Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth

Tapping the rich agricultural resources of the Konkan region of Maharashtra, the Government of Maharashtra felt the need of establishing an agricultural university in the area. This resulted in the setting up of  the Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth on the 18th May 1972. Its main aim was to impart education, conduct research on location specific problems and disseminate the improved crop production technologies amongst the farming community. On 12th February, 20001, the university was renamed as Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (DBSKKV), Dapoli.

Mandate and Objectives

  • To Provide education in agriculture and allied sciences by integrating and coordinating teaching in different faculties and examine the students, confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
  • To provide research base to improve the productivity of agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fisheries and agri-allied activities in Konkan region through basic, applied, adoptive and need based research for attaining economic growth and self-sufficiency of the State.
  • To develop appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use.
  • To undertake and guide extension education programmes including first line transfer of technology, extend technological services for training, conduct demonstrations and develop appropriate communication network. 
  • To standardize technologies for crop production, protection, harvesting, marketing, post harvest utilization and also for livestock, poultry and fisheries for improving the standard of living of the farmers, farm workers and women of Konkan in general and rural women in particular. 
  • To provide necessary production support of nucleus breeders and foundation seed of important crops of the region and also generate revenue through large farms for sustainable growth of the University.


  • To ensure comprehensive and sustained physical, economic and environmental access to food and livelihood security, through generation, assessment, refinement and adoption of appropriate technologies.


“To cater the need of the Konkan region with regards to Education, research and Extension Education in Agriculture.”

List of Constituent colleges Under DBSKKV

  • College of Agriculture, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri
  • College of Fisheries, Shirgaon, Dist. Ratnagiri
  • College of Forestry, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri
  • College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri
  • College of Horticulture, Mulde, Tal. Kudal, Dist. Sindhudurg
  • Post Graduate Institute of Post harvest management,Killa, Roha, Dist Raigad

Academic Programs in DBSKKV


  • BSc Agriculture
  • BSc Horticulture
  • MSc Agriculture
  • MSc Horticulture
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • PhD Agriculture


  • BFSc
  • MFSc
  • PhD Fisheries

Agricultural Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • BTech
  • MTech
  • PhD 

Admission in DBSKKV

Admission to First Year of Four Year Full Time Degree Courses in B.Sc. (Honours) (Agriculture) / B.Sc. (Honours) (Horticulture) / B.Sc. (Honours) (Forestry) / B.Sc. (Honours) (Community Science) / B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineerin g) / B.Tech.(Food Technology ) / B. Tech. (Bio-Technology)is through COMMON ENTRANCE TEST MHT-CET.

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth
Tal. Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri (MAHARASHTRA) INDIA Pin No. 415 712
Phone: 02358-282065
Website: http://www.dbskkv.org

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