Agricultural universities have been asked to change curriculum of the graduation courses from this academic year to make more job-oriented based on the recommendations of the ICAR’s panel.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had set up the 5th Dean’s Committee to look into contemporary rescheduling of the agri-courses at graduation level. The committee has submitted the report to the Agriculture Ministry.
“Agriculture Minister has approved the recommendations of the committee on July 29. The 5th Dean’s Committee report will be implemented in this educational session i.e. 2016-17,” an official statement said.
The committee has recommended a few new subjects like bio-technology, community science, food nutrition and diets as well as sericulture at the graduation level, it said.
“ICAR has already issued instructions to the agricultural universities to implement the committee’s report,” it said.
Through this new curriculum all agriculture based graduation courses will be altered into the professional ones which will be conducive to earn their livelihood in future, the Ministry added.