Indian Agricultural Universities Association

Member Universities

Navsari Agricultural University

As a consequence of the division of Gujarat Agricultural University into four new Universities, the Navsari Agricultural University has been formed on 1-5-2005. NAU encompasses the districts of Valsad, Navsari, Dang, Surat, Bharuch and Narmada of south Gujarat. The University provides education upto the Ph.D level in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry. The University has research schemes spread over 13 centres in different Agro-climate zones, Emphasis is given to varietals improvement programme in rice, Sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, pigeon pea, mango and hill millet crops. Important areas of concern are soil reclamation through drainage management and post harvest technology in mango, sapota and vegetables. Its objectives are to teach and train students in agriculture and allied sciences and to conduct research and seek solutions to emerging problems in Agriculture, Horticulture, forestry, and veterinary sciences. It also aims to transfer new technology to farmers and agricultural organizations through extension education and to provide diverse technical services in agricultural and allied fields.

NAU has 243 projects on hand including state plan and non-plan, ICAR projects/ Schemes and those from other agencies. It has infrastructure facilities such as library, computer net working, gym, playground, bank and post office. It also has a primary school and fair price shop.

The university has education centers falling in its jurisdiction imparting education and training in various fields related to agricultural education viz. Horticulture, forestry, live stock inspection, baking and gardening among others. It has a staff strength of 1091 employees looking after the numerous aspects of education in agriculture and allied fields in research and extension education.

Dr. R. P. S. Ahlawat, a renowned Agronomists the first Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The address of the University is:

Navsari  Agricultural University
Navsari: 396450
Phone: 02637-283869
Telefax: 02637 - 283794,282856