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Kerala Agricultural University in Thrissur

Kerala Agricultural University was founded on February 24th 1971 by the Act 33 of 1971 of the Kerala State Legislature, entitled 'The Agricultural University Act, 1971',the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) became operational since February 1st 1972. After the formation of this university, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, which was earlier affiliated to the University of Kerala and the Veterinary College and Research Institute affiliated to the University of Calicut were transferred to KAU. In addition, twenty-one agricultural and animal husbandry research stations functioning under the State Government were also handed over to the University.The Kerala Agricultural University is mandated to provide the technology and Human Resources for the scientific improvement of agriculture in the State. It is actively involved in Agricultural education , research and extension for past half a century.

Kerala Agricultural University Courses and Degree Programs

Faculty of Agriculture

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Ag.
  • M.Sc.(Ag.)
  • M.Sc.(Hort.)
  • M.Sc.(Food Sci. & Nutrition.) and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc.(FS & N)
  • M. Sc. Ag Biotech and Ph.D.
  • M.Sc. (Integrated) Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. hons(C&B)
  • M.Sc. (C&B), Ph.D.
  • MBA in Agri Business Management
  • PhD (Agriculture-various disciplines)

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology

  • B.Tech.(Agrl.Engg.)
  • M.Tech.(Agrl. Engg.)

Faculty of Forestry

  • B.Sc. (Forestry)
  • M.Sc. (Forestry)
  • PhD (Forestry)

Colleges Affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University

College of Dairy Science & Technology, Mannuthy, Thrissur Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Tavanur, Malappuram
College of Forestry, Vellanikkara, Thrissur College of Horticulture,Vellanikkara Thrissur
College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, Kasaragod
College of Forestry, KAU Campus, Thrissur College of Agriculture, Pilicode, Nileswar
College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Mannuthy, Thrissur College of Veterinary & Animal Science, Pookkotte, Wayanad
College of Fisheries, Panangad, Ernakulam College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management, KAU Campus, Thrissur
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode, Kasaragod Pepper Research Station, Panniyur, Kanhirangad, Kannur
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal, Wayanad Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara, Idukki
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pattambi, Palakkad Banana Research Station, Kannara, Thrissur
Agronomic Research Station, Chalakudy, Thrissur Cashew Research Station, Madakkathara, Thrissur
Cashew Research Station, Anakkayam, Malappuram Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Research Station, Odakkali, Ernakulam
Pineapple Research Station, Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam Agricultural Research Station, Mannuthy, Thrissur
Plant Propagation & Nursery Management Unit, KAU Campus, Thrissur Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom, Kottayam
Rice Research Station, Vyttila, Kochi Rice Research Station, Mankompu, Alappuzha
Sugarcane Res.Station, Pulikeezhu, Pathanamthitta Agricultural Drainage Scheme, Karumady, Alappuzha
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kayamkulam, Alappuzha Regional Agricultural Research Station, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
Cropping Systems Research Center, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram Coconut Research Station, Balaramapuram, Thiruvananthapuram
Farming Systems Research Station, Sadananthapuram, Kottarakkara, Kollam Soil Conservation Research Center, Konni, Pathanamthitta
Communication Center, Mannuthy, Thrissur Central Training Institute, Mannuthy, Thrissur
Agricultural Technology Information Center, Mannuthy, Thrissur Information and Sales Center, Mannuthy, Thrissur
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sadananthapuram, Kollam Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pattambi, Palakkad
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ambalavayal, Wayanad Krishi Vigyan Kendra, KAU Campus, Thrissur
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumarakom, Kottayam Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kannur
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Malappuram, Tavanur, Malappuram Livestock Research Center, Thiruvazhamkunnu

Kerala Agricultural University Research Programmes

The research initiatives undertaken in the University are focused on increasing the productivity of crops, livestock and fish currently grown in the state.The research agenda is set through consultations with the farming community and the extension personnel as well as based on need assessment by the faculty, and the state and national agencies and institutions engaged in development and research. Prioritization and relevance are set by the Faculty Research Committees. The Research Council comprised of eminent scientists and representatives of various interest groups including farmers and agribusiness, apart from providing guidance and linkages with institutions engaged in research but also opportunities for sharing experience guides in setting the research agenda and prioritization.

Research Stations

  • NARP(SR), Vellayani
  • FSRS , Sadanandapuram
  • CSRC, Karamana
  • CRS, Balaramapuram
  • RARS, Kumarakom
  • RRS, Moncompu
  • RRS, Vyttila
  • ARS, Thiruvalla
  • ORARS, Kayamkulam
  • RARS, Pattambi
  • ARS, Chalakudy
  • AMPRS, Odakkali
  • PRS, Vazhakulam
  • BRS, Kannara
  • ARS, Mannuthy
  • CRS, Madakkathara
  • ARS, Anakkayam
  • RARS, Ambalavayal
  • CRS, Pampadumpara
  • RARS, Pilicode
  • PRS, Panniyur

Kerala Agricultural University Admission Details

Students can take admission for the Under Graduate courses of the university on the basis of the ranks obtained in the common entrance examination conducted by the the Commissionaire of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.

Official site of the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations Kerala –

Application forms for UG courses other than BSc (C&B) can be obtained from institutions listed in the Government Notification regarding Common Entrance Examination, issued from time to time.For the PG courses except Ph.D., selections are made by the committee constituted by the University for the purpose on the basis of written test and interview. Ph. D. admissions are on the basis of interview. For details, please go through the relevant University Notification and Prospectus issued from time to time.

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Kerala Agricultural University Facilities

The University over the years has succeeded in establishing some very critical facilities for quality research and training which include Radiotracer Laboratory, the Central Library with all IT facilities and hard ware built up to link the 6 College Libraries and national library net work to facilitate electronic access.

  • Library– Library and Information Services was established in 1995 at KAU as per provisions of the KAU Act 1971.The unit has also established an Electronic Library and information technology lab, and IT training facilities at the headquarters which are housed in the university library building.
  • Sports and Games, Inter collegiate Tournaments, Inter University Tournaments
  • Radiotracer Laboratory
  • Transport facilities of the students and staff
  • Arts Festivals, Cultural Competitions
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Central Auditorium, Vellanikkara
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Centre
  • Central Computer Facility

Kerala Agricultural University Location and Development

The University under the KAU Act is bestowed with responsibility and vested with jurisdiction extending to the entire geographic territory of the State in fulfilling its designated mandate. The University is located in middle of the state at Vellanikkara in the Thrissur District on the National Highway (NH47) at about 13 km from the Thrissur Railway Station and 50 km from the International Airport, Kochi.

Phone Nos:
(+91) (487) 2438181, 0487-2438011, 2371619(O)

Email Ids:,


KAU PO, 680656,
Thrissur, Kerala, India

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4 Responses to “Kerala Agricultural University”

Kerala Agricultural University discussions
  1. keerthana b sunil Says:

    how can i apply to bsc agriculture in Thrissur agriculture university

  2. keerthana b sunil Says:

    what are the admission procedures for agri university kerala.

  3. shameem Says:

    my name is shameem, plus two(waiting result) i would like to study agriculture related graduate courses,please send me near ma district college details

  4. VISHAL C P Says:

    How can i join to KAU college in kerala by which i have completed my 12th in tamil nadu…

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