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    Madras HC’s instruction to Govt on agri admissions in considered universities


    Asks it to ensure acquiring of NOC and ICAR accreditation.

    Asks it to guarantee acquiring of NOC and ICAR accreditation.

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State federal government to note out actions it had actually taken to make sure that considered universities do not confess new trainees this year in farming or allied courses without acquiring a ‘no objection certificate’ from the federal government and accreditation from Indian Council of Agricultural Research Study (ICAR).

    Justice N. Anand Venkatesh insisted that the government needs to make its submission prior to the court by September29 The direction was provided pursuant to a writ petition submitted by an association of self-financing farming colleges in the State to restrain the considered to be universities from making admissions this year without a NOC and accreditation.

    In an affidavit submitted through its counsel on record D. Sadiq Raja, the association explained that there were 14 federal government constituent agricultural colleges and 28 private agricultural colleges connected to the Coimbatore based Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in the State. A majority of the private colleges became part of the petitioner association.

    Guidelines released

    According to standards released by ICAR and TNAU, every college meaning to offer degree and diploma courses in agriculture and allied subjects such as gardening, forestry, food technology, biotechnology, sericulture, house or community science and food, nutrition and dietetics should satisfy particular minimum infrastructural requirements.

    It was compulsory to have 110 acres of cultivable land with 15 contiguous labs, five lab stores, a mist chamber, green home, nursery location and so on. The considered to be universities need to also follow the University Grants Commission (UGC) standards of 2004 and the UGC (Institutions deemed to be universities) Laws of2016

    Federal government order

    A Federal Government Order (GO) provided on July 28 this year kept in mind that as many as nine considered universities in the State were currently using farming and allied courses. It directed those universities to send proof of having gotten NOC from the government and accreditation from ICAR for facility of ‘on school’ or ‘off campus’ centres.

    ” If not gotten so far, they shall get the approval of the Federal government of Tamil Nadu within a period of six months from the date of issuance of this order in the interest of a great deal of trainees pursuing the said courses in such institutions. Further, the deemed to be universities are likewise thus informed that they need to admit new students in farming and allied courses just after they comply with all the norms stipulated by UGC as discussed above,” the GO read.

    Regardless Of the GO, the deemed to be universities were releasing applications and collecting fees for new admissions, the association secretary K. Balaraman specified in the affidavit.



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