University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore

The Government of India set up Agricultural University Committee in 1961 which was headed by Dr Ralph Cummings of Rockefeller Foundation and gave a favourable report for the formation of Agricultural University at Hebbal. The Government of Mysore headed by Sri S Nijalingappa, CM, in April 1963 decided to establish University of Agricultural Sciences along the lines of Land Grant College system of USA and passes the University of Agricultural Sciences Bill. 

It received the assent of the President of India on 25th May 1963 to become the Law, and the government eventually granted 1300 acres to Gandhi Krishi Vigjana Kendra Campus. 

The University which began its academic activities by offering in degree programs in Agriculture and Veterinary disciplines, gradually added Fisheries Sciences and horticulture too. 

The degree program in Dairy science was added by starting the Dairy Science College, at Hebbal. The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation was created with the commencement of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation. 

The new college of Forestry in Ponnampet, South Kodagu, offered the degree program in Forestry, the new college of Sericulture at Chintamani offered the degree program in Sericulture. The Department of Agricultural Engineering offered the Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering. 

Academic Programs of University of Agricultural Sciences 

Under Graduate Courses

The University offers 8 undergraduate degree programmes in the faculty of Agriculture. These programmes are of 4 years duration, have been spread over at seven different campuses of the university.

GKVK Campus, Bangalore
College of Agriculture
B.Sc (Agri)
B.Sc (Ag.MaCo)
B.Tech (Ag.Engg)

Mandya Campus
College of Agriculture
B.Sc (Agri)

Hassan Campus
College of Agriculture
B.Sc (Agri)
B.Sc (Agri-Bio-Tech)
B.Tech (Food Sc)

College of Sericulture
B.Sc (Seri)

Postgraduate Courses

The Masters degree programmes are offered in the faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Agricultural Marketing Co-operation and Agricutural Engineering. The residential requirement is 2 years for Masters degree programme. The programs offered include:

  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Extension 
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science & Agril.Chemistry
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Horticulture
  • Agronomy
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Crop Physiology
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Seed Science & Technology
  • Floriculture
  • Olericulture
  • Plantation Crops
  • Pomology
  • Sericulture
  • Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
  • Post Harvest Process & Food Engineering
  • Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
  • Agril. Marketing & Cooperation
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Science
  • Agri. Business Management

Master of Business Administration
The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore is an academic partner of the International Academic Post Graduate Program: International Masters in Rural Development (IMRD).

PhD Programs

The Doctoral degree are offered in the faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture.The residential requirement is 3 years for Ph.D program.
  • Argil. Microbiology
  • Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry
  • Argil. Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Argil. Economics
  • Argil. Extension
  • Horticulture
  • Agronomy
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Crop Physiology
  • Sericulture
  • Seed Science & Technology
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Plant Biotechnology

Admission in University of Agricultural Sciences 

The basic eligibility for UG courses is to have passed 10 plus 2. The basic eligibility for PG courses is to have a bachelor’s degree. The basic eligibility for research programs is to have a master’s degree in the relevant field. Admission is done through Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) for Farm Universities in Karnataka. For admission details, click here

University of Agricultural Sciences
GKVK, Bangalore - 560 065.
Phone+91-80-2333 0153 / 2333 0984 

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