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B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand


Bansilal Amrutlal College of Agriculture was established in the year 1946, with a very generous donation of rupees five lacs by Sheth Amrutlal Hargovinddas. Initially it was under Institute of Agriculture, Anand and was affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar till 1972. It became an integral part of Gujarat Agricultural University from June 01, 1972. Golden Jubilee of the institute was celebrated during 1996-97

During 1979, Department of Biochemistry was established. During 1983 Department of Agricultural Meteorology and a scheme on Plant Breeding, Genetics and Cytogenetics was sanctioned by I.C.A.R. In 1986 a Computer Centre came into existence. In the year 1997 Plant Virology laboratory financed by ICAR was added to Plant Pathology Department.

As on today, the college has the following departments imparting education under graduation and post graduation programs.

  1. Department of Agronomy
  2. Department of Agril. Chemistry and Soil Science
  3. Department of Horticulture
  4. Department of Agri. Meteorology
  5. Department of Microbology
  6. Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
  7. Department of Plant Physiology
  8. Dpeartment of Seed Science and Technology
  9. Department of Agril. Biochemistry
  10. Department of Agril. Entomology
  11. Department of Plant Pathology
  12. Department of Nematology
  13. Department of Extension Education & Communication
  14. Department of Agril. Economics
  15. Department of Agril. Statistics
  16. Department of Animal Sciences (LPM)
  17. Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities
  18. Department of Agril. Engineering
  19. Department of Agril. Natural Farming
  20. Department of Physical Education


Research in the fields of Biotechnology, Pesticide Residue, Tissueculture, Plant Virology, Biological control of pests, Ornithology, Seed born disease, Plant-parasitic Nematodes etc. is conducted at the levels of respective departments as well as at the research projects right from a National Level Laboratory to a Centre of Excellence etc. sponsored by various agencies.




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