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University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 580005
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Karnataka is a University recognised by UGC.
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Karnataka is situated in Dharwad of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Karnataka is +91-80-2448 349 / 2748 377.
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Contact Details of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Karnataka are : Phone: +91-80-2448321 / 2448 512 / 2448413, 2448512 / 2447783 / 2747958, 2744433
CoursesCourses offered by UAS Dharwad
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at College of Agriculture, Bijapur
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at College of Agriculture, Raichur
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at College of Agriculture, Dharwad
Master of Health Science in Extension and Communication Management
Master of Health Science in Human Development
Master of Health Science in Food Science and Nutrition
Master of Health Science in Family Resource Management
Master of Technology in Farm Machinery and Power
Master of Technology in Soil and Water Engineering
Master of Technology in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Master of Science in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Master of Science in Post-Harvest Technology
Master of Science in Olericulture
Master of Science in Spices and Plantation Crops
Master of Science in Pomology
Master of Science in Floriculture and Land Scaping
Master of Business Administration in Agribusiness Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Family Resource Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Family Resource Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology
The Global Open University Master of Art in Disarmament Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics and Plant Breeding
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Business Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Entomology
Doctor of Philosophy in Textiles and Apparel Designing
Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy in Seed Science and Technology
Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture
Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Extension Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics
Master of Science in Plant Bio-Technology
Master of Science in Agricultural Statistics
Master of Science in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Master of Science in Horticulture
Master of Science in Crop Physiology
Master of Science in Agricultural Microbiology
Master of Science in Agricultural Entomology
Master of Science in Sericulture
Master of Science in Seed Science and Technology
Master of Science in Plant Pathology
Master of Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding
Master of Science in Agronomy
Master of Science in Agricultural Extension Education
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
B.Sc.(graduate) courses offered
* Home Science
* Agri business-management, Agriculture Coperation and Marketing
* Agriculture engineering
M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Post graduate) courses
* Plant biotechnology
* Agricuture physiology
Profile of University of Agricultural Sciences
The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad was established on October 1, 1986. The objectives of the University as defined in the Act are as follows.
* Making provision for imparting education in different branches of study, particularly agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and animal sciences, forestry, fisheries, agricultural engineering, home economics and other allied sciences.
* The advancement of learning and research, particularly in agriculture and other allied sciences.
* Undertaking the extension of such sciences to the rural people of the State.
* Such other purposes as the State Government may specify, by notification in the official Gazette.
The newly formed University has 8 Colleges, 36 Research Stations, 9 Extension Education Units, 10 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and ATIC. The University has its jurisdiction over 12 districts namely Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur and Uttar Kannada in northern Karnataka. The University caters to the needs of the farming community spread over 56 per cent of the geographical area and 64 per cent of the total cultivated area of the State. Six out of 10 agro-climatic zones of Karnataka fall in this area. Greater diversity exists in soil types, climate, topography cropping and farming situations. The jurisdiction includes dry-farming to heavy rainfall and irrigated area. Important crops of the region include sorghum, cotton, rice, pulses, chilli, sugarcane, groundnut, sunflower, wheat, safflower etc. The region is also known for many horticultural crops.
The growth and development of this University has been possible due to the foresight and dedication of the Vice-chancellors and their contribution during their tenure.
University of Agricultural Science - Dharwad
The rulers of Mysore kingdom (The Wodeyars) felt the need to establish research units in the field of agriculture and donated about 30 acres of land to set up an Experimental Agricultural Station at Hebbal, then in the outskrits of Bangalore. What began on a 30 acre land in 1899 was soon extended to about 202 acres. The increasing reputation of this experimental station as a training center led to the foundation of the Mysore Agricultural College at Hebbal in 1946 affliated to the Mysore University. This was soon followed by the Agricultural College at Dharwad in 1947 which was then affliated to Karnataka University. In 1958, veterinary science as a discipline was started with the establishment of the Veterinary College at Hebbal also affliated to Mysore University.
