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ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION FIELD OFFICES, RECORD GROUP 6.7 - NEW DELHI, INDIA, 1935-1976

Subgroup I - Indian Agricultural Program

Series V - Agricultural Education, 1955-1973 Series VI - Agricultural Research Institutes, 1956-73


Series V, Agricultural Education

Subgroup I, Series V, Agricultural Education, and Series VI, Agricultural Research Institutes , document the RF's role in strengthening graduate agricultural education in India. The establishment of state agricultural universities, where Indian scientists could receive training, was deemed central to the success of the Indian Agricultural Program. A twin goal was the creation of a postgraduate school at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), which occurred in 1958.

Series V, Agricultural Education, has been arranged in two subseries:

  1. Subseries 1, General Files
  2. Subseries 2, Institutional Files
Subseries 1 includes general correspondence arranged alphabetically by subject, while Subseries 2 includes files arranged by educational institution.

The role of the IAP's first Field Director, Ralph W. Cummings, in developing academic standards is documented in Subseries 1 by files of the Agricultural Universities Committee (1961-1966). The committee, with Cummings serving as chairman, drew up the guidelines for the establishment of agricultural universities which were later codified in the Model Act for Agricultural Universities (1966). The Model Act with attached correspondence is located in Box 96.

Subseries 2, Institutional Files, contains six boxes of correspondence concerning the establishment and operation of fourteen agricultural universities and their relationship to the various All India Crop Improvement programs. Especially well documented are the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (1959-1973), Madhya Pradesh Agricultural University (1961-1973), Mysore University of Agricultural Sciences (1961-1973), Punjab Agricultural University (1959-1973), Rajasthan Agricultural University (1960-1973), and Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University (1957-1973).

Series V - Agricultural Education, 1955-1973, n.d. (2.8 cubic feet)

Subseries 1 - General Files, 1955-1956, 1959-1966, 1968, 1970-1973
Box 95

    620 - Agricultural engineering curriculum, 1961-1964
    621-622 - Agricultural Syllabus Committee. of Indian Council on Agricultural Research, 1961-1963
    623-626 - Agricultural Universities Committee. (Cummings Committee), 1961-1966
    627 - Association of Indian Agricultural Universities, 1970-1973
Box 96
    628-629 - Central Staff College for Agricultural Officers (proposal), 1961-1963
    630 - Government of India Task Force on International Education, 1965-1966
    631 - Historical materials on development of agricultural education in India (mss. drafts and printed items), 1955-1956, 1962, 1968
    632 - Inspection team on post-graduate agricultural education, 1959-1962
    633 - Inter-University Board, 1965
    634 - Model Act for Agricultural Universities, 1966
    635 - University Grants Commission, 1961-1962
Subseries 2 - Institutional Files, 1957-1973, n.d.
Box 97
    Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, 1959-1973
    636-639 - Establishment, 1959-1972
    640 - Land shaping operations, 1965-1971
    641 - Maize station, 1965-1973
    642 - Staff recruitment, 1965-1966
    643 - Assam Agricultural University, 1961-1972
Box 98
    644 - Gujarat University, 1961, 1965
    645 - Kerala Agricultural University, 1961-1962, 1971
    Madhya Pradesh Agricultural University, 1961-1973
    646-648 - Establishment, 1961-1973
    649 - Land shaping operations, 1965-1971
    650 - Maharashtra Krishi Vidyapeeth College of Agriculture, 1965-1972
    Mysore University of Agricultural Sciences, 1961-1973
    651-652 - Establishment, 1961-1966
Box 99
    653 - Establishment, 1967-1973
    654 - Staff recruitment, 1964-1966
    655-657 - Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, 1960-1972
    Punjab Agricultural University, [1959]-1973
    658-661 - Establishment, [1959]-1962, n.d.
Box 100
    662-665 - Establishment, 1963-1973
    666 - Land development, 1964-1965
    667-668 - Staff recruitment, 1965-1966, 1972-1973
    Rajasthan Agricultural University, 1960-1973

    669-670 - Establishment, 1960-1962
Box 101
    671-673 - Establishment, 1963-1973
    674 - Integration of Teaching, Research, and Extension, Committee on, 1963-1964
    675 - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (Establishment), 1962
    676 - Tamil Nadu Agricultural University/Agricultural College and Research Institute (seed production and technology), 1966-1973
    Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University, 1957-1973
    677-679 - Establishment, 1957-1963
Box 103
    680-682 - Establishment, 1964-1973
    683-684 - Experiment station development, 1960-1965
    685-686 - West Bengal, Kalyani and Haringhata, 1959-1960, 1962-1963


