About the CAFT
Human Resource Development
ABOUT THE CAFT IN
PLANT PATHOLOGY AT PANTNAGAR
of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (the erstwhile U. P.
Agriculture University) was established in 1960 and Department of
Plant Pathology was created and accredited by the ICAR in 1961. In
view of the outstanding contribution made in the area of teaching,
research and extension by the department, ICAR upgraded the
department in the year 1995 to the status of
Centre of Advanced Studies in
Plant Pathology and subsequently as
Centre of Advanced Faculty
Training (CAFT) in the year 2009-10.
Major mandate of the CAFT was to train scientific faculty
from all over the country in important and innovative areas of Plant
Pathology. So far 27
trainings, with 559 participants from 25 states, have been
conducted. The CAS was awarded a certificate of appreciation in
commemoration of Golden Jubilee year of independence (1998) by the
Education Division, ICAR on August 14, 1998 for organizing the
excellent programmes for human resource
development and developing useful instructional material.