March 6, 2021

Top agriculture colleges in India

Top agriculture colleges in India

In the recent conditions prevailing in India , it is pretty much obvious that the agricultural background is playing a pivotal role towards the country’s economy. A huge part of the country’s population is dependent upon agriculture for their livelihood. This scenery is more vivid in the rural areas.

The field of agriculture is  one of the greatest contributing sector towards India’s development. It is also a very vast field of study as well.It offers students at various level of education to dedicate themselves in intense research. There are a number of sub-divisions which students may take in higher studies as per their interests. Agriculture graduates can apply for higher studies like Masters followed by doctoral degree programmes as well.


Scopes for an agricultural graduate:

Just after completing the Bachelors functions, there are ample number of options for an agriculture graduate. He/she can opt for higher education to pursue the Masters degree. Every year the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) conducts national level entrance examination for UG/PG/doctoral degree programmes. Candidates can take specialization subjects as per their interests in Masters and proceed further in their studies.He/she can also prepare for MBA/UPSC/Banking sector examination after obtaining the Bachelors degree.

Agriculture graduates after completing their higher studies can be recruited as teaching professionals at various universities. They are also appointed as Agricultural Research Scientists (ARS), farm managers, Agricultural officers  etc. He/she can have own start ups based on their study experience. Agri- based start ups are doing well in today’s private business scenario a lot.Overall there lies ample scopes in both Government as well as private sector both.


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Agricultural colleges – admission:

Once a candidate to persue his/her career in agricultural studies, he/she must make sure to get admission in a renowned university of the nation.

In India, in order to have a good career it is important to get admission in ICAR accredited universities. There are around 65-70 ICAR accredited State Agricultural Universities(SAUs). 4 deemed universities are also working under the ICAR. To get into one of these colleges, it is important to write the national level ICAR UG/PG entrance examination. Qualified candidates can get admission based on their exam score only.

Also depending on the scores obtained, the ICAR grants scholarship for students studying at both UG  & PG level.

List of top ICAR accredited universities in India :

Name of University

Total Seats in BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Annual Fee

(including hostel fee without food charges)

Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat20Rs 23,250
Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, Assam31Rs 27,030
Agriculture University (AU), Jodhpur12Rs 14,730
Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad, AP74Rs 42,050
Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand12Rs 10,096
Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar36Rs 13,020
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Mohanpur, WB18Rs 16,225
Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, UP22Rs 7,136
Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal, Manipur19Rs 11,160
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, Haryana23Rs 20,000
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSAUA&T), Kanpur, UP18Rs 57,650
Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (CSKHPKVV), Palampur, HP18Rs 53,876
Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (Dr BSKKV), Dapoli, MS19Rs 41,250
Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Dr PDKV), Akola, MS45Rs 41,050
G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, UK39Rs 43,200
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKVV), Raipur, CG77Rs 17,960
Junagarh Agricultural University (JAU), Junagarh, Gujarat20Rs 27,400
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur, MP45Rs 22,450
Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur, Kerala54Rs 59,060
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri, MS85Rs 40,000
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUA&T), Udaipur, Rajasthan12Rs 49,120
Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji University of Agriculture and Technology (MSKJUAT), Banda, UP18Rs 58,000
Nagaland University, SASRD, Medziphema13Rs 16,950
Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Navsari, Gujarat4027,400
Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology (NDUA&T), Faizabad, UP18
OUAT – Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha50Rs 76,008
Punjab Agricultural University  (PAU), Ludhiana, PB14Rs 77,280
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Telangana40Rs 59,650
Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RAU), Pusa, Bihar99Rs 24,310
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University (RLBCAU), Jhansi66Rs 4,280
Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (RVSKVV), Gwalior, MP33Rs 22,450
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SKDAU), Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat20Rs 21,900
Shri Karan Narendra Agriculture University (SKNAU), Jobner, Rajasthan18Rs 40,500
Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), Bikaner, Rajasthan12Rs 35,000
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST of J), Jammu, J&K18Rs 54,983
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAS&T of K), Srinagar, J&K12Rs 48,400
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology (SVBPUA&T), Meerut, UP18Rs 57,650
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, TN63Rs 51,200
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivaimogga17Rs 51,925
University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru, Karnataka89Rs 44,205
University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, Karnataka59Rs 59,045
University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Raichur, Karnataka32
Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (UBKVV), Cooch Behar, WB10Rs 19,400
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University (VNMKV), Parbhani, MS82Rs 41,450




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