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University of Agricultural Sciences History

It was Her Excellency Maharani Kempa Nanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhi the Regent of Mysore in 1899 who donated 30 acres of land for Experimental Agricultural Station at Hebbal and appointed Dr Lehmann, German Scientist to initiate research on soil crop response with Laboratory in the Directorate of Agriculture.

Later in 1906, Dr Leslie Coleman, Canadian Entolomologist and Mycologist who succeeded Dr Lehmann and served with missionary zeal for 25 years. This Experimental Station was allotted 202 acres with 30 acres of wetland, receiving rainfall of 808 mm later.

In 1913, Sir M Vishveshwaraiah, the then Diwan of Mysore ( 1912 – 1919 ) played the key role in establishing the Mysore Agriculture residential School at Hebbal in 1913 and appointed Dr Leslie Coleman, the first Director of Agriculture, Mysore to head this School to offer Licentiate in Agriculture for 15 students annually.

In 1946, Mr MA Srinivasan, Minister of Agriculture, took initiative to establish Agriculture College, Hebbal, for offering four year professional degree program in Agriculture affiliated to University of Agricultural Sciences of Mysore.

In 1956, Sri Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the Chief Minister, decided to construct a new building for Agriculture College, and laid the Foundation Stone on 25 / Jan / 1956. In 1961, GOI constituted University of Agricultural Sciences Committee headed by Dr Ralph Cummings of Rockefeller Foundation.

The Committee visited Hebbal Bangalore in June 1961 and submitted a favorable report for formation of UAS at Hebbal. In 1963, Government of Mysore headed by Sri S Nijalingappa, CM, in April decided to establish UAS along the lines of Land Grant College system of USA and passed the University of Agricultural Sciences Bill ( Act No. 22 ) which received assent of the President of India on 25th May 1963 to become the Law.

The CM granted 1300 acres to Gandhi Krishi Vigjana Kendra Campus. In 1964, Government appointed Dr KC Naik, MSc, Ph.D ( Bristol ) working with USAID as the first Vice Chancellor on 12th June 1964.

The UAS was inaugurated by Dr Zakir Hussain, the Vice President of India on the 21st Aug 1964 in the august presence of Mr Chester Bowles, the then US Ambassador to India and Sri S Nijalingappa, the then CM. In 1969: Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, inaugurated GKVK campus on 12th July.

In 1958, Veterinary College, Hebbal was established. On October 1, 1965, the Colleges of Agriculture at Hebbal, and Dharwad, Veterinary College at Hebbal, 35 research stations located all over Karnataka and 45 ICAR schemes which were with the State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries were transferred to the newly established University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Later, Marine Product Processing Training Centre ( MPPTC ) at Mangalore and the Krishi Vignana Kendra, Hanumanamatti, Dharwad district were transferred to the UAS.

University of Agricultural Sciences established Fisheries College at Mangalore in 1969 to offer Bachelor of Fisheries Science training and the Agricultural Engineering Institute at Raichur to offer three year diploma in Agricultural Engineering.

In 1974, Home Science College was started to impart education in rural home science at Dharwad campus, besides establishing a College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and College of Post Graduate Studies at Hebbal.

UAS Colleges

  • College of Agriculture – Bangalore
  • College of Agriculture – Shimoga
  • College of Agriculture – Mandya
  • College of Agriculture – Hassan
  • College of Forestry – Ponnampet
  • College of Sericulture-Chintamani

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University of Agricultural Sciences Courses :

The Under Graduate & Post Graduate courses offered by University of Agricultural Sciences are :

