The University has several academic innovations to its credit
A few of them are given below:
Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP)
|This most innovative academic programme was introduced during 1979-80, to provide an opportunity for students of B. Sc. (Ag.) degree programme to gain insight and experience about field operations and problems related to farming and rural life. This is a pioneering academic innovation which was introduced for the first time by a State Agricultural University in the country. This unique programme provides opportunities for final year students of Agriculture to live and work in villages for one semester of 5 months and helps them to gain first hand experience for the application of agricultural technologies in the field and gain self confidence.|
This programme was subsequently extended to B. Sc. (Horti.) and B. H. Sc. (Rural) degree programmes. In this programme, the students stay in villages (each attached to a farmer) and work together with the farmers to closely study their problems, needs and learn to live in rural areas.
This concept and operationalisation of the unique programme was commended by the ICAR and most of the other State Agricultural Universities have now adopted RAWE programme based on the ANGRAU's model. A detailed manual for implementing the RAWE programme was developed by the University, which is now followed by several State Agricultural Universities.