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61st Convocation of ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

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23 February 2023, New Delhi: The 61st convocation of IARI, New Delhi will be organized tomorrow in the Bharat Ratna Shri C Subramanium Hall of the NASC complex. The Honourable Vice President of India, Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar, will be the chief guest of the convocation.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Kailash Chaudhary, and Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will be the guest of Honour for the event.

Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Secretary DARE, and Director General, ICAR; Dr. A. K. Singh, Director, IARI will also grace the occasion. During the convocation, around 402 students will receive their degrees including foreign students from several countries. On this occasion, the merit medals will be presented to the PG students.

During the convocation, the Chief Guest, the Hon’ble Vice President of India will release different varieties of cereals, fruits, and vegetables. This year, 16 varieties/hybrids in field crops were developed through an integrated approach of conventional and genomics-assisted breeding.

Undergraduate Courses at IARI

IARI has opened its door to undergraduate teaching. Under the New Education Policy, IARI has taken up its first batch of 306 undergraduate students. Students have been admitted to B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at IARI New Delhi, IARI Jharkhand, and IARI Assam.

IARI also started UG programs for the B.Tech. (Agri. Engineering), B. Tech (Biotechnology), and B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science at IARI in collaboration with its sister institutes.

Also Read: Union Budget 2023: An Overview of the Focus on Agriculture

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