Ministry to rank 73 agricultural universities

Taking its cue from the human resource development ministry's recent move of issuing rankings of Indian universities and the country's engineering, management and pharmaceutical institutes, the agriculture ministry has decided to exclusively rank 73 agricultural universities, writes Vishwa Mohan for TNN.

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, given the responsibility to develop evaluation methodology, has prepared a ranking framework and the ministry will soon ask the universities to participate in the process.

Technology transfer to farmers, increase in agricultural growth in the area of jurisdiction of the university, quality inputs supplied by the universities, teaching and research impact and research excellence will be among the key parameters to evaluate the agricultural universities in the country.
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