Indian Agricultural Universities Association

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Agriculture University, Kota (Rajasthan)



Name of the University: Agriculture University, Kota (Rajasthan)

Year of Establishment: September 14, 2013

    Vision:
  • Agriculturally Prosperous Rajasthan & India
  • Attaining new heights in agriculture education, research and extension, shaping university into a premier institution for creation of agriculture wealth ensuring food and nutritional security.
    Mission:
  • The mission of Agriculture University, Kota is to foster excellence in teaching, research, and extension education for subjects of agriculture and allied sciences and there by develop competent and skilled human resource and innovative technologies and disseminations of the knowledge to serve the farming community with the motto of making Rajasthan & India agriculturally prosperous.
    Objectives:
  • Making provision for imparting education in different branches of study, particularly agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, agriculture engineering, food processing agribusiness management, home and allied branches of learning and provision of scholarship.
  • Furthering and advancement of learning and conducting of research, particularly in agriculture and other allied science.
  • Undertaking the extension education of such sciences and technologies specially for upliftment of the rural people of the state.
    Jurisdiction / Area of Operation:
  • The jurisdiction of Agriculture University, Kota is spread over in six districts of south east and eastern Rajasthan namely Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar, SawaiMadhopur andKarauli. It accounts for 9.98 % geographically area, 12.67% total human population, 9.4% livestock population, 31.95% forest area and 20.6 % net sown area of the state.

Educational Programmes offered (PG / UG / Polytechnic):

There are three constituent colleges of university offering the following UG, PG & Ph.D. programs

1. College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalawar

    UG Programs
  1. i. B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture.
  2. ii. B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry.
    PG Programs
  1. i. M.Sc. (Horticulture) Fruit Science
  2. ii. M.Sc. (Horticulture) Vegetable Science
  3. iii. M.Sc. (Horticulture) Floriculture and Land Scaping
  4. iv. M.Sc. (Horticulture) Post Harvest Technology
  5. v. M.Sc. (Forestry) Silviculture and Agroforestry
  6. vi. M.Sc. (Forestry) Wildlife Sciences
  7. vii. M.Sc. (Forestry) Forest Product and Utilization
  8. viii.M.Sc. (Forestry) Forest Biology and tree improvement
    Ph.D.Programs:
  1. i. Ph.D.(Horticulture)Fruit Science
  2. ii. Ph.D. (Forestry) Silviculture and Agroforestry

2. College of Agriculture, Kota

    UG Programs:
  1. i. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
    PG Programs:
  1. i. M.Sc. (Agriculture) Agronomy
  2. ii. M.Sc. (Agriculture) Genetics & Plant Breeding
  3. iii.M.Sc. (Agriculture) Horticulture
  4. iv. M.Sc. (Agriculture) Plant Pathology
  5. v. M.Sc. (Agriculture) Soil Science & AgriculturalChemistry
  6. vi. M.Sc. (Agriculture) Extension education and communication
    Ph.D.Programs:
  1. i. Ph.D. (Agronomy)
  2. ii. Ph.D.(Genetics & Plant Breeding)
  3. iii.Ph.D.(Horticulture)

3. College of Agriculture Hindoli(Bundi)

    UG Programs:
  1. i. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Remarks :Government of Rajasthan sanctioned six new agriculture colleges in 2022-23at Baran, Shahbad in Baran district, Karauli, Todabhim in Karauli district & Sawai Madhopur, Khandar in Sawai Madhopur district.

Major Area of Research:

    MANDATE
  1. To plan, coordinate and monitor the need-based research in agriculture and allied sciences.
  2. To develop appropriate technologies for sustainable agriculture in the region and state.
  3. To coordinate and monitor the seed production programme.
  4. To develop linkages with national and international organizations for research.
  5. To strengthen the research capabilities of Research Stations.
  6. To extend consultancy and expertise for the stakeholders.
Ongoing Research Projects No.
ICAR - AICRPs ( Rice, Soybean, MULLaRP, Chickpea, Rapeseed & Mustard, Pigeonpea, Potato, Sugarcane, Linseed, IWM, Honey bees & pollinators, NSPBSP, IFS, AZF) 14
ICAR- Voluntary Centres(Seed Spices, Maize, Dry Land Agriculture, Arid legumes, GKMS, Wheat & Barley, MIDH) 7
Neonicotinoids Project (ICAR) 1
RKVY (GOI + State Govt) 9
ATMA (State Govt) 1
BRNS (BARC) 1
Seed project (ICAR) 1
Oilseed hub (Soybean) (ICAR) 1
Sponsored Testing projects 73
Total 108

