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KERALA Kerala Agricultural University
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur (State University)


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Kerala Agricultural University Official logo of Kerala Agricultural University - Kerala
Established in Year: 1972

The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.


History

Deemed to have come into existence on February 24th 1971 by the Act 33 of 1971 of the Kerala State Legislature, entitled 'The Agricultural University Act, 1971', the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) became operational since February 1st 1972 when the then existing two educational and 21 research institutions administered by the Departments of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of the Government of Kerala, were brought under one umbrella for facilitating the sustainable and accelerated development of agriculture in the State.


OUR MISSION

Excellence in Agricultural Education, Research and Extension for Sustainable Agricultural Development and Livelihood security of farming community


OUR GOAL

To Provide human resources, skills and technology required for sustainable development of agriculture, including crop production, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Sciences & Technology, Co-operation, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science and other allied disciplines by integrating education, research and extension.


OUR STRATEGY (Objectives)

The University focuses its strategy on synergizing multi-disciplinary education and strengthening problem-specific research relevant to the state and help building innovative extension systems for sustainable management of natural resources, sustainable agricultural production and overall improvement of rural livelihoods.

To achieve the Mission and Goal, the University propose to adopt the following programmes:

  • Provide quality education in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry including Veterinary and Dairy Sciences, Co-operation, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science and other allied disciplines.

  • Undertake basic, applied and adaptive research to address current and future challenges of farming community and to provide management options relevant to the prevailing agroclimatic and socioeconomic situations

  • Generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable growth of agricultural entrepreneurship and agri-business.

  • Develop innovative extension strategies and formulate effective mechanisms for Transfer of Technology to institutions and farmers for enhanced and sustainable agricultural production leading to improved rural livelihoods.

Locate and protect biodiversity to preserve agro-ecosystem of the state and to document traditional knowledge and technologies.


Mandates

The mandates of the University as defined in `The Agricultural University Act, 1971, are:

  • Making provision for imparting education in different branches of study, particularly in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry including veterinary and dairy science, co-operation, fisheries, forestry, agricultural engineering, home science and other allied branches of learning and scholarship;

  • Furthering the advancement of leadership and prosecution of research, particularly in agriculture and allied sciences;

  • Undertaking an extension education programme; and

  • Such other purposes as the University may from time to time determine.


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UG

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Co-op.,  Banking & Management

  • B.Tech Agrl. Engineering


M.Sc. / Ph.D

  • Agronomy

  • S.S.& Agrl. Chemistry

  • Plant. Breeding & Genetics

  • Agrl. Entomology

  • Plant. Pathology

  • Plant Physiolgy

  • Plant. Biotechnology

  • Agrl. Microbiology

  • Agrl. Extension

  • Agrl. Economics

  • Horticulture

  • Home science

  • Forest Management and Unilization

  • Silviculture and Agroforestry

  • Tree Physiology & Breeding

  • Wood Science

  • Wildlife Sciences


M.Sc.

  • Agr. Statistcis

  • Co-operative Management

  • Rural Banking and Finance Management

  • Rural Marketing Management

  • Development Economics


M. Tech

  • Land and Water Resources & Conservation Engineering

  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

  • Farm Power, Machinery & Energy

  • Post Harvest Technology & Agrl. Processing


M.Sc  (Integrated)

  • Biotechnology

  • Climate Change Adaptations


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Teaching Institutions

  • College of Agriculture, Vellayani P.O., Thiruvananthapuram- 695 522 
    Head of Office : Dean.
    Phone : 0471-2381002 , 2381915
    Email : deanagri (a) kau.in, coavellayani (a) kau.in
  • College of Horticulture, KAU P.O., Thrissur-680 656 
    Head of Office : Associate Dean.
    Phone : 0487-2438301, 2370790, 2370822
    Email : adhort (a) kau.in, cohvka (a) kau.in
  • College of Agriculture, Padannakkad P.O., Kasaragod - 671 328 
    Head of Office : Associate Dean.
    Phone : 0467-2280616, 2282699
    Email : adpad (a) kau.in, coapad (a) kau.in
  • College of Forestry, KAU P.O., Thrissur-680 656 
    Head of Office : Associate Dean.
    Phone : 0487-2438401, 2370050
    Email : adforestry (a) kau.in, cofvka (a) kau.in
  • College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management, KAU. P.O., Thrissur-680 656
    Head of Office : Associate Dean.
    Phone : 0487-2438501, 2370367
    Email : adccbm (a) kau.in, ccbm (a) kau.in
  • Kelappaji College of Agrl. Engineering & Technology, Tavanur, Malappuram- 679 573 
    Head of Office : Dean.
    Phone : 0494-2686009, 2686214
    Email: deanengg (a) kau.in, kcaet (a) kau.in

