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Dr. R. C. Agrawal

National Director-NAHEP

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.

Dr. Prabhat Kumar

National Coordinator (CAAST)

ICAR is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural Education system in the country through project like NAHEP by implementing CAAST-DFSRDA center.

Dr.(Mrs.) Hema Tripathi

National Coordinator (M&E)

The CAAST sub-component is primarily to support agricultural universities to establish multi-disciplinary center for teaching, research and extension on critical and emerging topic of agricultural importance.

Dr. Ashok Dhawan

Vice Chancellor

I am happy to see the new generation for bringing excellence of the digital farming solutions to farming society through NAHEP-CAAST-DFSRDA-VNMKV Project.

Dr. D. N. Gokhale

Director of Instruction & Dean

The interdisciplinary faculty participation for development of digital technologies in agriculture will develop new area for researcher, students and faculty.

Er. R. A. Patil

Registrar

This NAHEP-CAAST center is built for strengthen the present PG and PhD courses in all disciplines by offering three elective course work such as Robotics , Drones or AGVs.

Dr. G. U. Shinde

Principal Investigator

Our aim is to coordinate the education, research and extension education activities for augmentation of  agricultural production.

  • About NAHEP
  • About CAAST
  • Our Objectives

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT(NAHEP) has been formulated by Indian Agricultural Research Institute with a total cost of Rupees 1100 crores ( US$ 165 million ) 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, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agriculturaleducation system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards.The mandate of Indian Agricultural Research Institute/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. Indian Agricultural Research Institute is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural.

NAHEP-CAAST-VNMKV center has been formulated by VNMKV with a total cost of Rupees 17.88 crore at the exchange rate of Rs. 66.75 = 1US$ for three years starting from 2019-20 to 2022-23. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at VNMKV. Overall, the project aims to establish an advanced basic engineering hardware and software setup such as Mechatronics, CAD/CAM/CAE, 3-D Printers and Instrumentation Laboratories for Agribots, Agri-drones and Agri-AGVs., 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.  NAHEP-CAAST-VNMKV is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the digital farming solutions for enhancing productivity by robots, drones, and AGV's; with financial assistance of the World Bank and ICAR investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture.

1. To establish an advanced basic engineering hardware and software setup such as Mechatronics, CAD/CAM/CAE, 3-D Printers and Instrumentation Laboratories for Agribots, Agri-drones and Agri-AGVs.
2. To strengthen the present PG and PhD courses in all disciplines by offering three elective course work such as Robotics , Drones or AGVs and also to Certificate courses
3. To develop case studies / Projects of Agribots, Agri-drones, Agri-AGVs applications in agriculture.
4. To enhance the skills of faculty and PG student of VNMKV by academic and thematic research.
5. To establish University and Industry interface for students and faculty at national and international level.

Resources

e-Learning

We NAHEP-CAAST-VNMKV provides online training /course for students in Agribots, Agri-Drones and Agri-AGVs.

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RESEARCH

The institute has various ongoing R&D projects under various categories like Agribot's, Agri-drones and Agri-AGV's.

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Resources

We NAHEP-CAAST-CFSRDA-VNMKV provides resources for students And researchers in Agribots, Agri-drones and Agri-AGVs.

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WORKSHOP

To develop research programmes with international institutes and industries in the area of Agribot's, drones & AGV's.

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