New Delhi:Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh released the Education portal of ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi, today. The portal has been developed on the lines of KVK portal released by the Union Agriculture Minister earlier.
Education Portal-ICAR(https://education.icar.gov.in)will act as a single window platform for providing vital education information/announcements/event schedules/e-learningresources from Agricultural Universities across the countryto the rural youth in an easy and fast way on their doorsteps. The portal will alsohelp in management, monitoring and promoting activities/schemes of Education Division, ICAR. Education Portal-ICAR has been designed and developed by the Division of Computer Application, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) under the guidance of Agricultural Education Division, ICAR.The portal has been developed as an ICAR initiativeunder the Digital India programme of the Prime Minister of India and for the first time all the Agriculture universities have come on the single platform to disseminate the information for benefits of students and farming community.
Features of the Portal
Provides information on “Strengthening and Development of Higher Agricultural Education in India”.
Provides link and covers vital information of Agricultural universities for the benefit of students.
Provides information about Courses (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral), Facilities, Student Strength, Faculty Strength and Scholarships.
Provides Admission Announcements uploaded by universities under “Notifications” at the central place.
Provides information and search facility about “Events” organized by universities under “Event” menu.
Provides Advance Search Facility with multiple search options such as Stream, Subject, Course Category and University/College information on Courses along with seats, eligibility criteria and other information.
Provision for generation of Unique Student ID (USID) by the universities/colleges and the information on the same is displayed university wise under different categories on the home page under the link USID.
USID will ensure the uniqueness corresponding to the student records in various academic processes and associated online systems.
Provides access to Academic Management System developed by ICAR-IASRI and operational at Deemed and Central Universities of ICAR. Portal also provides links to other resources/sites important in the arena of Agricultural Education.
Portal is being used by Education Division, ICAR for data management of Annual reports, financial sanction and release of funds on the basis of online demand and relevant data submitted by universities.
Several checks, Standard and MIS reports have been developed in the Portal to aid in the monitoring of data.