The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana, Punjab is a state agricultural university in India. It was built up in 1962 and is the country's third-most seasoned agricultural university, after Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar. It has a universal notoriety for magnificence in horticulture. PAU spearheaded the Green Revolution in India in the 1960s and is considered as a standout amongst other agricultural colleges in India.It was bifurcated in 2005 with the development of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).

  • Established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab
  • Inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Prime Minister of India on July 8, 1963
  • In February 1970, Haryana Agricultural University carved out by an Act of Parliament
  • In July 1970, HP Krishi Vishvavidalya established at Palampur campus
  • In 2006, the College of Veterinary Sciences upgraded as Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University at Ludhiana
  • Modelled on the pattern of land grant colleges in US
  • Has played a key role in increasing food production in Punjab state and ushering in an era of Green Revolution in India
  • Has made notable contributions in increasing livestock and poultry production in the state
  • In 1995, was adjudged as Best Agricultural University in India



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located in Ludhiana metropolis (Punjab nation) in north-west India at a distance of 316 km from New Delhi and is nicely connected by means of road and rail links
spread over an area of 494 hectares at Ludhiana with an off-campus place of 1793 hectares
The college now has four constituent schools, viz. college of Agriculture, college of Agricultural Engineering & generation, university of domestic technology and college of primary technology & Humanities, except PAU Pre-graduation Institutes of Agriculture at Gurdaspur and Bathinda
currently the college, through 32 departments and three colleges within the four constituent schools, offers forty three master's and 29 Ph.D. Programmes besides eleven beneath-graduate programmes at Ludhiana and outstations.
The college has on its rolls 2917 employees, out of which 771 contain coaching-faculty and 2146 are non-teaching group of workers.
The university has 8 studies Stations, positioned at Ballowal Saunkhri (Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar), Gurdaspur, Faridkot, Bathinda, Abohar, Kapurthala, Usman (Taran Taran) and Dyal Bharang (Amritsar); three Fruit studies Stations, located at Gangian (Hoshiarpur), Bahadurgarh (Patiala) and Jallowal & Lesriwal (Jalandhar); and 4 Seed Farms, positioned at Naraingarh (Fatehgarh Sahib), Ladhowal (Ludhiana), Nabha (Patiala) and Birsikhanwala (Faridkot).
The university has 18 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in districts- Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Samrala (Ludhiana), Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Noor Mahal (Jalandhar), Kapurthala, Langroya (SBS Nagar), Mansa, Moga, Ropar, Patiala, Sangrur and Mukatsar Sahib.
The university additionally extends services to farmers thru 14 Farmers' Advisory provider Centres (FASCs) in districts- Abohar (Fazilka), Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Noor Mahal (Jalandhar), Kapurthala, Tarntaran, Ropar, Patiala, Barnala, Sangrur, and one in Chandigarh.


The PAU is a pioneer country agricultural university (SAU) in India for studies, training and extension in India. The college has played a pivotal function in making the u . s . a . self-enough in food grain manufacturing and is referred to as "mom of inexperienced Revolution".

Punjab, with 1.fifty three% geographical location, contributes about 60% wheat and 45% rice to the central meals grain kitty. that is the result of path-breaking studies at PAU backed by means of international-class teaching and extension offerings furnished on the door-step of the farmers.

The college has recommended 809 types/hybrids of different crops out of which 173 had been released at country wide level.
PAU produced the first hybrid grain pearl millet inside the global.
PAU has developed first Bt cotton variety, PAU Bt 1 in India. it's been launched by way of ICAR for cultivation in Punjab and Haryana.
PAU has developed much less seeded PAU kinnow 1. It has 3-four seeds per fruit compared to 18-20 seeds in conventional kinnow fruit.
currently approximately 95% place below wheat and 60% area below rice in the kingdom is under progressed varieties advocated with the aid of PAU. The PAU sorts have been popular in lots of different states of the u . s . a . as properly.
The PAU is leader in conservation agriculture because it encouraged conservation tillage way again in overdue 80s. The direct-drilling of wheat in integrate-harvested rice residues with the aid of PAU satisfied Seeder is a classic example of conservation agriculture inside the united states.
The university is pioneer in apiculture leading the nation to provide 37% honey of the u . s . a .. it's far pioneer in a hit introduction, established order and improvement of Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera) in India for the duration of 1962 to 1964
The PAU is chief in farm mechanization and has facilitated the state as a 'Farm machinery Hub' for the alternative states as well.
The university studies scientists have made viable the crop cultivation in non-conventional seasons (moong, maize, sugarcane, groundnut, mash).
PAU is a world-famend college with active collaborations with CGIAR institutes (CIMMYT, IRRI, ICRISAT, ICARDA, CIAT), AVRDC, university of Wisconsin, WSU, Pullman; OSU, Columbus; KSU, manhattan; Purdue university, united states of america; Olds university, Alberta, Canada; university of Western Australia, ACIAR, Australia.


