Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth

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Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth
Type Public
Established 1972 (1972)
Chancellor Governor of Maharashtra
Vice-Chancellor B. Venkteswarlu
Location Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
Campus Urban+Rural
Former Name Marathwada Agricultural University
Affiliations ICAR, UGC, AIU, NAAC

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), formerly Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU), is an agricultural university at Parbhani in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was established on 18 May 1972.[1] The objectives of the university are education in agriculture and allied sciences, research based on regional needs and facilitate technology transfer, etc. It is the only agricultural university in India where all the branches of Agricultural Sciences are taught. It is named after former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vasantrao Naik.

Funded and regulated by the ICAR, Government of India.


The foundation of agricultural research in Parbhani was laid by the erstwhile Nizam State with commencement of the Main Experimental Farm in 1918. Though during Nizam's rule agricultural education was available only at Hyderabad but crop research centres for sorghum, cotton, fruits existed in the region. After independence, the first college of Agriculture was established in Parbhani in 1956 by Hyderabad State government just before State reorganization. Lastly on 18 May 1972, university was established.[1]


As of 2014, the university has 12 constituent colleges and 32 affiliated colleges, with a total intake of 4175 students. constituent colleges have undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses, while affiliated colleges have only undergraduate studied. The university also has 9 constituent agriculture schools and 53 affiliated ones, with a total intake of 3270 students.[2]

Constituent colleges[edit]

The constituent colleges are:[2]

  1. College of Agriculture, Parbhani (established in 1956)[citation needed]
  2. College of Agriculture, Latur (established in 1987)[citation needed]
  3. College of Agriculture, Ambajogai (established in 2000)[citation needed]
  4. College of Agriculture, Badnapur, Dist. Jalna (established in 2000)[citation needed]
  5. College of Agriculture, Osmanabad (established in 2000)[citation needed]
  6. College of Agriculture, Golegaon
  7. College of Horticulture, Parbhani (established in 1984)[citation needed]
  8. College of Food Technology, Parbhani (established in 1976)[citation needed]
  9. Vilasrao Deshmukh College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur (established in 2006)[citation needed]
  10. College of Agril. Engineering, Parbhani (established in 1986)[citation needed]
  11. College of Home Science, Parbhani (established in 1976)[citation needed]
  12. College of Agricultural Business Management, Chakur (established in 2009)[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "MAU". mkv. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Education". Maharashtra Agricultural University website. 

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