Directorates

About Us :


Year of commencement of the Directorate : 2005
Director : Dr. C.A. Srinivasamurthy (In-Charge)
Deputy Directors : 1. Dr. Y. Ranjana Devi
2. Dr. Y. Bedajit Singh
Name of University Coordinator :
(Sports, Culture & Other Co-curricular Activities)
Dr. Y. Bedajit Singh
Contact Details : Ph. No. : 0385-2412945 ; Email : di.office@yahoo.com
Staff Position of the Directorate (as on 31.03.2017) :
Director of Instruction (DI) : 01
Deputy Director of Instruction : 02
Private Secretary to DI : 01
Computer Operator : 01
Head Assistant : 01
Assistant : 01
U.D.C. : 01
Driver : 01
M.T.S. : 04
Clerk-cum-Typists (Contractual) : 02

Total :

15


Objectives :

+ To supervise and co-coordinate the academic activities of various faculties of the University.
+ To improve the educational standards of the University.
+ To collaborate with national and international universities/institutes in the area of agricultural & allied sciences for academic excellence.
+ To co-ordinate and organize Sports and Cultural activities at University level.
+ To conduct 'Soft Skills and Personality Development' programmes for students of constituent colleges of Central Agricultural University.
+ To encourage and recommend the faculty members for capacity building programmes in different disciplines.

Achievements :

* The following prizes were won by the Central Agricultural University(CAU), Imphal, Manipur in connection with the participation of CAU Team in the 16th All India Agricultural Universities Youth Festival(Agri Unifest, 2015-16) held at Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar from February 01-04, 2016.
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* The following prizes were also won by the Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal, Manipur in connection with the participation of CAU Team in the 17th All India Agricultural Universities Youth Festival(Agri Unifest, 2016-17) held at Rajasthan University of Vety. & Animal Sciences, Bikaner from 22-25 March 2017
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* The University organized the 13th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2016-17 successfully under the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India on 30th August, 2016 at College of Agriculture, Imphal and won the following prizes.
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* The University organized the 14th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2017-18 successfully under the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India on 26th August, 2017 at College of Agricultural Engineering & PHT, Gangtok, Sikkim.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF CAU RESEARCH

The research of the university aims at developing technologies which can bring about a far reaching impact on production, productivity and profitability of crops, animals and fish through sustainable and eco-friendly technological approaches for socio-economic upliftment of the people of the NEH Region. In order to fulfill the research objectives of the university, a number of need based location specific internally and externally funded basic, strategic and applied research projects are being taken up in all the constituent colleges and the Directorate of Research of the university. At present, the university has 43 ongoing internally funded research projects under the name “Intramural Research Projects (IRP)” as on 31.3.2013. During the financial year 2012-13, 12 IRPs were sanctioned by the Directorate of Research to the constituent colleges of the University. Further, the university is also conducting 106 numbers of externally funded projects from ICAR, D.A.C., D.S.T., D.B.T., MoFPI, etc. during the year 2012-13. A total of 26 numbers of externally funded projects were sanctioned during the year 2012-13 alone to the university by various funding organizations.

The University also took up, from time to time, the contingency research projects which are of great concern and need immediate attention, related to crops, animals and fish in the region.

As an outcome of these research endeavour, the University was successful in developing location specific agricultural technologies and recommendations for the farmers and agri-entrepreneurs of the NEH Region.

Major Research and Development Achievements of the University

 1) CAU-R1 a semi glutinous medium duration high yielding rice variety for wetland rice ecosystem of Manipur and similar situations of NEH Region released in the name of Tamphaphou

Essensial features
* Grain yield: 6.0 t/ha;
* Drought tolerant;
* Submergence tolerance;
* Tolerant to low phosphorous content.

 2) CAU-R3 a very early high yielding rice variety as contingency rice crop for wet land rice ecosystem of Manipur and similar situations of NEH Region released in the name of Mangalphou.

Essential features
* Grain yield: 4.0 t/ha;
* Suitable for early (1 month) as well as late (1st August) sowing.

 3) CAU-R4 a tall lodging tolerant high yielding rice variety suitable for low lying semi deep water rice ecosystem of Manipur and similar situations of NEH Region released in the name of Eenotphou

Essential features
* Grain yield: 4.0 t/ha;
* Suitable for deep water and paddy -cum-fish-culture.

