National Agricultural Higher Education Project

The National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) is formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million (Rupees 1100 crores) for four years starting from 2017-18.   The project is proposed on a 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the  GoI, implemented at the Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi.  NAHEP has been conceived to enable the agricultural education system catch up nationally and internationally with the peers, investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture. It has been formulated with a focus to improve and sustain quality of higher agricultural education.

The project aims to support infrastructure, faculty and student advancement, and providing means for better governance and management of agricultural universities, to raise the standard of current agricultural education system and provide a more jobs and entrepreneurship orientation to agricultural education. 

Project Objectives

  • Accentuate the relevance and quality of higher agricultural education in selected AUs
  • Student and faculty development
  • Improve learning outcomes, employability and entrepreneurship; and
  • Enhancing institutional and system management effectiveness