Research Stations

Northern Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode P.O., Kasaragod- 670 353 
    Head of Office : Associate Director.
    Phone : 0467-2260632, 2260450
    E-mail: adrpil (a) kau.in, rarspil (a) kau.in
  • Pepper Research Station, Panniyur, Kanhirangad P.O., Kannur  - 670 142
    Head of Office : Professor.
    Phone : 0460 - 2227287
    Email: prspanniyur (a) kau.in 

High Range Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad - 673 593 
    Head of Office : Associate Director.
    Phone : 04936-260421, 260777
    Email : adramb (a) kau.in, rarsamb (a) kau.in
  • Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara, Idukki -685 556 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 04868-236263 
    Email : crspam (a) kau.in

Central Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pattambi, Mele Pattambi P.O., Palakkad-679 306 
    Head of Office : Associate Director.
    Phone : 0466-2212228, 2212275
    Email: adrptb (a) kau.in, rarsptb (a) kau.in
  • Banana Research Station, Kannara, Marakkal, Thrissur -680 652 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2699087
    Email : brskannara (a) kau.in
  • Agronomic Research Station, Chalakudy P.O., Thrissur- 680 307 
    Head of Office : Professor.
    Phone : 0480-2702116
    Email : arschalakudy (a) kau.in
  • Cashew Research Station, Madakkathara, Thrissur- 680656 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2370339
    Email : crsmadakkathara (a) kau.in
  • Agricultural Research Station , Anakkayam P.O., Malappuram-676 516 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone :  0483-2864739
    Email : crsanakkayam (a) kau.in
  • Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Research Station, Odakkali, Asamannoor P.O., Ernakulam- 683 549
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0484-2658221
    Email : amprs (a) kau.in
  • Pineapple Research Station, Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam -686 670 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0485-2260832
    Email : prsvazhakulam (a) kau.in
  • Agricultural Research Station, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur- 680 651 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2370726 
    Email : arsmannuthy (a) kau.in
  • Plant Propagation & Nursery Management Unit, KAU P.O., Thrissur-680 656 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2438620, 2371599
    Email : centnursery (a) kau.in

Special Zone of Problem Areas

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom P.O., Kottayam-686 566 
    Head of Office : Associate Director.
    Phone : 0481-2524421
    Email : adrkum (a) kau.in, rarskum (a) kau.in
  • Rice Research Station, Vyttila, Kochi -682 019 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0484-2809963
    Email : rrsvyttila (a) kau.in
  • Rice Research Station , Moncompu, Thekkekara P.O., Alappuzha-688 503 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0477-2702245 
    Email : rrsmoncompu (a) kau.in
  • Agricultural Research Station, Kallungal P.O., Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta - 689102 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0469-2604181
    Email : srsthiruvalla (a) kau.in

Onattukara Zone

  • Onattukara Regional Agricultural Research Station , Kayamkulam P.O., Alappuzha - 690 502 
    Head of Office : Project Director.
    Phone : 0479-2443192
    Email : orars (a) kau.in

Southern Zone

  • NARP(SR), Vellayani P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 522 
    Head of Office : Associate Director.
    Phone : 0471-2383239 
    E-mail: adrvellayani (a) kau.in
  • Cropping Systems Research Centre, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 002 
    Head of Office : Professor.
    Phone : 0471-2343586
    Email : csrc (a) kau.in
  • Coconut Research Station, Balaramapuram P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 509 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0471-2400621
    Email : crsbalaram (a) kau.in
  • Farming Systems Research Station, Sadananthapuram, Kottarakkara -691 550 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0474-2663535
    Email : fsrskottarakkara (a) kau.in

Training & Extension Centres

  • Communication Centre, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur-680651 
    Head of Office : Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2370773
    Email : ccmannuthy (a) kau.in
  • Central Training Institute, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur-680651 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor.
    Phone : 0487-2371104
    Email: cti (a) kau.in
  • Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur - 680651 
    Head of Office : Associate Professor & Special Officer.
    Phone : 0487-2371340
    Email : atic (a) kau.in
  • Information and Sales Centre, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur - 680651
    Head of Office : Officer on Special Duty.
    Phone : 0487-2370540
    Email : atic (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sadananthapuram P.O., Kottarakkara-691 550 
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0474-2454853 
    Email : kvkkollam (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pattambi, Mele Pattambi P.O., Palakkad- 679 306
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0466-2212279
    Email : kvkpalakkad (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ambalavayal P.O., Wayanad- 673 593 
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 04936-260411
    Email : kvkwayanad (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, KAU P.O., Thrissur - 680 656
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0487 - 2375855
    Email : kvkthrissur (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumarakom P.O, Kottayam - 686 566
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0481 - 2529631
    Email : kvkkottayam (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra,  Panniyur, Kanhirangad P.O., Kannur- 670 142
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0460 - 2226087
    Email : kvkkannur (a) kau.in
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tavanur P.O., Malappuram - 679 573
    Head of Office : Program Co-ordinator.
    Phone : 0494 - 2686329
    Email : kvkmalappuram (a) kau.in



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