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Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur

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Name of the University: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur

Year of Establishment: 1999

Vision :Sustainable Development of Agriculture in broad sense leading to livelihood security of rural masses of Rajasthan in general & service area of MPUAT in particular through mandatory task & participatory mode with other developmental agencies.

Mission: The university's main objective is to train need based quality human resource in consonance with need of the public and private sector organizations, conduct basic and applied research to solve both the existing and long term problems; and arrange Human Resource Development (HRD) programmes for effective transfer of technology to the officers and supervisory staff of the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Animal Husbandry, etc. The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Imparting teaching and training in different branches of agriculture and allied fields particularly Horticulture, Fisheries, Dairy, Forestry, Engineering, Home Science etc.
  • The advancement of learning and conducting research, seeking solutions to emerging problems in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Community Sciences, Dairy and Food Science and other allied sciences.
  • Transfer of technology to farmers and farming community and government and non government agricultural organizations through various extension programmes especially, for the rural people of the state of Rajasthan.
  • Providing diverse technical services and consultancy in industries allied to agriculture to optimize resource utilization and for proper harnessing of technologies generated in the laboratories and fields.
  • Developing linkages nationally and internationally for education, research and extension education.

Jurisdiction/ area of operation: Zone IV A and IV B covering the District Udaipur, Bhilwara, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Banswara and Dungarpur.

Educational Programmes offered: Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur offers the Under graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D. degree programmes viz;

Faculty of Agriculture

B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons., M.Sc. (Ag.), Ph.D., PG Diploma

Faculty Of Engineering

B. Tech., M. Tech., Ph. D., PG Diploma in different branches of Engineering

Faculty of Community Science

B.Sc. (Community Science and Food Nutrition & Dietetics) Hons., M.Sc. (Community Science)., Ph.D. (Community Science), PG Diploma

Faculty of Dairy and Food Science Technology

B.Tech. (Dairy and Food Technology)

Faculty of Fishery Science

B.F. Sc., M.F. Sc., Ph.D.

Major area of research: There are two agro-climatic zones in the MPUAT service area viz. (i) Sub-Humid Southern Plain and Aravalli Hills (Zone IV A) and (ii) Humid Southern Plain (Zone IVB). There are two main Research stations (ARS, Udaipur and Banswara), two research sub-stations (Pratapgarh and Vallabhnagar), one Dry Farming Research Station (Arjia, Bhilwara) under Directorate of Research in the university. Besides, the university also represents the Rajasthan centre of centrally sponsored Cost of Cultivation Studies. The campus research at Udaipur being carried out at all colleges is coordinated by the Zonal Director Research at Udaipur along with Sub-stations. Various research programmes as per stipulated lead and verification functions are being carried out at these research stations specifically to develop improved varieties/hybrids, economically viable production and protection technology for crops, farm mechanization, renewable energy sources, post-harvest technology, community science, animal production, policy research etc.

The research and technologies developed by the University and which are found having significance for the farmers are presented in ZREAC meeting and after approval they are tested at Adaptive Trial Centre of the respective zone and thereafter recommended to the farmers. Important mandates of research are as under:


  • Innovative crop husbandry with emphasis on plant geometry, energy and integrated crop management, cropping pattern, crop diversification, soil moisture management and agronomic practices including fertilizer management.
  • Contingent crop planning for different categories of anticipated weather situation.
  • To develop new crop management technologies to withstand under climate change situation.
  • Effective research strategies for development of draught, thermo, salinity and disease and pest resistant / tolerant varieties.
  • Plant Tissue Culture technology
  • Molecular plant breeding including genetic diversity analysis, development of molecular cytogenetic maps and genetic purity testing for inter specific hybrids.
  • Identification, collection, evaluation and conservation of natural enemies in major field / food crops, horticulture crops, cash crops and transgenic crops.
  • Monitoring and surveillance of emerging diseases under global warming and mapping of disease free areas of important diseases.
  • Management of herbicide resistant weeds and development of biocontrol of weeds.
  • Isolation, identification and conservation of beneficial microorganisms such as nitrogen fixer, phosphate solubalizer, PGPR, BGA etc.
  • Marketing related studies on fruits, vegetables and spices, livestock production and fisheries
  • Studies on export potentially of seed spices, animal products, vegetable and fruits, cut flowers.

Dairy and Food Technology

  • Value added dairy products
  • Natural flavouring and stabilizing ingredients for ice cream.
  • Shelf life extension of perishable and semi perishable dairy products.
  • Development of equipment for mechanization of traditional Indian dairy products and ethnic milk based food product.
  • Performance evaluation and up-gradation of milk and milk product processing systems.
  • Enhancing the nutritive values of non dairy products by using dairy ingredients.
  • Development of analysis methods for detection of adulteration in milk and milk products.
  • Identification, Characterization and application of useful probiotic bacteria.
  • New and innovative nutrition rich and functional foods.
  • Increase keeping quality of fresh and processed foods.
  • Innovative packaging.
  • New additions (Natural sources) as preservative and colour.
  • Simple and indigenous process control for food processing lines.
  • Traditional and ethnic food standardization.
  • Development of better post-harvest technologies and equipment for cereals, oilseeds, pulses and horticultural crops.
  • Value addition and quality products development.
  • Quality assessment of various food products.

