Kerala Agricultural University

Kerala Agricultural University

Description

The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.
Deemed to have come into existence on February 24th 1971 by the Act 33 of 1971 of the Kerala State Legislature, entitled 'The Agricultural University Act, 1971', the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) became operational since February 1st 1972 when the then existing two educational and 21 research institutions administered by the Departments of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of the Government of Kerala, were brought under one umbrella for facilitating the sustainable and accelerated development of agriculture in the State.



Ever since its inception, the Kerala Agricultural University has been providing high quality professional education. In the year 2001, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has adjudged the Kerala Agricultural University as the best performing University among the thirty five State Agricultural Universities and deemed Universities in the country.

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Between four faculties (Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Science, Fisheries and Agricult

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History

OUR MISSION

Excellence in Agricultural Education, Research and Extension for Sustainable Agricultural Development and Livelihood security of farming community
OUR GOAL

To Provide human resources, skills and technology required for sustainable development of agriculture, including crop production, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Sciences & Technology, Co-operation, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science and other allied disciplines by integrating education, research and extension.

OUR STRATEGY (Objectives)

The University focuses its strategy on synergizing multi-disciplinary education and strengthening problem-specific research relevant to the state and help building innovative extension systems for sustainable management of natural resources, sustainable agricultural production and overall improvement of rural livelihoods.

To achieve the Mission and Goal, the University propose to adopt the following programmes:

* Provide quality education in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry including Veterinary and Dairy Sciences, Co-operation, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science and other allied disciplines.
* Undertake basic, applied and adaptive research to address current and future challenges of farming community and to provide management options relevant to the prevailing agroclimatic and socioeconomic situations
* Generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable growth of agricultural entrepreneurship and agri-business.
* Develop innovative extension strategies and formulate effective mechanisms for Transfer of Technology to institutions and farmers for enhanced and sustainable agricultural production leading to improved rural livelihoods.

Locate and protect biodiversity to preserve agro-ecosystem of the state and to document traditional knowledge and technologies.

Advantages of studying here

The University over the years has succeeded in establishing some very critical facilities for quality research and training which include Electron Microscopy, Radiotracer Laboratory, Meat and Carcass Utilisation Plant, the Central Library with all IT facilities and hard ware built up to link the 10 College Libraries and national library net work to facilitate electronic access. The University is keeping pace with the application of information technology in all spheres of activity where IT opens up immense possibilities. The Central Computer Facility serves the basic requirements of the headquarters in word processing. The Distributed Information System Centre funded by the DBT apart from providing access to biotechnology related information extends mundane service in IT. Thanks to NATP this University is also included in the ARIS project which has proved the basic hardware for the network linking the headquarters with the constituent colleges. The 800 seated fully air-conditioned Central Auditorium in the Main Campus equipped with one of the finest acoustic systems and an Indoor Stadium at Vellayani campus add to the basic infrastructure for the full development of the potentials of the students and the faculty in the Main Campus

Major Facilities

* Electron Microscopy
* Dairy Plant
* Meat Technology & Carcass Utilisation Plant
* Radiotracer Laboratory
* Central Library
* Central Auditorium
* Kerala Agricultural University School
* Indoor Stadium
* Central Auditorium, Vellanikkara
* Central Computer Facility, Vellanikkara
* Geographic Information System (GIS) Centre, Vellanikkara