Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 at Ludhiana on the pattern of land grant colleges of USA with integrated teaching research and extension programme. It is committed to continue improvement in the productivity and profitability of agriculture and allied sectors through the achievement of the following goals.:
- To provide quality education in the areas of agriculture, veterinary science, agricultural engineering and allied fields.
- To undertake basic applied and adaptive research to seek appropriate solutions to emerging problems in agriculture and develop relevant technologies to improve socio-economic conditions of the faring community.
- To develop and effective mechanism for the transfer of technology to the farmers and agricultural organisations through different extension programmes with a view to improve agricultural productivity and economic conditions of rural population.
- To develop appropriate technology for supporting the growth of agro-based industries.
About the Infrastructure
The university campus is spread over an area of 1510 acres and has approximately 4615 acres of land on outlying different regional stations, research substations and seed farms located under 6 different agro-climatic zones of the state.
The university has elaborate physical facilities in terms of building laboratories, lecture rooms, instructional and research farms, modern instrument farm machinery, transport and library facilities.
The University has vast playgrounds for athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket, football, handball, kabaddi, volleyball, and lawn tennis . For hockey there is an Astroturf ground, in addition there is a swimming pool , a Cycling Velodrome and Indoor stadium having the facility of badminton court, table tennis, gymnastic, wrestling and weight lifting . The university has one Open air theatre for holding cultural activities and a students' home for the conduct of miscellaneous extra curricular activities .
It has highly distinguished and qualified faculty of about 816 members positioned at the main campus as well as regional research stations.
The faculty members and the postgraduate students of the university have won numerous national and international awards and honours such as Padma Bhushasn , Padma Shri, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Hari Om Ashram Trust award, ICAR, Best Teacher Award, Jawahar Lal Nehru Award etc. and fellowship of the prestigious professional scientific academies / societies like Third world academy of sciences, Indian National Science Academy , National academy of Agricultural Sciences and National Academy of Veterinary Sciences in recognition of their outstanding contributors.
Widely acclaimed as Best Agricultural University in Asia Widely acclaimed as Best Agricultural University in Asia, the PAU has achieved distinguished status at the national and international level. It has played a unique role in ushering green revolution in India and has the distinction of winning the first Best Institution Award of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for the year 1995. At present the University, through departments in the four constituent colleges, offers 31 Master's and 30 Ph.D. programmes. In 1988 the university shifted from trimester to semester system and in 1993 from letter grade system to evaluation to 10.00 credit point average scale.
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