National Agricultural Higher Education Project | Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science & Technology on Standardization of Integrated Farming system Models for the State of Jharkhand.

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Dr. R. C. Agrawal
Dr. R. C. Agrawal
National Director - NAHEP
Dr. P. K. Ghosh
Dr. Prabhat Kumar
National Coordinator - CAAST
Dr. Prabhat Kumar
Dr.(Mrs.) Hema Tripathi
National Coordinator (M&E)
Dr. Omkar Nath,Vice Chancellor
Dr. Omkar Nath Singh
Vice Chancellor
Dr. M.S Malik
Dr. M.S Malik
Principal Investigator


NAHEP has been formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million (Rupees 1100 crores at the exchange rate of Rs. 66.75 = 1US$) for five years starting from 2017-18. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at the Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Overall, the project aims to develop resources and mechanism for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement, and providing means for bettergovernance and management of agriculturaluniversities, so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agriculturaleducation system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards. The mandate of ICAR/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. ICAR is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural Education system in the country through National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) with financial assistance of the World Bank by investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture.

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  • Modification in existing farming system models, based on the constraints identified through PRA
  • Documentation of probable and feasible modification in farming system model.
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  • Collection of data from different sources
  • Consultation with industry experts
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  • Base line study will be conducted
  • Continuous data collection and monitoring
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  • Engaging PG students of Agriculture and Allied disciplines through their market oriented research work,visits and students exchange at national and international organizations
  • Creation of well-equipped modern research facilities like satellite data handling, processing, its analysis and machine learning
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