Indian Agricultural Universities Association

Member Universities

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur

Name of the University: Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur

Year of Establishment: January 20, 1987

Vision :Sustainable integrated development of agriculture for rural livelihood enhancement, generation of economic growth and opportunities in state of Chhattisgarh.


  • Developing excellent and intellectual human resources for the state and nation.
  • Revolutionize the state agriculture applying need-based and diversified technologies in state.
  • Increasing overall agricultural education status and production and productivity of the state.
  • Fast and sustainable development of agricultural science and technologies.
  • Establishing and advocating new but novel sources of income to the farmer’s community of the state.

Jurisdiction / Area of Operation

  • Entire Chhattisgarh state

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

Major Areas of Research:Agriculture and allied fields.

Highlights of Extension Education Activities (Including Number of KVKs, Training Programmes / Certificate Courses, etc.):

  • Organize regular trainings on the emerging problems of farmers.
  • Conducting On-Farm Trials for refinement of agricultural technologies as per the local situation/needs.
  • Organize Front Line Demonstrations.
  • Technology backstopping through ATIC.
  • OFT & FLD-based recommendations are being made for farmers.
  • Targeting Integrated Farming System Models for future development.
  • Diploma Course (One Year) to agri-input dealers.
  • Documentation & Validation of farmer’s innovations.
  • Conservation of local rice cultures and use of ICT in KVKs.
  • Large scale seed and planting material production in farmers’ field around 23 Krishi Vegan Kendra (KVKs) farms.

Strength of the University (Including 5 important achievements):

  • Providing agricultural education to the highest number of Tribal students in India.
  • One of the largest intake capacity for students as well as tribal students and especial intake for primitive tribal students (two in each College) in the country.
  • Scholarship to all Ph.D. and PG students.
  • Maintenance & evaluation of highest number of germplasm of Rice and Lathyrus in the country (second highest only after international organizations like IRRI and ICARDA). Convergence in a big way to lime departments of state government.

Niche Area of Excellence (Area in which University is Strong):

  • Imparting education to highest number of tribal students.
  • Maintaining & evaluating the highest number of germplasms of rice & Lathyrus in India.

State of Autonomy: Autonomous

Funding support received (From state and other agencies): State/ICAR and others.

Faculty position:

  • Sanctioned:
  • In position:
  • Vacant:

Student intake:

  • UG :
  • PG :
  • Ph. D:

No. of Colleges: 49 (34 Constituent & 15 affiliated)

Contact Details

Name of Vice Chancellor : Dr Girish Chandel
Telephone (Office) : 0771-2443419
Telephone (Residence) :
Fax : 0771- 2442302
Email :
Website :