Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth

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Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri.
महात्मा फुले कृषी विद्यापीठ
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth main entrance.jpg
Main entrance on Nagar Manmad Road
MottoSanskrit: अन्नं बहु कुर्वीत तद् व्रतम्
Motto in English
"We vow to produce abundant food"
Established29 March 1968[1]
AffiliationUGC, NAAC, AIU
ChancellorC. Vidyasagar Rao
Vice-ChancellorDr. K.P. Vishwanatha
Location, ,

The Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri is a university established on March 29, 1968. It became functional in October 1969. Thirty three kilometers to the south is Ahmednagar city and fifty kilometers to the north is Shirdi. Newasa, land of saint Dnyaneshwar is 33 km from Rahuri. Ahmednagar is a historical place and was a capital of the Nizam rulers. It is famous for co-operative sugar and dairy industries. The annual average maximum and minimum temperature ranges between 30 and 40 °C and 10 to 20 °C. respectively.

Main Administrative Building of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth
Statue of Mahatma Phule at the entrance


Constituent Colleges[edit]

College Of Agriculture Pune, College of Agriculture Dhule, College of Agriculture Kolhapur, College of Agriculture Karad College of Agriculture Nandurbar, Post Graduate Institute MPKV Rahuri, Dr. A. S. College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Rahuri, College of Agriculture Muktainagar, Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar College of Agriculture,Halgaon.

Apart from this many colleges are affiliated to this university.

MPKV offers Post Graduate education at Central Campus, Rahuri and College of Agriculture, Pune, Kolhapur and Dhule; Ph.D. programme at Rahuri; M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) at Rahuri with high quality faculty and modern laboratories.

Special infrastructure facilities for international students.

Faculty of Lower Agricultural Education offers Diploma courses in Agriculture through 9 constituent and 85 affiliated Agricultural Schools under MPKV.

College of agriculture, Pune.

State Level Biotechnology Center[edit]

State Level Biotechnology Center has been established at main campus of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,Rahuri. Centre started M. Sc. degree programme in the subject of Agricultural Biotechnology with the intake capacity of 8 students for M.Sc (Agril. Biotechnology).


MPKV has an excellent alumni with numerous Agricultural Research Service Scientists and government officers working under State and Central Governments. Some meritorious officers in Indian Administrative Service like Tanaji Satre(I.A.S), Prabhakar Deshmukh(I.A.S), Chandrakant Dalvi(I.A.S), Umakant Dangat(I.A.S), Shivaji Daund(I.A.S), Vikas Deshmukh(I.A.S), V.J Bhosale(I.A.S), Rajaram Mane(I.A.S), A.R Shinde(I.A.S), Shekhar Gaikwad(I.A.S) are notable alumni of MPKV. Apart from these many alumni from MPKV are working under State Services.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2015-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 19°20′57″N 74°38′46″E / 19.349104°N 74.646106°E / 19.349104; 74.646106