Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University Palanpur

Established in 1972, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Palanpur (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Gujarat. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDASDAUU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDASDAUU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. SDASDAUU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Located at Palanpur town in Banaskantha District of Gujarat, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University is one of the prestigious state agricultural universities in India. The University was established to fulfill the objective of promoting productivity of agriculture through research in agriculture and allied sciences. Gujarat Agricultural University was segregated into four different universities and the one with main campus was named Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University.
Educational Streams
SDAU offers courses in several disciplines related to agricultural sciences with three main functions including education, research and training. The faculties, which run specialized centres, impart undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD level education under semester system.
The university offers a comprehensive educational system for nurturing production of qualified human resource in agriculture and allied fields.  Curriculum of the courses for the degree programs is designed as per the guidelines and norms fixed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Veterinary Council of India. It has also established a Directorate of Research that co-ordinates location specific, strategic and anticipatory research. Directorate of Extension Education functions for dissemination of the findings of research and technical information.
A university library caters to the information needs of both students and staff. It has adequate books, journals, back volumes and related equipments that are needed for the development of human resources. Facilities like CD-ROM, computer with internet access and photocopying are also provided by the library.
Established under Gujarat Act 5 of 2004, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University was set up for the development of agriculture including animal husbandry and allied sciences in the state of Gujarat. It was formed out of Gujarat Agricultural University (established in June, 1972) that was converted into four different universities on 1st May, 2004, by Gujarat Government through Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act 2004.

The Gujarat Agricultural University started functioning in June 1972. It was established with specific mandates of promoting productivity of agriculture by pursuing research in agriculture and allied sciences. The unique feature of the Gujarat Agricultural University was a multi-campus set-up. The other three campuses were at Junagadh, Navsari and Anand.

Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University was founded as one of the prestigious State Agricultural Universities in India.

Since 2004, the GAU was split into four campuses. The Gujarat Agricultural University started functioning with specific mandates for promoting productivity of agriculture through the pursuance of research in agriculture and allied sciences. The Gujarat Agricultural University had 11 constituent colleges faculties which undertook undergraduate and postgraduate teaching under a semester system.

The total number of students graduated from the Gujarat Agricultural University (until 1996) were 8532 in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Renewable Energy & Environmental Engineering , Dairy Science, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture and Forestry, Home Science and Fisheries. 2159 students have obtained Masters, and 393 have acquired their PhD degrees.


Gujarat Agricultural University does not exist any more. The four campuses of Gujarat Agricultural University were converted into four universities on May 1, 2004 by Gujarat Government through the Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act 2004.

The Sardar Krushinagar campus in Dantiwada Taluka (earlier the headquarters of GAU) is known as Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University and has nine colleges:

  • Shri G.N. Patel Dairy Science and Food Technology College
  • C.P. College of Agriculture
  • College of Agriculture at Tharad
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry
  • ASPEE College of Home Science
  • College of Agri-Business Management
  • College of Horticulture
  • College of Basic Science & Humanities
  • College of Renewable Energy & Environmental Engineering

The other agriculture universities which were converted into universities from GAU are Anand Agricultural University, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari and Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh.

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  • Agriculture Faculty
  • Veterinary Science Faculty
  • Home Science Faculty
  • Horticulture Faculty
  • Dairy Science Faculty
  • Agribusiness Management Faculty
Contact Details:
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University,
Palanpur – 385 506

Phone: +91-2742-278222 / 278444
Fax: +91-2742-278261 ,

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