Indian Agricultural Universities Association

Member Universities

Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh

Name of the University

             Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh

 Year of Establishment




Junagadh Agricultural University intends to be one of the nation’s leading universities in terms of its academic quality, advancement in technological research and enhancement of farmers’ knowledge for sustainable.


    Play pivotal role in teaching, research and extension education related to agriculture and allied sciences.

Jurisdiction / Area of Operation


University's jurisdiction is Saurashtra region of Gujarat spread over the nine districts i.e. Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi covering Approx. 30% area of the Gujarat state.

Educational Programmes offered (PG/UG/Ph.D/Diploma)

·         Under Graduate Programmes

o   B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Junagadh started in 1960, present intake 167.

o   B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Motabhandariya (Amreli) started in 2013, present intake 87.

o   B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Khapat (Porbandar) started in 2016, present intake 64.

o   B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Junagadh started in 2012, present intake 96.

o   B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.), College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh started in 1984, present intake 107.


·         Master of Science/Ph.D. in Agriculture:- With specialization in Agricultural Extension Education, Agricultural Statistics, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Meteorology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and Agricultural Economics.

·         Master of Science/Ph.D. in Horticulture:- With specialization in Fruit Science, Vegetable Science and Floriculture and Landscaping.

·         Master of Technology/Ph.D. in Agril. Engineering & Technology:- With specialization in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Processing and Food Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering and;

·         MBA/Ph.D. in Agri-business management.

Major Area of Research 

University has 24 research stations including multidisciplinary main research stations, sub centres on various crops and testing centres.     These research stations are working in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering, for catering the needs of farmers, artisans, and rural masses for their upliftment. Total seven AGRESCO sub-committees are formulated by the University viz., Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Plant Protection, Horticulture & Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences for review and planning of research in respective field.


Major crops

·         Field crops: Groundnut, cotton, wheat, pearl millet, sesame, soybean, castor, chickpea, pigeon pea, cumin.

·         Fruit crops: Mango, coconut, citrus, sapota, guava, ber, pomegranate, amla.

·         Vegetable crops: Onion, garlic, brinjal, okra, tomato, cluster bean, Indian bean. 


Highlights of Extension Education Activities – (Including Number of KVKs, Training Programmes / Certificate Courses, etc.)


·      Extension Education and Training Centres under Director of Extension Education


o       Diploma/Certificate Courses

(i)         School of Baking, Junagadh

(ii)       Mali Training Centre, Junagadh

(iii)    Agro Based ITI Centre, Junagadh, Mahuva


o       Training Programmes for Extension Workers

(i)    Training & Visit System Training Centre, Junagadh


o      Extension activity and Training Programmes Centres for Farmers/Farm Women


(i)       Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jamnagar, Targhadia (Rajkot-I), Amreli, Khapat (Porbandar), Nanakandhasar (Surendranagar), Pipaliya (Rajkot-II), Gor khijadiya (Morbi).

(ii)    Sardar Smruti Kendra, Junagadh


·         Other Important Components of Extension Education 

o   Sardar Smruti Kendra, Junagadh organized 1175+ trainings, 1.8 lakh farmer participants.

o   AGRISNET studio and Community Radio Station (CRS),  Junagadh Javani (91.2 FM): About 8500HRS broadcasting, 500+ Agriculture related events/ documentaries, 120+ Live broadcasting of programme by JAU experts.

o   Training & Visit System Training Centre organized 110+ Programmes, 3800+ participants.

o   Center of Communication Scheme (CoC): 650+ Programmes, 2300+ participants.

o   Farmer FIRST Project (FFP): 4300 extension activities.

o   Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG): 45000 extension activities involving 1.9 lakh farmers.

o   Krishi Mahotsav: (2005-2019) Covered 30 Lakh + Farmers.

o   Museum: 1 lakh visitors. 

·         Different Certificate Courses under Directorate of Extension Education:

Sr. No.

Name of Certificate Course


No. of Programmes

No. of Participants


Diploma in Agriculture Extension Services for Input Dealers (2015-16 to 2019-20)

1 Year




Certificate in Agriculture Extension Services for Input Dealers (2015-16 to 2019-20)

6 Months




Certificate Course on Pesticide Management (2020-21 to 2022-23)

12 Days




Integrated Nutrient Management for Fertilizer Dealers (2019-20 to 2022-23)

15 Days




Green House/ Net House Training

15 Days






Strength of the University 


1.      Well qualified faculty

2.  Well-developed infrastructure including laboratories, NABL accredited Food Testing Laboratory, Laboratory on Ai, Robotics, Drone and Precision Agriculture libraries, smart class rooms, boys & girls hostels with Wi-Fi, state of art Indoor & outdoor sports, auditorium, medical facilities etc.

3.      All the administration and academic activities are done online

4.      Good placement through campus interview

5.  Student's overall development through International Training under IDP project, extra-curricular activities, students' counselling and leadership development trainings, summer trainings, cultural, sports, tracking, internship, RAWE programme, Experiential learning with monetary benefit sharing, students start up and innovation cell etc.

6.   24 research stations including multidisciplinary main research stations, sub centers on various crops and testing centers spread over Saurashtra. In the University, there are 17 AICRPs, 50 Plan Schemes and 21 Non Plan schemes are functioning for research. Apart from these, the research work is also carried out in 52 sponsored projects by various other agencies like GOI, ICAR, GOG, ICRISAT and Private Agencies.  The research work is also carried out in the Departments of the different colleges of the University.


1.      Only Agricultural University of Gujarat and one among only nine Universities with FIVE STAR rating by KCG, Govt. of Gujarat.

2.      57 Students undergone foreign training at reputed institute of USA, Tiwan, Israel, Thailand, Dubai etc under world NAHEP-IDP project.

3.      Total 73 crop varieties Developed, among them 69 crop varieties were notified were notified under Section 5 of Seeds Act, 1966, 34 crop varieties were registered under PPV & FRA.

4.      Total 706 recommendation/ technologies/ implements/ equipment were developed for the benefits of the farmers and total 359 recommendations were developed for the benefits of the scientists/ entrepreneurs.

5.      Completed 140 batches of 12 days certificate course on Insecticide Management as per guideline of NIPHM with 5419 Dealers in just two years.

 Niche Area of Excellence (Area in which University is strong)


Best of the infrastructures facilities for Education, Research and Extension Education. Fast and Transparent Governance System through various E-Governance software's. JEMS platform for complete academic management online. Clean and Green Campus in the center of City with along with several green campus initiatives.  Unique 3 tier system for monitoring research. Inculcating startup and Entrepreneur culture among students.


Status of Autonomy


Autonomous State Agricultural University Established by Gujarat Agricultural University Act-2004. 

Funding support received (from State and Other agencies)


Fund Received in 2021-22 (Rupees)

1. State Govt.



Non Plan


2. Various ICAR Schemes

ICAR Cordi. Scheme


ICAR Adhoc Scheme




3. Other Agency Schemes


4. RKVYCS Scheme


5. NSS


6. KVK Centers in JAU



 Faculty Position


  In Position: 241

  Vacant: 252 

Student Intake 

 UG: 521

 PG: 197

 Ph.D.: 71                          

 Polytechnic: 242 

Contact Details


Name of Vice-Chancellor                :            Dr. V.P. Chovatia

Telephone (Office)                           :            (0285) 2671784

Telephone (Residence)                   :              -

Fax                                                    :            (0285) 2672004

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