The Central Agricultural University has been established by an act of Parliament, the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992 (No.40 of 1992). The Act came into effect on 26th January, 1993 with the issue of notification by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Govt. of India. The University became functional with the joining of first Vice-Chancellor on 13th September, 1993. The jurisdiction of the University extends to six North-Eastern Hill States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura, with headquarters at Imphal in Manipur.
Like other Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University, Imphal has integrated programmes of teaching, research and extension education.
As per the mandate, the university has established different constituent colleges, namely: College of Agriculture (Imphal, Manipur), College of Fisheries (Agartala, Tripura), College of Home science (Tura, Meghalaya), College of horticulture & Forestry (Passighat, Arunachal Pradesh), College of Veterinary sciences & Animal Husbandry (Aizawl, Mizoram), College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology (Gangtok, Sikkim), and College of Post-Graduate Studies (Umiam, Meghalaya). Except for the College of Agriculture (erstwhile Manipur Agricultural College, Imphal), other constituent colleges of University came into existence after the establishment of University
The mission of the University is to be a centre of excellence in teaching, research and extension education in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. The University aims to develop sustainable farming systems for improving productivity and profitability in agriculture and allied sectors and also train the farmers and extension functionaries for the effective dissemination of advanced agricultural technologies in North-East India.
The University acts as an important link in the chain for converting agriculture and allied vocations into profitable enterprises and offering food and nutritional security for the people of North-East region. To realize the above mission, University established seven colleges and three Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the six states of North-East India and offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programmes in agriculture and allied sciences.
» Seven Colleges including a College of Postgraduate Studies
» Six Undergraduate Programmes
» Eight Masters’ Degree Programmes in Agriculture, three in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and two in Fisheries
» Fully Residential University
» Admission to undergraduate programmes through nomination by respective states of NE Region and ICAR/VCI, based on entrance test conducted by them
» Admission to postgraduate programmes on the basis of merit in qualifying degree and nomination by ICAR
» ICAR/VCI model academic regulations and syllabi followed
» Girl students constitute 43% of the total student population.
System of Education
The university follows semester system of education with 10 point scale of grading. It has internal- cum- external system of examination and evaluation. The university has adopted model academic regulations and syllabi as proposed by the Indian council of Agricultural Research/ Veterinary council of India with some minor changes to suit the regional needs.
The minimum qualification for admission to undergraduate programmes is a pass in 10+2 in science or equivalent examination with physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics combination, while for postgraduate programmes, the candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the concerned/ related subjects. Candidates seeking admission should be a permanent resident or domicile of any of the states of the NE Region, covered under the jurisdiction of the university. However, this condition is not applicable to the nominees of ICAR/VCI or any special category of nominees as decided by the University / Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India.
Based on the population of each constituent state, quota has been fixed for undergraduate programmes for various states and the admission is given to the candidates sponsored by the respective states based on the common entrance test conducted by them. In addition to states’ quota, 15% seats for undergraduate programmes are filled up by the ICAR/VCI, based on All–India Entrance Examination.
The postgraduate seats to the extent of 75% are filled by the university based on the merit in qualifying degree, whereas 25% seats are earmarked for ICAR which are filled on the basis of All–India Entrance Test.
CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
Satarkata Bhavan, A-Block
GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi- 110 023
Phone No.: 011-24651001-7
Fax No.: 011-24651010/24616286