Government of Rajasthan created the new Agricultural University named Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur by bifurcating the then Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner through an act of legislature. Agricultural University with its headquarters at Udaipur was established on November, 1, 1999. It is now the principal academic institute for the south and south eastern parts of the State of Rajasthan shouldering responsibilities of identifying, developing and or adapting new production technology for agricultural development. The University has the following objectives:
Imparting teaching and training in different branches of agriculture and allied fields particularly Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science, etc.
Conducting research and developing new technologies for sustainability of agriculture, increased production and income and livelihood and nutritional security in the region.
Providing diverse technical services and consultancy to industries and other stake holders.
Such other purposes as the University may from time to time determine.
Developing linkages nationally and internationally for education, research and extension education.