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The Centre of Advanced Studies in Agricultural Meteorology was established under Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri at the College of Agriculture Campus, Pune in 1987. It offers M. Sc. and Ph.D. degree in the field of Agricultural Meteorology. This department was initially supported and sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Under this programme, provision was made to invite consultants, to Depute Faculty Members and to Import equipment. International Scientists as consultants made 20 visits to the Centre. After termination of support from UNDP and ICAR, New Delhi, the centre in being supported by the State Government of Maharashtra as a non-plan scheme from 1st April, 1994. This centre is renamed as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in Agricultural Meteorology from 2009-10.