The lust green JAU, Junagadh
campus famously known as Motibag is situated in the heart of Junagadh city about 5 km from the railway station and 3 kms from
bus station. The JAU, Junagadh campus has total land area 754.62 ha and 2485 ha including 17 sub centers and 1500 manpower
with annual budget around 28.5 crores.
The Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh comprises
north and south Saurashtra Agro climatic regions of Gujarat State and it is situated between 20o30’ - 24o
N latitude and 69o - 72o E longitude. The average annual rainfall of Saurashtra region is about 775.0
mm with a standard deviation of 75.1 mm, whereas,
the average monsoon rainfall of 680 mm with a variability of 61 %. The average rainfall for the months of June, July, August and September are 194, 338,
187 and 105 mm, respectively with their corresponding coefficient of variation of 150, 69, 87 and 84 %, respectively. The monsoon rainfall from June to September is received in 33 rainy days with late
season long dry spell.
The JAU campus has various central facilities like Auditorium,
conference halls, computer cells, community hall, hostels for UG, PG separately for boys and girls, huesthouses, workshop,
greenhouses, observatory, computers linked with VSAT, library, health center, sport complex including gym and residence quarters
for faculty and staff.
The Junagadh Agricultural University undertakes education,
research and extension activities related to agriculture and allied fields.
There are three constituent colleges in Junagadh Agricultural University
College of Agricultural
Engineering & Technology
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology was established in the year 1984 it confers
B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.), M. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) and PhD Degrees. About 422 students received B. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) degree
and about 39 students received M. Tech. (Agri. Engg.) degree in various subjects
viz., Farm Machinery and Power, Agricultural Process and Food Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Renewable Energy Management, Rural Engineering and Extension Education in Agricultural Engineering. The
job avenues for this students are tractor and farm implement industries, drip and sprinkler industries, food processing industries,
watershed development programme apart from research institutions.
College of Fisheries
of Fisheries was started in the year 1991 at Veraval. It confers B. F. Sc. Degree. About 100 students have graduated so far. The students have job opportunities in Government of Gujarat, Fish Processing Industries and in Educational and Research Institutions in Fisheries.
College of Agriculture
College of Agriculture was established in 1960. It confers
B. Sc. Degree in Agriculture and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science,
Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Physiology, Extension, Economics,
Statistics and Bio Chemistry. So far 3059, 709 and 133 students have received
B. Sc. (Agri), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively. Many students received ICAR Scholarship and fellowship from other sources for higher studies in India and abroad.
There are 17 Research Stations engaged in research on crop production, soil water resources, plant protection, agronomy package of practices, animal
husbandry, fisheries, agricultural engineering, economics and biotechnology. After 42 years of rigorous efforts in research
about 712 recommendations were made for the benefit of the farmers and entrepreneurs.
It includes a spectrum of new varieties of groundnut (19), bajra (14), wheat (8),
castor (6), pulses and vegetables etc.
About 585 research papers have been published
in national and international journals. About 80 extension and 42 technical bulletins were published on various areas of basic
and applied research as well as on technologies developed. During the last 5 years, 45 research papers were presented in the
international seminars and 24 national level seminars/ symposia were organized. Our teachers and researchers were sent to various trainings (53) and workshops (93). A few of the Scientists won national and
international awards (10). Some of the faculty members (12) went abroad for interaction with Scientists and Farmers.
The first hybrid barja and hybrid castor were developed
by scientists of this University.
Three Agricultural Schools offer diploma courses. The certificate courses are also run by Bakery School and Mali (Gardener) Training
Centre. A total of 2266 students
have passed out of the Agriculture Schools while 613 people have completed the 20 weeks Bakery training programme. More than 3800 people have attended the one week courses in bakery.
About 227 people underwent Livestock Inspector Training. The Sardar Smruti
Kendra, the Extension Training Centre and The Centre of Excellence for Training in Oilseeds at Junagadh and Krushi Vigyan
Kendra at Targadhia and Jamnagar are active in dissemination of information on recommendations and agro-technologies for farmers,
farm women, Government Officers
of the Department of Agricultural and Research and Extension staff of other institutes.
Pre-seasonal short term training and bimonthly workshops organized under T & V Programme have been fruitful in
transferring production technologies. Relevant literature have been published
in the form of 381 monographs and news letters.