University: Punjab Agricultural University
Address: Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Phone: 0161 240 1960
Courses: Ph.D. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Chemistry, Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Sociology. Ph.D. in Botany.
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 1962
Vice-chancellor: Baldev Singh Dhillon
- College of Agriculture
- College of Agricultural Engineering
- College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
- College of Home Science
Punjab Agricultural University was established in the year 1962 with the purpose of serving the state of Punjab. After the year 1966, when the state of Punjab was divided into three parts, Haryana Agricultural University and Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidhyala were formed out of Punjab Agricultural University in the year 1970 in the month of February and July respectively.
the college of Veterinary Science was also functioning under the university. But, this college was upgraded as Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University in the year 2006. The Punjab Agricultural University has played an important role in increasing the production of food grains in the local region and it has made prominent contributions in developing the poultry and livestock production as well. The university has received the ‘best agricultural university in India’ award in the year 1995, for its outstanding contributions to extension, education and research activities in the field of agriculture.
The campus of the university has well equipped laboratories, lecture rooms, library and elaborate farm facilities.
The PAU has played a key role in increasing food grain production in the Punjab State several folds share its reputation and ushering in an era of Green Revolution in India. It has also made notable contributions in increasing livestock and poultry production.The mission of the university is to excellent in teaching, research and extension, develop quality manpower, improve socio-economic conditions of the farming community through cost-effective technologies.
The university Counseling and Placement Guidance Cell not only provide placement assistance to the student in relevant organization but is also taking care of the overall development of the students. In this direction, various activities like guest lectures, mock interview and subject tutorial from corporate personalities are organized from time to time by the placement cell for the students of the university.
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