Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri is the premier Agricultural University
in Maharashtra that renders services to the farmers through Education, Research
and Extension Education. In pursuance of the Maharashtra Agricultural University
(Krishi Vidyapeeth) Act 1967, initially, the Maharashtra Agricultural University
(Krishi Vidyapeeth) was established for the entire Maharashtra State and started
functioning in March, 1968 with its office at Mumbai. The office was shifted to
College of Agriculture, Pune in 1969. Later on in 1972, four agricultural universities
were established in Maharashtra. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri is one
of them established in 1969 for the western Maharashtra having jurisdiction spread
over 10 districts viz. Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Dhule, Nashik, Ahmednagar,Pune, Solapur,
Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur. The University is named after the great social reformer
"Mahatma Jyotiba Phule".
● To provide education in agriculture and allied
● To have further advancement of learning and
research in agriculture and allied sciences.
● To integrate and coordinate the teaching of
the subjects in the different faculties of the university.
● To coordinate the education, research and extension
education activities for augmentation of agricultural production.
● To provide integrated agricultural education
activities at all levels for maximum effectiveness and at a minimum cost.
● To undertake and guide extension education programmes.
Sustainable growth of agriculture by interfacing education, research and extension
education initiatives complemented with efficient and effective institutional, infrastructural
support that will create a proper fit between humanity and its habitat.
To harness science to ensure comprehensive and sustained physical, economic and
environmental access to food and livelihood security through generation, assessment,
refinement and adoption of appropriate technologies.
● MPKV-Recipient of "Institution of Excellence
Award (2008)" by Govt. of India - A Special grants of Rs. 100 crore.
● MPKV be stowed with the "Sardar Patel Best
Institution Award" by the ICAR, New Delhi for excellence in the field of Education,
Research and Extension Education.
● Born as per the Maharashtra Agricultural University
(Krishi Vidyapeeth) Act 1967, in the year 1968 with its head quarter at Rahuri,
Dist. Ahmednagar (M.S.).
● The H. E. Governor of Maharashtra state is the
Chancellor of the University, The Minister of Agriculture, Maharashtra state is
the Pro-Chancellor, while, Vice-Chancellor is the Head of the University.
● The highest policy making body is the Executive
Council. The Hon. Vice-Chancellor,MPKV is the Chairman of this Council. The Council
constitutes of nominated peoples representatives, eminent members from Agriculture
and Development Departments,Scientists, representative of ICAR and progressive farmers.
● The University is assisted by Academic Council,
Agricultural Research Council,Extension Education Council, Council for Co-ordination
and Review of Seed Production and Agricultural Development Programme.
● The jurisdiction of MPKV consists of 10 districts
of Western and North Maharashtra viz., Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik, Ahmednagar,
Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur comprising of 5 Agro-climatic Zones.
● The irrigated area under MPKV jurisdiction is
12 lakh hectares which accounts to almost 50% area of the State. Nearly 80% of drought
prone area in the State is under the jurisdiction of University.
● MPKV consists of 27 research stations in 5 agro-climatic
zones including 4 State level Crop Specialists, 4 Zonal Agricultural Research Stations
and 17 Strategic and Verification Research Centres to conduct research.
● Three constituent Agriculture Colleges at Pune,
Dhule and Kolhapur; 1 Horticulture College at Pune and 1 Agricultural Engineering
College at Rahuri. 40 affiliated Colleges in the jurisdiction of MPKV. A new constituent
Agriculture College is sanctioned by the Govt. of Maharashtra for Nandurbar district.
● MPKV offers Post Graduate education at Central
Campus, Rahuri and College of Agriculture, Pune, Kolhapur and Dhule; Ph.D. programme
at Rahuri; M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) at Rahuri with high quality faculty and modern
laboratories. Special infrastructure facilities for international students.
● Faculty of Lower Agricultural Education offers
Diploma courses in Agriculture through 9 constituent and 85 affiliated Agricultural
Schools under MPKV.
● Sixteen KVKs in the jurisdiction of MPKV. Four
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) under MPKV including 1 at College of Agriculture, Dhule
and 3 additional sanctioned KVKs established at Mamurabad (Jalgaon), Borgaon (Satara)
and Mohol (Solapur). 12 KVKs are under NGOs in the jurisdiction of MPKV for transfer