Agricultural Education Division of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi very recently published the list of ranking of Agricultural Universities in India, where Nagpur based Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) ranked 28th in all 60 Universities across India. In last ranking for the year 2017, the MAFSU was at 31st place and as at 6th place particularly among Veterinary science universities in India. In January 2018, Col. (Dr.) Prof. A. M. Paturkar taken charge of Vice-Chancellor of MAFSU and immediately he initiated improvement in basic infrastructural facilities and other crucial areas of development, because of which this year ranking of MAFSU improved significantly and now it is ranked at 28th place in all agricultural universities and 4th place in universities of Veterinary sciences. In Veterinary science, Karnal based National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and Bareily based Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) stood 1st and 2nd , respectively. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana is at 3rd place, followed by MAFSU, Nagpur.
Therefore, in true sense MAFSU stood 2nd in India among state Veterinary Universities. A committee was formed by MAFSU under the Chairmanship of Dr. P. T. Jadhao (Dean, Extension and Training), Dr. J. P. Korde was Nodal Officer, Dr. Landge, Dr. Dhume, Dr. Sonkusale were members and Dr. Taksande was Secretary, who worked tirelessly to prepare report for ranking.
Vice-Chancellor Col. (Dr.) Prof. A. M. Paturkar has given credit of this success to Dr. N. N. Zade (Director of Instructions and Dean), Dr. A. P. Somkuwar (Director of Research), Dr. V. C. Ingle (Dean, Lower Education), Chandrabhan Parate (Registrar), D. B. Raut (Comptroller), Dr. S. W. Bonde (Controller of Examination), other University officers, the Associate Deans of all the constituent colleges of Veterinary, Dairy technology and Fishery faculty, all teaching and non-teaching staff and students of university who proved the trust shown by Vice-Chancellor in them and overall improved the status of Teaching, research and Extension.
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