With growing impetus given by the Indian Government for the agricultural sector, leading to what has been termed the Green revolution, many agricultural universities were established throughout the country. The then Mysore State Government through its Act No. 22 passed in 1963 provided for the creation of the University of Agricultural Sciences. The university came into existence on August 21st, 1964 with operational jurisdriction over the entire state of Karnataka. It included the agricultural colleges at Hebbal and Dharwad, Veterinary College at Hebbal and 35 research stations located in different parts of the state along with 45 ICAR projects which were with the State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.
Later on the Marine Product Processing Training Centre (MPPTC) at Mangalore and Krishi Vignana Kendra, Hanumanamatti, Dharwad district were also transferred to the university.
The university established the Fisheries College at Mangalore in 1969 to provide degree level training and the Agricultural Engineering Institute at Raichur in the same year to offer a three year diploma course in Agricultural Engineering. The Home Science College was started to impart education on rural based home science at Dharwad campus in the year 1974, besides establishing a College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and College of Post Graduate Studies at Hebbal.
The phenomenal growth of the university, the differences in agroclimate in the parts of the state, led to the bifurcation of the university into two agricultural universities. An amendment to the University of Agricultural Sciences Act in 1986 saw the birth of the second university for agriculture in the state. The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore was entrusted territorial jurisdiction over 15 southern districts of Karnataka comprising nearly fifty percent of the total area of the state, while the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, was given jurisdiction over the remaining area in the northern districts of the state.
In 2005, with the needed to provide better autonomy to the veterinary education and research in the state, the Veterinary and Animal sciences faculty was bifurcated form both the Universities of Agricultural Sciences - Bangalore and Dharwad and placed under the single university - Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University with Head quaters in the northern district of Karnataka, Bidar by the passing of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bill, 2004 in the Legislative Assembly on February 10, 2004 (Deccan Herald).
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore currently has administrative head quarters at the Gandhi Krishi Vignyana Kendra (GKVK) on the Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway.
Profile of University
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, (UASD), which was carved out of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in the 1980s, imparts graduate, post graduate course and research facilities in field of agriculture, forestry, horticulture and home science. The university was started on 1 October 1986. It is located on Dharwad-Belgaum road on a campus with space for growing trees and fields for conducting experiments and research.The university has several constituent colleges at different places of Karnataka state like in Raichur, Sirsi, Arabhavi.
University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad Located on Dharwad-Belgaum Road, the University of Agricultural Sciences, imparts graduate, post graduate courses and research facilities in agriculture science and related fields. The university is housed in a huge campus with enough space for agricultural experiments and research. The educational jurisdiction of the University is spread over 12 districts namely Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur and Uttar Kannada in Northern Karnataka. The university has been accredited by Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) with A Grade.
Established on 1st October, 1986, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, was carved out of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. The University was founded to provide assistance to the farming community in the 12 northern districts of Karnataka State.
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad has established Colleges, Research centers, Extension Education Units, and Agricultural Science Centres under its banner for carrying out teaching and research activities.
The university follows semester system for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the University. The University offers Undergraduate programmes in six fields, namely Agriculture (at Dharwad, Raichur, Bijapur and Bheemarayanagudi); Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation and Agri-Business Management (at Dharwad); Rural Home Science (at Dharwad); Agricultural Engineering (at Raichur); Horticulture (at Arabhavi) and Forestry (at Sirsi).
The postgraduate and Doctorate courses are offered at Dharwad, Raichur, Bidar, Arabhavi and Sirsi campuses. Adhoc research projects funded from outside are operate in the University for the benefit of the students with several fellowships and associateships. SC/ST students are provided financial help at PG level.
The University has several hostels for boys and girls. General facilities like telephones, television with a cable connection, newspapers and drinking water obtainable through reverse osmosis system are available in hostels.
The University Library has a rich collection of documents, books, theses, reports, pamphlets and back volumes of periodicals. Campus placement assistance is offered for the graduates/postgraduates students by banks, cooperatives and other private organizations.
