THE STATE will soon boast of another prestigious college in the field of dairy farming. The new seat of higher studies in dairy farming, which is among the four new colleges sanctioned by the State Government, will be set up at Etawah. The college will begin its academic session from July 2008.
According to vice-chancellor of the Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture Technology (CSA) Dr MM Agarwal said the college would come be set up over 4.05 acres of land with a total budget of Rs 16.08 crores. The college building with its complete academic structure would be completed by the middle of 2008.
He said construction work of the college began after the first installment of Rs 6.52 crore was released.
However, another college for higher studies in fisheries would start functioning in Etawah from the next academic session. The college was being constructed on 2.3 acres of land at a cost of Rs 11.98 crore. The government has released Rs 2 crore as the first installment against the grant. Dr Agarwal said both these colleges would have hi-tech facilities for advanced research.
Similarly, a prestigious college of horticulture studies would be built on one acre of land on CSA campus. The College would be situated near the famous Kamla Retreat, Dr Agarwal said.
He said the government had allocated Rs 9.6 crore for the college. The VC said that Rs 1 crore had been released for the construction of the college. Sources said the college was likely to begin its first academic session from July next.
However, the College for Forestry, which is being run at the CSA University, would get an independent status. The government has sanctioned Rs 2.49 crore for its building. The government has released Rs 1 crore to expedite the construction activity.
Dr Agarwal said the colleges would cost Rs 40.16 crore and out of which Rs 10.05 crore had been released for expediting construction of these colleges.