Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, is a public university in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India specializing in the field of agriculture. It is recognized and accredited by University Grants Commission.
The university is mainly divided into two separate divisions:
* Faculty of Agriculture
1. Department of Forestry
2. Department of Agriculture
Government of India with the assistance of the State Government established the biggest multi campus university at Jabalpur, in the heart of India, named after the architect of modern India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru based on the recommendations of Radhakrishnan commission (1949) on the concept of establishment of Agricultural University. An approach was envisaged to narrow down the gap between the experts and farmers through Joint Indo-American Team on Agricultural Research and Education in 1954-55 and 1959-60 on the patterns of Land Grant Colleges of USA. On October 2, 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) was inaugurated by the then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smt. Indira Gandhi.
The Central Administrative Offices of the University are located about 7 km North of Jabalpur town on the National Highway No. 7. Under an act of Madhya Pradesh Legislature passed in 1963, six Government Colleges of Agriculture and two Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and 26 Research Stations formed the University.
The University had to part with the creation of a sister universities Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) at Raipur in 1987, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior in 2008 and Madhya Pradesh Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur in 2009.
The area under the University jurisdiction contains alluvial, deep black, medium black, shallow and light black, mixed red and black, mixed red and yellow and skeletal or gravelly soil. It is low to medium in available nitrogen and phosphorus, and medium to high in available potassium.
JNKVV has produced competent human resource for managing the activities of agriculture and allied sectors and also played a pivotal role in the growth and development of agriculture and live stock production in the state. Need based research and its rapid dissemination in all the part have led to several unproved technologies which over the year are visible in terms of increased production and productivity of crops, egg, milk and meat on sustainable manner. Research on dryland agriculture production system render sustainability to productivity and insured efficient use of natural resources. The State ranks first in pulses, second in oilseeds and third in cereal production at the national level. The State contribution to the national food basket is about 10%.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur