Indian Council of Agricultural Research’S Education Portal Launched (Download PDF)

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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, launched the Education portal of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi.

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Features of the Portal

  • Provides information on “Strengthening and Development of Higher Agricultural Education in India”.

  • Provides link and covers vital information of Agricultural universities for the benefit of students.

  • Provides information about Courses (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral), Facilities, Student Strength, Faculty Strength and Scholarships.

  • Provides Admission Announcements uploaded by universities under “Notifications” at the central place.

  • Provides information and search facility about “Events” organized by universities under “Event” menu.

  • Provides Advance Search Facility with multiple search options such as Stream, Subject, Course Category and University/College information on Courses along with seats, eligibility criteria and other information.

  • Provision for generation of Unique Student ID (USID) by the universities/colleges and the information on the same is displayed university wise under different categories on the home page under the link USID.

  • USID will ensure the uniqueness corresponding to the student records in various academic processes and associated online systems.

  • Provides access to Academic Management System developed by ICAR-IASRI and operational at Deemed and Central Universities of ICAR. Portal also provides links to other resources/sites important in the arena of Agricultural Education.

  • Portal is being used by Education Division, ICAR for data management of Annual reports, financial sanction and release of funds on the basis of online demand and relevant data submitted by universities.

  • Several checks, Standard and MIS reports have been developed in the Portal to aid in the monitoring of data.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous body responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in India.
  • It reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture. It is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.
  • The Committee to Advise on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education (Yashpal Committee, 2009) has recommended setting up of a constitutional body — the National Commission for Higher Education and Research — which would be a unified supreme body to regulate all branches of higher education including agricultural education

Key Facts on ICAR Education Portal

  • It has been designed and developed by the Division of Computer Application, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) under the guidance of Agricultural Education Division, ICAR.

  • The portal has been developed for agriculture universities coming on the single platform to disseminate the information for benefits of students and farming community. ​

  • ICAR has developed 45 Integrated Farming System (IFS) models to help small and marginal farmers to tide over the problems associated with climate change.

  • This model is being replicated and taken forward through KVKs spread across the country.

  • ICAR has developed 623 certified District Level contingency schemes and organised skill development programmes for 40.9 lakh farmers.

  • ICAR through its KVKs spread across the country have displayed climate friendly techniques in 29 States.

  • ICAR has also developed 42 organic farming techniques, which were tested and are being further improved.

  • ICAR for developing state specific road map for doubling farmer’s income.

  • The portal would be available at: https://education.icar.gov.in

- Published/Last Modified on: July 27, 2018

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