Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
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Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

Established: 1971 Thrissur, Kerala Phone: +91-487-2370034 / 2370432
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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), animal husbandry, forestry and fisheries through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour. It is situated in Vellanikkara near Mannuty in Thrissur District, Kerala, India.

    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.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.

    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)

    === 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

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