Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 22
Khalsa College, Amritsar, has received the mandatory recognition for its BSc (Agriculture) course from the newly carved Punjab State Council for Agriculture Education (PSCAE), Punjab. In a communiqué, the authorities from the PSCAE said the college fulfils all stipulated conditions laid down by the council for its four-year degree course.
The PSCAE was formed following the enactment of the Agriculture Act, 2017, to maintain the standard of agriculture education in Punjab. The council began its massive exercise last year seeking reports from the different colleges and universities of Punjab, giving them sufficient time to fulfil the basic parameters required for agriculture education.
Many universities along with the Colleges of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, were included in the list of those colleges which were unable to fulfil the basic requirements of agriculture education in the first list.
Dr Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, said: “The students of the Agriculture Department in the college have been assigned 50 acres of land for practical and 60 more acres of land for nursery, horticulture and organic farming. The college is awarding degrees in BSc Agriculture (Hons) since 1931 and various other streams of MSc (Agriculture) since 1961.”
“The Agriculture Department of this college has a major contribution in ushering Green Revolution in Punjab. Due to the relentless efforts of the department, there is a lot of improvement in the conditions and directions of farming profession in the state,” said Dr Mehal Singh.
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