Digital education: All agri-universities on one platform

Taking a big leap towards digital education in agriculture and related fields, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh released an Education portal connecting all the agri universities, colleges, faculties and students on one platform in the country.

Singh released the Education portal of ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in Delhi on Thursday on the lines of KVK portal released by the Union Agriculture Minister earlier.

This portal ( will act as a single window platform for providing vital education information, event schedules and e-learning resources from Agricultural Universities across the country to the rural youth in an easy and fast way on their doorsteps, claims a PIB release.

The portal will also help in management, monitoring and promoting activities and schemes of Education Division, ICAR. Designed and developed by the Division of Computer Application under the guidance of Agricultural Education Division, ICAR the portal is an initiative under the Digital India programme of the Prime Minister.

It is 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.?

 Geared to provides information on “Strengthening and Development of Higher Agricultural Education it provides link and covers vital information of Agricultural universities for the benefit of students. It would also provide information about Courses (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral), Facilities, Student Strength, Faculty Strength and Scholarships.

It has also provision for generation of Unique Student ID (USID) by the universities and 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.