Kerala Agricultural University

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Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
കേരള കാര്‍ഷിക സര്‍വ്വകലാശാല
Kerala Agricultural University (emblem).png
Type Public
Established 1971
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)

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. P.V. Balachandran is the Registrar (i/c)[2]

Kerala Agricultural University entrance


Regional Agricultural Research Center, Ambalavayal, Wayanad

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

Courses offered:

College of Agriculture, Nileshwaram
  • 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
  • M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change Adaptation
  • B.Sc. Hons(C&B)
  • M.Sc. (C&B), Ph.D.
  • MBA in Agri Business Management
  • PhD (Agriculture-various disciplines)

Faculty of Forestry[edit]

[3] Courses offered:

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

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology[edit]

Courses offered:

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

Faculty of Fisheries[edit]

Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KUFOS [4]

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]

Forestry and Horticulture[edit]


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

Climate Studies[edit]

Agricultural Engineering & Technology[edit]

Veterinary and Animal Science[edit]

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

Research Stations[edit]

Northern Zone

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

High Range Zone

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

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]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°32′51″N 76°17′06″E / 10.5476°N 76.2851°E / 10.5476; 76.2851