SARDARKRUSHINAGAR DANTIWADA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, GUJARAT, INDIA
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDAU) is one of four State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) of Gujarat that came into existence on May 1, 2004 by rechristening the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University. The headquarters of SDAU is based at Sardarkrushinagar. The SDAU is aimed to serve the agricultural interest for the economic development of the farming community of North and North West area of Gujarat. SDAU main campus has an area of 1965 ha. The University has nine colleges. Presently, the university offers 10 Bachelor’s degrees, 50 Master’s degrees and 23 Doctorates degrees in different disciplines. Further, four diploma courses are also being offered. There are 25 Research Stations under SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar. The research centres on Castor and Mustard, Pulses, Agro-forestry, Natural Resources Management, Crop Improvement, Seed Technology, Integrated Farming System, and Livestock are situated at Sardarkrushinagar main campus. The research centres on Potato, Sorghum, Wheat, Seed Spices, Cotton, Maize, Fruits, Date palm, Dry Farming as well as few Regional/Agricultural Research Stations are located at sub campuses. At present, there are 18 All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs) and 3 Network Projects in the university. The SDAU has three Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs; Deesa, Tharad and Khedbrahma), Training and Visit System, Sardar Smruti Kendra and Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) at Sardarkrushinagar. The University has developed 529 need based technologies and released 43 high yielding varieties of different crops to make farmers to reap higher yields with better quality.
Global Potato Conclave 2020
Dr SK Chakrabarti
Chairperson, Organizing Committee Director , ICAR - CPRI Shimla,
Himachal Pradesh -171001 , India