prabhat khabar epaper 23/08/2016

Following complaints about violation of rules, the state agriculture department has decided to evaluate all private-run agriculture colleges across state.An expert committee will evaluate colleges and de-register those violating conditions.

There are 155 private unaided and 35 government-run agriculture colleges in the state.

“The government will set up a committee of experts who will evaluate all private colleges,“ said Pandurang Fundkar agriculture minister. The process will take about six month, he added.

“The committee will review whether the college has its own building, 100 acres of land, laboratory and other basic facilities.Then the committee will categorise colleges like A, B and C,“ Fundkar added. He said some colleges are run properly and termed Baramati Agriculture College as the `best’ in the state.

Welcoming the move, agriculture expert Budhajirao Mulik, who is also a member of the Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research, said, “The government should categorise colleges and should start aid for the first top10 rank colleges.“

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