Welcome to Faculty Development Centre Monitoring System

Faculty Development Centre Established under NAHEP at GBPUAT, Pantnagar

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management(NAARM)

The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Hyderabad, in 1976, to address issues related to agricultural research and education management. In the initial years, the Academy primarily imparted foundation training to the new entrants of the Agricultural Research Service of ICAR. Subsequently, its role expanded to include research, capacity building of senior professionals of national and international NARS in agricultural research and education management, and policy and consultancy support to NARS. The Academy also renders services for building IP portfolios like patents and geographical indications to various stakeholders including farmers and scientists. Keeping in view the increasing national and global need to integrate agriculture with agribusiness for raising rural incomes, and the increased emphasis on the creation, dissemination, application and exchange of knowledge in this vital area, the Academy has recently initiated post graduate education programmes and set up an Agribusiness Knowledge Centre. Know More

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) has been formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million (Rupees 1100 crores at the exchange rate of Rs. 66.75 = 1US$) for five years starting from 2017-18. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at the Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Overall, the project aims to develop resources and mechanism for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement, and providing means for better governance and management of agricultural universities, so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agricultural education system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards. The mandate of ICAR/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. ICAR is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural Education system in the country through National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) with financial assistance of the World Bank by investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture. Know More

Faculty Development Centre

The Faculty Development Centre aims to play an important role in promoting academic excellence among higher educational institutions through professionals' development of faculty and will create opportunities for the professional growth of faculty.

Enhancement of quality and relevance of agricultural education through faculty excellence fortified with institutional innovations, academic leadership, etc.

Achieve professional teaching excellence through improved teaching management for better learning outcomes, innovative educational programming, and promote organizational strategies for faculty development and professional growth of individuals and higher educational institutions.

Keeping the changes that are unfolding in higher education, the Faculty Development Centre (FDC) shall strive hard:
To enhance the teaching competencies of faculty of agricultural universities through capacity building programmes for entry-level, mid-career and senior faculty
To improve engagement in research and integrated network practices that would improve the education management
To evolve a result-oriented ecosystem by incorporating best global practices in agricultural higher education, and establishing high standards of Academic Leadership
To enable, encourage, develop, implement teaching innovations leading to better learning abilities of students and improved quality of education

Verticals of Faculty Development Centre

Capacity Building

Educational Research

Agri Faculty Network

Latest Activities

September 01, 2020

FDC Establishment

Faculty Development Centre established at GBPUAT

October 23, 2020

Online Training

Pedagogy of Online Training: Philoshophy and Methods

December 03, 2020


Quality Concerns in Agriculture Education: A Futuristic Outlook

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for Faculty of SAUs/CAUs/Faculty of Agriculture