Mainstreaming of Private Agricultural Education in India

The National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) initiated a dialogue on mainstreaming of private agricultural education under Component 2A. The dialogue between representatives of Vice Chancellors and Deans of Shobith University, Lovely Professional University, Malla Reddy University, IFTM, GLA University, Quantum University and Anurag University and officials of ICAR and  NAHEP took place under the Chairmanship of Dr R C Agrawal, Deputy Director General, Agricultural Education on 25th March 2022  at KAB-II, New Delhi.  Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director NAARM reiterated that sustainable food systems through agricultural education should be at the centre stage, while Dr. Rajendra Parsad, IASRI  laid emphasis on introduction of a new course on agri- informatics. The programme was organized by ICAR- NAARM, Hyderabad.

The major deliberation are related to setting the agenda for upcoming ‘National Workshop on Agricultural Education in Private Universities in India: Lets Listen to Stakeholder’, apart from major issues confronting the private universities viz. norms for setting up new colleges and accreditation etc.

Dr R C Agrawal, DDG categorically indicated that both private and public universities imparting agricultural education have a major role in enhancing the quality and relevance of agricultural education on mutual sharing strengths and expertise. This pre workshop meet coordinated by Dr S K Soam, CCPI, NAHEP Component 2; Dr D Thammi Raju, Co-PI, NAHEP Component 2; Dr Alok Kumar, Co-PI, NAHEP Component 2.

Dr R C Agrawal, DDG ( Education), ICAR addressing the participants

(Source : ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)