UG Courses In Agriculture Get Professional Status In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The state government has declared the under-graduate (UG) courses in agriculture and allied subjects as professional courses.

The government took the decision after the National Commission of Agriculture recommended to maintain parity of BSc (Agriculture) with degrees of Medical, Engineering and Veterinary disciplines. The Indian Council of Agriculture Research has also approved UG courses in agriculture as professional degree courses.

In a statement, the government said it is utilising the services of graduates in agriculture and allied subjects in different works which need professional and technical competency. Their expertise can also be used in the field of food and nutritional security, it added.

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