Live Units and Laboratories at Research Station

Model Unit Under MPKSP :

Organic and Natural Farming Model Unit was established under Maharshi Parashar Krishi SodhPeeth (MPKSP) at Agricultural Research Station, Kota since 2018. Different formulations on natural farming, liquid manure and bio pesticides i.e. Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Ganjeevamrit, Vermiwash, Neem extract, Butter milk, Bramastra, Neemastra and Aganistra are being prepared and used in ongoing field experiments on development of organic farming modules for major field crops of Hadoti region in 3.0 ha. Organic certificate has been received in 2017-18.

Apiary and Honey Bee Processing Unit

Under RKVY project, Honey bee colonies are being maintained for demonstration, training programmes, honey production,pollination and other experiments related to the honey bees. 2240 kg honey produced by the unit and 16102 kg honey of farmers processed with no loss no profit basis.

    Phytosanitary Laboratory
  1. This lab has been established in the year 2007-08 with financial support of NHM and RKVY. Phytosanitary Laboratory is facilitated with analyses of agro-commodities for issuing phytosanitary certificates. It is well equipped with sophisticated instruments like HPLC with GPC, Gas Chromatographer with MS, PC controlled–UV Spectrophotometer, Digital X-ray Scanner, Real Time PCR and Stereomicroscope & Compound Research Microscope, etc..Phytosanitation certificatesare being issued.
  2. During the last five years, 435 samples of different agricultural commodities including seeds of different crops etc. received from Government office and other agencies diagnosed.
  3. Pesticide residue analysis of soil, plants, grains/fruits have done.
  4. Total 13 different sponsored projects on pesticide residue analysis were completed on vegetables, soybean, groundnut &urdbean and other crops, soil, straw and grains.
  5. Soil & Water Analysis Lab
  6. A soil testing laboratory at ARS, Kota is functioning for analysis of soil, water and plant samples of field experiments and farmers samples. The lab is well equipped with advanced modern instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Nitrogen Analyzer, Ion Analyzer, UV- VIS Spectrophotometer and flame Photometer etc.
  7. Total of 14487 soil & water samples of research stations aswell as farmers field were received and analyzed for 10 different parameters. Total 28860 soil health cards were issued to the farmers.
    Plant Health Clinic
  1. Established under RKVY for diagnosis of plant samples and provide quick advisory service to the farmers.
  2. Crops, soil Samples received from the farmers and provided time to time suitable advise to the farmers.
    Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) Agrometeorology
  1. Agromet Advisories are prepared and disseminated to the farmers trough variuos mode, local daily news papers, Akaswani and mkisan portal.
  2. The mkisan portal sends, SMS to farmers and total number of SMS benefitted farmers of the Zone are 3,13,293.
  3. Based on the weather data 2 advisories per week (104/Year) issued. Emergency agro advisories are also issued prior to occurrence of natural calamities.
Integrated Farming System Unit

Integrated farming system for 1 ha. area to meet the food, nutrition requirement of family & for more remuneration has been developed at ARS, Kota.

    Varieties Developed
  1. Soyabean : Kota Soya 1 (RKS 113 )Year : 2016 (CVRC)
  2. Field Pea : Kota Matar 1 (KPF 101) Year : 2019 (SVRC)
  3. Chickpea : Kota Desi Chana- 1(RKG 13-515) Year : 2019 (SVRC)
  4. Chickpea : Kota Kabuli Chana -1(RKGK13-271) Year : 2019 (SVRC
  5. Urdbean : Kota Urd 3 (KPU 524-65)Year : 2019 (SVRC)
  6. Urdbean : Kota Urd 4 (KPU 12-1735) Year : 2020 (CVRC)
  7. Lentil : Koata Masoor 2 (RKL 14-20)Year : 2016 (CVRC)
  8. Lentil : Koata Masoor 3 (RKL 605-03)Year : 2019 (CVRC)
  9. Linseed : Kota Barani Alsi5(RL 29005) Year : 2019 (SVRC)
  10. Linseed : Kota Barani Alsi 6 (RL 13165) Year : 2020 (CVRC)
Technologies Developed

60 crop production and protection technologies and 27 horticultural technologies for Zone-V &IIIb of Rajasthan have been developed & described as follow.

