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University of Agricultural Sciences


ABOUT US: The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad ( was established on October 1, 1986. Making provisions for imparting education in different branches of  study, particularly agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and animal sciences, forestry, fisheries, agricultural engineering, home economics and other allied sciences. The advancement of learning and research, particularly in agriculture and other allied sciences and undertaking the extension of such sciences to the rural people of the State is the main aim of the University. The University has 8 Colleges, 36 Research Stations, 9 Extension Education Units, 10 KVKs and ATIC. The University caters to the needs of the framing community. Greater diversity exists in soil types, climate, topography cropping and farming situations. Important crops of the region include sorghum, cotton, rice, pulses, chili, sugarcane, groundnut, sunflower, wheat, safflower etc. The region is also known for many horticultural crops.

EDUCATION/ACADEMICS: The University imparts higher education in agriculture and allied sciences for creating and developing human resources in these fields necessary for overall agricultural development of the country, in general, and state, in particular. Under Graduate Programmes are offered in six fields, namely, Agriculture (at Dharwad, Raichur, Bijapur and Bheemarayanagudi), Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation and Agri-Business Management (at Dharwad), Rural Home Science (at Dharwad), Agricultural Engineering (at Raichur), Horticulture (at Arabhavi) and Forestry (at Sirsi).Post Graduate Programmes are offered at Dharwad, Raichur, Bidar, Arabhavi and Sirsi campuses in 31 disciplines for master's degree and in 17 disciplines for doctoral degree.

RESEARCH:  Research needs of the farmers are catered through 36 Agricultural Research Stations spread across diverse agro-ecosystem. Research is going on oilseeds, sorghum, soybean and wheat, Agroforestry, Research on horticultural crops, Animal science research. Improvement in rabi sorghum, bajra and sunflower; soil and water conservation based on farming situation; Farming systems approach for sustainable production in dryland areas; Dryland horticulture, agroforestry and cropping systems. Research on sugarcane, chilli and soybean; Sugarcane based cropping systems; Breeder seed production of sugarcane. Horticulture crops-Grapes, pomegranate, citrus. Rice based cropping systems; evaluation of suitable rice varieties. Research on high yielding varieties resistant to diseases and pests of arecanut and black papper; Standardization of agro techniques for arecanut and pepper. Seed production of major field crops.

EXTENSION: The University has been providing services to the farming community of Northern Karnataka. The mandate of the Directorate of Extension is to undertake front line extension work that would complement and supplement the existing efforts of the line departments of the State. Government and other private as well as voluntary organizations, for this, the University has designed unique extension services through Transfer of Technology Centres, viz., Extension Education Units, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Publication Centre, Staff Training Unit, Bakery Training Unit, Agriculture Technology Information Centre (ATIC) and Kisan Call Centre in addition to Institute Village Linkage Programme. The EEUs are: Dharwad, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hoovinahadagali, Sirsi, Bagalkot, Arabhav, Bheemarayanagudi, Gangavati.

ADDRESS: University of Agricultural Sciences,

                Dharwad-580005, Karnataka

                Tel No.0836-2447783, 9448495300. Fax no. 0836-2448349



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