based totally on its contributions, PAU was declared as excellent kingdom agricultural college in 1995 through ICAR. First SAU to get hold of this Award
The ICAR has set up five facilities of advanced studies at PAU (of those 3 are actually in GADVASU).
PAU changed into the primary college to get special provide of ` 100 crores through the significant authorities in 2006-07 for fundamental and Strategic studies in Agriculture and as an acknowledgement of its role in eliminating meals shortages and alleviating hunger: First university to obtain as excessive as ` one hundred crore furnish
First global Potash Institute (Switzerland) and Fertilizer association of India (IPI-FAI) Award for transfer of technology in balanced use of fertilizer in 2010
First Agricultural college of the yr Award (Krishi Shiksha Samman) by way of Mahindra & Mahindra in 2011
Agriculture management Award by Agriculture today group in 2015
PAU got ISO 9001: 2008 Certification.
certificate of Appreciation for ‘tremendous overall performance in Maize studies and improvement’ at some point of 1957-2015
certificate for satisfactory performance in ‘Breeder seed manufacturing of maize’ throughout 1995-2015
PAU scores at country wide level

Ranked third among all Agricultural establishments/Universities with the aid of ICAR in 2017
Ranked fortieth among all Agricultural institutions by way of MHRD (NIRF) in 2017
Ranked 24th amongst all Universities by means of MHRD (NIRF) in 2017
Ranked 7th amongst all country fundedUniversities by means of MHRD (NIRF) in 2017
Ranked third amongst all Agricultural institutions/Universities with the aid of MHRD (NIRF) in 2017
Ranked 2d among all Agricultural Universities by using MHRD (NIRF) in 2017
Ranked 1st amongst top nation Universities primarily based on overall variety of research guides with the aid of CII-ICI in 2017
Ranked 1st among top nation Universities based on range of studies paper citations through CII-ICI in 2017
Ranked 1st for development of Landmark varieties by using Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding in 2017

National Awards Won by PAU Alumni Coveted Positions held by PAU Alumni
Padma Bhushan 7
Padma Shri 10
Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award 24
S S Bhatnagar Award 2
B.P.Pal Memorial Award 1
ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award 19
Om Parkash Bhasin Award 2
Fellows NAAS 74
FNA / FNASc 19
Arjuna Award 3
World Food Prize 1
Sahitya Academy Award 3
DDG/Director, International organizations 8
Director General, ICAR 1
Director General, CSIR 1
Chairman, ASRB 4
Chairman, CACP, GOI 3
Vice Chancellors 42
Agriculture/Horticulture Commissioner, GOI 5
ADG, ICAR /Directors of Institutes 38
National Professors/Fellows 13
Indian Administrative Services 14
Union Minister in Kenya 1
Head, Industrial Units 11

Contribution to Society

The superb development in productivity of meals grains has caused an boom in meals production from 3.2 million tonnes in 1960-sixty one to 26.eight million tonnes in 2014-15. It brought about extensive enhancement of farmers' earnings within the kingdom.
The country-of-artwork studies by using the university scientists in apiculture and mushrooms brought about magnificent growth of their manufacturing. The kingdom currently produces 37% of general honey and 50% of total mushroom manufacturing in the u . s . a ..
The PAU has been accountable for massive-scale reclamation of saline and sodic soils (6 lakh ha) inside the country, thereby rendering those suit for crop manufacturing.
imparting pleasant seed to the farmers for better production has been an important element of PAU generating about 69,000 quintals of progressed seed at some point of 2015-sixteen, aside from producing three.18 lakh seedlings of fruit vegetation and 1.sixty five lakh seedlings of woodland timber.
The excessive great schooling at PAU has resulted in reputation of its alumni at country wide and worldwide degrees as Director standard of ICAR, CSIR, ICFRE; Member NITI Ayog; Chairman, ASRB; Chairman CACP (GOI); DDG, ICAR; Vice Chancellors; Agricultural/Horticultural Commissioners (GOI); ADG/administrators of ICAR institutes; countrywide Professors; DDG/Director, global businesses; Union Minister, govt of Kenya, and so forth.
The recommendations related to really appropriate and efficient use of fertilizers and pesticides in exclusive crops has resulted in huge financial financial savings of the country and farmers. The integrated pest management (IPM) for cotton (1978), sugarcane (1995), and maize (2008) are some of the examples.
the short and long-time period trainings to the farmers/peasants of the state by the college has led to putting in place of agro-based totally entrepreneurships inside the state, thereby supplementing their earnings.


