In its continued efforts towards enhancing and sustaining the standards, quality and relevance of higher agricultural education in the country, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) here-in-after, referred as the Council, has instituted International Fellowships with dual purpose of (i) human resource development in cutting edge technologies, and (ii) demonstrating the strength of Indian agricultural system abroad. The objective is to develop competent human resource that are trained in the identified best laboratories in the world (for Indian candidates) and similarly expose overseas candidates to the best Indian Agricultural Universities (AUs) in the ICAR-AU system (comprising of State Agricultural Universities, Central Agricultural University Imphal, ICAR-Deemed Universities, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-DU, Central Universities having agricultural faculty) for creating a pool of scientist-envoys for enhanced future co-operation.
The fellowship is named as “ICAR International Fellowship (ICAR-IF)” and the awardee will be called “ICAR International Fellow”.
The ICAR-IFs are available to support Indian/ Overseas nationalsfor pursuing doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences, in the identified priority areas, to the
· Indian candidates for study abroad in the identified overseas Universities/Institutions having strong research and teaching capabilities and
· Overseas candidates for study in the best Indian AUs in the ICAR-AUs system.
For study in the identified institutions having strong research and teaching capabilities and adequate strength in terms of faculty and infrastructure facilities, the ICAR-IFs are tenable at:
· identified overseas institutions in case of Indian candidates and
· identified Indian Agricultural Universities (AUs) from ICAR-AU system in India in case of overseas candidates.