Year Name of the crop No. of Technologies
2016-17 Rice, soybean, cauliflower, wheat, potato, lentil, fieldpea, sugarcane, mustard, coriander, chilli, guava 18
2017-18 Urdbean, moongbean, soybean, rice, okra, honeybee, wheat, field pea, sugarcane, IFS, coriander, potato, tomato, chilli 17
2018-19 Soybean, rice, urdbean, moongbean, arhar, chickpea, lentil, garlic, honeybee, ryegrass, potato, tomato, onion, orange, papaya 24
2019-20 Soybean, urdbean, pigeonpea, maize, rice, crop residue management, chickpea, lentil, field pea, water management (turmeric, kalongi, wheat, clusterbean, chickpea), sugarcane, IFS, garlic, onion, citrus) 21
2020-21 Moongbean, colocasia, mustard, intercropping, wheat, ryegrass, tomato, fenugreek, coriander, pomegranate 11

Extension Education Activities:

Highlights of Extension Education Activities –
    Introduction and Objectives
  • The Directorate is entrusted with the responsibility of promoting agriculture development in the service area through quick transfer of technology by providing trainings, advisories and farm information to extension functionaries as well as farmers.
  • Directorate provides guidelines, mentor, and monitor and evaluate the extension programs of KVKs functioning under the University
  • The directorate has a dedicated team of multi- disciplinary scientists who work in participatory mode with teachers, scientists, and officers of the line Departments for the development of farming society with following
      broad objectives:
    • Capacity building of extension functionaries,
    • Skill development of farmers, farm women and unemployed rural youth,
    • Assessment and refinement of latest agri- techniques for their wider adoption,
    • Providing farm information through print, electronic and social media.
    Agriculture Technology Management and Quality Improvement Centre (ATMQIC)
  • Single Window Delivery System to meet the requirement of farmers with respect to latest technologies, seed and planting material, diagnostic facilities, literature and training through incorporation of ICT.
  • The ATMQIC is facilitated with hi-tech training hall with video conferencing facilities, Kisan Call center with ICT enabled educational kit and ICT lab to fulfil above purpose.
    Facilities available at ATMQIC
  • Video conferencing hall with a capacity of 100 participants
  • ICT lab equipped with smart class room
  • Small (smart) class room a capacity of 20 participants
  • Kisan call centre (0744-2662700)
  • Agriculture education museum
  • Audio-visual room
  • Meeting room with capacity of 25 participants
  • Server room to control networking connectivity in ATMQIC building

Publications of DEE

Krishi Panchang Publication: - With the incorporation of the information of university, packages of practices of various crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock, every year „Krishi Panchang” is being published and disseminate among the farming community. In which, all the important practices written on every month for helping the farmers/farmwomen.

Abhinav Krishi Publication: - For dissemination of various techniques from leading institutes of the country, a quarterly magazine 'Abhinav Krishi' is being published by Directorate of Extension Education, incorporating articles from scientists of the agricultural institutes

The Directorate of Extension Education is the chief nodal agency function through its subunits i.e., six Krishi Vigyan Kendras namely Kota, Bundi, Anta (Baran), Jhalawar, Hindaun (Karauli) and Sawai Madhopur in the jurisdiction area of AU, Kota.

