Address: Palampur-176062, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (renamed as Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in June,2001) was established on 1st November, 1978.The College of Agriculture (established in May, 1966) formed the nucleus of the new farm University. It is ICAR accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified institution.
The University has been given the mandate for making provision for imparting education in agriculture and other allied branches of learning, furthering the advancement of learning and prosecution of research and undertaking extension of such sciences, especially to the rural people of Himachal Pradesh.
Over the years, this University has contributed significantly in transforming the farm scenario of Himachal Pradesh. Today, the State has earned its name for hill agricultural diversification and the farming community has imposed its faith in the University.
The University has four constituent colleges. The College of Agriculture has 13 departments, Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Science has 18 departments, the College of Home Science has five departments and the College of Basic Sciences has four departments. These colleges offer six Bachelor Degree programmes and the Dean, Post Graduate Studies offers 26 Masters Degree & 19 Doctoral Degree programmes.
At present 1376(775 girls & 601 boys) students are on roll and more than 6250 students have passed out from the University since its inception.In addition to world class academic, sports and co-curricular facilities, there are twelve students’hostels, including one International Students’Hostel.
The Directorate of Research coordinates research in the field of agriculture, veterinary and animal sciences, home science and basic sciences. It has been giving priority to the location specific, need based and problem oriented research with multidisciplinary approach at main campus Palampur, 3 Regional Research Stations (Bajaura, Dhaulakuan & Kukumseri) and 10 Research Sub-stations (Kangra, Malan, Nagrota, Salooni, Akrot, Berthin Sundernagar, Sangla, Leo & Lari) situated in all districts of the State (except Solan and Shimla).
The University has developed need-based technology for the different regions of the State and has released 147 improved varieties of different crops. Around 800 quintal breeder seed of different crop varieties is produced and supplied to the State Department of Agriculture for further multiplication and making it available among the farming community, every year. The University has released 13 improved agricultural tools to reduce drudgery in farming. Over 100 farm technologies have been recommended to the farmers. Three patents have been granted to the University by the Patent Office, Govt. of India. Successful research work has been done on natural resources management, animal diseases control, animal breeding, etc. and perfect technologies have been developed for different regions of the State to enhance crop and animal production.
College of Agriculture
Agril. Economics, Extension Education and Rural Sociology
Agronomy, Forage and Grassland Management
Plant Pathology, Mushroom Centre
Seed Science and Technology
Tea Husbandry and Technology
Vegetable Science and Floriculture
Vety & Animal Sciences
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Animal Genetics and Breeding
Instructional Livestock Farm Complex
Livestock Production Management
Livestock Products Technology
Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extn Edu
Veterinary Gynae. and Obstetrics
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry
Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology
Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
College of Home Science
Family Resource Management
Food Science, Nutrition and Technology
Home Science Education and Communication Management
Textile and Apparel Designing
College of Basic Sciences
Biology and Environmental Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geo Informatics Research and Training
Physical Sciences and Languages
Research and Extension