Engineering & Technology

  • Development of technologies for efficient management & utilization of natural resources (land, water, vegetation and energy).
  • Development of improved equipments for timely agricultural operations and higher input efficiency with safety and comfort to operators.
  • Development of technologies suitable for processing and storage of crops, fruits and vegetables.
  • Development of renewable energy technologies for efficient energy utilization.
  • Development of crop, site and gender specific farm equipment.
  • Development of climate resilient engineering techniques.
  • Development of technologies for effective utilization of various renewable energy sources and biomass.


  • Evaluation of improved varieties/ hybrid of mango and guava.
  • Crop improvement through different breeding techniques.
  • Crop geometry and nutritional requirement including INM
  • Water requirement including drip irrigation studies.
  • Integrated pest and disease management.
  • Maturity standards, packing, grading transportation and value addition.
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Economically viable polyhouse technology for off-season vegetable crops.
  • Organic vegetable farming.

Post Harvest Management

  • Standardization of technologies for processing of grains of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and seed spices
  • Post harvest management of medicinal plants.
  • Commercialization of value addition technologies and prototypes.
  • On farm processing, storage and value addition of fruits and vegetables.
  • Storage-structure – Reinforcement and restructuring of existing storage.

Community Science

  • Intervention studies to improve nutritional status of rural and tribal families with focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Value added food products for household consumption and for commercial purpose.
  • Prevention of food losses during post harvest period.
  • Studies on optimal utilization of by products(s) of food industries.
  • Use of underutilized foods.
  • Low cost nutritious supplementary and weaning foods.
  • Studies on problems of rural and tribal communities.
  • Child survival in tribal communities.
  • Intervention studies on reproductive health, adolescents, family welfare etc.
  • Value addition of traditional textile based art and craft.
  • Skill development among rural and tribal women in clothing, printing and dyeing, weaving and other textile based crafts.
  • Environment quality management.
  • Ergonomic studies related to farm, home and allied areas.
  • Economic empowerment of women.
  • Intervention studies on drudgery reduction of rural and tribal farm women.

Animal Science and Fisheries

  • Performance evaluation and characterization of local genetic materials of livestock (buffalo, cattle, goat, sheep, poultry).
  • Development of early selection criteria for faster genetic improvement in buffalo, cattle, goat, sheep, poultry.
  • Development of rabbit broiler.
  • Development of low cost feeds using locally available feed ingredients for livestock and poultry.
  • Role of minerals on reproductive performance of farm animals.
  • Need for development of suitable and economical housing systems for local/regional climatic condition.
  • Fish seed production & hatchery development.
  • Development of cage Fisheries.

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

The university has eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The Directorate of Extension Education guides, monitors and evaluates the extension programmes of KVKs functioning under university. Large numbers of frontline demonstrations are conducted with the aim of demonstrating the production potential of newly released crop varieties and various production and protection technologies on the farmers’ field under different agro-ecological farming situations. The other extension activities include conduct of Krishi Vigyan Melas and Field days, supply of information services, monthly publication of Rajasthan Kheti–Pratap and Krishi Calendar, telephonic consultancy etc.

Strength of the University: (Including 5 important achievements)

  • Total 48 crop varieties were developed and released during 1980 to 2022.
  • Total 293 technologies and recommendations were developed and passed on the farmers during 2015-16 to 2021-22.
  • Commercialisation of Trichoderma, Trichogramma and Biofertilizer production.
  • Developed and designed farm machineries for sowing, interculture, harvesting & post harvest management of cereal pulses, oilseeds and seed spices.
  • Developed Solar Energy Gadgets & Technology especially solar tunnel dryer and animal feed solar cooker and solar tree.
  • Package for organic farming of Maize, Blackgram, cluster bean, Groundnut, Sesame, Bread Wheat, Durum wheat, Fenugreek, Kabuligram, Gram, Mustard, Castor and Cumin were developed and recommended for farmers.

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

  • Renewal Energy Resource Management
  • Rain Water Management
  • Bioagent production & Management
  • Organic Farming
  • Farm Mechanisation.

Status of Autonomy: Autonomous University funded by Government of Rajasthan

Funding support received (From State and other agencies): (Rs. in lakhs)

Name of Scheme Funds received in Rs. (in lakhs)
State Government 9120
Other agencies 8749
Total 17869

Faculty position:

  • Sanctioned: 485
  • In position: 117
  • Vacant: 368

Student intake:

  • UG : 929
  • PG : 288
  • Ph. D: 121

Contact Details

Name of Vice Chancellor : Dr Ajeet Kumar Karnatak
Telephone (Office) : 0294-2471101 / 2470682
Telephone (Residence) : 9412120801
Fax : 0294-2470682
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