The Vice chancellor of KAU P.Rajendran said, the university will use the fund allotted by the Union Government to the University in the year 2012-13 budget for the purpose of academic staff training college.
He said,"The Centre had allotted Rs 100 crore for the university as part of grants allocated for agricultural universities across the nation. We propose to train academics in research and provide them hands-on experience in research works of other universities."
The college (Academic staff training college) would seek to provide information on developments in other universities, new methods of teaching and research based activities. Also, academics from other universities will also be allowed to participate in the training.
About Kerala Agricultural University:
The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.
Establishment of the University represents a significant milestone in the state's agricultural education and research. As soon as the University was formed, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, which was earlier affiliated to the University of Kerala, and the Veterinary College and Research Institute affiliated to the University of Calicut were transferred to KAU.
In addition, twenty-one agricultural and animal husbandry research stations functioning under the State Government were also handed over to the University.