The university established in 1974, has completed four decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.
Global agriculture is at a critical juncture now at the beginning of the new millennium. We are facing several critical challenges including alarmingly increasing world population; incidence of deadly chronic diseases including cancer, AIDS, diabetes, obesity and hypertension; malnutrition; depletion of fossil fuel; genetic erosion of biodiversity; environmental pollution; and drastic effects of global warming and climate change; to name a few. We have to employ several modern c