Central Agricultural University – CAU University

CAU Central Agricultural University About Us

North – Eastern ( NE ) region consisting of the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura has been gifted by the nature with tremendous biodiversity and widely varying agro – climatic condition. Though, the region has vast potential for development of agriculture and allied vocation, its hilly terrain offers a great challenge for its full utilization.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR ), an apex body, which plans, undertakes aids, promotes, and coordinates agricultural education, research and extension education in India, constituted a research review committee in 1982 under the National Agricultural Research Project ( NARP ) to suggest the ways and means to strengthen the research capability of the NE Region. The committee was also given an additional mandate to look into the manpower needs of agriculture and allied sectors and suggests the remedial measures.

The committee in its report submitted to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1984, observed that the agriculture and allied sectors in the region have lagged behind due to non existence of enough support of agricultural university system which gave impetus for development of these sectors in other parts of the country. Therefore, it recommended establishing a Central Agricultural University in this region as it may not be practicable to establish a separate agricultural university in each north – Eastern state due to its smaller size. Accordingly the Central Agricultural University was established on 26 January 1993 with its headquarters at Imphal, the capital of Manipur under the Central Agricultural University Act 1992 of Parliament ( Act No. 40 of 1992 ). The university has its jurisdiction over the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.

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Central Agricultural University – CAU Departments

  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Botany & Plant Pathology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Extension Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Math & Statistics
  • Language ( English )

Courses Offered in Central Agricultural University

  1. B.Sc. ( Agriculture ) – 4 years duration
  2. M.Sc.( Agriculture ) Programs :
    • Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Soil Science & Agriculture, Chemistry, Entomology.

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Central Agricultural University Admission Process

Eligibility for B. Sc. ( Agriculture ) Program :

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 exam with a) English b) Physics c) Chemistry d) Math / Biology / Agriculture with 60% marks for General Category and 50% marks for SC / ST and In-service candidates with at least 3 years regular service.

Eligibility for M.Sc. ( Agriculture ) Program :

  • Candidate should have passed B.Sc. ( Agriculture ) exam with at least on OGPA of 2.6 0n 4 point scale or 6.5 in 10 point scale or equivalent grade for General Category relaxable by 5% marks for SC / ST & In – service candidates with 3 years regular services.

Mode of Selection in CAU :

  • Selection of ( Agriculture ) is done by respective state Governments of NEHR in their own Entrance Exam / Test.

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Central Agricultural University Constituent Colleges

  1. College of Agriculture, Iroisemba ( CA ), Imphal, Manipur.
  2. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry ( CVS & AH ) Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram.
  3. College of Fisheries ( CF ), Lembucherra, Agartala, Tripura.
  4. College of Horticulture and Forestry ( CH & F ) Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh.
  5. College of Home Science ( CHS ), Tura, West Garo Hills Meghalaya.
  6. College of Agricultural Engineering and Post – Harvest Technology ( CAE & PHT ), Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim.
  7. College of Postgraduate Studies ( CPGS ), Barapani Shillong, Meghalaya.

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CAU University Contact Details