Agricultural Universities in India

Agriculture is still the largest employer of India. However, there was not much education regarding the same in the past. Agricultural education is now given importance so that the farmers can adopt environmentally and technologically advanced faming tactics and consequently increase productivity as well as profitability. Agricultural universities in India help farmers to make farming viable and profitable.

There is a total of 53 Agricultural Universities or ‘AUs’ in the country, including 46 State Universities, 5 Deemed Universities and 2 central universities which are administered by the Indian Agricultural Universities Association. These universities are engaged in teaching, research and expansion of agriculture and related fields.

State Agricultural Universities (SAUs):

These are the major set of agricultural universities in India, who follow a trimester or a semester system with credit based constant assessment on 5-point or 10-point GPA scale.

Deemed Agricultural Universities (DAUs):

There are 5 Agricultural Universities, which work under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and are called ‘Deemed Universities’. A plan has been made to establish 6 more deemed universities for agriculture.

Central Agricultural Universities (CAUs):

There are 2 agricultural universities in India that are run by the central government. However, the number will increase soon.

All of these universities offer various types of courses including certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, post graduate and PhD. Have a look at the following table to know about the top 10 agricultural universities in India:

Name of University Type of University Features and facilities
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi Deemed University Has a network of 19 discipline-based divisions, 6 multi-disciplinary centers or project directorates and service units, 9 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries and a Krishi Vigyan KendraServes as the headquarter of 14 all-India co-ordinated research projectsAwards M.Sc. degree in 22 disciplines and Ph. D. degree in 19 disciplines

Received the Best Institution Award (1995) by the ICAR

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri State University Comprises 6 collegesHas 20 research stationsHas excellent network of extension programs in all 10 districts of western Maharashtra region

Established ATIC and REC for extension work

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore State University Consists of 11 CollegesOffers degree courses in 45 disciplines in 9 collegesOffers Master’s and Ph.D in 32 disciplines
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore State University Has 10 constituent colleges and 2 affiliated collegesConducts technology transfer program through 5 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, 3 Regional Research Stations and 5 Plant Clinic Centers
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore State University Consists of 11 CollegesOffers degree courses in 45 disciplines in 9 collegesOffers Master’s and Ph.D in 32 disciplines

Provides training in various skills through 21 courses under Commercial Agriculture program

Awarded the Best Institution Award 1998 by the ICAR

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad State University It has seven teaching campuses with thirteen collegesFour agricultural and one veterinary polytechnic colleges, seven regional agricultural research stations, sixty seven research stations, extension education units, extension education institute, agricultural information and communication centre, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, district agricultural advisory and transfer of technology centersMore than five thousand personnel, including staffs and faculties

Offers undergraduate, post graduate, PhD and distance education in agriculture

It was the first university to introduce Rural Agricultural Work Experience Program for B. Sc. (Agriculture) students. The first session was during 1978-79.

Developed a number of innovative programs later taken up by other institutions

Awarded ICAR Best Institution Award (1999)

