Junagadh Agricultural University Junagadh

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Established in 1972, Junagadh Agricultural University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Junagadh (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Gujarat. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 45 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. JAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

Junagadh Agricultural University is an agricultural university at Junagadh in the Indian state of Gujarat. Junagadh Agricultural University offers education in agriculture and allied sciences, i.e., agriculture, agricultural engineering and fisheries. It is among top 10 universities in India for biological research. The teaching in the university consists of four faculties: agriculture, agricultural engineering, fisheries and postgraduate studies. The graduate programmes have an intake capacity of 75 in agriculture, 70 in agricultural engineering and 30 in fisheries faculty. The postgraduate level studies are offered in agriculture and agricultural engineering according to the intake capacity of the various faculties.

There are seven multidisciplinary Main Research Stations; five Main Research Stations for various crops; and eleven sub-Research Stations/Testing Centres for the development of new varieties/hybrids of crops, vegetables and fruits. These centres also work for the development of economical and sustainable production technology packages for newly developed varieties/hybrids with modification every year. The first hybrid bajra and hybrid castor were developed by scientists of this university


The College of Agriculture, Junagadh started in June 1960. The college was affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad until 1967. Affiliation was transferred to Saurashtra University in 1968.

The Gujarat Agricultural University was established in February 1972 but split into four Universities in 2004 (Gujarat Agricultural University Act – 2004). Junagadh Agricultural University is one of them; it started on 1 May 2004.


  • College of Agriculture, Junagadh
  • College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Junagadh
  • College of Fisheries, Veraval
  • College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Junagadh
  • College of Agriculture, Amreli
  • Post Graduate Institute of Agri. Business Management, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Horticulture, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Agro-processing, Junagadh
  • Polytechnic in Agriculture, Dhari
  • Polytechnic in Agricultural Engineering, Targhadia(Rajkot)
  • Polytechnic in Animal Husbandry, Junagadh

Research centres

North West Agro-climatic Zone No. V

  • Agricultural Research Station, Halvad (Dist.: Morbi)

North Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone No. VI

  • Main Dry Farming Research Station, Targhadia (Dist.: Rajkot)
  • Main Pearl Millet Research Station, Jamnagar
  • Agricultural Research Station, Amreli
  • Grassland & Agricultural Research Station, Dhari (Dist.: Amreli)
  • Dry Farming Research Station, Jam Khambhalia (Dist.: Dev Bhumi Dwarka) (It is village of Mr. Aravind Suva)
  • Fisheries Research Station, Okha (Dist.: Dev Bhumi Dwarka)
  • Fisheries Research Station, Sikka (Dist.: Jamnagar)
  • Cotton Research Station, Kukada (Dist.: Surendranagar)
  • Bull Mother Farm, Amreli

South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone No. VII

  • Main Oilseeds Research Station (Groundnut), Junagadh
  • Wheat Research Station, Junagadh
  • Cotton Research Station, Junagadh
  • Castor Research Station, Junagadh
  • Main Sugarcane Research Station, Kodinar (Dist.: Gir Somanath)
  • Pulses Research Station, Junagadh
  • Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh
  • Vegetable Research Station, Junagadh
  • Research, Training & Testing Centre (RTTC), Junagadh
  • Centre of Experimental Research Station, Sagadividi, Junagadh
  • Agriculture Research Station (Fruit Crops), Mahuva (Dist.: Bhavnagar)
  • Inland Fisheries Research Station, Junagadh
  • Oilseeds Research Station, Manavadar (Dist.: Junagadh)
  • Cotton Research Station, Khapat (Dist.: Porbandar)
  • Fruit Research Station, Mangrol (Dist.: Junagadh)
  • Dry Farming Research Station, Ratia (Dist. : Porbandar)
  • Fisheries Research & Training Center, Mahuva (Dist.: Bhavnagar)
  • Agriculture Research Station, Talaja (Dist.: Bhavnagar)
  • Grassland Center, Jonpur (Dist.: Junagadh)
  • Spices Research Station, Junagadh

Bhal & Coastal Agro-climatic Zone No. VIII

  • Dry Farming Research Station, Vallabhipur (Dist.: Bhavnagar)

Extension Education Centres

  • Directorate of Extension Education, Junagadh
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jamnagar
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Targhadia (Rajkot)
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nana Kandhasar
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khapat (Porbandar)
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amreli
 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pipaliya
  • Sardar Smruti Kendra (SSK), Junagadh
  • Agriculture Technology Information Center (ATIC), Junagadh
  • Centre of Communication Net work (COC), Junagadh
  • School of Baking, Junagadh
  • Mali Training Centre, Junagadh



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