Undeniably, agriculture stands as the backbone of the Indian economy since the first five-year plan. Special attention will be given to the agricultural sector in every Union Budget. It is even acclaimed for its food security missions. There is a huge demand for professionals in this agriculture sector. With an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree, one can take up a profession in this sector. India has around 57 agriculture universities. And the top 10 agriculture universities are listed below as per the latest rankings released by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
Here is the list of the top 10 agricultural universities in India.
|Rank||Name of the University|
|1 ||National Dairy Research Institute|
|2 ||Indian Agricultural Research Institute|
|3 ||Punjab Agricultural University|
|4 ||Chaudary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University|
|5 ||Indian Veterinary Research Institute|
|6 ||University of Agricultural Sciences|
|7 ||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University|
|8 ||Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology|
|9 ||Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University|
|10 ||Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University|
1. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
The institute was established in 1923. This was one amongst the premier dairy research institutes in India. The institute is spread across over 1300 acres and provides labs to carry high-quality research.
2. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, was established in 1905. It attained the deemed university status in 1958 and is spread across over 1200 acres. It offers PG and PhD courses majorly in disciplines of biochemistry, bioinformatics, agriculture, food science, horticulture, floriculture, fruit science, vegetable science, seed science, soil science and others.
3. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. The premier university offers four undergraduate courses, 43 postgraduate courses and 29 PhD courses.
4. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University was established in 1970. The university is spread over an area of 7219 acres at Hisar and 1426 acres at outstations. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses besides PhD, majorly in the disciplines of home science, agriculture and basic sciences.
5. Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, was established in 1889. It has regional campuses at Mukteshwar, Bangalore, Palampur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Srinagar. It offers a wide range of courses in disciplines such as basic sciences and animal science.
6. University Of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, was established in 1964. It is one amongst the premier institutions of agricultural education and research in the country; it began as a small agricultural research farm in 1899 on 30 acres of land. The university offers education through undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the streams of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, sericulture, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural marketing and others.
7. 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 to Coimbatore. In 1920, it was affiliated to Madras University. It offers a broad range of streams such as agriculture, horticulture, agricultural engineering, forestry, sericulture, etc.
8. Govind Ballabh Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology, Pantnagar
G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, was established in 1960. This 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.
9. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
This university was established in 2005 and its main objective is to supply trained veterinary professionals. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in a wide range of disciplines.
10. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
It was established in 1989 and was known as TANUVAS. This is an autonomous institution and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in the fields such as veterinary science, dairy technology, food technology, poultry processing technology, livestock, etc.