Indian Agricultural Universities Association

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Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur

Name of the University: Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur

Year of Establishment: 1978

Vision :Pursue science for teaching, research and extension which strives for global impact, technology that enables innovation-driven industry and nurture trans-disciplinary leadership thereby catalyzing inclusive economic development for the people of Himachal Pradesh.


  • To create a knowledge society on hill and mountain agriculture
  • To provide access to knowledge and skills in hill and mountain agriculture
  • To ensure wider recognition of university in hill and mountain agricultural education.

Jurisdiction/ area of operation:Entire state of Himachal Pradesh

Educational Programmes offered (PG / UG / Ph. D/Diploma):

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • B.Sc. (Physical Sciences)
  • B.Sc. (Life Sciences)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)

Post Graduate Programmes

  • Masters Programmes
  • Doctoral Programmes

Major Areas of Research:

Research Programme Areas

  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Production
  • Crop Protection
  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Livestock Production System
  • Hill Farm Mechanization
  • Animal Disease Diagnostic and Health Services

Recent Focus on:

  • Organic Agriculture and Natural Farming
  • Agrotechniques for Protected Cultivation
  • Soil Health
  • Rainfed Agriculture
  • Effect of Climate on Agriculture

Highlights of Extension Activities:

(Including Number of KVK,s Training programmes/Certificate Courses, etc.):

Training Programmes

  • Watershed Management
  • Improved Agricultural Technology
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Bee-Keeping
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Vermicomposting
  • Dairy Management
  • Fish Farming
  • Fodder and Pasture Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Post Harvest and Value addition
  • Integrated Agriculture
  • Protected Cultivation and Hydroponics
  • Natural Farming and Organic Agriculture

Strength of the University (Including 5 important achievements):

  • Released 177 improved varieties of different crops and one variety of Poultry
  • Around 800-1000 quintal breeder seed of major crops produced every year and supplied to the State Department of Agriculture for further multiplication and making it available to the farming community
  • Developed 13 improved agricultural tools
  • More than 100 farm technologies recommended to the farmers
  • Five patents granted to the University by the Patent Office, Govt of India.

Niche Area of Excellence (Area in which University is strong)

  • Double Haploidy Breeding
  • Organic Agriculture and Natural Farming
  • Protected Cultivation

Status of Autonomy: Autonomous Status

Funding Support Received (From State and other Agencies ): Year 2021-22

  • Govt. of Himachal Pradesh:12132.01 lakh
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    • 1980.30 lakh (AICRPs)
    • 1488.80 lakh (KVKs)
    • 308.00 lakh (CDA)
    • 550.00 lakh (CAAST/NAHEP)
    • 65.57 lakh (Adhoc Projects-ICAR)
  • Department of Govt. of India and other Agencies
    • 1004.75 lakh
  • Foreign Aided Development Projects: -Nil-
  • Domestic Income980.00 Lakh
  • Faculty Position (As on 31.03.2022):
    • Sanctioned : 383
    • In Position: 243
    • Vacant : 140
  • Students Intake (2021-22):
    • UG: 495 (B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture: 132; B.V.Sc. & A.H.: 66; B.Sc. (Physical Sciences): 66; B.Sc. (Life Sciences): 66; B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science: 66; B.Tech. (Food Technology): 66; B.Sc. (Hospitality and Hotel Administration): 33
    • PG: 262
    • Ph.D: 84

Contact Details

Name of Vice Chancellor : Dr. H.K. Chaudhary
Telephone (Office) : 01894-230521
Telephone (Residence) : 01894-230522
Fax : 01894-230465
Email :
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