars, covering a wide range of topics in Rushi Krishi.
  • Practical Training Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops on seed saving, natural pest control, soil enrichment techniques, and other practical aspects of traditional agriculture.
  • Expert Q&A Sessions: Benefit from exclusive sessions with renowned experts in traditional agricultural knowledge, where participants can seek clarification and guidance on specific topics.
  • Reading Materials and Resources: Access curated reading materials, videos, and resources to deepen understanding and enhance learning beyond the classroom.
  • Project Work and Assignments: Undertake project work assignments to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world agricultural scenarios, fostering practical skills and critical thinking.

Upon completion of the "Rushi Krishi" course, participants will emerge with a profound appreciation for traditional agricultural wisdom, practical skills in sustainable farming techniques, and a commitment to preserving and promoting indigenous agricultural practices for future generations.