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Horticulture
Faculty of Veterinary and animal sciences
Faculty of Forestry
Faculty of Fisheries
Faculty of Agricultural engineering
Faculty of Home economics
Faculty of Allied sciences
Graduates from this university are appointed as agriculture scientists, agriculture officers in state and central governments, banks and other financial institutions such as insurance companies. With the setting up of commodity exchanges in India, degree holders in agriculture are in greater demand.
In pursuit of providing professional service to the farming community in the 12 northern districts of Karnataka State, India in modernising agriculture, the College of Agriculture was established in 1947 by the erstwhile Bombay State Government at the Agricultural Research Station, Dharwad about 8 km away from the present University campus. With the reorganisation of states of India during 1956, the college came under the administrative control of the Department of Agriculture, Mysore State (later named as Karnataka State). The College was affiliated to Bombay University soon after its formation and then to Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1950. It became the constituent college of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in 1965 and then came under the purview of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad with effect from 1st October 1986, the day on which a separate University for the northern Karnataka region was formed. The University has multi-fold functions of teaching, research and extension in the field of agricultural and allied sciences.
* Making provision for imparting education in different branches of the study, particularly agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and animal sciences, forestry, fisheries, agricultural engineering, home economics and allied sciences
* The advancement of learning and research, particularly in agriculture and other allied sciences.
* Undertaking the extension of such sciences to the rural people of the state; and
* Such other purposes as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.
Mission And Goals
The mission of the University is to provide leadership in teaching, research and extension related to agriculture and allied sciences. The University has been making efforts to keep pace with new frontiers of science and contemporary developments to be socially, economically and technically relevant. The University is strongly committed to develop the needed excellent manpower and useful technologies and their dissemination to serve the farming community of the State, in general, and its jurisdiction, in particular.
In keeping with the spirit of the mission and mandate of the University, the following goals have been projected for the University.
* To make agricultural education responsive to the growing and changing needs of the society, in general, and aspirations of the farming community, in particular.
* To establish a dynamic system of agricultural education to train highly skilled and competent manpower to address the challenging tasks in new emerging areas of research, extension and industry.
* To develop suitable end use technologies to solve farmers' problems vis-Ã -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.
* To establish state-of-the-art infrastructure including well equipped laboratories, extensive farm lands and an operational research management system that will ensure quick, efficient and cost effective implementation of research programmes.
* To attract qualified and talented personnel to undertake research in the University.
* To ensure that the research findings and innovations, after their proven demonstration, are communicated to the farmers on a logistically feasible scale. This mechanism acts as an interface between farmers and researchers and enables identification problems through a positive feedback.
* To disseminate knowledge and technology to farmers on a wider scale by training the grass root workers and officers of the State Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture and Sericulture on recent advances in the respective fields through subject matter specialists.
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To introduce BTech in food technologyThe University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Dharwad will introduce Bachelor of Technology degree course in food technology, a new programme for the students of this region. The varsity will be the first in north Karnataka to launch this course.
According to UAS, Vice-Chancellor R R Hanchinal there is huge demand for this course and the students were forced to travel to Bangalore to get enrolled for this programme. Now with the UAS(Dharwad) introducing the course from this academic year the students will benefit.
The total intake will be 30 students for first year on self-financial assistance scheme. The university has spent Rs 10 crore to provide better infrastructure for the student enrolling for this programme.
The varsity also plans to set up M Tech course in food technology in the coming years. Besides, the UAS would also be launching M Sc programme in Agricultural Economics at Bijapur college, and also a new MSc programme in wood technology at Sirsi Forestry college and also MSc programme in medicinal and aromatic plants. All the above programmes would begin from this academic year and the admission process is likely to be completed in the next one month, the VC said.
Referring to the Rs 50 crore special grant given by the Centre during the Union Budget-2012, Hanchinal stated that the funds would be used for enhancing crop productivity in north Karnataka through advancement in agricultural technologies and empowerment of farming community through knowledge management for sustained livelihood and food security. Around Rs 5 crore would be spent for operational research and technology transfer project on dry land agriculture, Rs 3 crore on enhancing agricultural productivity through improved soil and water management practices in irrigated eco-system of north Karnataka.
