Thursday, August 7, 2014

15 CAEPHT-Sikkim students clear JRF exam

GANGTOK, 06 Aug: Central Agricultural University, Imphal having constituent colleges in six states of North Eastern Hill Region bagged the 2nd position amongst the 65 Agricultural Universities in India for securing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) on the basis of Common Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
As per a press release, Vice-Chancellor, Central Agricultural University Imphal, Dr SN Puri received the award from Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the occasion of celebration of the 86th Foundation Day of ICAR on 29 July, 2014 in the presence of Union Minister for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.
33 students from CAU secured JRF and 104 students have been admitted to different PG courses in various National Institutes & State Agricultural Universities (SAUs). From the College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology (Central Agricultural University), Ranipool, Sikkim, 26 students appeared in the JRF common entrance examination: 2014 of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Out of this, 15 students have qualified in the examination including 01 with fellowship grant for post graduate studies. However, 12 JRF qualified students have taken admission in different state agricultural universities for Masters Degree programme, the release mentions.
This is the second time that the university has been awarded for its students performance at the national level. In 2012 Central Agricultural University, Imphal had been conferred award from ICAR for attaining 2nd position among all the SAUs in India.

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