The University has several
academic innovations to its credit
A few of them are given
- Adopted semester system of instruction as early as in 1972-73
to overcome the problems of coverage of syllabus and conducting
examinations in trimester system.
- Introduced 10 point scale of grading for avoiding the ambiguity
in the grading system.
- Introduced the common semester final examinations in all
- Introduced the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (
RAWEP) in B. Sc.(Ag.) for the first time and extended to B. Tech.
(Ag. Engg.) and B. H. Sc. degree programmes, subsequently.
- Entered into collaboration ( MOUs) with the Cornell University,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, New York along
with other countries like Australia, Sweden, Netherlands etc. for
conducting global classes in subjects like bio-diversity,
genetically modified foods, agri-business, population studies
Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme
|This most innovative academic programme was introduced during
1979-80, to provide an opportunity for students of B. Sc. (Ag.)
degree programme to gain insight and experience about field
operations and problems related to farming and rural life. This is
a pioneering academic innovation which was introduced for the first
time by a State Agricultural University in the country. This unique
programme provides opportunities for final year students of
Agriculture to live and work in villages for one semester of 5
months and helps them to gain first hand experience for the
application of agricultural technologies in the field and gain self
This programme was subsequently
extended to B. Sc. (Horti.) and B. H. Sc. (Rural) degree
programmes. In this programme, the students stay in villages (each
attached to a farmer) and work together with the farmers to closely
study their problems, needs and learn to live in rural areas.
This concept and operationalisation
of the unique programme was commended by the ICAR and most of the
other State Agricultural Universities have now adopted RAWE
programme based on the ANGRAU's model. A detailed manual for
implementing the RAWE programme was developed by the University,
which is now followed by several State Agricultural