Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), formerly Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU), is an agricultural university at Parbhani in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was established on 18 May 1972, sitting on land donated by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad-Mir Osman Ali Khan .[1] The objectives of the university are education in agriculture and allied sciences, research based on regional needs and facilitate technology transfer, etc. It is the only agricultural university in India where all the branches of Agricultural Sciences are taught. It is named after former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vasantrao Naik.

Funded and regulated by the ICAR, Government of India.

Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth
ChancellorGovernor of Maharashtra
Vice-ChancellorDr. Ashok S. Dhawan
Former NameMarathwada Agricultural University
AffiliationsICAR, UGC, AIU, NAAC


The foundation of agricultural research in Parbhani was laid by the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad with the commencement of the Main Experimental Farm in 1918. Though during Nizam's rule agricultural education was available only at Hyderabad but crop research centers for sorghum, cotton, fruits existed in the region. After independence, the first college of Agriculture was established in Parbhani in 1956 by Hyderabad State government just before State reorganization. Lastly on 18 May 1972, university was established.[1]


As of 2014, the university has 12 constituent colleges and 32 affiliated colleges, with a total intake of 4175 students. constituent colleges have undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses, while affiliated colleges have only undergraduate studied. The university also has 9 constituent agriculture schools and 53 affiliated ones, with a total intake of 3270 students.[2]

Constituent colleges

The constituent colleges are:[2]

  1. College of Agriculture, Parbhani (established in 1956)
  2. College of Agriculture, Latur (established in 1987)
  3. College of Agriculture, Ambajogai (established in 2000)
  4. College of Agriculture, Badnapur, Dist. Jalna (established in 2000)
  5. College of Agriculture, Osmanabad (established in 2000)
  6. College of Agriculture, Golegaon
  7. College of Horticulture, Parbhani (established in 1984)
  8. College of Food Technology, Parbhani (established in 1976)
  9. Vilasrao Deshmukh College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur (established in 2006)
  10. College of Agril. Engineering, Parbhani (established in 1986)
  11. College of Home Science, Parbhani (established in 1976)
  12. College of Agricultural Business Management, Chakur (established in 2009)


  1. ^ a b "MAU". mkv. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Education". Maharashtra Agricultural University website.

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Himayat Baugh Aurangabad

Himayat Bagh is a 17th-century garden that now houses the Fruit Research Station and Nursery, which is a part of the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth,Parbhani(Maharashtra). It is located near Delhi Gate in Rauza Bagh area of Aurangabad. It is a sprawling complex spread over 300 acres (1.2 km2), naturally green and in the olden days it was known as the Mughal Garden.

List of agricultural universities in India

This article lists agricultural universities (AUs) in India, by state or territory. Although a number of Indian universities offer agricultural education, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the main regulator of agricultural education, recognizes three "Central Agricultural Universities", four Deemed Universities and 60 "State Agricultural Universities", as of October 2017.

List of state universities in India

State universities are public universities run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India, and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act. The University Grants Commission (UGC), draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. The UGC publishes and regularly updates the lists of state universities. As of 6 October 2017, the UGC lists 367 state universities. The oldest establishment date listed by the UGC is 1857, shared by the University of Calcutta, the University of Madras and the University of Mumbai.

Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 also grants the UGC the right to "allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities..." As such, the UGC categorizes state universities as either "declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act–1956", or not, and notes this status at the lists published. Updates to these declarations are done in meetings of the UGC and published in the minutes. The latest list, published by the UGC on 26 June 2018, lists 223 universities are listed as fit to receive Central/UGC assistance.Other types of universities controlled by the UGC include:

Central universities, or Union universities are established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

Deemed university, or "Deemed-to-be-University", is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.

Private universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges.Apart from the above universities, other institutions are granted the permission to autonomously award degrees. These institutes do not affiliate colleges and are not officially called "universities" but "autonomous organizations" or "autonomous institutes". They fall under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education. These organizations include the Indian Institutes of Technology, the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, the Indian Institutes of Management (though these award diplomas, not degrees) and other autonomous institutes.


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