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The College of Agriculture, Junagadh started functioning in the month of June, 1960. The college was affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from its inception till the year 1967. Subsequently, on inception of Saurashtra University in 1968 at Rajkot, the affiliation was transferred to it.


Old Agriculture College Building at Sardar Bag

The Gujarat Agricultural University was established in February 1972 with the Statewide mandate for the triple function of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension Education. For strengthening of these activities at regional level, the Gujarat Agricultural University is separated in to four different Agricultural Universities in the State by Gujarat Agricultural University Act-2004. Junagadh Agricultural University is one of them, which came in to existence from 1st May, 2004.

The university represents ten districts viz., Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi historically known as Saurashtra, covering about 32.82 per cent area of the Gujarat State. The region is endowed with 788 kms of sea coast stretching all along from gulf in the north west through the Arabian sea in the South up to the Gulf of Cambay in the east. The university is functioning in a typical Arid and Semi Arid type of climate in the state. Hence, drought, erratic rainfall, low fertility and salinity ingress are the major constraints limiting productivity and prosperity of the agriculture of this region. The major crops grown in the region are oilseeds (groundnut, sesame, castor), cotton, bajra, wheat and spices followed by mango and sapota among fruits. Saurashtra is the home of famous breed of cattle, cow (Gir), buffalo (Jafrabadi), goat (Zalawadi) and horse (Kathi).

Junagadh Agricultural University offers education in agriculture and allied sciences i.e., Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering and Agri Business Management. The post graduate level studies are also offered in agriculture and allied sciences according to the intake capacity of the various faculties.

The College of Agriculture was established in 1960 and the College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology at Junagadh was established in 1984 at the Junagadh. 

The Polytechnic programmes in Horticulture, Agro Processing at Junagadh; Agriculture at Dhari, Halvad and Sidsar;  Agril. Engineering at Targhadia are run by this university. In addition to these Certificate courses on Bakery and Mali trainings at Junagadh are also run by this university. Agro based ITI centres each at Junagadh and Mahuva are also run by this university.

Other amenities like Central Library, 24-hour Internet Connectivity, Sports Complex, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Health Centre etc. are also available at this campus to provide congenial environment to the students for the overall development of their personality.

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

The extension component includes seven Krushi Vigyan Kendras (Jamnagar, Amreli, Targhadia, Khapat, Nana Kandhasar, Pipalia and Morbi), one Sardar Smruti Kendra (Junagadh), Centre of Excellence of Training in Groundnut, Centre of Excellence on Soil-Water Management and a T & V scheme.

For transfer of agriculture and allied technologies, Khedut Shibir, Group Discussion, Farmers Service, Agro-meteorological Advisory Services, Crop Demonstrations, Educational Tours, Seminars, Cattle Camps, Film Shows are also arranged under extension education programmes. More than 648 front line demonstrations were conducted in groundnut, castor, sesamum and pearl millet crops to disseminate the new technologies among the farmers.



કૃષિ મહાવિદ્યાલય, જુનાગઢ કૃષિ યુનિવર્સિટી જુનાગઢનાં કોન્ફરન્સ હોલ ખાતે તા.૦૧-૦૭-૨૦૨૪ નાં રોજ ત્રણ નવા ક્રિમિનલ લો જાગૃતતા કાર્યક્રમનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવેલ.
100% placement of B.Tech (Agril. Engg.) final year students of College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh.
Patent has been granted for an invention entitled Device for Insects Trapping for Managing Insects at JAU, Junagadh.
College of Agril. Engineering and Technology, JAU, Junagadh improved its ranking at National Level, In National Ranking of CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey-2024.
JAU, Junagadh has received Design Patent from the Patent Office, Govt. of India for "Open Core Throat Less Downdraft Biomass Gasifier".
Patent granted for Pomegranate Juice Extractor Machine developed at Processing and Food Engineering Dept., CAET, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh.
રજત જયંતી એવોર્ડ યોજનામાં ભાગ લેવા માટેનું ઉમેદવારી પત્રક "સુક્ષ્મ પિયતપધ્ધતિઓ દ્વારા ખેતીમાં મહતમ ઉત્પાદન વર્ષ ૨૦૨૩-૨૪", સરદાર સ્મૃતિ કેન્દ્ર, જુનાગઢ કૃષિ યુનિવર્સિટી, જૂનાગઢ.
JAU has been awarded 7th rank among all the State Agricultural Universities of India and 2nd rank in State by Educationworld, India Higher Education Ranking 2023-24.
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, JAU, Junagadh improved its ranking at National Level. In National Ranking of CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2022.
In Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) 2021-22 Junagadh Agricultural University got 5th position