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Top 10 agricultural colleges in India

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Agriculture is an important part of our Indian economy and the demand for skilled professionals in the field is growing day by day. After pursuing a graduation or post graduation degree in agriculture, a person can get a high paid job in private as well as government sector. You can work as an Agriculture Officer, Production Manager, Research Scientist, Farm Manager and so on.

For those who are looking for a successful career in the field should take admission in any reputed institute or university to gain maximum benefits in the form of best education, good faculty, well-equipped libraries and placement cell.

Here is a list of top 10 agricultural colleges & universities in India:

National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal

NDRI was established in 1923 in Haryana. As one of the top dairy research institutes, NDRI provides high quality education in the field of dairying. The university offers undergraduate, post graduate, PhD and diploma courses. It also has hostel for students from other state.

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi

Popularly known as ‘Pusa’ institute, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was established in 1905 in New Delhi. In 1958, IARI attained the status of a deemed university. At present, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute constitutes 20 divisions, 3 all-India coordinated research projects, 5 multi-disciplinary centers, 2 off-season nurseries, 8 regional stations and 10 national centers. It offers courses in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Horticulture, Floriculture, Computer Application, Food Science, Plant Pathology, Seed Science, Soil Science etc.

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Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad -

ANGRAU- The University was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on 12 June 1964. In 1996, the name was changed to Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in memory of Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered significant service for the cause of farmers. The university offers both under graduate and post graduate courses in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering & Technology and Home Science.

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar –

CCSHAU was established in 1970. The university comprises of four independent colleges - College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, College of Home Science and College of Basic Sciences & Humanities. Each college has well-planned lecture rooms, laboratories, seminar rooms, auditorium, computer labs, etc. CCSHAU offers UG, PG, and PhD courses mainly in Agriculture, Home Science, Food Science, Basic Sciences and Food Science.

University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore 

UAS- was founded in 1963 and is one of the premier agricultural education and research institution in the country offering Under Graduate degrees, Post Graduate studies as well as Non Degree courses.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore 

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, TNAU had its origin from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet in Tamil Nadu in 1868 and later was moved to Coimbatore. The University provides 13 UG Programs, 40 Graduate Programs and 26 Doctoral Programs in 14 Colleges. It also has 36 Research Centers and 14 Farm Science Centers.

G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Uttarakhand 

GBPUA&T- The University which was established in 1960 has 2,878 staff members including 763 professors and officials, 59 technical staff, 631 administrative staff and 1425 class-III employees. The university also offers Under Graduate as well as PG programmes in various disciplines like Agriculture, Basic Sciences, Agribusiness Management, Veterinary Science, Fishery Science and Home Science.

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana 

PAU - Founded in 1962, Punjab Agricultural University is country’s third oldest agricultural institution. On trifurcation of Punjab in November 1966, Haryana Agricultural University was carved out of 'PAU' by an Act of Parliament in February 1970. The Punjab Agricultural University has well-resourced laboratories, lecture rooms and farm facilities. Hostel facility is also available for single/unmarried students.

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SKUAST-Jammu

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu, also known as SKUAST-Jammu came into existence on September 20, 1999 after the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Act, 1982, through the State Legislature.  The university offers graduate, post graduate, P.HD and diploma courses. 

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Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai –

CIFE founded in 1961 is the leading National Fisheries University in India. It has a distinguished heritage and has nurtured many well-known scholars and leaders over the years. It offers both under graduate as well as post graduate courses.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture &Technology is an agricultural university located at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The university was established in the year 2002. For more details click -www.svbpmeerut.ac.in/

Wish you all the best for a great career in Agriculture !!!!

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