Agriculture Education in India
India has a very strong agricultural education system in the country consisting of one Central Agricultural University, thirty-one State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and four National Institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research having the status of Deemed to be University.
Among the Deemed Universities, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was established a century ago and was given the status of Deemed University in 1958. The other Deemed Universities viz., Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izzatnagar (U.P.), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai cater to quality education in animal sciences, dairy & fishery sectors respectively.The SAUs are spread over the entire country and cater to HRD in agriculture and allied fields in different agro-climatic regions.
The Agricultural universities in India have excellent infrastructural facilities like laboratories, libraries, computer centres and instructional farms. Generally all universities have residential requirements and students are required to stay in hostels. All foreign students are provided accommodation on the campus. Several universities also have furnished hostels for international students.
There are limited hostel facilities for married students also. For cultural exchange and understanding, foreign students are encouraged to stay in the same hostels with other Indian students. However, to overcome constraints faced by them particularly with different food habits, Council is in the process of constructing foreign student’s hostels in SAU’s and DU’s. For all round development of students, sports and games facilities on all campuses are available in each Universities/Institutes.
Central Agricultural University
Central Agricultural University, Manipur: The Central Agricultural University has been established by an act of Parliament, the Central Agricultural University Act 1992 (No.40 of 1992). The Act came into effect on 26th January, 1993 with the issue of necessary notification by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Govt. of India.
The University became functional with the joining of first Vice-Chancellor on 13th September, 1993. The jurisdiction of the University extends to six North-Eastern Hill States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura, with headquaters at Imphal in Manipur.
Major Campuses under CAU
Name of Colleges, Courses and Seats/Intakes for Admission
Admission Procedure and Fee Structure
Contact Person details for further Information
Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur Website
Need Based Training
ICAR also arranges need based training programmes from one week to three months or longer duration for individual scientists or group of scientists in any of State Agricultural University or ICAR Institutes in new and emerging areas.For arranging programmes, scientists or organizations could contact :
Department of Agricultural Research and Education,
The Council also publishes a calendar of courses which is available for download from the website. In addition, specific training in any area of choice could also be offered.
The candidates are required to deposit the prescribed fee at the time of admission (non-refundable). The approximate fee and other charges at the time of admission vary from university to university, and shall be intimated at the time of admission.
All foreign students other than those sponsored by the Government of India with suitable fellowship such as scholarship under Colombo Plan, ITEC Programme, General Cultural Scholarship and Cultural Technical Exchange, will be charged Institutional Economic Fee @ US $ 400 per month or US $ 4000 per year per student.
This fee will be over and above the other usual charges, which are nominal and range from US $ 200-400 per annum (viz. tuition fee, student union fee, hostel, security, electricity etc.