To be implemented in 46 farm universities, including four in Karnataka, from 2009 academic session, the new syllabi and its implementation plan will be discussed threadbare at a meeting of the agricultural university vice chancellors on February 16 and 17.“New areas of specialisations like the World Trade Organisation-related issues, climate change and biotechnology have been introduced,” S P Tiwari, deputy director general (education) at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) told Deccan Herald. The new syllabi on 83 PG courses, to come into effect in July, is based on a 20-month long exercise involving 1000 farm scientists.A 2500-page report spelling out the details was submitted to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.
Farm universities to have new PG syllabi
by , The Deccan Herald, 11 February, 2009