 4) CAU-R2 a promising extra early rice variety for jhum fields of Manipur and similar situations of NEH Region.

Essential features
* Grain yield: 3.0 t/ha;
* Suitable for Jhum in the hills of Manipur.

 5) CAU-RH1 a medium duration semi dwarf and semi glutinous hybrid rice genotypes for wetland rice ecosystem of Manipur valley and similar situations of NEH Region

Essential features
* Grain yield: 12.0 t/ha;
* Suitable for wet lands of Manipur valley.

 6) Oilseed varieties adapted to foot and mid hills of Manipur and rice fallow of Manipur valley and similar situations of NEH Region.

a. Kharif oilseeds
Groundnut
• Groundnut Variety “ICGS 76” developed from the cross between TMV X Chico (an early maturing line) by bulk pedigree method was found to be promising under Manipur conditions and similar situations of NEH Region.

Soybean
• Soybean variety JS-335 (Jawahar Soybean 335) developed from the cross between JS 78-77 and JS 71-05 is recommended as the best adapted variety under foothills and uplands of Manipur.

b. Rabi oilseeds
Rapeseed-Mustard
• The toria variety “M-27” evolved from RRS, AAU, Shillongani, Assam was found to be a promising variety under zero tillage cultivation of rapeseed under Manipur valley conditions.

Achievements of CAU quality seed production

Visualizing the need of quality seed production in NEH Region, the Central Agricultural University has started quality seed production in the XIth Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12) with limited achievements. However, University is planning to achieve more in the quality seed production of different crops for food security and livelihood improvement in the XIIth Five Year Plan.

Dissemination of Location Specific CAU Agricultural Technologies and Recommendations

All the deliverable location specific technologies, recommendations and research findings achieved by the university are disseminated through the following scientific publications:

Research Publications

During the year 2012-13, the university published three numbers of research publications as well as a number of research articles, popular articles, etc. in different journals, newsletters, books, etc. by the faculty members and scientists as under:

University Research Publications
A) C.A.U. Annual Research Report, 2011-12
B) C.A.U. Research Newsletter Vol. 3. No. 1
C) C.A.U. Research Newsletter Vol. 3. No. 2


The mandate of the University in extension is to educate the functionaries of line departments of all State Governments falling under jurisdiction of University, who in turn are required to disseminate the information to the farmers. The University also takes up limited extension activities with the farmers directly and acts as the role model to the state extension agencies.

About Us :

Year of commencement of the Directorate : 2005
Director : Prof. M. Premjit Singh
Deputy Directors : Dr. Angad Prasad & Dr. K. Rashbehari Singh
Information & Publicity Officer: Dr. Indira Thounaojam
Contact Details : Ph. No.:0385- 2413891 Email: dee_cau@yahoo.in
Staff Position of the Directorate (as on 17.07. 2017) :
Director of Extension Education (DEE) : 01
Deputy Director of Extension Education : 02
Head Assistant : 01
Account Assistant : 01
Videographer : 01
Computer Operator: : 01
IPO : 01
U.D.C. : 02
Artist : 02
Driver : 01
M.T.S. : 04
OSD : 01
Clerk-cum-Typists (Contractual) : 02

Introduction

Directorate of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal looks after the activities to disseminate agricultural know how and emphasizes over to get acquainted with this for further adoption through thirteen constituent colleges situated all over the North Eastern Region except Assam. Besides, three Krishi Vigyan Kendras i.e., Imphal East, Andro (Manipur), Aizawl, Selesih (Mizoram) and East Siang, Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) of the University are shouldering the activities of extension education in the districts concerned.



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+ Altogether 688 nos. of FLDs (Front Line Demonstrations) were organized by the three Krishi Vigyan Kendras since 2007 to demonstrate the production potential of newly released production technologies on farmers' field.

+ As per the mandate of KVKs 17 Agricultural Exhibitions, 30 Farmers' Field Days and 14 Technology Weeks were organized till March, 2017 benefitting about 30,000 farmers and other end users.

+ On-Farm Trials are routine activities of the KVKs to test and refine the technologies generated in local situation before their wide spread to the farming communities. Since 2007, KVKs of the University conducted 350 nos. of OFTs on different technologies of crops and livestock to identify their location specificity under different farming systems.

