The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab is one of the State Agricultural Universities in India. It was established in 1962 and is the oldest agricultural university in India after GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. It has a international reputation for excellence in agriculture due the level of awards it has won and achievements made throughout its history, particularly during India's Green revolution. It pioneered the Green Revolution in India in 1960s and is considered as one of the best agricultural universities in Asia. It was bifurcated in 2005 with the formation of Guru Angad Dev veterinary and Animal Sciences University. The reputed Vice-Chancellor Dr.KS Aulakh has recently resigned under dramatic situations, and has been replaced by Dr.MS kang.
It is committed to continue improvement in the productivity and profitability of agriculture and allied sectors through the achievement of the following goals:
* To provide quality education in the areas of agriculture, veterinary science, agricultural engineering and allied fields.
* To undertake basic applied and adaptive research to seek appropriate solutions to emerging problems in agriculture and develop relevant technologies to improve socio-economic conditions of the faring community.
* To develop and effective mechanism for the transfer of technology to the farmers and agricultural organisations through different extension programmes with a view to improve agricultural productivity and economic conditions of rural population.
* To develop appropriate technology for supporting the growth of agro-based industries.
The university facilities includes laboratories, lecture rooms, instructional and research farms, modern instrument farm machinery, transport and library facilities.
The university has a very strong reputation in sports and it & its alumni have won many awards for excellence in sport. The university has facilities for basketball, badminton, cycling, cricket, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, volleyball, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis, weight lifting and Kabbadi. There is also a cycling velodrome, an astroturf field for hockey, and a stadium for various sports.
There is an outdoor theatre for holding cultural activities and a student community center for the conduct of miscellaneous extra curricular activities. Numerous international and Punjabi culture festives have been staged at the university.
There is a faculty of 1250 members at the main campus and at regional research stations.
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has 35 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana