About the Project :
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 better governance and management of agricultural universities, so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agricultural education 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 the financial assistance of the World Bank by investing in infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture.
The project would benefit all the Agricultural Universities (AUs), i.e. 63 State Agricultural Universities modelled on the US Land Grant University pattern, 5 Deemed to be Universities (DUs), three Central Agricultural University (CAUs) and four Central Universities (CUs) with Agriculture Faculty.
Support to Agricultural Universities. This component will have three sub-components:
Sub-component 1A: Investments toward 21st Century Agricultural Universities through Institutional Development Plan (IDP)
Sub-component 1B: Investments in Centres for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST)
Sub-component 1C: ICAR innovation grants to AUs
Investments in ICAR for Leadership in Agricultural Higher Education.
This component will have two sub-components:
Sub-component 2A: Investments in ICAR to support excellence in AUs
Project Management and Learning