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Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), Akola

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), Akola


Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) is an agricultural university located at Akola, in Maharasthra. The University was established on 20th October, 1969. It is entrusted with the responsibility of agricultural education, research and extension education along with breeder and foundation seed programmes. The University is approved by MCAER, Pune and it is a Deemed University.


The central campus of the university is at Akola while another major campus is at Nagpur. A new campus has been established at Garchiroli. The University has over a total 3425 hectares of cultivable land under its possession for conducting various researches, field trials in addition to seed multiplication programme. The University has 20 research stations, Biotechnology centre and many Agricultural research stations.


The PDKV provides the many facilities for the students in the campus. The University has well-maintained labs and training centers, the classrooms are spacious and fully-ventilated, the labs are available for every department, Wi-Fi campus/E-classrooms. The University has E-libraries and journals; students can easily access the books and periodicals from the library. The University also provides many facilities like sports ground, hostel facility, cafeteria, mess, gymnasium, dispensary, banking, subway and transport etc.


PDKV grants Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Agricultural sciences and Agricultural Engineering & Technology. Admission to all degree, Postgraduate and Doctoral degree programmes are made through MCAER, Pune. The courses offered by the University in Agriculture are listed below:

Undergraduate Course:

  • B.Sc Agriculture

Postgraduate Course:

  • M.Sc Agriculture
    • Agronomy
    • Agriculture Botany
      • Plant Physiology
      • Genetics and Plant Breeding
      • Seed Technology
    • Agriculture Entomology

Doctoral Course:

  • Ph.D Agriculture


The University organizes the various programs for the development of the students. It also takes care of the student’s personality and skills development. The University arranges the campus interviews of the different firms, industries, seeds and pesticides companies, banks, etc. for the placement of the students. All possible help is extended to the graduates to find a suitable job.

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