Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth at Rahuri was established in 1969. It currently comprises 6 colleges. It has an Oilseed Research Station at Jalgaon, Wheat Research Station at Niphad, Sugarcane Research Station at Padegaon, Dryland Research Station at Solapur, Fruit Research Station at Pune and other 15 research stations. The university has developed Shradha and Saburi pearl millet, Yashoda and Mauli sorghum, Vijay, Vishal and Virat chickpea, Phule-Pragati groundnut, Nira sugarcane, Mridula pomegranate, Sai Sarbati lime and many other nationally and internationally popular varieties. It developed Triveni cow, a triple cross of Holstein Friesian, Gir and New Jersey.

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and is the Chairman of Executive Council, who is assisted by four senior-level Directors/ Deans.

The university has excellent network of extension programme in all 10 districts of western Maharashtra region. The university has established ATIC and REC for extension work. Fairs, rallies exhibition, demonstrations and farmers discussion are organized regularly, which help the students to understand the local problems in agriculture.

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