National Agricultural Higher Education Project started in the year 2016-17 under the flagship partnership (50:50 share) of World Bank and Government of India with a total outlay of Rs. 1100.00 Crores. The core project development objective of the project is to support participating Agricultural Universities and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to students.
(NAHEP) addresses quality by supporting interested Agricultural Universities (AUS) to propose and implement technically sound and verifiable investments that increase faculty performance, attract better students to these AUS, improve student learning outcomes and raise their prospects for future employability, particularly in the private sector. Relevance is being addressed through:
- Greater alignment of academic curricula and course contents with the skills sets being demanded in the agriculture and allied services sector.
- Expanded certificate-level vocational courses to fill the gap for trained technical personnel, especially in market-led extension.
- Both quality and relevance would be augmented through investments in ICAR that improve its ability to set and enforce standards across the ICAR-AU System and build international cooperation to the benefit of agricultural higher education.