Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy and food security.
Inspite of that, why are agricultural courses are not famous in India?
Only a few universities / colleges were offer the agricultural courses in India. India has around 45 public, 5 deemed and 4 central universities with courses related to agriculture.
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Here is the list of top universities which are offering agricultural courses in India.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi was established in 1905. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Read more
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore. In 1920 it was affiliated to Madras University. Read more
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. On trifurcation of Punjab in November 1966, Haryana Agricultural University was carved out of PAU by an Act of Parliament in February 1970. Read more
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
National Dairy Research Institute, Kranal was established in 1923. It was originally started as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying at Bangalore. It was expanded and renamed as Imperial Dairy Institute in 1936 and was known as National Dairy Research Institute after independence in 1947. Read more
Chaudary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
Chaudary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar was established in 1970. The University is spread over an area of 7219 acres at Hisar and 1426 acres at outstations. The area at Hisar used for farming is 6483 acres and under buildings and roads is 736 acres. Read more
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar was established in 1889. It has regional campuses at Mukteshwar, Bangalore, Palampur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Srinagar. Read more
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar was established in 1960. The G.B. Pant University is a symbol of successful partnership between India and the United States. The establishment of this university brought about a revolution in agricultural education, research and extension. Read more
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore was established in 1963. It is a premier institution of agricultural education and research in the country, began as a small agricultural research farm in 1899 on 30 acres of land donated by Her Excellency Maharani Kempa Nanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhiyavaru, the Regent of Mysore and appointed Dr. Lehmann, German Scientist to initiate research on soil crop response with a Laboratory in the Directorate of Agriculture. Read more
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
Central Institute of Fisheries Education is the premier National Fisheries University of India dedicated to development of quality human resources in frontier areas of fisheries and aquaculture. The institution was founded on 6 June 1961 under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and was subsequently included in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1979. Read more
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
The University was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1965 by Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on November 7th 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter. Read more