Central Agricultural University, Imphal
The Central Agricultural University, Imphal has been established by an act of Parliament, the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992 (No.40 of 1992). The Act came into effect on 26th January, 1993 with the issue of notification by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Govt. of India. The University became functional with the joining of first Vice-Chancellor on 13th September, 1993. The jurisdiction of the University extends to seven North-Eastern Hill States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura, with headquarters at Imphal in Manipur. Like other Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University, Imphal has integrated programmes of teaching, research and extension education.
As per the mandate, the university has established different constituent colleges, namely: College of Agriculture (Imphal, Manipur - 1993), College of Fisheries (Agartala, Tripura - 1998), College of Home Science (Tura, Meghalaya - 2004), College of Horticulture & Forestry (Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh - 2001), College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (Aizawl, Mizoram - 1998), College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology (Gangtok, Sikkim - 2006), College of Post-Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences (Umiam, Meghalaya - 2006), College of Food Technology (Lamphelpat, Manipur - 2015), College of Agriculture (Kyrdemkulai, Meghalaya - 2015), College of Agriculture (Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh - 2015), College of Horticulture (Bermiok, Sikkim - 2015), College of Horticulture (Thenzawl, Mizoram - 2015), College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (Jalukie, Nagaland - 2016)
The University have five Krishi Vigyan Kendras/Farm Science Centers: Andro, Manipur – 2006, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh – 2006, Aizawl, Mizoram – 2006, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya – 2017, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya – 2017.
For fulfilling its mission, the university has set the following goals:
- To produce globally competitive graduates and postgraduates in agriculture and allied sciences;
- To develop sustainable and profitable farming system for improving productivity, production and profitability in the agriculture and allied sectors;
- To educate the extension functionaries for effective dissemination of agro technologies to the farmers, entrepreneurs and agro â€“ industries; and