Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut

About the university

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut was established on 2nd October, 2000 under Uttar Pradesh Agriculture University Act (revised, 1958) and has the honour of being First Agriculture University of the 21st Century. It was inaugurated on 28th March, 2002. It is included in the list of recognized universities maintained by the University Grant Commission (UGC) of India and is ICAR accredited. It is committed to a unique mandate of integrating education, research and extension to serve the rural community.


The University has the mandate for imparting education in agriculture and other allied sciences, furthering the advancement of learning and prosecution of research and undertaking extension of such sciences, especially to the rural people of western Uttar Pradesh. Over the years, this University has contributed significantly in transforming the farm scenario in its area jurisdiction of four revenue divisions of Uttar Pradesh i.e. Meerut, Saharanpur, Moradabad and Bareilly. These divisions have 18 districts namely Baghpat, Bijnore, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Bareilly, G.B.Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Amroha, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Pilibhit, Rampur, Saharanpur, Sambhal and Shahjahanpur.


The University has grown into a campus with 6 colleges i.e. College of Agriculture, College of Biotechnology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, College of Horticulture, College of Post Harvest Technology and Food Processing and College of Technology providing UG education in six subjects, M.Sc./M.Tech in 12 subjects, M.V.Sc. in 16 subjects and Ph.D. in 10 subjects. The University has three Zonal Research Centers at Bulandshahr; Ujhani, Badaun and Nagina, Bijnore, and 10 research centers/units and one Veterinary Clinical Complex at University headquarters. The extension activities are carried out through a network of 20 Krishi Vigyan Kendras located in 17 districts and one Krishi Gyan Kendra in Bareilly.


University is ranked 15th in the All India Agricultural Universities Ranking for 2018 conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi and holds highest rank among the agricultural universities of Uttar Pradesh.


University Type
State Agricultural University
Vice Chancellor
Dr. K. K. Singh


v To impart quality education, learning through research and create excellence in human resources in the agriculture and allied sciences for socio-economic transformation of the rural society

v To build a strong academic foundation in the region

v To undertake location specific, need-based research by adapting modern technology

v To generate cutting edge technologies for improvement of the agriculture sector

v To transmit the knowledge gained and technology generated through research to the stakeholders the farmers, youth, industries etc through extension education

v To encourage partnership and linkages with national, international institutions and private sector

v To promote participation of women in Agriculture and develop a separate economic identity for them

v To make Indian Agriculture globally competitive.


Most Significant Achievements/Impacts out of the ICAR Development Grant Provided to the University:

Provided to the University:

              i.      Impact of modernization and strengthen of instructional farm /CRC

After receiving the budget for modernization and strengthen of instructional farm /CRC, the leveling of farm was done with lazar leveler and also drainage facilities was developed at farm. Irrigation channels layout road, farm / machinery building, boundary wall also constructed.As a result farm productivity increased significantly. Almost 20 % increase in productivity was noticed. Similarly CRC was also developed as per norms for research trials. Post Graduate Students and scientist trials and research are now being carried out successfully.

            ii.      Examination Hall (Gandhi Hall):

Construction of Gandhi Hall facilitated the Examination and events like Convocation, Cultural activities etc. because of which all university level activities are being performed with great ease and comfort. It has facilitated the integrated approach of examination at university level which conserves the involvement of human resource and money. In this year Rs. 24.255 Lakh were used from ICAR development grant for repair and renovation of Gandhi Examination Hall.

Simultaneously during convocation, the security measures are implemented in a fool proof manner and the entire function is performed with highest sanctity and grace. It also saves lot of man power and unnecessary expenditure on tent etc. during repeatedly organized events in all weather conditions. As a result, the quality of the exam and the organized events has been improved.

           iii.      Indoor Sport Facility (Gymnasium):

ICAR development grant enabled us to build and strengthen the Gymnasium which is providing an excellent opportunity to students and faculty to improve their physique, health, peace of mind, attitude and positivity which ultimately improved the environment of education, student behavior and performance. In this regard establishment of Fitness Gym was initiated under the ICAR Development Grant for Strengthening Student's Health, inaugurated by DDG Education Dr. N.S Rathor, & ADG Education Dr. P.S Pandey.

           iv.      Strengthening of Experimental Facilities in Labs:

In order to provide better understanding of various disciplines of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Veterinary Sciences, ICAR development grant has facilitated the strengthening and upgrading of various laboratories with the help of which the faculty is able to provide maximum exposure to students about practical know how and make them skilled. It has motivated the students in appearing and clearing GATE, NET, JRF, SRF and other examinations for higher studies though the process is slow but will get momentum soon.

            v.      Eighteen varieties of different crops have been developed by the university.

           vi.      Seed Production: University produced nucleus, breeder, foundation, certified seed of different varieties of various crops. Such as Wheat, Rice, Pulses, Turmeric, Taramira, TC-Banana etc.

          vii.      Various IPM Modeled were developed by the university to control/management the disease and insect of different crops like: Rice, Pigeon pea, chickpea, tomato, cabbage, mustered etc.

        viii.      Bio Agents: Several bio agents are being produced by the university to facilitate the farming community of this region. The details of the same are given below



Name of Bio agent




3000 Card


Chrysoperla carnea

200000 Card


Beauveria bassiana

2000 Kg



1000 Kg



1000 Kg


Nueciliyar polihidi Virus







50 Kg


           ix.      Establishment of video conferencing as a guest lecture facility via Webinars' inducing a world wide exposure of different universities to the students as well as faculty.

            x.      Video recording of the lecture and uploading the video on YouTube for easy and all time access for the improvement of education quality via smart classes approach.

           xi.      Organization of guest lectures-cum-trainings have been initiated on various aspects like IPM crop production, Plant protection, Horticulture (Fruits, Vegetables, spices, Medicinal, Ornamental and Aromatic Plants)Animal husbandry, Soil conservation etc.

          xii.      For much need entrepreneurship development, vigorous workshop-cum-demonstration of various skill development programs in fish culture, mushroom production, backyard poultry, post harvest management, fruit preservation and processing and organic farming etc. have also been organized.

        xiii.      University is maintaining single entry system and also maintains expenditure register, cash book, grant register.

        xiv.      University has implemented e-payment system to university's employees, contractors and suppliers etc. to make the system more transparent. It has also developed a double entry system in the financial year 2016-2017 as a small step towards digital India.

          xv.      Government eMarket (GeM) eTendering system is also adapted by university to make the procedure fast and error free.


DBT Schemes

National Talent Scholarship-PG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :34


Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :4

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :49



Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology,Meerut
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

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