SKUAST star performance ranked 6th in India – Kashmir Reader

Srinagar In 1982, the year SKUAST was founded by Sher-e-Kashmir, it had few buildings, a few dozen students in total, and was listed as one of the few agricultural universities in India. Today, almost forty years later, the university has been selected as the sixth best public agricultural university in India, surpassing 59 others, the oldest agricultural universities.
The Indian Agricultural Research Council (ICAR), New Delhi, Department of Education, announced this SKUAST rankings on the occasion of the annual Agricultural Education Day on December 3. The university has achieved better results in research, teaching, extension and academic achievement.
Today, the university offers courses in seven faculties, including agriculture, fisheries, animal science, horticulture, agriculture, engineering, and forestry. Studies show that hundreds of students are the backbone of Kashmir’s agricultural economy. It is a major contributor to the recent production of saffron in the home. It has been shown to be effective and may be of great benefit to people in the future. Otherwise, low incomes have forced some 15,000 farmers to abandon their saffron farms, and 1,500 hectares of saffron land has been traded for commercial, residential purposes, in Kashmir over the past three decades.
Syed Wasim, co-director of the Department of Agriculture, told Kashmir that the agricultural situation in Kashmir is due to SKUAST efforts today.
The university is already ranked 24th in 2018, 9th in 2019, and now 6th in 2020.
Professor JP Sharma, Vice Chancellor, and the entire staff of the University praised his sincerity, openness and professionalism in making this a reality.
“The university is one of the leading agricultural universities in the country,” said Professor Sharma.
The SKUAST-K Scientists and Teachers Association (SSTA) congratulates the entire SKUAST-Kashmir family for raising the SKUAST-K ranking among the State Agricultural Universities (SAU) to 6th.
“This recognition will encourage further growth and employment, which will translate into security for various stakeholders in the agriculture and partnership sectors. It is a testament to the great work that has been done by the University.

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