ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal:
ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) at Karnal, Haryana is one of the premier Institutes in dairy sector, which has contributed a lot in the growth of dairy industry and played a crucial role in India’s development in milk production with its continuous research. Over ninety six year old NDRI’s lineage goes back to the Imperial Institute for Animal Husbandry & Dairying which was set up in Bangalore in 1923 as a center for dairy education. In its erstwhile form of Imperial Institute in Bangalore, Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi and ‘Bharat Ratna’ Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, were imparted training at the Institute in 1927.
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi:
The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Bacteriology unit was added in 1907. The name of ARI was changed to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and, in 1919 it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).
G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar:
Over five decades ago, in 1960, first agriculture university of the nation, the G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, was established at Pantnagar on the pattern of Land Grant Agriculture Universities of the United States. This was done on the premise that systematic education, research and extension programmes in agriculture.
Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar:
The Haryana Agricultural University came into existence on 2nd February 1970 through the 16th Act of Parliament, i.e., the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act of 1970, to fulfill the mandates of teaching, research and extension of a comprehensive land grant institution. Prior to its becoming a full-fledged university the campus at Hisar was a part of the Punjab Agricultural University. The University received its present nomenclature, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCS HAU), as a result of amendment to the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act (Haryana Amendment) in 1991 which received the assent of the President of India on 8th October 1991.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU):
It is an agricultural university located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and was established in 1971. The university is recognized by UGC and functions in accordance with Tamil Nadu Directorate of Education.
In 1920, the college was affiliated to the University of Madras with the introduction of a three-year degree program. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore was the only institute for agricultural education for the whole of South India, It was established in 1971.
Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering:
Also known as CIAE Bhopal or CIAE ICAR Bhopal is a premier institute of India in the profession of Agricultural Engineering. The institute offers a Doctoral degree in agricultural engineering specialized in Agriculture Processing & Structure and Farm Power and Equipment. Admission to the program is entrance-based. The entrance exam is conducted by the institute itself, application process for which is in online mode.
Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute which was established in the year 1970 works under the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) to encourage students towards research, teaching, and training in Agricultural Statistics, Computer Application, and Bioinformatics.
It is a pioneer institute that was initially a small statistical unit of the then Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. It is approved by ICAR/UGC and offers Ph.D. and M.Sc. courses. The admission process is based upon the ICAR JRF entrance exam.
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT):
It is a State University located in Kochi, Kerala. It was named the University of Cochin in 1971 and reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology in February 1986. CUSAT has been recognized by UGC. It has been approved by AICTE and accredited by NAAC. The university aims at promoting and prosecuting research in applied science, technology, industry, commerce, social science and management for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of society.
The university offers various UG, Integrated, PG, Executive, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate, M.Phil. and PhD courses. Admissions at CUSAT to these courses are conducted every year.
National Centre for Management of Agricultural Extension:
Popularly known as MANAGE was established in 1987 by the Ministry of Agriculture. It is an autonomous institute located in the state of Hyderabad. It is sprawled over an artistically landscaped area of 17 hectares which has beautiful lawns, academic blocks, residential blocks, library, computer centers, and much more other facilities. The Institute provides specializations only in postgraduate diploma courses in agricultural management.
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV):
It was established in the year 1964. It is a public university located in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. JNKVV is approved and accredited UGC. The university is a destination for the students who want to build their future in agriculture and forestry. JNKVV offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programme in specializations like agriculture and forestry.
Punjab Agricultural University:
It was established in 1962. It was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Prime Minister of India in 1963. The university spreads over an area of 494 hectares at Ludhiana with an off-campus area of 1793 hectares. It has four constituent colleges which are, College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, College of Home Science, and College of Basic Science & Humanities, besides PAU Pre-Graduation Institutes of Agriculture at Gurdaspur and Bathinda.