University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (October 2012)|
|Chancellor||Governor of Karnataka|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr.D. L. Maheswar|
|Location||Bagalkote, Karnataka, India, India|
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkote is a new Public university exclusively dedicated to the study and research of Horticultural sciences established by the Government of Karnataka at Bagalkote district.Realizing the importance of Horticulture and the need for research and development support for its further expansion, the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot was established by the Government of Karnataka through a special ordinance (no.2 of 2008) on 22/11/2008 and duly enacted by Karnataka Act no-11 of 2010 dated 13/05/2010.
Bagalkot was rightly chosen for its headquarters as the district is known for its rich horticultural production base of grapes, pomegranate, banana, guava, fig, lime, sapota, ber, various types of vegetables, beetle vine, coconut, spices and medicinal plants. The district is surrounded by Belgaum in the West, Dharwad and Koppal in the South, Bijapur in the North and Richur in the East, which are also hubs for the production of grape, mango, pomegranate, flowers and vegetables. The area possesses congenial climate for all kinds of horticulture crops besides its rich historical and cultural heritage making it an ideal place for the Horticulture University. The mighty Almatti Dam as a back bone for both agri and horticultural activity.
The University has three important mandates namely, imparting quality education; conducting applied strategic and basic research in all branches of horticulture and allied disciplines and conducting and facilitating transfer of technologies to the benefit of farming community through effective extension education system and outreach programmes.