The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, of 1860. ICAR is an independent body under the purview of the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.
ICAR is the main governing body that works under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare to monitor an entire gamut of operations that happen in Indian Agricultural scenarios let it be Education, research or Extension. ICAR is responsible for the green revolution’s success. They are the ones who put in the effort to start all kinds of growth in agricultural areas in India.
The ICAR does not directly provide undergraduate courses with the exception of deemed universities. The undergraduate courses are offered by various State Agricultural Universities and private colleges or universities that offer Agriculture courses. The country has 102 ICAR institutes and 74 agricultural universities, making it one of the largest agricultural systems in the world.
How to benefit of taking admission through ICAR?
If you want to pursue a carrier in agriculture, it is better to take admission through the ICAR exams (AIEEA), and the benefits are as follows:
1. You will get a chance to study in top-rated SAUs (state agricultural universities) in India.
2. You will get a fellowship from ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research).
3. You will feel confident after competing in a national-level exam.
What is ICAR AIEEA?
NTA conducts ICAR AIEEA on behalf of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) for admission into B. Tech, BSc, and MTech courses in Central and State Agricultural Universities. ICAR AIEEA Admissions to agricultural and technology courses will be based purely on candidates' performances in ICAR AIEEA Scores.
ICAR has entrusted to the National Testing Agency (NTA), the task of conducting its Entrance and Fellowship Examinations mentioned below, since 2019:
ICAR AIEEA (UG) - All India Entrance Examination for (a) admission to 15% seats in Bachelor Degree Programme in Agriculture and Allied Sciences ( Other than veterinary sciences) at Agricultural Universities (100% seats at NDRI Karnal, RLBCAU Jhansi & DR. RPCAU PUSA) and (b) award of National Talent Scholarship in Agriculture & Allied Science subjects (other than Veterinary Science).
ICAR AIEEA (PG) - All India Entrance Examination for (a) admission to 25% seats in Master Degree Programme in accredited Agricultural Universities (100% seats at IARI, IVRI, NDRI, CIFE, RLBCAU Jhansi & DR. RPCAU, PUSA) and (b) Award of ICAR-PG Scholarship/National Talent Award (PGS) in Agriculture & Allied Sciences.
ICAR AICE-JRF/SRF (Ph.D) - All India Competitive Examination for (a) admission to 25% seats in accredited Doctoral Degree Programmes of accredited Colleges of accredited Universities under ICAR-AU System (100% seats of ICAR Deemed Universities and Dr. RPCAU Pusa, ICAR-DUs in Doctoral Degree Programmes) and Award of ICAR-JRF/SRF (Ph.D) in Agriculture & Allied Sciences.
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