Series VI - Agricultural Research Institutes, 1956-73 (4.8 cubic feet)

Subseries 1. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), 1957-1973

    General Correspondence, 1957-1973
    687 - Bird control operations, 1961-1967
    688-689 - Director's office correspondence (Pal, B.P.), 1957-1961
Box 103
    690-694 - Director's office correspondence (Pal, B.P.), 1962-1973
    695 - Farm equipment (general), 1958-1971
    696 - Farm equipment (MF 31-6 combine), 1963-1967
    697-698 - Farm equipment (quarterly reports of equipment supplied), 1957-1965
Box 104
    699 - Farm equipment (quarterly reports of equipment supplied), 1966-1973
    700-703 - Farm operations development, 1957-1960, 1962-1967
    704 - Farm Services Center, 1964-1966
    705-706 - Library, 1958-1959
Box 105
    707-711 - Library, 1960-1973
    712 - Photo laboratory, 1967-1971
    713 - Planning unit, 1966-1968, 1972
    714-715 - Tile drainage project, 1959-1965, 1967
Box 106
    Post-graduate school, 1956-1973
    Correspondence, 1957-73
    716-724 - Administration, 1957-1970
Box 107
    725-727 - Administration, 1971-1972
    728 - Dean's office correspondence, 1970-1973
    729 - Educational testing, 1959-1961, 1963
    730-734 - Research assistantships (general), 1969-1970
Box 108
    Research assistantships (student files), 1961-1973
    735-741 - Acharyya--Viswanatha
    Academic Divisions, 1956-1973
    742 - Agricultural Chemicals, 1967-1973
Box 109
    743 - Agricultural Economics, 1967-1970
    744-745 - Agricultural Engineering, 1959-1972
    746 - Agricultural Extension Division, 1968-1971, 1973
    747-748 - Agricultural Physics, 1967-1973
    749 - Agronomy, 1956-1973
    750 - Biochemistry, 1972
    751 - Entomology, 1969-1972
    752-753 - Farm Operations and Management (general), 1967-1972
    754 - Farm Operations and Management (lists of equipment supplied), ca. 1970-1973
    755 - Genetics (general), 1971
Box 110
    756 - Genetics (general), 1972-1973
    757 - Genetics (cereal quality laboratory), 1966, 1971-1973
    758 - Horticulture, 1968-1971, 1973
    759-760 - Microbiology, 1972-1973
    761 - Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1972-1973
    762 - Nuclear Research Laboratory, 1967-1968, 1971-1973
    763 - Plant Physiology, 1971-1973
    764 - Plant Introduction, 1967-1968, 1970, 1972
    765 - Seed Technology, 1957-1959, 1965, 1970, 1972-1973
    766-768 - Water Technology Centre, 1966-1970, 1972
Subseries 2 - Indian Institutions and Organizations, 1957-1973
Box 111
    769-770 - Allahabad Agricultural Institute, 1957-1964, 1967-1970
    771-772 - Balwant Rajput College, Agra, 1961-1965
    773 - Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 1966-1969, 1971
    774 - Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, 1970
    775 - Date Palm Research Station, Abohar, 1959-1960
    776 - Government Horticultural Research Institute, Saharanpur, 1957-1962
    777 - Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1970
Box 112
    778 - Indian Society of Soil Science, 1970-1971
    779 - Institute of Agriculture, Anand, 1957-1958, 1960-1962, 1964-1967
    780 - Institute of Agricultural Research Statistics, New Delhi, 1959-1963, 1965-1966
    781 - Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 1970-1972
    782 - Institute of Pedology, 1961-1962
    783 - National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1970-1972
    784 - Society for the Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, 1970-1973
    785 - Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College, 1972
    786 - Vivekananda Laboratory, Almora, 1958-1960, 1962-1965, 1970-1971
Subseries 3. International Research Institutes, 1955, 1958-1959, 1965-1973
Box 112

    787 - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), 1955, 1958-1959, 1969-1972
    788 - CIAT (reports and printed material), 1966, 1970
    113 789-790 - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), general, 1969-1973
    791 - CIMMYT (cooperation with All India Maize and Wheat programs, Indian Council of Agricultural Research), 1971-1973
    792 - CIMMYT (Maize and Germplasm Collection), 1973
    793 - CIMMYT (Maize Planning Unit), 1973
    794 - CIMMYT (travel arrangements for visitors), 1971-1973
    795 - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 1965-1966, 1968-1969, 1971, 1973
    796-799 - International Uplands Crop Research Institute, 1970-1973




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