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The generation of human resources well versed with technology and advancement being achieved in the modern era of knowledge explosion, it is inevitable for educational institutions to cope with the situation of advancement. The College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar is a constituent unit of Agriculture University, Kota which was established in 2004. It is the only college of its own kind in the state to cater to the need of the farming communities and upliftment of Horticulture in the state. The college operates two faculties i.e. Horticulture and Forestry and runs UG, PG, and Ph.D. degree programs in respective faculties. The total intake capacity under UG and PG degree programs are 120, 35, and 05 respectively. Presently, there are 44 faculty members on the roll of the college. In the existing state of the college, it was getting felt to upgrade the infrastructure facility and create resources packed up with advancement to impart education in changing scenarios of science and technology and for that matter in the field of agriculture/horticulture. With such a view to revamping the entire academic sphere of the college, it was proposed to submit a proposal under “Innovation plan for Hi-Tech Horticulture” under National Agricultural Higher Education Project. The commissioning of the project has favored the college in the accommodation of facilities required for imparting quality education. With the grants in aid received through the NAHEP- IG, many addenda have been made in existing facilities at the college. In this context, infrastructure facilities like hydroponic systems, drip, mini sprinkler facilities, and water harvesting structures have been created. Classrooms and instructional farms have been modernized. Playhouse, an existing path along polyhouse, boundary wall, and grading and packing units have been renovated. The library has been digitalized. Equipment/implements like an automatic fertigation machine, drip and sprinkler system, power boom sprayer, power weeder, post hole digger, data logger, lux meter, bund farmer, and air compressor were procured. National-level seminars and workshops have been successfully organized. The support received through the NAHEP-IG grant is sure to fillip the overall academic ambit of the college focused primarily on teaching.

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