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CM congratulates OUAT to rank among India’s top agriculture universities

Bhubaneswar, July 18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) on being ranked among the top Agriculture universities in India by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

OUAT has been recognised by ICAR as No 1 agricultural university in whole of Eastern and North Eastern India while being ranked 11th overall in the country among 73 universities that include state, central and deemed universities. Among state universities, it ranks 8th. It also leads in scholarships and fellowships at all levels of ICAR.

“I am happy that OUAT is playing a transformational role in agriculture development and farmers’ empowerment in state as well as the country. Its enabling academic environment has been successful in tapping the potential of students and encouraging them to chart new frontiers in research and applications for benefit of agriculture and the farmers,” said Patnaik in his Facebook page.

“It is on the forefront of using advanced scientific knowledge and technological innovations to give new direction to farm sector and improving livelihoods for farmers in our State,” added Patnaik.

The CM also congratulated students, faculties and administrators of the university for this national level recognition.

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