Junagadh Agricultural University

The Junagadh Agricultural University was established on 1-5-2004 under Gujarat Agricultural University Act-2004.

It was established specially for strengthening the triple function of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension Education.

The main objectives behind the establishment and incorporation include:-

  1. Teaching set up in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries and Post Graduation,

  2. Research work designed with multifaceted, location based programme, thereby finding solution to production constraints experienced by the farmers and

  3. Transfer of technology and vocational education for farm youths and farmers in Agricultural Science and Agricultural Extension.



The seven districts falling in its jurisdiction are Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot and Surendranagar.

The future Perspective plan is to

  1. Make provisions for imparting education in agriculture, allied sciences and humanities

  2. Advancement of research in allied science

  3. Extension of agriculture and allied science to the rural population,

  4. Teaching basic sciences and humanities thereby supporting other studies and integrating them in the curricula

  5. Integration of teaching, research and extension training so as to promote the productivity of agriculture and

  6. Conferring degrees, diplomas and certificates as may be deemed fit.

The address of the university is:
Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh - 362001 (Gujarat)
E-mail: iau@iau.in
Web site: http://www.iau.in
0285 2672080-90
+91 285 267004
The Vice-Chancellor of the university is Dr. N. C. Patel, who assumed office on 7-08-2009.