Is the Accreditation of PAU is Finishing on 10th March 2019?

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

To impart agriculture knowledge in the country, there are many universities and colleges. The accreditation board of the ICAR time to time releases the accredited university and colleges those are authorized to educate and do teaching in the agriculture. Below is the list of the agriculture universities and the colleges. 

In order to promote higher agricultural education in the country, the essential requirement is the capacity to develop skilled manpower of good quality in adequate number. At present, there are 75 agricultural universities and large number of constituent and affiliated colleges imparting degrees in agriculture and allied sciences. Over the past few years, quality of agricultural education in these institutions has been a cause of concern due to faculty shortage, insufficient fund, sub-optimal infrastructure and learning resources, high inbreeding, high student intake and poor governance.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has been striving to aid, impart and coordinate agricultural education to develop quality human resource in the country. In order to address the concerns of quality higher agricultural education, the National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board (NAEAB) was established to advise the Council in evolving norms and standards for accreditation of institutions and programmes of agricultural education. NAEAB started accreditation of Agricultural Universities in the year 2001. Accreditation being granted by the Board is voluntary in nature and based on the request submitted by the Agricultural Universities in the form of Self Study Reports and report of external peer reviewers.

The Accreditation Board of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR, the Council) was established in the Year 1996 and renamed as National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board (NAEAB, the Board) in 2017. It is mandated to assure and improve academic quality in the subjects of agriculture and allied sciences through the accreditation process.

In order to grant accreditation to agricultural universities, the Accreditation Board had developed two Manuals, namely (i) Self Study for Accreditation of Academic Institutions and Programme (2000) and (ii) Peer Review for Accreditation of Academic Institutions and Programme (2002). These manuals have been the guiding documents for conducting accreditation by the Board so far. There have been growing concerns on the quality of higher agricultural education and the prevailing accreditation system for agricultural universities in the Country. Therefore, it has been considered worthwhile to bring precision in the existing accreditation system for bringing improvement in the academic requirements in the agriculture sector. It has been necessitated due to establishment of a number of new universities in public and private sector, multi-campus and sectoral universities as well as changing research and educational priorities. The reform of accreditation for higher agricultural education in the country has become necessary because it is unequivocally felt that it should be beyond the prerogative of the very institutions being accredited. There should be higher accountability to public and thus the accreditation process should be more transparent and analytical based upon parameters relevant to the present agricultural education needs of the society. These factors include: y Shift from measuring inputs to assessing and reporting outcomes, especially student achievement y Reliance on higher agricultural education to improve farm productivity, economic development, global competitiveness through teaching, research and extension. y Increasing investment in higher agricultural education, from public and private sources, with concomitant expectation of positive returns y Expanded importance of higher agricultural education, as seen through the eyes of its stakeholders such as alignment of accreditation and accountability, institutional and public purposes, importance and quality and investment and return. In addition to the above, the Union Cabinet in the year 2015, while clearing the proposal for XII Plan Scheme “Strengthening and Development of Higher Agricultural Education in India” (F. No. Edn. 7 (8)/2013 (EPD DARE, MoA, Govt of India) and F.No. 23/03/01/2015-Cab.) laid down the following conditions: y Agricultural accreditation to be mandatory in all SAUs by 2016-17 and be linked with the release of grants for education quality assurance. y Grading Systems may be evolved based on accreditation parameters and this may be linked with the financial support. y Regional Centers for accreditation, monitoring and evaluation need to be created as recommended by the accreditation board. 2 As per notification issued by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India, four Regional Centers of NAEAB have been established with a responsibility to receive Self Study Reports (SSRs) from the Universities, their preliminary examination and necessary compliance. This new arrangement at the Council shall make a part of the accreditation process. Further, several recommendations were made by the Board from time to time to make the accreditation process more objective, transparent, adaptable and uniform. Thus, the need was felt to revise the Manuals (published in 2000 and 2002) in light of feedback received from Agricultural Universities, Peer Review Teams, NAEAB Proceedings, Cabinet Decisions, changes in ICAR bye laws for creation of new Regional Centres of the NAEAB etc. The detailed guidelines of accreditation of Degree Programmes were prepared in light of the agricultural degrees declared as professional degrees by the Council. Since accreditation has been linked with the financial assistance for strengthening and development of Agricultural Universities, All India Admission in UG/PG/Ph D Degree Programmes being conducted by the ICAR and declaration of agricultural degrees as professional subjects the information regarding administrative setup, faculty, learning resources, amenities, research and extension etc. need to be uniformly considered for comparison and effective decision making. Adoption of the ICAR suggestions regarding effective delivery of course curricula by Agricultural Universities is also a component of Self Study Reports. Further, the grading system of accreditation may reflect institutional standing and to inculcate competitive spirit among Agricultural Universities.