Central Agricultural University, Manipur Central University Offers B. Sc. (Agric.) and M. Sc. (Agric.) programsHas absorbed Manipur Agriculture College in order to provide high quality education
Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad Deemed University Offers 19 undergraduate programs, 26 postgraduate programs and 4 diploma coursesHighly professional teaching and research faculties
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad State University Provides 7 undergraduate, 36 Masters and 17 PhD programsHas 33 agricultural research stations and 7 teaching campuses
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Raipur State University Offers undergraduate, post graduate and PhD programsWorks in collaboration with International Rice Research Institute Philippines, CGMB, IPGRI and many more.
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, West Bengal State University Consists of 10 academic departmentsOffers undergraduate courses in 11 disciplines
University names Address Contact Details
Marathwada Agricultural University Krishinagar, Parbhani- 431402 Telephone 02452 223801, Fax 02452 223582
University of Agricultural Sciences Gandhi Krishi Vignyan Kendra Bangalore – 560 065, Karnataka, India Telephone 080 23330984, 9448966901, Email
Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology Kumarganj, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh Telephone +91 5270 262161, 262097, Fax +91 5270 262035
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya Mohanpur Haringhata Nadia District, West Bengal, India Telephone 033 25879772, Fax 03473 222275
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri – 413722, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Telephone 02426 243215
Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa Samastipur, India, Bihar 848125 06274 240226, 06274 240239, Email
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology Modipuram Meerut – 250110, Uttar Pradesh, India Telephone 0121 2572579, 01212571941
Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (North Bengal Agricultural University) Pundibari Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India Telephone 0353 2596206, 2599220, Email
Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli Maharashtra, District Ratnagiri, India 02358 282064, 282417
Central Agricultural University Iroisemba, Imphal – 795004, Manipur, India Telephone 0385 2415196, Fax 0385 2412944,
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India Telephone 0761 2681858,
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneshwar 751003, Orissa, India Telephone: 2397818, 2397868, 2397919, 2397970, 2397769, 2397719, 2397669Fax +91 674 2397780
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya Krishak Nagar Raipur- 492012, Chhattisgarh, India Telephone 091 771 424481, 424666
Kerala Agricultural University Thrissur, Kerala, India, KAU PO 680656 Telephone +91 487 2370497, Email
Junagadh Agricultural University Junagadh 362 001, India, Gujarat Telephone +91 285 2671784, Fax +91 285 2672004, Email
Sardar Krishi Nagar Dantiwada Agricultural University SDAU, Banaskantha – 385506, Gujarat Telephone 02748 278261, 02748 278222
Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni Solan – 173 230 Himachal Pradesh, India Telephone 01792 252363, Fax 01792 252242
Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030, Andhra Pradesh Fax 040 24015011- 040 240 15017
Birla Agricultural University Kanke Ranchi 834006, Jharkhand Telephone +91 651 2450500, Fax +91 651 2455850
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hissar – 125004 Haryana Fax 0166231640
Assam Agricultural University Jorhat – 785013, Assam Telephone +91 0376320919 Fax 0376 320965
Rajasthan Agricultural University Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India 334006 Telephone 0151 2250488, 2250443
Name of the Institution Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition – IHM, Mumbai
Type of Institution Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra
Ownership Private
Courses Offered B.Sc, Craftsmanship course, Certificate course, Hospitality Training Program, Skilled Certification Scheme
Departments/ Branches
  • Hospitality and Hotel Administration
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Bartending
  • Hotel Operation
  • Food Production and Patisserie
  • Bakery
  • Cookery
Admission Procedure The applicants are granted admission on the basis of their scores in the last qualifying examination. The students who have been selected have to appear for a final round of interview. The academic session starts in July-August. The application forms are available in the official website of the institute and can be downloaded from there. The filled-in application forms have to be then sent to the National Council in New Delhi with a Demand Draft of the required amount.
Campus Placements The institute has an active placement cell and the following companies recruit students from IHMCTAN on a regular basis:

  • Taj Group of Hotels
  • ISTA Hotels
  • ITDC
  • The Park Group of Hotels
  • McDonalds
  • Starwood Group
  • The Leela Group of Hotels
  • ITC Sales and Marketing
  • Oberoi Group of Hotels
  • Café Coffee Day
  • The Lalit
  • Regus
Fee Structure The estimated fees per year for B.Sc are as follows: Tuition Fees: INR 21,000 Training Food: INR 20,000

IGNOU Fees: INR 3,000

Examination Fees: INR 4,000

Operational Fees: INR 26,800

Miscellaneous Fees: INR 3,500For Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie:

Fee: INR 45,000

For 12 weeks Certificate Course in Cookery:

Fee: INR 20,000

For Craftsmanship Course in Food & Beverage Service:

Fee: INR 20,000

For 12 weeks Certificate Course in Bakery:

Fee: INR 20,000

For 12 weeks Certificate Course in Bartending:

Fee: INR 20,500

Examinations & Results The examinations are conducted annually.
Eligibility Criteria For all the courses the required eligibility criteria is as follows: The applicant needs to pass his/her higher secondary examinations in any field from a recognized board. They also need to have English as their compulsory subject. For the Bachelors and the Craftsmanship course, the applicant should not be below 22 years of age as on the 1st of June in the year in which admission is sought.
Established in the Year The institute was established in the year 1954 by All India Women’s Central Food Council that was headed by Late Smt. Lilavati Munshi.
Facts & Figures
  • The institute was there in Andheri and later shifted to Dadar.
  • The Diploma course in Hotel Management and Catering Technology began in 1958.
  • Three regional institutes were set up in Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai in the year 1963.
  • The Central Government decided to take over the financial responsibility of this institute in the year 1979.
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