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRAS

Vision, Mission & Mandates

Vision: Science and technology-led growth leading to enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture

Mission: Farmer-centric growth in agriculture and allied sectors through application of appropriate technologies in specific agro- ecosystem perspective

Mandate: Technology assessment and demonstration for its application and capacity development

    Activities: To achieve the mandates effectively, following activities are envisaged by KVKs
  • On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Organize Frontline Demonstrations to establish production potential of the technologies on the farmers‟ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as knowledge and resource centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest of farmers
    Projects handled during 2016-17 to 2020-21
  1. Skill empowerment of women in dairy cattle management through adoption of improved livestock production techniques in Kota district of Rajasthan (RKVY). Duration 2014-18. Outlay- 275.76 Lakh.
  2. Processing & value addition of seasonal foods for maximum profitability and income generation among rural youth of south east Rajasthan (RKVY). Duration 2014-19. Outlay- 142.97 Lakh.
  3. National innovations in climate resilient agriculture (ICAR) Duration 2015-20. Outlay- 47.88 Lakh.
  4. Seed-hub for increasing indigenous production of pulses (ICAR) at KVK, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar. Duration 2016-19. Outlay- 450.00 Lakh.
  5. Establishment of excellence center for enhancement of productivity and value addition of garlic in south-east Rajasthan at KVK, Anta. Duration 2016-20. Outlay- 257.00 Lakh.
  6. Strengthening of infrastructure facilities at KVKs for increasing seed production (RKVY). Duration 2016-21. Outlay- 511.00 Lakh.
  7. Establishment of (ATMQIC) “Agriculture Technology and Management Quality Improvement Centre” (RKVY). Duration 2017-22. Outlay- 292.70 Lakh.
  8. Standardization of crop geometry for enhancing quality tonnage and yield of annual and perennial drumstick in Kota district (RKVY). Duration 2017-21 Outlay- 47.28 Lakh.
  9. Establishment of Sirohi goat demonstration unit for raising income and skill development of rural youth of south eastern Rajasthan (RKVY). Duration 2017-21 Outlay- 186.34 Lakh.
  10. Seed-hub for increasing indigenous production of oilseeds (mustard) (ICAR). Duration 2018-21 Outlay- 150.00 Lakh.
  11. Establishment of common incubation Centre at KVK for processing of coriander, garlic and bakery products (MoFPI). Duration 2021-23 Outlay- 300.39 Lakh
Total =2661.32 Lakh.
    Implementation of National Initiatives
  • District Agro-Metrological Units (DAMUs)
  • Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA)
  • National Innovation on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)
  • Pramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY)
  • Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA)
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan
  • Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav
  • Diploma in Agriculture Extension Services for input dealers (DAESI)
  • Doubling Farmer income
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Aspirational District Programme
  • Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)
    Model Demonstration Units at KVKs
  • 1. Model Dairy Unit: Gir Cow
  • 2. Sirohi goat rearing unit
  • 3. Poultry Unit
  • 4. Model Food Processing and Value Addition Unit
  • 5. Cryogenic grinding unit
  • 6. Vermi Compost Unit
  • 7. Trichoderma Unit
  • 8. Nursery Unit
  • 9. Hydroponic Unit
  • 10. Mother Orchards
  • 11. Poly house& Shed Net House
  • 12. Azolla Production unit
  • 13. Napier Grass Production unit
  • 14. Beekeeping Unit
  • 15. Mineral mixture unit
  • 16. Mushroom Unit
  • 17. Crop technology park

Innovation and Best Practices

    1. Low cost garlic storage structure
  • Under the RKVY funded, Garlic Excellence Centre‟ project, a low cost thatched roof bamboo garlic storage structure costing only Rs.1.0 lakh was developed at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Anta, Baran.
  • The structure made from the bamboo sticks with cemented floor measures 15‟ (w) X 30‟ (l) X 12‟ (h) in size with the capacity of storing 10 tonnes of garlic
    2. Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) Technology
  • Direct sown paddy by tractor drawn seed drill was promoted for reduction in cost of cultivation and enhancing water saving.
  • About 20-25 per cent area under paddy cultivation is diverted to DSR technology in Bundi district

3. Promotion of Farmers Producers’ Organization (FPO) KVK, Bundi promoted FPO namely Kurel Kisan Producer Company Ltd., village Jakhana with the financial support of NABARD.

FPO is having 805 members and is working in the trade of fertilizer, seed, pesticides, animal feed, milk products, etc. with annual turnover of Rs. 1.47 Crores.

4. Food processing and value addition A model food processing and value addition unit has been established and trained 750 rural youth out of which 160 youths have started their own entrepreneurial unit in Soya paneer, Anola products, Garlic products, Pickles, Juices etc.