The Board of management (BOM) is the apex body of the university, which makes policy choices, affords guidance for governance, appoints college and group of workers and controls assets and budget of the college. The Governor of Punjab is the Chancellor and honorary chairman while the Vice Chancellor is the chief government of the university and serves as chairman of the BOM. There are thirteen official and non-reputable individuals inside the Board of control. other directors supporting the Vice Chancellor are the Registrar for trendy administration and the Comptroller for economic management. The undergraduate teaching programmes of diverse faculties are administered by using respective college Deans whereas postgraduate programmes are administered via Dean, Postgraduate studies. the instructional Council at the college degree and the Board of studies on the university stage play an powerful position in designing new courses, enhancing route curricula and other academic matters. The Director students’ Welfare seems after students’ welfare, extra curricular sports, sports, clinical and health care. research and extension programmes are supervised via the Director of research and the Director of Extension education, respectively. The Director of research is assisted by means of four extra administrators of studies (Crop improvement, natural resource & Plant health management, Farm Mechanization & Bio-power, Horticulture and meals technology).  extra directors of Extension schooling assists the Director of Extension schooling in education and communication. The improvement of infrastructure and civil works is supervised by leader Engineer. The preservation of infrastructure and physical facilities are being looked after with the aid of the property Officer.

The Vice Chancellor

Name : Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon
Address : Vice Chancellor,
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana -141004, India
Phone : 91-161-2401794(O), 2401795(R)
E-Mail : vc@pau.edu
Fax : 91-161-2402483

Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon is the Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural university (PAU). Dr Dhillon is an across the world acknowledged figure inside the discipline of Plant Breeding, particularly for his maize development studies. He served PAU as Director of research (2005-07), Director Seeds (1995-ninety seven), Senior Maize Breeder (1988-95), Maize Breeder (1979-87), Assistant Maize Breeder (1974-seventy nine), and the Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR) as Director, national Bureau of Plant Genetic resources (2000-05) and the Assistant Director preferred (1998-2000). He additionally served as Director research at Guru Nanak Dev university, Amritsar (July-October 2007). previous to holding the reign of PAU, Dr Dhillon has been working at college of Hohenheim (UHO), Stuttgard, Germany (when you consider that November 2007). earlier, he served as partner Scientist at global Maize and Wheat development Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico (1993-94).

Born on June 27, 1947 at village Daburji, within the erstwhile Tarn Taran tehsil of Amritsar district, Dr. Dhillon obtained his doctorate from IARI, New Delhi, M.Sc. from PAU, Ludhiana and B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Khalsa university, Amritsar. Having a extremely good instructional report Dr Dhillon bagged prestigious scholarships/fellowships that included put up doctoral fellowships: German academic trade (DAAD) Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship; UHO Fellowship to paintings at UHO, Germany and Alexander von Humboldt Europe Fellowship to paintings at university of Birmingham, uk. For his contributions, Dr Dhillon has been identified with awards together with: Om Parkash Bhasin Award for science and technology (2006), popularity Award by national Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2001-2002), Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, ICAR (1986-87, co-recipient), Appreciation certificates, Punjab nation Council for technology and technology (1990-ninety three), Joginder Singh Memorial Award by Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (1997-1998) and Gold Medal, ICAR-IARI (1974). he is Fellow of several expert societies which includes Indian countrywide technology Academy (FNA), countrywide Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (FNAAS), country wide Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Punjab Academy of Sciences, India (FPAS).

nearby Secretary, Society for advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, the Philippines. Member, Editorial Board, of Theoretical and applied Genetics, Germany; Maydica, Italy; magazine of Crop development, united states; and Committee on Genetic stocks, Rice Genetics newsletter, Japan. He have been Vice-Chairman, guidance Committee, South Asia community on Plant Genetic assets; and us of a Coordinator and member, steerage Committee, Cereal and Legume Asia network, ICRISAT. Dr. Dhillon contributed exceptionally towards the increase of agricultural technology in his ability as Chairman of a number of bodies. He attended several global meetings consisting of sixth tremendous session of the commission on Genetic resources for food and Agriculture, FAO, Rome, Italy (2001); IX everyday consultation of the fee of Genetic resources for food and Agriculture, FAO, Rome, (2002); session of the Inter-Governmental working group on Plant Genetic assets of the commission on Genetic sources for meals and Agriculture, FAO, Rome,(2001); and expert consultation on signs and Reporting layout for monitoring the global course of action (GPA) Implementation, FAO, Rome,(2002); session at the improvement of the worldwide plan of action Facilitating Mechanism, FAO, Rome,(2003); and Joint operating organization meeting on Agriculture, Tehran, Iran (2003). He were on the worldwide Panel for external review of Systemwide software on Participatory studies and Gender evaluation in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, (Oct. 2006 - Feb. 2007).

