Indira Gandhi Agricultural University

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Indira Gandhi Agricultural University
Motto Krishi Jeevansya Addharam
Established 1987
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sanjay Kumar Patil
Location Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, india
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.igau.nic.in

Indira Gandhi Agricultural University (IGAU) is an agricultural university at Raipur in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.

History[edit]

It was established on 20 January 1987 at Raipur by the State Legislature (Act No. 20 of 1987) to provide a new dimension to the agriculture development of Chhattisgarh region of the State being known as "Rice Bowl". The University was dedicated to perpetuate the memory of Indira Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India. The main aims of the University are to making provision for education in agriculture and allied science, furthering the prosecution of research particularly in agriculture and allied sciences; undertaking field extension programmes for proper transfer of technology and such other purposes related to the aforesaid with the objective of improving the socio-economic level of rural people.

Facilities[edit]

The University Library "Nehru Library" is on main campus. The total holdings in the library are approximately 22,000 books along with theses and periodicals. The library provides documentation service, photocopying service etc. In addition, each college and research station has its own separate library.[citation needed] All constituent colleges have hostels with about 475 seats for men. The colleges have facilities for games and sports. The Health Centre provides free medical facilities for students and staff. Scholarships and Fellowships Merit Scholarship and Merit cum means scholarship of Rs 1500 to 1800 for 5 to 7% students of undergraduate and postgraduate classes. Partial and full freeships are awarded to a fraction of students.

Academics[edit]

Students are admitted to undergraduate courses after declaration of result of pre admission test conducted by C G Board, Raipur. The academic year for postgraduate and PhD courses starts from September.

Criticism[edit]

As much as 13 private colleges are affiliated to this university and 14 government agriculture colleges. The colleges are poor in resources and infrastructure neither the government nor university has take any strict action to raise the level of education.

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Coordinates: 21°14′07″N 81°41′32″E / 21.2352°N 81.6922°E / 21.2352; 81.6922