G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
The first agricultural university of India, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand has paved the way of agricultural education, research and extension services simultaneously in the Land Grant format for the first time in 1960. Since then, the University has innovated its ways to cater to the emerging changes and challenges of agricultural education and researches with spontaneity. The prime role played by the University in generating capable agri-professionals led to the green revolution in the country which provided us the pride of being a food-sovereign nation. The University is known as Harbinger of Green Revolution and is among those few Agricultural Universities in the country which has been awarded thrice with Sardar Patel Best Institution Award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
The University is spread in 4000 hectares of contiguous land. It has eight colleges and twenty-two hostels in same campus. Total ten research centres and numerous advanced labs are located in the campus, supporting the teaching and research activities. The University covers Uttarakhand state with nine Krishi Vigyan Kendras located in nine districts for outreach activities of extension and rural development. Two more KVKs are under the phase of initiation. Presently, the University is awarding Graduation Degree in 14 disciplines, Master’s Degree in 71 disciplines and Ph.D. degree in 55 disciplines.
Certificate and Diploma Courses
Pantnagar University has opened its windows for all interested learners all across the world through its online certificate and diploma courses. These short courses are on various topics of agriculture and allied disciplines. The certificate course is of three months duration and the diploma course is of six months. An interactive, user friendly pedagogical approach including videos, text, live sessions, chat box, practice tips, etc. is utilized, giving an opportunity to the learner to learn at their own pace.
The certificate and diploma courses are a chance to connect with the intellectual and field expertise of Pantnagar University. These courses are beneficial for all individuals and organizations related to agriculture directly or indirectly and everyone who is curious to learn. Moving beyond the barriers of education, age, gender, occupation, location, and many more issues, these certificate and diploma courses are a package of comprehensive learning.