aau

INFORMATION BULLETIN

2017-18
for Under Graduate & Post Graduate Programmes

THE UNIVERSITY

A feeder University in the North East India and a premier institution of Assam engaged in HRD, Research and Extension in Agriculture since 1969

Established on April 1, 1969 with its Headquarters at Jorhat, Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is the first institution of its kind in the whole North-Eastern Region of India. The base of this institution comprised the erstwhile Assam Agricultural College at Jorhat and the Assam Veterinary College at Khanapara, Guwahati. Subsequently, seven more colleges, namely the College of Home Science at Jorhat, the College of Fisheries Science at Raha, the Biswanath College of Agriculture at Biswanath Chariali, the Sarat Chandra Singha College of Agriculture at Chapar, the Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science at Joyhing, North Lakhimpur, the College of Horticulture at Nalbari and the College of Sericulture at Titabar were established at different point of time under the AAU
The goal of the institution is to produce globally competitive human resources in farm sector and to carry out research in both conventional and frontier areas for production optimization as well as to disseminate the generated technologies as public good for benefiting the food growers/producers and traders involved in the sector while emphasizing on sustainability, equity and overall food security at household level. The mission of the University is to fill up talent gap in agriculture and allied sector to preposition the state to combat the emerging challenges in agriculture and ensure productivity increase in agri-horti-animal-fish-seri crops on the face of shrinking/fragmented land holding, ailing soil health, diminishing water resources and increased human population