+ To take up the demand driven and useful technologies/extension activities in the serving areas, altogether 37 nos. of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings and 11 nos. of Interface Meetings involving scientists and officials of the State Development Department were organized by end of the year 2016.

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The Central Agricultural University has conducted so far 10 (ten) North East Agri-fairs for the farmers of North East Region. The 10th North East Agri-Fair was organized successfully at the College of Agriculture, CAU, Imphal (Manipur) during November 10-12, 2016 and 12000 individuals were benefitted including 4700 registered farmers in different events of the Fair. The Fair was inaugurated by Hon'ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

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NEW INITIATIVES TAKEN UP BY THE DIRECTORATE OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, CAU, IMPHAL
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Demonstration on water harvesting structure for cultivation of rabi oilseeds/pulses in rice fallow

Vast area in the state of Manipur grows only rice and land remains fallow from November to June. There is possibility of growing pulses and oilseed crops on large scale during rabi season. Therefore, growing of short duration varieties of pulses and oilseeds with one protective irrigation from the rain harvested water is the thrust area of the University. The Directorate of Extension Education initiated work for development of water harvesting structures at Andro Khampokpi, Imphal East where the Krishi Vigyan Kendra is located. At present, following water harvesting structures have been completed and about 18.5 ha of rabi pulses and oilseeds were given protective irrigation from the harvested water.
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Zero Tillage Cultivation - A Viable Option for Large Scale Production of Rapeseed-Mustard in Rice Fallow

The Directorate of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal in collaboration with Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur implemented a project entitled, "Augmenting Rapeseed- Mustard Production of Tribal Farmers of North Eastern States for Sustainable Livelihood Security" under the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) in Imphal East District, Manipur since rabi, 2011.
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In all, 172 farmers across 9 villages of Imphal East District involved in the project improved their income by getting average net profit of Rs. 29,834/ha including cost of honey within three and half months with a low investment of Rs. 12,466/ha. By observing the standing crop in the field altogether, 1419 farmers across 50 villages in four districts of Manipur adopted this technology and the area coverage under zero tillage cultivation of rapeseed-mustard increased to 1010 ha from 2012 onwards.
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For ensuring nutritional security among the farmers of Manipur, 1,00,000 saplings of fruits are proposed to distributed and planted in rural community/kitchen gardens during 2017. Till July, 2017, 90,000 nos. of saplings of Guava, Papaya, Citrus (Kachai Lemon), Orange, Jackfruit, Treebean and Amla have been distributed and planted.

Significant Achievements/Awards

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For the large scale and successful demonstration of Innovative Farming Technology "Zero tillage of rapeseed-mustard with bee pollination and non-chemical method of plant protection" Central Agricultural University, Imphal was awarded Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri National Award- 2017 in Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi on 2nd February, 2017.
Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice- Chancellor, CAU, Imphal and Dr. Th. Robindro Singh, Deputy Director Research received the national award on behalf of the University from Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare.

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Dr. M. Premjit Singh, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Extension Education, CAU Imphal was conferred "Dr Daulat Singh Memorial Entension Education Excellence Award" for his outstanding contribution in the field of Teaching, Research and Extension Management during 8th National Extension Education Congress-2017 held at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad during January 28-31, 2017.

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh under Central Agricultural University, Imphal received the prestigious Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puruskar for Zone- VI on March 15, 2017 at New Delhi. The KVK has mobilized farmers for adopting innovative technologies in the region.

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Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal was honoured by ABP News with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education on 6th July, 2017 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai in recognition of his leadership, development, marketing an institution and industry interface.

Other significant achievements

+ Best Paper Presentation Award-2017 has been conferred to Togo Riga SMS, Plant Protection, KVK, East Siang in National Conference on Horticulture in NE Region Organized by College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat.

+ Best Exhibition Stall Award at Krishi Unnati Mela-2017 has been conferred to KVK, East Siang and Arunachal Pradesh by ICAR, New Delhi.

+ Central Agricultural University, Imphal participated 4-day State Agricultural Fair, 2017 being organized by SAMETI and Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Manipur during May 2-5, 2017 at Iboyaima Shanglen, Imphal. The theme of the Agriculture Fair was 'Transforming Agriculture through Mechanization". In the Fair, KVK Imphal East, Andro under CAU, Imphal was conjured the Best Exibitor Award with a certificate, Momento and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-

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