Junagadh Agricultural University

For strengthening agricultural activities, Gujarat Agricultural University was segregated into four universities and Junagadh Agricultural University was one of them established in 2004.

Currently, the university represents ten districts viz., Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi historically known as Saurashtra. The university is functioning in a typical Arid and Semi Arid type of climate in the state. Hence, drought, erratic rainfall, low fertility and salinity ingress are the major constraints limiting productivity and prosperity of the agriculture of this region. This is one important aspect that the University and its research and extension wings work upon. The major crops grown in the region are oilseeds (groundnut, sesame, castor), cotton, bajra, wheat and spices followed by mango and sapota among fruits. Saurashtra is the home of famous breed of cattle, cow (Gir), buffalo (Jafrabadi), goat (Zalawadi) and horse (Kathi).

Junagadh Agricultural University offers courses in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries Science, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandary and Agri Business Management. The post graduate level studies are also offered in agriculture and allied sciences according to the intake capacity of the various faculties.

Colleges of Junagadh Agricultural University

The College of Agriculture was established in 1960 and the College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology at Junagadh was established in 1984 at the Junagadh while the College of Fisheries Science started in 1991 at Veraval.

The Polytechnic programmes in Horticulture, Agro Processing and Animal Husbandary at Junagadh; Agriculture at Dhari, Halvad and Sidsar; Home Science at Amreli, Agril. Engineering at Targhadia are run by this university. In addition to these Certificate courses on Bakery and Mali trainings at Junagadh are also run by this university. Agro based ITI centres each at Junagadh and Mahuva are also run by this university.

Research Stations in Junagadh Agricultural University

There are seven multidisciplinary Main Research Stations, five Main Research Stations for various crops and eleven sub Research Stations/Testing Centres in the university for the development of new varieties/hybrids of crops, vegetables and fruits. These centres also works for the development of economical and sustainable production technology packages for newly developed varieties/hybrids with its modification every year. The first hybrid bajra and hybrid castor were developed by scientists of this university. For more on research, click here

Academic Programs of Junagadh Agricultural University

Undergraduate Programs
  • B.Sc. (H) - Agriculture, Horticulture
  • B.Tech - Agriculture Engg.
  • B.F.Sc.- Fisheries Science
  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.- Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

Postgraduate Programs

MSc Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Agril.Chemistry & Soil Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics & Pl. Breeding
  • Agril. Entomology
  • Agril. Statistics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Agril. Economics
  • Agril. Extension
  • Plant Physiology
  • Agril. Meteorology
  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Physics

M.Sc. Horticulture
  • Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
  • Fruit Science

  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
  • Processing and Food Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Resource Management and Harvest
  • Post-Harvest Technology

  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Veterinary & Animal husbandry Extension
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Veterinary Parasitology

  • Agri Business Management

PG Diploma
  • Agriculture I.T.

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Engg.
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Resource Management and Harvest
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Production Management
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Agri-Business

Admission in Junagadh Agricultural University

Junagadh Agricultural University UG Admission

B.Sc., B.Tech and B.F.Sc. courses are offered for a duration of four years, whereas, the B.V.Sc. & A.H. course is offered for a duration of five years at JAU.

The admission to all the undergraduate courses are based on the GUJCET score of the candidates. GUJCET stands for Gujarat Common Entrance Test conducted by Gujarat State Education Board (GSEB) for candidates who are giving their 10 plus 2 examination. 

Junagadh Agricultural University PG Admission

All these courses are offered for a period of two years. In addition, the University also offers a PG Diploma course in Agriculture I.T. for a duration of 18 months.

Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh 362 001,
Gujarat (INDIA)
(Office) +91-285-2672080-90
Telefax: +91-285-2672482
E-mail : registrar@jau.in

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