Students of agriculture urge Union Minister NS Tomar to set up Central Agricultural University in state
The agricultural graduates, postgraduates and doctorates of Meghalaya (AGPGDM) have sought the intervention of the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for setting up the Central Agricultural University (CAU) in Meghalaya.
In a memorandum submitted to Tomar, the AGPGDM said, “The setting up of the Central Agricultural University in Meghalaya can provide more opportunities for the local students who want to pursue their professional degree in agriculture and allied. The university will also be a blessing to the farmers and the overall agricultural scenario of the state.”
It however said, “We humbly request you to look into this matter as the loss of this prestigious university from our state can be a huge loss not only for the agricultural research and development of the region but also for a fair recruitment trial for many of the qualified candidates of the state.”
The AGPGDM informed that the CAU was established at Imphal, Manipur in the year 1992 as a centre of teaching, research and extension in the field of agriculture and allied sectors and presently, the University has 13 campuses across the eight states of North Eastern Region (NER) which includes the College of Community Science, Tura, the College of Post-Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Umiam and the College of Agriculture, Kyrdemkulai.
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