Assam Agricultural University

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

Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is an agricultural university which was established in 1969 in Jorhat in the state of Assam, India. 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, Jorhat.

Colleges[edit]

The university has faculties and colleges all over Assam:

  • College of Agriculture, Jorhat
  • College of Home Science, Jorhat
  • College of Veterinary Science , Khanapara
  • College of Fishery Science, Raha
  • Biswanath College of Agriculture, Biswanath Chariali
  • Sarat Chandra Sinha College of Agriculture, Rangamati, Dhubri
  • Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, North Lakhimpur
  • College of Horticulture, Nalbari
  • College of Sericulture, Titabor
  • College of Sericulture, Jorhat
  • College of Horticulture, Jorhat

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 Brahmaputra Valley Zone
  • Karimganj - Barak Valley Zone

The university also has four Commodity Research Stations at:

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

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

Departments[edit]

Departments under the university's faculties are:

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Production & Management
  • Extension Education (Veterinary)
  • 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[edit]

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

Faculty of Fisheries Science[edit]

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

The university 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, which covers the entire gamut of tea cultivation, production and marketing.[citation needed] 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