Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh

About the university

Junagadh Agricultural University is among the four different Agricultural Universities in the Gujarat State carved out of Gujarat Agricultural University under GAU Act-2004 and came in to existence from 1st May, 2004. University's jurisdiction is spread over the districts of Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi of the Gujarat state.


University through its eight constituent colleges offers higher education (UG & PG up to Ph.D.) in the faculties of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Fisheries Science, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and MBA in Agri-Business Management. University also offers Polytechnic/Diploma/Certificate Courses in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agro Processing, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Bakery, Mali and Agro input dealers.


Junagadh Agricultural University has 31 research stations including multidisciplinary main research stations, sub centres on various crops and testing centres spread over in whole North Saurashtra & South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zones and part of North-west and Bhal & Coastal Area Agro-climatic Zones of Gujarat. The research carried out on various issues related to different crops and disciplines including Groundnut, Wheat, Millet, Pulses, Oilseeds, Cotton, Sugarcane, Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Dry Farming, Grassland, Agricultural Engineering, Cattle Breeding and Fisheries.


To strengthen the location specific research 20 AICRPs are functioning in the University. Since inception of the university, as an outcome of the research by release of about 79 varieties Out of these nearly 28 varieties got recognition at national level. University has developed 673 technologies / package of practices for the benefits of the farmers.


Noticeable increase in the seed production and distribution of various crop seeds, viz., Groundnut, Wheat, Chickpea, Pearl Millet, Castor, Sesame and other crops of Saurashtra region. Plantlet, grafts, saplings of the horticultural crops and other ornamental plants are also being provided to farmers at reasonable price. Different bio-agent and bio-fertilizers viz. Trichoderma, Rhizobium, Azotobacter, PSB, Beaveria etc. are supplied to the farmers at reasonable prices. All the products viz. seeds, mango pulp, bio-agent and bio-fertilizers etc. are distributed under the brand name of "Gir Sawaj".

University Type
State Agricultural University
Established | NIRF Rank
2004 | NIRF Rank : 38
Vice Chancellor
Dr. V. P. Chovatia


The NABL accredited Food Testing Laboratory is functioning under the Department of Biotechnology. The demand for D x T Coconut hybrid seedling is increasing. Hence, Elite farm developed in 12 ha area at Mahuva center to meet the requirement of farmers. Control measures of White grub, Pink bollworm and Fall armyworm were developed and suggested for farmers. Sea weed is used for preparing the liquid fertilizer at Fisheries Research Station, Okha and it will be useful as foliar application for Zinc and Iron deficient soil. Larvae of pearl oyster were released in the sea at Fisheries Research Station, Sikka for further harvesting of matured pearl oyster by fish farmers.


The University is having seven Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Sardar Smruti Kendra (SSK), Centre of Communication (CoC), Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) etc. for extension activities to impart training to extension functionaries of the line departments, to transfer the agricultural technologies to the farmers and end users. Agro based ITI are also running in the university. Community FM Radio Station releasing extension progarmme on "Janvani 91.2" by the university.


FLDs are being conducted on various crops and technologies at Farmers' fields through KVKs and Research Stations. A mega event Krushi Mahotsav is organized every year since 2005 for dissemination of latest technology at farmer's door step.



o   Examination hall.

o   Educational Museum.

o   Boys' and Girls' hostels.

o   International Hostel.

o   Multipurpose Sports Complex.

o   Development of smart class rooms with all the modern facilities.

o   Strengthening of infrastructure facilities in laboratories with latest equipments.

o   Strengthening of library with fully atomized after the implementation of RFID system.

o   CCTV cameras in whole University premises.

o   Development of Hands on training centres

DBT Schemes

ICAR-PG Scholarship

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :3

Merit-Cum-Means scholarship

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :18

National Talent Scholarship-PG

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :101


Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :7

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :194



Junagadh Agricultural University,Junagadh
Moti Bag, Junagadh , Gujarat (INDIA)

Website : http://www.jau.in/