Event Name :
First External Advisory Panel Meeting
Event Venue :
Contact Person Details :
Dr. S.K. Soam
Event Date :
Coordination of External Advisory Panel Meeting
Pre Event Description :
The External Advisory Panel of renowned educationists & agricultural
researchers from all over the world (three from the USA, one from Australia and six
from India) was constituted as per the suggestions of Education Division/Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). As per Terms of Reference (ToR) the main
purpose of this innovative effort is to strengthen various component (CAAST, IDP,
IG) of NAHEP for extra ordinary outputs by receiving expert knowledge, strategic
thinking and innovative approaches from honorable members of Panel. The Panel
would also advise NAHEP for long term and short term planning forthe development
of agricultural higher education in the country. The first meeting of the Panel was held
on 13th October 2020.
Highlighting the success of the National Agricultural Higher Education Project on the different fronts and its preparedness for the new educational policy, Dr. R.C. Agrawal, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Education), ICAR & National Director, NAHEP outlined the important issues for improving the quality and relevance of agricultural education.
Dr. Glen C. Shinn, Texas A&M University, U.S.A. and Dr. David Kraybill, Ohio State University, U.S.A., External Advisory Members also virtually participated and provided the inputs for the overall strengthening of the NAHEP.
The Panel was constituted under the NAHEP for providing the ICAR / NAHEP with the knowledge, strategic thinking and innovative approaches for higher education in the long and short term higher education. The panel comprised renowned educational and agricultural experts - 6 from India, 3 from the U.S.A. and 1 from Australia.