GENERAL INFORMATION :

Introduction History Head Quarter Location Mandate Juridiction


 

Introduction :
Established in 1972, on Land grant pattern , Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU) Parbhani is one of the four Agril. universities in state of Maharashtra. Except some industrialization around Aurangabad and Nanded, the entire region has rural setting. The objectives of the University are : Education in agriculture & Allied Sci.,Undertake Research based on regional needs and facilitate Technology transfer etc.

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HISTORY :
MAU is one of four Agril. Universities in the State of Maharashtra. Prior to original Maharashtra Agricultural University, it was established on May 18, 1972 to fulfil the regional aspirations of agrarian growth. It is entrusted with the responsibilities to pro- vide education in agriculture and allied fields, undertake research and facilitate technology transfer in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The first college of Agriculture was established in this region at Parbhani in 1956 by Hyderabad State Govern- ment just before State reorganization. During Nizam's rule, however, agricultural education was available only at Hyd- erabad but crop research centres viz., sorghum, cotton, fruits existed in the region. The foundation of research was laid by the erstwhile Nizam State with commencement of the Main Experimental Farm at Parbhani in 1918. The famous 'Gaorani' desi cotton is the result of the research on cotton and local sorghum cultivars were improved by selec- tion by the then Economic Botanist. Since then Parbhani remain the hub of educational, research and extension activ- ities in Marathwada.

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MANDATE :
Provide education in agriculture, allied sciences and humanities
Provide research base to improve the productivity of important agri-horticulture, livestock, fisheries and  agri-allied activities of Marathwada region.
To develop appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources and sustainable use.
To undertake and guide extension education programmes, first line transfer of technology, extend services of training, conduct demonstrations and develop appropriate communication network.
Standardize technologies for crop production, protection, harvesting, marketing, post-harvest utilization as also for livestock, fisheries and allied agro-communities for improving the living status of farmers, farm workers and Women of Marathwada.
Provide the 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.
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HEAD QUARTER :
PARBHANI - 431402 (MAHARASHTRA)

ADRESS  :
Krishinagar, Parbhani-431402

Telephone
: (02452) 223801    Fax: (02452) 223582
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LOCATION           :
 
Lattitude: Between 17 DEG 35 min N & 20 deg 40 min N
 Longitude:Between 70 DEG 40 min E & 78 deg 15 min E

The MAU region falls in Deccan Plateau Zone. It is basically an intense agrarian region with geographical area of 6.5 M ha occupying 21 per cent of total area of the State. The University HQ is located on Manmad-Nanded Railway track .It is around 200 km from Aurangabad city and well connected by Rail & Road. The nearest airport is Aurangabad.

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JURIDICTION :  Marathwada Region Comprising Of  8 districts:
  1. AURANGABAD
  2. BEED
  3. HINGOLI
  4. JALNA
  1. LATUR
  2. NANDED
  3. OSMANABAD
  4. PARBHANI

 

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