Education and research in agriculture started in Bangalore with the establishment of College of Experimental Agricultural Station at Hebbal way back in 1899. Mysore Agricultural Residential School was started at Hebbal in 1913. Agricultural College was started at Hebbal in 1946 and a new college building was constructed in 1956.
A proposal for establishment of Agricultural University at Hebbal was submitted in 1961, which was approved in 1963. The University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore was finally established in 1964. The new campus at Gandhi Krishi Vigyana Kendra (GKVK) was inaugurated in 1969.
The University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad was established in the year 1986 to cater to the districts of northern Karnataka region. The jurisdiction of the university at Bangalore was thus reduced to districts of southern Karnataka.
The University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur was established in the year 2008 to cater to the districts of Hyderabad - Karnataka region. The jurisdiction of the university at Dharwad was thus reduced to districts of north western Karnataka.
The university has jurisdiction over colleges in southern districts of Karnataka. There are 6 colleges under the purview of this university.
- College of Agriculture, Bangalore
- College of Agriculture, Shimoga
- College of Agriculture, Mandya
- College of Agriculture, Hassan
- College of Forestry, Ponnampet
- College of Sericulture, Chintamani
The research need of the farmers is taken care through 23 Agricultural Research Stations which have been established at different centres throughout the region.
The complete address of Agricultural University at Bangalore is given below.
- University of Agricultural Sciences
Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Bangalore - 560065,
The university has its own website which contains detailed information about the university.
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