Project Team

Principal Investigator Prof. B. S. Bhimawat bsb_udp@yahoo.com
Nodal Officer Prof. Ummed Singh singhummed@yahoo.co.in
Co-Nodal Officer Dr Krishna Saharan drkrishna.saharan@yahoo.com
Co-Nodal Officer EAP Dr Dama Ram damaram.choudhary@gmail.com
Co-Nodal Officer ESP Dr Piyush Pradhan piyushpradhan202@gmail.com

Project Staff

  • Ms. Mamta, SRF
  • Er. Gopal Ram Choudhary, FA
  • Er. Narhari Joshi, FA
  • Ms. Kavita Solanki, FA
  • Mr. Asu Singh, FA

About NAHEP

NAHEP has been formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million (Rupees 1100 crores at the exchange rate of Rs. 66.75 = 1US$) for five years starting from 2017-18. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at the Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Overall, the project aims to develop resources and mechanism for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement, and providing means for bettergovernance and management of agriculturaluniversities, so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agriculturaleducation system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards.

The mandate of ICAR/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. ICAR is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural Education system in the country through National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) with financial assistance of the World Bank by investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture.

The project would benefit all the Agricultural Universities (AUs), i.e. 63 State Agricultural Universities modelled on the US Land Grant University pattern, 5 Deemed to be Universities (DUs), three Central Agricultural University (CAUs) and four Central Universities (CUs) with Agriculture Faculty.

Component 1


Support to Agricultural Universities. This component will have three sub-components:
Sub-component 1A: 
Investments toward 21st Century Agricultural Universities through Institutional Development Plan (IDP)
Sub-component 1B: Investments in Centres for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST)
Sub-component 1C: ICAR innovation grants to AUs

Grievance Cell


  1. AU, Jodhpur
  2. COA, Jodhpur
  3. COA, Sumerpur
  4. COA, Nagaur
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