Advanced Institute of Technology & Management, Aurangabad, Tehsil Hodal, Distt. Palwal (2006)B.M.College of Technology & Management,Vill.Hari Nagar(Dumha),Farukh Nagar,Distt.Gurgaon(2007)B.S.Anangpuria Inst. Of Tech. & Mgt. Alampur, Distt. Faridabad (2001)Bhiwani Institute of Tech. & Science Kharakhari,By Pass Bhiwani (2003)
Brij Mohan Institute of Mgt. & Technology. Vill.Khalikpur, Yakubpur, Distt.Jhajjar, HaryanaDAV College of Mgt. VPO, Hassangarh, Tehsil Sampla, Distt. RohtakDAV Institute of Management, NIT FaridabadFaridabad Institute of Technology, Sector 43, Faridabad
Ganga Institute of Technology & Management, 20 KM Miles Stone,Jhajjar Bahadurgarh Road, Vill. Kablana, Distt.JhajjarGold Field Institute of Tech. & Management, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad (2005)Gopal Sharma Modern Vidya Niketan Institute of Engineering & Technology,74th KM Stone,National Highway-,Distt. PalwalHindu Institute of Management & Tech. Bhiwani Road, Rohtak
Institute of Management & Technology, Tigaon Road, FaridabadInstitute of Technology & Sciences, 5 KM Stone,Bhiwani Rohtak Road,Paluwas, Distt.BhiwaniJ.B. Knowledge Park, Gram Manjhavali, Tehsil Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Haryana.Kamrah Institute of Information & Technology, Vill. Bhondsi (Gurgaon)
P.D.M.College of Engg. Sarai Aurangabad Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar(1999)Rao Pahlad Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Vill.Balana,Distt.MohindergarhSaheed Capt. D.K.Khola College of Management and Technology V.P.O. Zainabad, Distt. RewariSat Priya Group of Institutions,0.5 Km Mile Stone Jind Road,Rohtak (2007)
Sheela Devi Institute of Management & Technology, Vill.Zaffarpur Gharoda, Ballabgarh, Manghawali Road, Tehsil-Ballabgarh, Distt.FbdSt.Thomas Management Institute, VillJhangirpur, JhajjarSuraj College of Engineering & Technology Bucholi Road,MohindergarhAdvanced Institute of Technology & Management, Aurangabad, Tehsil Hodal, Distt. Palwal (2006)
Anupama Institute of Management, Bhora Kalan, Delhi Jaipur Road, GurgaonB.S.Anangpuria Inst. Of Tech. & Mgt. Alampur, Distt. Faridabad (2001)Bhiwani Institute of Tech. & Science Kharakhari,By Pass Bhiwani (2003)CBS Group of Institutions, Village-Fatehpuri, Distt. Jhajjar
DAV Institute of Management, NIT FaridabadFaridabad Institute of Technology, Sector 43, FaridabadGanga Institute of Technology & Management, 20 KM Miles Stone,Jhajjar Bahadurgarh Road, Vill. Kablana, Distt.JhajjarGold Field Institute of Tech. & Management, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad (2005)
Gurgaon Institute of Technology & Mgt.Bilaspur Taurau Road, Gurgaon(2005)Hindu Institute of Management & Tech. Bhiwani Road, RohtakInstitute of Management & Technology, Tigaon Road, FaridabadJ.V.M.G.G.R.Inst. of Computer Application, Ch.Dadri (Bhiwani).
Kamrah Institute of Information & Technology, Vill. Bhondsi (Gurgaon)KVM MCA College, Ladhot Road, RohtakManav Rachna College of Engg.Faridabad (2004)MRDAV Institute of Management Studies, 5 Km Mile Stone , Sonepat Road, Rohtak
P.D.M.College of Engg. Sarai Aurangabad Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar(1999)Sat Priya Group of Institutions,0.5 Km Mile Stone Jind Road,Rohtak (2007)Vaish Arya Kanya Mahavidyalya, Technology & Management, Bahadurgarh, JhajjarVaish College of Engg. Rohtak (1994)
Vaish Institute of Management & Technology, Behind Railway station, RohtakWorld College of Technology & Management, Farukh Nagar-Haley Mandi Road,Gurgaon
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Non – Degree 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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University of Agricultural Sciences Address :

University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065,
Telephone No. : 080 – 23330984,
Mobile No. : 94489 66901,
Email : registrar@uasbangalore.edu.in.

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