Inter Institutional Collaboration
The mandates of the State Agricultural universities, so far as its research and extension activities are concerned are similar to those of the ICAR/ Govt.of India Institutes. The University has its research and extension network spreading through out the state performing such functions. It is therefore, thought to be appropriate to coordinate the research and extension efforts made by the Scientists of ICAR/ Govt.of India and OUAT. With this background the research coordination committee among OUAT/ ICAR/ Govt.of India/ State Govt. Institutes located in and around Bhuba�neswar and Cuttack was formulated for the first time under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, OUAT in the 1st week of October,1994. Its first meeting was held on 7th October, 1994 at 10.00 AM in Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology.
The Research Coordination Committee was formed including all Deans and Directors of OUAT and Directors/Officer-in�Charge of ICAR/Govt. of India/State Govt. Institutes located in and around Bhubaneswar and Cuttack with Vice-Chancellor, OUAT as its Chairman, and Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation� OUAT, as its Secretary.
The following areas are identified for collaborative study
- Environment Science
- Medicinal and Aromatic Plant
- Improvement of Fish Pond
- Rice-cum-Fish culture
- Rain Water Management
- Agro-Met Services
- Germplasm Collection on Horticultural species
- Poultry Manure as Animal Feeds
- Potentiality of Integrating quail, duck + fish in farming system
- Tissue culture in plant Improvement Programme