5. Promotion of Organic farming KVK Jhalawar has promoted organic cultivation of cereals and spices in the district which resulted in increase in area to 6250 ha covering 2320 farmers. One farmer namely Sh. Hukum Chand Patidar received the Padam Shri award.

6. Incubation centre Recently an incubation centre Processing of coriander, garlic and bakery products has been sanction to KVK, Kota by Ministry of food processing, Govt. of India, New Delhi

    Awards & Recognitions
  • i. KVK, Anta, Kota and Bundi were awarded with Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar - Zone II for the 2012, 2016-17 and 2018, respectively.
  • ii. KVK Jhalawar Honoured with innovative agriculture award conferred by Dhanuka Agritech Limited for institution north zone for save water and rain water harvesting innovations on 9th January, 2020.
  • iii. KVK, Kota received Krishi Vigyan Kendra cash less award of Rs. One lac from ICAR, New Delhi
  • iv. Sh. Hukum Chand Patidar, Village – Manpura, promoted by KVK, Jhalawar received Padm Shri award from Honble" President of India on 16th March 2019 at New Delhi
  • v. Sh. Abney Hasan Rani Barod (Anta) received Jagjeevan Ram Abhinav Krishak Puruskar2018 conferred by ICAR and received cash amount Rs. 0.50 lakh
  • vi. Sh. Shobhag Mal Meena, promoted by KVK, Bundi obtained Dhanuka innovative agriculture award in the category of “save water and rain water harvesting” on 9th January 2020
  • vii. Shrikisan Suman from Girdharpura , Kota (Raj.) promoted by KVK, Kota recievedJagjheevan Ram Abhinav Kisan Puraskar- 2015 by ICAR-New Delhi
  • viii. Shrikisan Suman from Girdharpura , Kota (Raj.) promoted by KVK, Kota received Mahindra Samiradhi Puraskar-2018
  • ix. Sh. Poonam Chand Patidar, Progressive Farmer of KVK, Jhalawar obtained Jag Jeevan Ram Abhinav Purskaar 2016-17 from ICAR for innovation in agriculture.
  • x. Mrs. Soniya Jain of Jhalawar District got Padma award on International Women‟s Day from ICAR for Integrated Farming System (8 March, 2021)..
    Strength of the University:
  • i. University has unique Mechanized Agriculture Farm having area of 485 ha which is the biggest farm of SAUs of Rajasthan meant for seed production. The University is producing about 15000 quintal quality seed every year.
  • ii. Congenial climatefor Paddy, Soyabean, Mandarin, Fenugreek, Coriander, Garlic and other crops.
  • iii. University has accredited by Indian Council of Agriculture Research for five years from the academic session April 2021 to March, 2026.
    Niche Area of Excellence (Area in which University is strong):
  • i. Seed production of cereals, spices specially export zone for coriander.
  • ii. Protected cultivation of high value horticultural crops viz; Strawberry, Brahami& lettuce
  • iii. Bee keeping /Honey Production.
  • iv. Processing and value addition ofAgriculture Products.
  • v. Skill development programmes for honey production & processing, processing and value addition of agriculture product, dairy and live stock management etc.

Status of Autonomy: State Agriculture University(fully autonomous)

Funding support received (From state and other agencies) 2020-21:

State :2505.00 ICAR:1720.00

Others : 1854.31

Total :6079.31 (Rs. in Lakhs)

Faculty position:

Sanctioned : 220

In position: 93

Vacant:127

Student intake:

    UG:
  • COA Kota : 66
  • COA Hindoli : 60
    CHF:127
  • Horticulture : 61
  • Forestry : 66
  • Total : 253PG:
  • COA Kota : 26
  • CHF 35
  • Total : 61 Ph.D.:
  • COA : 06
  • CHF : 05
  • Total : 11

Contact Details Name of Vice Chancellor : Prof. (Dr.) D.C. Joshi
Telephone (Office) : 0744-2321204
Telephone (Residence) : 0744-2331205
Fax : 0744-2321203
Email : vcaukota@gmail.com
vc@aukota.org
Website : www.aukota.org