Assam Agricultural University

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Assam Agricultural University
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Established 1969
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah
Location Jorhat, Assam, India
Campus Urban
Nickname AAU
Affiliations ICAR
Website www.aau.ac.in

Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is an agricultural university which was established in 1969 under the Assam Agricultural University Act 1968 January 2, 1969. The jurisdiction of the University extends to the entire State of Assam with regard to teaching, research and extension education in the field of agriculture and allied sciences. The University has a number of campuses with its headquarters at Borbheta, about 5 km from both bus station and railway station and 2 km from airport of the City of Jorhat. The city can be reached easily from Guwahati, the capital of Assam, by Air/Road/Rail. The latitude, longitude and altitude of Jorhat are 26°44´N, 94°l0´E and 9l m. above mean sea level respectively. The objectives of the University are:

  • To make provision for imparting education to the people in agriculture and other allied branches of learning
  • To further the advancement of learning and research in agriculture and other allied sciences
  • To undertake the extension of such sciences especially to the rural people of the state.

Colleges[edit]

The university has faculties and colleges all over Assam for imparting education:

Research Stations[edit]

The university has six Regional Agricultural Research Stations in each agricultural zone of Assam at:

  • Titabar - Upper Brahmaputra Valley Zone
  • North Lakhimpur - North Bank Plain Zone
  • Shillongoni - Central Brahmaputra Valley Zone
  • Diphu - Hill Zone
  • Gossaigaon - Lower Brhamaputra Valley Zone
  • Karimganj - Barak Valley Zone

The university also has four Commodity Research Stations at:

  • Citrus Research Station, Tinsukia
  • Sugarcane Research Station, Buralikson
  • Coconut Research Station, Kahikuchi
  • Goat Research Station, Burnihut

The university also has established Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) for extension purpose in all the districts of Assam.

Faculties[edit]

Departments under Assam Agricultural University against various faculties are:

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

  • Agronomy
  • Agroforestry
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Economics & Farm management
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • Biochemistry & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Crop Physiology
  • Entomology
  • Extension Education
  • Farm Power, Machinery & Structure
  • Horticulture
  • Irrigation & Water Management
  • Nematology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Tea Husbandry & Technology

FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Production & Management
  • Extension Education (Veterianry)
  • Veterinary Anatomy & Histology
  • Veterinary Gynaecology
  • Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary parasitology
  • Veterinary pathology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
  • Poultry Science & Dairy Science

FACULTY OF HOME SCIENCE

  • Child Development & Family relations
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Extension Education
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Family resource management

FACULTY OF FISHERIES SCIENCE

  • Aquaculture
  • Fish Biology
  • Hydrography
  • Fish Technology & Engineering
  • Fish Extension Education
  • Fish Economics & Management

Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is the only educational centre in the world to offer a comprehensive four-year degree program in Agriculture with specialization in Tea Husbandry and Technology (THT), which covers the entire gamut of tea cultivation, production and marketing. The Faculty of Agriculture offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programs. The Faculty of Home Science offers B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in all departments and a Ph.D. degree program in Food and Nutrition only.

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Coordinates: 26°43′22″N 94°11′45″E / 26.7229°N 94.1957°E / 26.7229; 94.1957