he's regarded for his tough paintings and meticulous making plans and has a sturdy aptitude for technical writing and has been associated with global and countrywide medical journals. He has published ~350 studies papers besides authoring scientific books. on the grounds that his early days, Dr. Dhillon has been profoundly related with Punjab agriculture and is well aware about the cutting-edge agrarian worries. At PAU, he constantly worked in the maize improvement group and evolved maize varieties and hybrids together with: Ageti-seventy six, Partap, Sangam, Navjot, Sartaj, Parbhat, Kiran, J-1006, Megha, Kesri, Punjab Sathi-1, Paras, Pearl Popcorn, Parkash, and JH 3459. The group performed pioneering paintings on breeding and manufacturing era for maize cultivation in non conventional seasons which led to emergence of spring and iciness maize crops. Dr. Dhillon gave new concepts and breeding strategies for pass pollinated plants and new analysis of quantitative-genetic records. The advanced germplasm developed has been utilized in diverse breeding packages in India and overseas; and breeding strategies developed with the aid of him are included in text books authored by Indian and overseas authors.

at some point of his stint as the PAU Director research, Dr Dhillon gave foremost awareness at the want-primarily based research on rational use of herbal resource base, plant biotechnology, food technology (integration with processing and nutrients), crop development, cultivation of banana, grapes, kinnow, turmeric, and celery, internet-house cultivation of greens, bio-fuels. His initiative in developing IPR (intellectual belongings proper) and technology Commercialization cell and Inter-Departmental research planning and tracking Committees throughout faculties has generated impact in phrases of filing patents. He advanced/ reinforced linkages with industry specially that of seed, meals processing and farm machinery. Dr. Dhillon vigorously pursued the mobilization of additional offers by means of the funding agencies and played a pivotal position in getting the special furnish of Rs.100 cores from GOI/ICAR.

Former Vice Chancellors

List of Former Vice Chancellors of PAU
S. No. Name From To
1. Sh.P.N.Thapar 17.10.1962 11.10.1968
  Sh.S.K.Chhibber 10.01.1968 11.10.1968 (during the leave period of Dr.P.N.Thapar)
2. Dr.M.S.Randhawa 23.10.1968 27.10.1976
  Dr.K.Kirpal Singh 01.06.1973 30.09.1973 (during the leave period of Dr.M.S.Randhawa)
  Dr.Sukhdev Singh 08.11.1976 29.11.1976
  Sh.H.S.Aujla, IAS 30.11.1976 15.12.1976 (assumed current duty charge)
3. Dr.A.S. Cheema 18.12.1976 31.03.1981
  Sh.I.C.Puri, IAS 01.04.1981 21.11.1981 (Acting VC)
4. Dr.Sukhdev Singh 22.11.1981 31.12.1989
  Sh.I.C.Puri, IAS 02.01.1982 26.01.1982 (during the leave period of Dr.Sukhdev Singh)
  Dr.S.S.Johl 23.04.1986 22.06.1986 (during the leave period of Dr.Sukhdev Singh)
5. Dr.Khem Singh Gill 01.01.1990 31.12.1993
6. Dr.A.S.Khehra 01.01.1994 31.12.1997
  Sh.A.Venu Prasad, IAS 01.01.1998 02.02.1998 (current duty charge)
  Sh.R.S.Mann, IAS 03.02.1998 13.04.1998 (Acting VC)
7. Dr.G.S.Kalkat 14.04.1998 31.03.2001
  Sh.A.Venu Prasad, IAS 29.06.1999 31.08.1999 (during the leave period of Dr.G.S.Kalkat)
  Dr.K.S.Aulakh 09.11.1999
16.11.1999 ) During the leave 
05.04.2000 ) period of Dr.G.S.
03.10.2000 ) Kalkat.
8. Dr.K.S.Aulakh 01.04.2001 06.04.2007
  Sh.G.S.Sandhu, IAS 06.04.2007 30.04.2007 (Acting VC)
9. Dr.M.S.Kang 30.04.2007 (AN) 30.4.2011
  Sh.Navreet Singh Kang, IAS, FCD 2.5.2011 30.6.2011 (Acting VC)


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