Status of NAEAB Accredited Agriculture Universities/Colleges Universities

 S.No. Name of SAU/DU Valid upto 1. PAU, Ludhiana 10.03.2019 2. KAU, Thrissur 10.03.2019 3. UHS, Bagalkot 10.03.2019 4. SKRAU, Bikaner 10.03.2019 5. SDAU, Dantiwada 31.03.2019 6. UAS, Dharwad 31.03.2019 7. DUVASU, Mathura 15.03.2020 8. DR. YSPUHF, Solan 15.03.2020 9. JNKVV, Jabalpur 15.03.2020 10. TANVASU, Chennai 15.03.2020 11. BAU, Sabour 15.03.2020 12. ICAR-IARI, New Delhi 15.03.2020 13. ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai 27.03.2021 14. MPUA&T, Udaipur 27.03.2021 15. RVSKV, Gwalior 27.03.2021 16. RAU, Pusa 27.03.2021 17. OUAT, Bhubaneswar 27.03.2021 18. SEKUA&T, Srinagar 27.03.2021 19. KVASU, Wayand 27.03.2021 20. JAU, Junagadh 27.03.2021 21. UAS, Bengaluru 27.03.2021 22. CAU, Imphal 27.03.2021 23. ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar 27.03.2021 24. CSAUA&T, Kanpur 27.03.2021 25. ANGRAU, Guntur 27.03.2021 26. PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 27.03.2021 27. DR. YSRHU, Venkataramannagudem 27.03.2021 28. SKLTSHU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 27.03.2021 29. GBPUA&T, Pantnagar 27.03.2021 30. NDPCVV, Jabalpur 31.03.2021 31. CKV, Chhattisgarh 31.03.2021 32. AAU, Jorhat 31.03.2021 33. SKNAU, Jobner, Jaipur 31.03.2021 34. AU, Kota 31.03.2021 35. SVBPUAT, Meerut 31.03.2021 36. WBUAFS, Kolkata 31.03.2021 37. RAJUVAS, Bikaner 31.03.2021 38. TNFU, Nagapattanam 31.03.2021 39. AAU, Anand 31.03.2021 40. BAU, Ranchi 31.03.2021 41. UAHS, Shimoga 31.03.2021 42. BCKVV, Mohanpur 31.03.2021 43. LLRUVAS, Hisar 31.03.2021 44. NDRI, Karnal 31.03.2021 45. SKUAT, Jammu 31.03.2021 46. NAU, Navsari 31.03.2021 47. Sri Venkatshwara Veterinary University, Tirupati 31.03.2022 48. BUAT, Banda 31.03.2023 49. CCSHAU, Hisar 31.03.2023 50. MPKV, Rahuri 31.03.2023 51. TNAU, Coimbatore 31.03.2023 52. GADVASU, Ludhiana 31.03.2023 53. CSK HPKV, Palampur 31.03.2023 54. VNMKV, Parbhani 31.03.2023 Faculties/ Schools (Central / State Universities) 55. Faculty of Agriculture, BHU, Varanasi 31.03.2022 56. Faculty of Fisheries, KUFOS, Cochin 31.03.2022 57. School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development, Nagaland University 31.03.2022 Faculty / Schools (Private Universities established as per State Act) 58. School of Agriculture, SHUATS, Allahabad 31.03.2022 59. School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab 31.03.2023

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