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Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University


Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University has contributed significantly in transforming the farm scenario of Himachal Pradesh state.

Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (now Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya) is an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) accredited and ISO 9001:2000 certified institution. It was established on November 1st, 1978. The College of Agriculture (established in May, 1966) formed the nucleus of the new farm University. The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University has been given the mandate for making provision for imparting education in agriculture and other allied branches of learning, furthering the advancement of learning and prosecution of research and undertaking extension of such sciences, especially to the rural people of Himachal Pradesh. Over the years, Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University has contributed significantly in transforming the farm scenario of Himachal Pradesh. Today, the State has earned its name for hill agricultural diversification and the farming community has imposed its faith in the University. Himachal_Pradesh_Agricultural_University2The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University has four constituent colleges. The College of Agriculture has 12 departments, Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Science has 18 departments, the College of Home Science has five departments and the College of Basic Sciences has six departments. These colleges offer four Bachelor Degree programmes and the Dean, Post Graduate Studies offers 30 Masters Degree & 16 Doctoral Degree programmes. Almost 800 students are on roll and more than 4300 students have graduated from the University since its inception. The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University has developed need-based technology for the different regions of the State and has released 116 improved varieties of different crops. Work is in progress on a large number of additional crops. More than 4000 quintal breeder seed of different crop varieties is produced and supplied to the State Department of Agriculture for further multiplication and making it available among the farming community, every year. The University has released 10 improved agricultural tools to reduce drudgery in farming. Over 60 farm technologies have been recommended to the farmers. Successful research work has been done on natural resources management, animal diseases control, animal breeding, etc. and perfect technology has been developed for different regions of the State to enhance crop and animal production. Despite the constant decrease in land area under farming, crop yields have increased. The Directorate of Extension Education shares the responsibility for planning, implementation and coordination of various extension education programmes of all the departments of four constituent colleges and research stations in close collaboration with the State Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and other concerned departments and institutions. It conducts a large number of trainings for farmers, livestock keepers, farm ladies, rural youth, etc at main campus and at its eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Farm Science Centres) at Bajaura, Dhaulakuan, Hamirpur, Una, Mandi, Kangra, Berthin and Kukumseri. Agricultural Technology Information Center is serving as single window service to the farmers. The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University Library, Palampur owes its origin to the establishment of the third campus of the Punjab Agricultural University at Palampur as part of the Hill College of Agriculture. The central library at Palampur caters to the needs of the students, teachers, extension specialists and the staff of the four constituent colleges of the university as well as the scientific staff, stationed at the Research Stations, Sub-stations and KVKs of the university.
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