North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

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Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production


Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production

The Department of Rural development and Agricultural Production was started in 2002 with an initial intake of ten students from science background. The present level of intake in the department is 20. Being multidisciplinary in nature the department undertakes both teaching and research in the areas concerning rural development, agronomy, horticulture and animal science. The department provides both theoretical and practical exposure to M. Sc (RDAP) students in various areas relating to the multidisciplinary P.G. programme within the stipulated time. In addition to this, the department has organized various seminars, workshops, talks, demonstrations, consultancy and evaluation services for promoting entrepreneurship in the fields of dairy, poultry, piggery, fishery, vermin-compost, floriculture, mushroom cultivation, etc.. The department is also actively engaged in the research activities pertaining to different issue in rural and social development, horticulture, agronomy, livestock management, environment and life sciences, bio-technology and food security, local governance etc.

The department at present has seven faculty members against the sanctioned strength of nine faculty members, two senior technical assistant and five technical assistants. The department has also developed one demonstration farm consisting of livestock unit, horticulture unit and agronomy unit, besides having a Vermi-compost unit, Net House & Poly House, etc.. Four laboratories for horticulture, agronomy, soil science and animal sciences are also part of the demonstration farm.

Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production
North-Eastern Hill University,
Umshing Mawkynroh
Shillong 793022,


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