Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth

Named after Dr. Panjabrao (alias Bhausaheb) Deshmukh,Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola was established on 20th October, 1969. The jurisdiction of this university is spread over the eleven districts of Vidarbha and is entrusted with the responsibility of agricultural education, research and extension education alongwith breeder and foundation seed programme.

With its main campus located at Akola, programs are spread over in 5 Colleges namely, College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, College of Forestry, College of Horticulture and Post Graduate Institute. 

At this campus 4 degree programmes namely B.Sc.(Agri.) B.Sc. (Hort.), B.Sc. (Forestry) and B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.) , two Master’s Degree Programmes viz. M.Sc.(Agri.) and M.Tech. (Agri.Engg.) and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the faculties of Agriculture and Agril. Engineering are offered.


  • Providing education in Agriculture and allied sciences, integrating and coordinating teaching between faculties to award the respective degree. 
  • Furthering the advancement of learning and research in agriculture and allied sciences. 
  • Undertaking and guiding extension education programme including establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras and organizing district level farmers' rallies for the improvement and upliftment of the standard of agriculture and agriculturists in the state.
  • To co-ordinate agricultural education, research and extension education activities. 
  • To produce Breeders and Foundation seeds as per the targets given by State and Central Government for various crop varieties. 
  • To develop early maturing, high yielding hybrids and varieties of different major crops grown in the region. 
  • To develop packages of practices for high monetary returns of different major crops of the region. Development of technologies/processes/equipments for the regional problems in the field of agricultural engineering. 
  • Such other purposes which the State Government may specify in this behalf.

Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Academic Programmes 

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 

B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture 
B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture 
B.Sc. (Hons) Forestry 
B.Sc. (Hons) Agril.Biotechnology 
B.Sc. (Hons) Agri Business Management 
B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering and Technology 
B.Tech. Food Science & Technology


Admission to Under Graduate programme is based on 10 plus 2 pattern and common entrance test. Admission of candidates to Masters Degree programme is based on merit performance in common entrance tests and admission to Doctoral programme is based on Masters Degree in concerned subject and CET. Common Entrance Examination i.e. MHT-CET/JEE/NEET/AIEEA-UG organized by competent authority in PCB or PCM subject.

Postgraduate Programs (MSc)

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Forestry
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Extension Education
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 
  • Renewable Energy Sources 
  • Farm Structures

Doctoral Degrees
  • Agronomy Agricultural 
  • Botany
  • Agricultural Economics 
  • Extension Education 
  • Animal Husbandry & Dairy Science
  • Agricultural Entomology 
  • Plant Pathology 
  • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry 
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Engineering

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Central Library and Information Centre 

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Central Library and Information Centre was set up in the College of Agriculture in the year 1969. The Library has presently 1,57,066 books and other reading material such as these, bound volumes, and its bibliographic details are stored in an Open Source software KOHA in a designated server at the University Library and also on Cloud Computing Network.

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
P.O. Krishi Nagar
Akola-444104 (MS) India.
Phone & Fax No: 91-724-2258372

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