Apart from this the University aims at applying nano sciences in agriculture. Accordingly, Rs 5 crore would be spent for nano science and technology applications in agriculture , around Rs 15 crore would be spent for technology hub for organising innovative idea test to the farming community.
To popularise agriculture as a business among youths, Rs 15 crore would be spent for farmers knowledge centre for technological backstopping of rural people, he added.
University of Agricultural Sciences taps seer power to improve farm productivityHUBLI: Seers of various mutts hold sway in north Karnataka, especially in rural areas. People often go by their words on various issues -- right from household matters to making electoral choices. Catching the rural pulse, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, has planned to use seer power in improving the lot of farmers.
The varsity has chalked out a unique programme wherein science and religion will come together to help farmers adopt better farming techniques and improve productivity.
Fuelling a cleaner tomorrowWhile everyone is tiring of rising pollution and loss of trees, there appears to be some hope out there.
You could in the future be stopping at green bunks to fill up on biofuel or biodiesel which could come up in the city and elsewhere with the state planning a tie- up with oil companies to establish them. The KSRTC is already running 1,000 buses on biodiesel as an experiment and is working on improving the blend of biofuel and diesel.
The University of Agricultural Sciences in the city too runs some of its vehicles on this eco- friendly fuel that is not only cheap but also holds out great hope for cutting down on pollution in Bengaluru and other towns and cities choking on the black smoke emitted by cars and buses on their roads.
The state may be on the right track and willing to increase the percentage of biofuel in biodiesel, but engines that are currently available in the market are not ready for such a mix as yet and may have to be altered to accept it, say experts.
But the important thing is moves are afoot to make biofuel a part of every day life. Massive plantations of biofuel plants are coming up in various parts of the state, helping to produce biodiesel from seeds of tree species like Pongamia, Simarouba, Neem, Mahua, Jatropha, Veteria indica and Calophyllum inophyllum.
Karnataka, which currently has vast stretches of land under Pongamia and Simarouba, may also set up a Biofuel Park in Hassan and a seed collection unit on the lines of the Karnataka Milk Federation.
To its advantage biofuel plants can be grown on barren land. The State Task Force on Biofuels says Karnataka has 13.5 lakh hectares of land which can be used to grow biofuel species, without ever touching agricultural land.
The task force is also encouraging research in biofuel. The Dharwad University of Agricultural Sciences is doing research on producing biofuel from Jatropha and the GKVK campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru has a demonstration centre where people can see for themselves the entire process of producing oil from seed and understand its advantages both to their purses and the air around them.
Biofuel is a very cheap alternative
Dr M. Prithviraj
Biofuels are the future as fossil fuels are growing rarer and costlier. Producing biofuel in large quantity will not only help save import costs of fossil fuel but also generate wealth for the country. Growing plants from which biofuels can be extracted is certain to enrich and empower the rural community and also create carbon credits for the country.
The biggest advantage with biofuel is that the plants can be grown on barren land. This not only makes it a cheaper alternative fuel but also enhances the productivity of land that is in disuse. Karnataka has enough land and the right climatic conditions for these plants.
We at the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology are helping the Biofuel Board gather information based on studies of the biofuel capacity of the state.
Research work is on in identifying the right species that can be grown in a certain geo-climatic condition, improving the yield from biofuel plants, ways to optimise oil extraction from them and on methods for efficient storage of oil. Once we have better yield, we hope to increase the percentage of blending in bio-diesel. It may, however, be necessary to modify the engines of vehicles to accept it.
Extracting biofuel from Neem is expensive because it already has a higher commercial value due to its recognised medicinal properties. We are therefore looking at other species which can give good yield and still be less expensive. Pongamia has proved to be a good option for Karnataka and is being grown across the state.
The writer is executive secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, IISc
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