Armenian National Agrarian University
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The founder and the first rector of the Institute was B.G. Masino (1928-1937). Later the Institute was headed by H.P. Meghavoryan (1937-1939), M.H. Martirosyan (1939-1942), G.A. Shakaryan (1942-1955), G.V. Kamalyan (1955-1972), H.H. Sadoyan 91972-1978), G.H. Panosyan (1978-1983), M.S. Melkonyan (1983-1994). Different alumni and lecturers of the Institute have become outstanding and honored scientists, academicians correspondent members of the USSR and other Academies of Sciences, academicians of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Among them M.K. Chaylakhyan, A.Z. Tamamshev, H.K. Sarkisov, A.A. Rukhkyan, H.Kh. Bunyatyan, A.T. Babayan, H.K. Maghakyan, E.H. Davtyan, S.K. Karapetyan, Kh.E. Eritsyan, S.G. Ghazaryan, H.B. Boyakhchyan, M.S. Grigoryan, Z.K. Dilanyan, E.V. Kadilov, A.H. Manasyan, S.Sh. Sakanyan, N.A. Malatyan, M.A. Arakelyan, M.G. Karamyan, V.B. Voakanyan, M.S. Melikyan, G.S. Grigotyan and others. 22 graduates have been awarded the title of Honorary Veterinarian and Engineer of the Republic.
At the early stage there were several chairs at the Institute, but in 1989 their number reached up to 27. Since 1933 the Institute has had more than 350 PHD students. Throughout the years of the Scientific Councils existence 807 theses have been defended and awarded scientific degrees including 132 doctor’s degrees.
The Scientific Research Centre was established in 1974, and patent and information service functioned as an adjunct body.
According to July 7, 1994 resolution adopted by the Government of the Republic of Armenia the Armenian Agricultural Academy was founded on the basis of Armenian Agricultural and Yerevan Zooveterinary Institutes, which was later renamed into State Agrarian University of Armenia by the Government Resolution N1597, adopted on September 15, 2005.
In June 14, 2012 Armenian State Agrarian University was renamed into Armenian National Agrarian University by Government Resolution N 872.
The Agrarian University being the unique state higher educational institution in the Republic is training skilled specialists in 37 fields according to three-level education system, which enables it to be integrated into the international educational system.
Taking into account the peculiarities of agrarian education and the importance of gaining practical knowledge and skills, the RA Government has set the period of four years and eight months for getting Bachelor’s degree in all the specialties at the Agrarian University. The approaches are also different towards internships and pre-diploma internship; as compared with other higher educational institutions it is longer and more profound.
In recent years such majors as “Commodity Research and Quality Expertise”, “Agribusiness and Marketing”, “Consultation in Agri-production System” have been tought at the University, which are unique not only on the regional level, but also on the level of agrarian universities of the CIS member countries.