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University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru is a premier residential agricultural education and research institute. The university’s journey started as an agricultural research farm in 1899 on land donated by Her Excellency Maharani Kempa Nanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhiyavaru of Mysore and managed by Dr. Lehmann, a prominent German scientist. The research farm initiated research on soil crop response with a laboratory in the Directorate of Agriculture. Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, Dewan of Mysore established the Mysore Agriculture Residential School in 1913 which was upgraded to Agriculture College in 1946 to offer four year degree programmes in Agriculture. The Government of Mysore headed by Sri S Nijalingappa, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka, established the University of Agricultural Sciences on the pattern of Land Grant College system of USA and the University of Agricultural Sciences Act No. 22 was passed in Legislative Assembly in 1963. Dr. Zakir Hussain, the Vice President of India inaugurated the University on August 21, 1964.


The university’s laboratories and research units are equipped with sophisticated instruments required for fundamental and applied agricultural research such as the common instrumentation room, a crop museum, mulberry germplasm, tissue culture laboratories, rain-out-shelter facilities, molecular biology laboratories, cold room, aromatic and medicinal plants garden, mushroom production unit, playhouse and growth chambers, biofertilisers production unit, pedonarium and virology laboratory. The university is well equipped with facilities such as atomic absorption spectrophotometer, isotope ratio mass spectrometer, high performance liquid chromatography, Kjedahl Unit, gas chromatography, sophisticated microscopes, liquid scintillation counter, UV Spectrometers, portable photosynthetic system, steady state porometers, psychrometer, UV cross linkers, UV trans illuminator, gel documentation system, neutron probe amino acid analyzer, ultracentrifuge, auto clams hybridization ovens, deep freezers, incubators, ELISA readers, CO2 incubators, etc. The sports infrastructure includes facilities for athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, gymanastics and hockey. The campus also houses amenities for games such as Kabbadi, tennis, kho kho, table tennis, wrestling, volleyball and yoga. The campus hosts a fully fledged hospital with separate wards for male and female students; the placement and counselling cell provides guidance to students seeking jobs in companies, banks, industries and seeking higher education in India and abroad, and also the fellowship/scholarship available for these studies through a counselling cell.


Undergraduate Courses GKVK Campus, Bangalore BSc Agriculture; Agriculture Marketing and Cooperation BTech Agricultural Engineering Mandya Campus BSc Agriculture Hassan Campus BSc Agriculture; Agricultural Biotechnology; Food Science Chintamani Campus BSc Sericulture Postgraduate Courses MSc Agriculture Agricultural Entomology; Agricultural Extension; Agricultural Microbiology; Plant Pathology; Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry; Agricultural Economics; Horticulture; Agronomy; Genetics and Plant Breeding; Crop Physiology; Food Science and Nutrition; Agricultural Statistics; Plant Biochemistry; Seed Science and Technology; Environmental Science; Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation; Plant Biotechnology; Apiculture MSc Horticulture Floriculture; Olericulture; Plantation Crops; Pomology; Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops MSc Sericulture MSc Forestry MTech - Agricultural Engineering Soil and Water Conservation Engineering; Post Harvest Process and Food Engineering MBA Agriculture Business Management Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture Certificate Courses 14 weeks Certificate Course in Bakery Technology; 2 and 4 weeks Bakery product preparation course for commercial development and self-employment; One week course for selected professional; 3 days Home bakery course for women; Correspondence course to literate farmers is offered in paddy and scientific cultivation of Mulberry and Silk Rearing Sericulture.

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Undergraduate Courses Please refer the given link to download the prospectus Postgraduate Courses Please click on the given link to download the prospectus Fees Please contact the university for information on fees.


The University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru aims to make agricultural education responsive to the growing and changing needs of the society in general and aspirations of the farming community in particular and establish a dynamic system of agricultural education to train highly skilled and competent manpower to address the challenging tasks with new emerging areas of research, extension and industry. The university’s objective of research is to develop suitable end-use technologies to solve farmers’ problems vis-à-vis agricultural production including animal husbandry and fisheries and foster research aimed at conceptual advances in all disciplines for technology development in the long run and establish state-of-art infrastructure including well-equipped laboratories, extensive farmlands and an operational research management system that will ensure quick, efficient and cost effective implementation of research programmes.


The university hosts four hostels, one each for postgraduate girl students, undergraduate girl students, post graduate boy students and undergraduate boy students. Each hostel is equipped with internet facility, a common room equipped with TV and cable facility, music room, indoor games room and a library having selected books, magazines and newspaper etc and courts for volley ball, badminton, basket ball and table tennis. The hostel cafeteria is equipped with refrigerator, water cooler, solar, LPG cooking, job computer facility, and BSNL telephone booth.


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Contact : 8023330153

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