• Establishment Year

    Just Up

    2004

    age > 10 years

  • university type

    Public

Available University Facilities

  • Hostel

  • Sports

  • Extra - Curricular

  • Library

More about Junagadh Agricultural University

The Junagadh Agricultural University was initially one of the four sub-sections of the Gujarat Agricultural University, and it came into operation in 2004. Before that, it was better known as College of Agriculture which was established in June 1960. Initially, the college was affiliated with Gujarat University till 1967, later on, the inception of Saurashtra University in Rajkot,1968 the affiliation was transferred to it.

The university now provides with under graduate and post graduate courses in different sub-fields of agriculture, such as Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry and Agri Business Management.

The University has its jurisdiction over 11 districts which are listed below; Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Morbi of the Gujarat state. The University has extensions of Krushi Vigyan Kendras as well as other excellence centres.

The amenities such as the central library, 24-hour available Wi-Fi, sports complex, gymnasium, auditorium on-campus contribute to the overall growth of their students.

The University strongly believes in the importance of research projects and their capacity to play leading roles in the overall development of the Nation. Given below is a list of some research projects that have been taken up by students and the University faculty over the years:

Research in Biotechnology

Crop improvement in papaya at Junagadh

Identification and documentation of marine fish biodiversity using mitochondrial DNA bar coding at Veraval

Integrated pest management in seed spices at Junagadh

Conservation of Plant Biodiversity

Strengthening of wheat research

Following Faculties are part of the University:

1. Agriculture

2. Agricultural Engineering and Technology

3. Fisheries

4. Veterinary Science and Animal husbandry

5. P.G. Institute of Agriculture-Business Managment

Available College Facilities

Junagadh Agricultural University offers a number of infrastructural facilities to its students which include a very resourceful library, a number of sports activities for the students to participate in and also various cultural programmes that are frequently organised. All these facilities not only help the students grow academically but also help them become well-rounded individuals. 

Hostel

The University has a hostel facility for its students along with an attached mess. Various hostel facilities exist for the students of different faculties. It has an International hostel for foreign students, Kasturba hostel for the girls of Doctoral degree, Chanakya hostel for PGI ABM, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hostel for Polytechnic in Agro processing, Vikas hostel for Horticulture wing, Mahatma Gandhi hostel for Post Graduates of Agriculture, Zaverchand Meghani Hostel at Dhari, and Biotech Hostel (Old Kisan Ghar) for P.G.(Girls) of Agricultural Biotechnology.

Facilities available in Hostel

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Dormitory
  • AC Rooms
  • Non AC Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafetaria
  • ATM
  • General Store
  • Gym
  • Medical Clinic / Shop
  • CCTV
  • Bookshop
  • Laundry
  • Air Cooler Rooms
  • Power Backup
  • Post Office
  • Parking for Two / Four Wheelers
  • Salon
  • TV Room
  • Photocopy Machines
Sports

The University believes that a sport is an essential part of the overall development of a student’s personality and that a healthy mind can exist only in a healthy body. JAU has a Sports complex which is well equipped with all necessary infrastructural facilities for indoor and outdoor sports.

It has a badminton court, table tennis court, exercise area, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a kho-kho court, two kabaddi grounds, one cricket ground and running tracks.

Facilities available in Sports

  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Badminton Court
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court
Extra - Curricular

The University regularly organises a number of cultural activities all year. Some of these include drama competitions, folk dance competitions, mime and mono-acting competitions, debating events and essay writing competitions, 

Facilities available in Extra - Curricular

  • Theatre
  • Debates
  • Declamations
  • Events Committee
  • Singing Club
  • Dance School
Library

JAU’s library is considered as one of the most important centers of the University, which contains books, periodicals, reports, maps and encyclopedias relevant to the student requirements.

It has a stack room with a capacity of 1.5-lakh books of which around 42,000 are occupied. There are150 Indian & around 42 Foreign journals and 14,000 back volumes. There is a Book Bank facility from which students who are the members of the library can borrow books on rental as deposit per semester, in addition to borrowing facilities from the general collections.

The library also has online access to Journals through Consortiu for e-Resources in Agriculture (Cera), a project by ICAR, New Delhi. It has a Cyberary that is aimed at keeping students abreast of developments in the field of information technology.

Facilities available in Library

  • Number of books
  • Number of online journals
  • Number of magazine subscriptions
  • Computerized library
  • Book bank facility