4 new agri colleges to be set up
FOUR NEW colleges to promote agriculture education will be set up by the next academic session. The State Government has already released the funds for setting up these colleges.
Dean academic affairs at the Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture Technology University (CSA) Dr KD Upadhyaya told Hindustan Times that two colleges would be established at Etawa and the other two colleges would be set up in Kanpur.
All the four colleges would be associated with the CSA, he added.
Etawa would have two colleges one for dairy management and the other for fisheries management. Both these colleges would provide higher education facilities to the students. At Kanpur, one college would be created for horticulture sciences and the other college for the forestry studies. It is hoped that all the four colleges would start functioning from the forthcoming session.
It is worth mentioning that the issue of these four colleges has been pending for the past two years. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh has given unique gift to the CSA during its centenary celebration year, professors at the university feel.
According to them with all these four colleges the CSA would become number one university in Asia, as no university had such facilities for agriculture science.
About the filling of the seats through counselling being conducted at Indian Institute for Sugarcane Research (IISR) Lucknow, Dr Upadhyaya said that all three topper students opted for CSA and they got the seats in the discipline of their choice.
Besides, all the 132 seats in BSc (agriculture) and the 30 seats in the BSc (forestry) were filled on the very first day. All the students within 100 ranks were awarded seats at the university according to their first preference.
Dr Upadhaya said the counselling for home science and bio-technology would complete by tonight and the counselling for MSc agriculture and research students would begin from July 26. He said he was hopeful of getting meritorious students for the home science department and no seat would be left vacant.
He said a final meeting to check ragging incidents has been convened and a foolproof strategy has also been chalked out to check ragging incidents. It has been decided to allot a separate hostel to all the newcomers so that the seniors could not harass them. Besides, different committees were also constituted to take care of the students.