Junagadh Agricultural University

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Junagadh Agricultural University
Established 1972
Type Public
Chancellor Om Prakash Kohli
Vice-Chancellor Dr. A.R.Pathak
Location Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations ICAR
Website www.jau.in

Junagadh Agricultural University is an agricultural university at Junagadh in the Indian state of Gujarat. Junagadh Agricultural University offers education in agriculture and allied sciences, i.e., agriculture, agricultural engineering and fisheries. It is among top 10 universities in India for biological research. The teaching in the university consists of four faculties: agriculture, agricultural engineering, fisheries and postgraduate studies. The graduate programmes have an intake capacity of 75 in agriculture, 70 in agricultural engineering and 30 in fisheries faculty. The postgraduate level studies are offered in agriculture and agricultural engineering according to the intake capacity of the various faculties.

There are seven multidisciplinary Main Research Stations; five Main Research Stations for various crops; and eleven sub-Research Stations/Testing Centres for the development of new varieties/hybrids of crops, vegetables and fruits. These centres also work for the development of economical and sustainable production technology packages for newly developed varieties/hybrids with modification every year. The first hybrid bajra and hybrid castor were developed by scientists of this university.

History[edit]

The College of Agriculture, Junagadh started in June 1960. The college was affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad until 1967. Affiliation was transferred to Saurashtra University in 1968.

The Gujarat Agricultural University was established in February 1972 but split into four Universities in 2004 (Gujarat Agricultural University Act - 2004). Junagadh Agricultural University is one of them; it started on 1 May 2004.

Sections[edit]

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Fisheries
  • Faculty of Vet. Sci. & A.H.
  • Faculty of Agri.B.M.
  • Polytechnics

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