Anand Agricultural University - History

History

Anand Agricultural University was previously a part of Gujarat Agricultural University, a benchmark project initiated by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and K. M.Munshi by incorporating Krushi-Go-Vidhya Bhavan or the Institute of Agriculture, in 1938. The Institute was popularly known as Khetiwadi, it became part of Gujarat Agricultural University in 1972.

The B. A College of Agriculture, established in 1947, was affiliated to Bombay University until 1956, then with Gujarat University until 1962 and is now linked with Sardar Patel University along with the Sheth M.C College of Dairy Science. In 1972 they became integral institutions of Gujarat Agricultural University along with the Government College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand, which was established in 1964. The College of Agricultural Information Technology and College of Food Processing Technology and Bio Energy was formed in 2009.

The activities of the Anand zone of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University have been transferred to the newly established Anand Agricultural University with effect from 2004 with three colleges - B.A College of Agriculture, the Sheth M.C College of Dairy Science] the Government College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand, 17 Research Stations, 1 Extension Education Institute and 22 Extension Education Centers.

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