Calcutta University (CU) on Friday announced a string of new post-graduate courses in agricultural science. The decision was taken at the meeting of the university’s Senate, its highest policy-making body.
Suranjan Das, pro vice chancellor, academic, said the university even has plans to set up an Institute of Agriculture.
At present, CU offers only one M.Sc course in agriculture that covers all aspects of the subject.
The six new subjects, including soil chemistry and horticulture, will deal with specialised areas in agriculture in a bid to help students pursue higher studies in the field.
Two other M.Sc courses to be introduced are atmospheric science and environmental science.