Kerala Agricultural University

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Kerala Agricultural University
കേരള കാര്‍ഷിക സര്‍വ്വകലാശാല
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Established 1971
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Kerala
Vice-Chancellor Dr. P. Rajendran
Location Thrissur City, Kerala, India
Campus Rural
Acronym KAU
Affiliations Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Website [1]

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala state in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), forestry and fisheries through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour. It is situated in Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala.[1]

Dr. P. Rajendran is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. E.K. Mathew is the Registrar (i/c)[2]

Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology[edit]

Courses offered:

  • B.Tech.(Agrl.Engg.)
  • M.Tech.(Agrl. Engg.)

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

Courses offered:

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Ag.
  • M.Sc.(Ag.)
  • M.Sc.(Hort.)
  • M.Sc.(Food Sci. & Nutrition.) and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.(FS & N)
  • M.Sc.(Ag. Stat.)- Not offered from 2011 due to the absence of qualified faculty members
  • M. Sc. Ag Biotech and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. (Integrated) Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. hons(C&B)
  • M.Sc. (C&B), Ph.D.
  • MBA in Agri Business Management
  • PhD (Agriculture-various disciplines)

Faculty of Fisheries[edit]

Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KUFOS [3]

Faculty of Forestry[edit]

[4] Courses offered:

  • B.Sc. (Forestry)
  • M.Sc. (Forestry)
  • PhD (Forestry)

The Governor of Kerala and Chancellor of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has accorded assent to the proposal to establish a full-fledged Faculty of Forestry at Vellanikkara. Forestry will be the third faculty under KAU after Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. Two other faculties, viz. Veterinary and Fisheries were delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate Universities.

Institutions under KAU[5][edit]

Kerala Agricultural University entrance

Teaching Institutions[edit]

  • Academy of climate change education and research, vellanikkara, Thrissur

Agricultural Engineering & Technology[edit]

Forestry and Horticulture[edit]

  • College of Forestry, Vellanikkara, Thrissur
  • College of Horticulture,Vellanikkara Thrissur
  • College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  • College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, Kasaragod
  • College of Forestry, KAU Campus, Thrissur
  • College of Agriculture, Pilicode, Nileswar

Veterinary and Animal Science[edit]

Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KVASU[6]

Management[edit]

  • College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management, KAU Campus, Thrissur

Research Stations[edit]

Northern Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode, Kasaragod
  • Pepper Research Station, Panniyur, Kanhirangad, Kannur

High Range Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad
  • Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara, Idukki

Central Zone

Special Zone of Problem Areas

Onattukara Zone

Southern Zone

Training & Extension Centres[edit]

Research Centres[edit]

Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KVASU [6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]