The OUAT Ammendment Bill 2011 is being discussed in the Odisha assembly; if passed, it will pave way to private agricultural colleges affiliated to OUAT

One of the main aspect of this bill is that it will allow private agricultural colleges to be affiliated to OUAT. I think this is a good move and if what is mentioned in the excerpt below from ibnlive.com is true, it is surprising that no other state agricultural university allows that.

… none of the 38 agriculture universities in the country has given permission to any private organisation to set up college in agriculture, veterinary and allied sciences, he wanted to know as to why the State Government is so keen on allow entry of private sector in the State. Discussion on the Bill remained inconclusive.

From my quick research I found the following:

So even if what is mentioned in the ibnlive.com article is true, why should Odisha take a lead for once and allow OUAT to have affiliated private colleges.

1 comment August 21st, 2011

The state-wise list of agricultural universities in India

The following list of state agricultural universities is compiled from the information in http://www.icar.org.in/?q=universities.htm. This list is also available at the pages of Indian Agricultural Universities association.

Andhra Pradesh

  1. Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
  2. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati

Assam

  1. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat

Bihar

  1. Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur

Chhatisgarh

  1. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur

Gujarat

  1. Anand Agricultural University, Anand
  2. Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagarh
  3. Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari
  4. Sardarkrushinagar-Dantiwada Agricultural University, Bansakantha

Haryana

  1. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Himachal

  1. CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur
  2. Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Univ of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan

J & K

  1. Sher-E-Kashmir Univ of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Jammu
  2. Sher-E-Kashmir Univ of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar

Jharkhand

  1. Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi

Karnataka

  1. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  2. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
  3. Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar

Kerala

  1. Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Jabalpur

Maharashtra

  1. Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ratnagiri
  2. Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola
  3. Maharashtra Animal Science & Fishery University, Nagpur
  4. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  5. Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani

Orissa

  1. Orissa Univ. of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar

Punjab

  1. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana
  2. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Rajasthan

  1. Maharana Pratap Univ. of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur
  2. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner

Tamil Nadu

  1. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  2. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Science University, Chennai

UP

  1. Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur
  2. Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad
  3. Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel Univ. of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut
  4. UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidhyalaya evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura

Uttaranchal

  1. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

West Bengal

  1. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani
  2. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Bihar
  3. West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

Manipur

  1. Central Agricultural University, Imphal

The  Indian Agricultural Universities association also includes the following deemed universities,

and the following university that has programs in Agriculture

  • BHU

5 comments October 26th, 2009

What is a good location for a proposed second agricultural university in Orissa?

Regardless of the attempt to industrialize Orissa, for a long time to come a large number (perhaps majority) of people in Orissa will still use agriculture for their livelihood. Also various reports mention that Agriculture is the top focus of the current government in Orissa. With that in mind, I am thinking to push for a second Agricultural University in Orissa. Many other states already have more than one agricultural university. (See the lists here, here, the ICAR list and the wikipedia entry.) I  would like feedback on what would be a good location for the second Agricultural University in Orissa.

My initial instinct says Bhawanipatna/Kesinga, as I have heard about Kalahandi’s agricultural potential; also that location creates a good geographical balance. That was probably one of the main reasons the government earlier announced an agricultural college in Bhawanipatna. If I could get some more supporting data and arguments I would like to push that the proposed agricultural college in Bhawanipatna be made into a university and become the second Agricultural University in Orissa.

41 comments October 26th, 2009


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