What is the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) ?


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex bodies for coordinating, guiding, and managing research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the aegis of DARE, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of agricultural education, the University Education Commission (1948) chaired by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended the establishment of Rural Universities in the country. As a result, the first State Agricultural University was established in 1960 at Pantnagar on the pattern of the Land Grant Colleges of the United States. The ICAR-AU system of India has 75 Agricultural Universites comprising 64 State Agricultural, Veterinary, Horticultural and Fisheries Universities (SAUs), 4 ICAR-DUs, viz. IARI, IVRI, NDRI and CIFE, 3 Central Agricultural Universities (CAU, Imphal, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa and RLB CAU, Jhansi), 4 Central Universities (CUs) having Faculty of Agriculture (BHU, AMU, Viswa Bharati and Nagaland University). The National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) of India is one of the largest in the world, admitting more than 15,000 graduates, 11,000 post-graduates, and 2,500 Ph.Ds annually, in different disciplines of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting All India Entrance Examinations for admission to UG, PG & Ph.D Courses in AUs, and award of scholarships and fellowships to the NTA from 2019 onwards. (https://icar.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Public/Home.aspx) (Last Update: 31/08/2020)

Agriculture Universities

SNo.University NameUniversity TypeIcar Rank
1ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute New DelhiICAR Deemed Universities3
2ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute IzatnagarICAR Deemed Universities4
3ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education MumbaiICAR Deemed Universities16
4ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute KarnalICAR Deemed Universities1
5ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education MumbaiICAR Deemed Universities68
6Punjab Agricultural University LudhianaState Agricultural Universities2
7Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology UdaipurState Agricultural Universities26
8Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth RahuriState Agricultural Universities27
9Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences HisarState Agricultural Universities28
10Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University NagpurState Agricultural Universities29
11Junagadh Agricultural University JunagadhState Agricultural Universities30
12Jawahralal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya JabalpurState Agricultural Universities31
13Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University BikanerState Agricultural Universities32
14Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University HyderabadState Agricultural Universities33
15Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural Univeristy Venkataramannagudem,West GodavariState Agricultural Universities34
16University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences ShivamoggaState Agricultural Universities35
17Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology MeerutState Agricultural Universities17
18University of Agricultural Sciences Bangaluru BangaluruState Agricultural Universities18
19Kerala Agricultural University ThrissurState Agricultural Universities19
20Orissa University of Agricultural and Technology BhubaneswarState Agricultural Universities20
21University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur RaichurState Agricultural Universities21
22Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University ChennaiState Agricultural Universities22
23Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya RaipurState Agricultural Universities23
24Anand Agricultural University AnandState Agricultural Universities24
25G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology PantnagarState Agricultural Universities5
26Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University HisarState Agricultural Universities6
27Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University LudhianaState Agricultural Universities7
28Tamil Nadu Agricultural University CoimbatoreState Agricultural Universities8
29University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad DharwadState Agricultural Universities9
30Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultral University HyderabadState Agricultural Universities10
31Dr. Yaswant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Nauni-SolanState Agricultural Universities11
32Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir SrinagarState Agricultural Universities12
33Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University GunturState Agricultural Universities13
34Ch. Sarwan Kumar Krishi Vishvavidyalaya PalampurState Agricultural Universities14
35Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya MohanpurState Agricultural Universities15
36Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu JammuState Agricultural Universities37
37Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth AkolaState Agricultural Universities38
38Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University WayanadState Agricultural Universities39
39University of Horticultural Science BagalkotState Agricultural Universities40
40Vasantrao Naik Marathawada Krishi Vidyapeeth ParbhaniState Agricultural Universities41
41Navsari Agricultural University NavsariState Agricultural Universities42
42Chander Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology KanpurState Agricultural Universities43
43Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences BikanerState Agricultural Universities44
44Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University SardarkrushinagarState Agricultural Universities45
45West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences KolkataState Agricultural Universities46
46Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University Jabalpur JabalpurState Agricultural Universities47
47Bihar Agricultural University BhagalpurState Agricultural Universities48
48Assam Agricultural University JorhatState Agricultural Universities49
49Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya GwaliorState Agricultural Universities50
50Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth DapoliState Agricultural Universities51
51Agriculture University Kota KotaState Agricultural Universities52
52Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University JobnerState Agricultural Universities53
53Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University NagapattinamState Agricultural Universities54
54Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya CoochbeharState Agricultural Universities55
55U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidhyalaya Evem Go Anusandhan Sansthan MathuraState Agricultural Universities56
56Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies PanangadState Agricultural Universities57
57Banda University of Agriculture and Technology BandaState Agricultural Universities58
58Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishvavidyalaya DurgState Agricultural Universities59
59Birsa Agricultural University RanchiState Agricultural Universities60
60Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology AyodhyaState Agricultural Universities61
61Karnataka Veterniary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University BidarState Agricultural Universities62
62Agriculture University Jodhpur JodhpurState Agricultural Universities63
63Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University TirupatiState Agricultural Universities64
64Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry BharsarState Agricultural Universities65
65Bihar Animal Sciences University PatnaState Agricultural Universities66
66P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University HyderabadState Agricultural Universities67
67Central Agricultural University Imphal ImphalCentral Agricultural Universities25
68Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University SamastipurCentral Agricultural Universities36
Agriculture Universities of India

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