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Kerala Agricultural University

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Type  Public
Chancellor  Governor of Kerala
Acronym  KAU
Founded  24 February 1971
Established  1971
Vice-Chancellor  Dr. P. Rajendran
Phone  0487 243 8011
Kerala Agricultural University
Location  Thrissur City, Kerala, India
Address  KAU Main Campus, KAU P.O. Vellanikkara, NH - 47, Thrissur, Kerala 680656
Similar  Acharya N G Ranga Agricultur, Kerala Veterinary and Anim, Cochin University of Scienc, Kelappaji College of Agricultur, Anand Agricultural University

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Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) 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), forestry and fisheries through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour. It is situated in Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala.


Dr. P. Rajendran is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. P.V. Balachandran is the Registrar (i/c)

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Faculty of Agriculture

Courses offered:

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Ag.
  • M.Sc.(Ag.)
  • M.Sc.(Hort.)
  • M.Sc.(Food Sci. & Nutrition.) and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.(FS & N)
  • M.Sc.(Ag. Stat.)- Not offered from 2011 due to the absence of qualified faculty members
  • M. Sc. Ag Biotech and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. (Integrated) Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. (Integrated) Climate Change Adaptation
  • B.Sc. Hons(C&B)
  • M.Sc. (C&B), Ph.D.
  • MBA in Agri Business Management
  • PhD (Agriculture-various disciplines)
  • Faculty of Forestry

    Courses offered:

  • B.Sc. (Forestry)
  • M.Sc. (Forestry)
  • PhD (Forestry)
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

    Courses offered:

  • B.Tech.(Agrl.Engg.)
  • M.Tech.(Agrl. Engg.)
  • Faculty of Fisheries

    Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KUFOS

    The Governor of Kerala and Chancellor of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has accorded assent to the proposal to establish a full-fledged Faculty of Forestry at Vellanikkara. Forestry will be the third faculty under KAU after Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. Two other faculties, viz. Veterinary and Fisheries were delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate Universities.

    Forestry and Horticulture

  • College of Forestry, Vellanikkara, Thrissur
  • College of Horticulture,Vellanikkara Thrissur
  • College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  • College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, Kasaragod
  • Management

  • College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management, KAU Campus, Thrissur
  • Climate Studies

  • Academy of climate change education and research, Vellanikkara, Thrissur
  • Agricultural Engineering & Technology

  • Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Tavanur, Malappuram
  • Veterinary and Animal Science

    Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KVASU

  • College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Pookkot, Wayanad
  • College of Fisheries, Panangad, Ernakulam (Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies)
  • Research Stations

    Northern Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode, Kasaragod
  • Pepper Research Station, Panniyur, Kanhirangad, Kannur
  • High Range Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad
  • Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara, Idukki
  • Central Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pattambi, Palakkad
  • Banana Research Station, Kannara, Thrissur
  • Agronomic Research Station, Chalakudy, Thrissur
  • Cashew Research Station, Madakkathara, Thrissur
  • Cashew Research Station, Anakkayam, Malappuram
  • Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Research Station, Odakkali, Ernakulam
  • Pineapple Research Station, Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam
  • Agricultural Research Station, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • Plant Propagation & Nursery Management Unit, KAU Campus, Thrissur
  • Special Zone of Problem Areas

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom, Kottayam
  • Rice Research Station, Vyttila, Kochi
  • Rice Research Station, Moncombu, Alappuzha
  • Sugarcane Res.Station, Pulikeezhu, Pathanamthitta
  • Agricultural Drainage Scheme, Karumady, Alappuzha
  • Onattukara Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kayamkulam, Alappuzha
  • Southern Zone

  • Regional Agricultural Research Station, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Cropping Systems Research Centre, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Coconut Research Station, Balaramapuram, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Farming Systems Research Station, Sadanandapuram, Kottarakkara, Kollam
  • Soil Conservation Research Centre, Konni, Pathanamthitta
  • Training & Extension Centres

  • Communication Centre, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • Central Training Institute, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • Information and Sales Centre, Mannuthy, Thrissur
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sadananthapuram, Kollam
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pattambi, Palakkad
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ambalavayal, Wayanad
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, KAU Campus, Thrissur
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumarakom, Kottayam
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kannur (Conducted and hosted first Farmers' Science Congress). The Kendra has a subsurface dyke in its farm as part of the rainwater harvesting demonstration unit. The kendra has pioneered a new branch of agricultural extension called Creative Extension
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra Malappuram, Tavanur, Malappuram
  • Research Centres

    Delinked from KAU in 2010 to form separate University-KVASU [6]

  • Livestock Research Cetre, Thiruvazhamkunnu
  • References

    Kerala Agricultural University Wikipedia