Mumbai, July 16 -- The number of applications for professional undergraduate (UG) agriculture courses has dipped by 3% for 2019-20, according to the Maharashtra Council for Agricultural Education Research (MCAER).

According to MCAER data, applications for applications for eight agriculture courses across the state dipped from 64,619 last year to 62,547 this year.

Experts attributed the dip to the sudden change in the admission process. The state Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell had introduced a single-window admission process for all professional courses, in which a candidate had to sign-up on a pre-admission registration portal before applying on the admission portal. However, owing to technical glitches, the cell was forced to scrap th...