Now get professional degree in 9 Agriculture courses
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Feb-2018

Mumbai, February 6: After receiving clearances from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Maharashtra government has announced that nine agricultural courses will be recognized as professional courses and the admissions will be based on the CET.

The courses are being offered at undergraduate level including agriculture, horticulture, agriculture engineering, sericulture, forestry, food technology, biotechnology, community science, food nutrition and diabetes.

A senior officer from the Agriculture Meteorology of India Meteorological Department said, “This will help in improvement of the secondary stage of agriculture, including quality testing, planning of farming and exports. Climate resilient steps in agriculture can also be introduced and focused upon.”

In 2016, the 5th Dean’s Committee of agriculture had revised the syllabus. At least 70 per cent of the syllabus across all colleges of agriculture is similar. Individual universities from different regions of the state have, however, included topics as per the requirement of respective regions.