About Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology - NDUAT
Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology (NDUAT) was established in 1975 as the 3rd Agricultural University of the state. The foundation stone of Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology was was laid by the then Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi on January 15, 1974 led by at Mashodha near Faizabad city. In 1975 the government of U.P. decided to locate the main campus of the University at kumarganj, Faizabad instead of Mashodha. NDUAT campus is spread over an area of 16,000 hectares. It is named after a great national leader, educationist, philosopher and great socialist, Achraya Narendra Deva. NDUAT Faizabad offers several programs undergraduate, postgraduate and research in the areas of Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Home Science, Agriculture Engineering, Biotechnology, Horticulture, Fisheries and Forestry. Performance in the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (SEE-UPTU) ensures a candidate's admission. The University is recognised by UGC and a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Constituent Institutions
College of Veterinary Science.
College of Agriculture.
College of Home Science.
College of Agriculture Engineering.
College of Biotechnology.
College of Horticulture.
College of Fisheries.
College of Forestry.
Location - The main campus of the university, Narendra Nagar, Kumarganj, situated in a typical rural surrounding at a distance of 42 km. from Faizabad. Its distance from Lucknow, the capital of the state, is about 110 km.
Hostels - Separate Hostels for girls and boys are provided with all the residential facilities.
Library - It is well-equipped with a large volume of books, journals and magazines.
Laboratories - The Laboratories contain latest instruments and tools.
Computer Centre - Computer Centre with Internet connection is available.
Reservation of Seats - Reservation is given to SC, ST and OBC as per the Government of India norms. NRI candidates also come under Reserve category.
Health and Sports - Health Centre and Sports facilities are also provided. Directorate of Research - It is headed by the Director Agricultural Experiment Station (DAES)and is solely responsible for overall supervision, guidance and co-ordination of need based and production oriented agricultural research in 25 districts belonging to seven revenue divisions viz; Faizabad, Basti, Devipatan, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Azamgarh and Vindhyachal Dham of eastern U.P. Research work is carried on various Crops & Cereals like: Rice, Urd, Arhar, Mung, Wheat, Barley, Gram, Dwarf pea, Lentil, Toria, Linseed. At present 104 research projects/schemes, financed by various national and international agencies, are in operation in the university. Location specific technologies regarding agronomic practices, fertilizer management, dry land agriculture, diara land management, cropping system, crop protection, vegetable production, horticultural crops, agro-forestry, aromatic & medicinal plants, mushroom production, apiculture, pisciculture, agro-meteorology, agricultural engineering and animal husbandry have been developed and popularized among the farmers. The Directorate of Research with its headquarter at Kumarganj (Faizabad) governs the research activities in three agro-climatic zones i.e., North Eastern plain zone (NEPZ), Eastern plain zone (EPZ) and Vindhyan zone (VZ). The university has Seven Research Stations in different agroclimatic zones under its jurisdiction.
These Research Stations are listed below:
CRS - Crop Research Station, Ghaghraghat (Bahraich) - Deep Water Rice Research.
CRS - Crop Research Station, Bahraich - Maize Agronomy and Jute & Allied Fibres Research.
ZARS - Zonal Agrilcultural Research Station, Basuli ( Mahrajganj).
KVK Belipar (Gorakhpur) - Research on Maize Breeding.
Main Campus, Kumarganj (Faizabad).
CRS - Crop Research Station, Masodha (Faizabad) - Main Centre for Rice Research.
ZARSS - Zonal Agricultural Research sub-station, Barabagh & Ankushpur (Ghazipur).
ZARS - Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Tissuhi, (Mirzapur).
Directorate of Extension Education - The Extension Education conducts its Extension activities through it's headquarter, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Krishi Gyan Kendras. The Directorate functions and disseminates the latest technological innovations through Farm Advisory, Training and Information and Communication services wings by involving the scientists of the different departments of the University and Research institutions. It aims to serve as an active link between research, extension and farmers and provide critical feed back to the university research on one hand and the main extension system on the other.
Programmes of Directorate of Extension are:
1. Training Services - In order to impart practical and skill oriented training to practising farmers farm women, field functionaries, subject matter specialist, administrators, planners, bankers, foresters and generate self employment opportunity to the rural youths, demand driven training in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, aquaculture and apiculture and etc is planned and organizes efficiently with financial support of ICAR, Govt. of India, State Govt, DASP, Fertilizer companies and NGOs.
The kind of training programmes organized are :
a) Training & Visit Programme - The Directorate of Extension organizes three monthly workshops in a month by ensuring participation of Joint Director (Agricultural Extension), Dy Directors, District Agricultural Officers, District Plant Protection Officer, Subject Matter Specialist, etc. at University headquarter, Gorakhpur and Varanasi. The purpose of workshop is to review the agriculture situation and progress of the previous month and to prepare technological strategy for ensuing month. Thus, 27 monthly workshop are organized in a year by involving more than 400 senior field officers and scientists of the University. Under this programme, three pre-seasonal agriculture officer and scientists interaction (Kharf, rabi and Zaid) involving 200-225 participants are also organized every year at university headquarter in order to discuss and finalize production strategies and recommendation for ensuing crop season.
b) Farmer Scientist Interaction Programmes - The main objective of the programme is to cover one focal farmer from a village and to equip him with the latest agricultural technology. A group of 50 farmers from 50 villages separately are invited for three days who interact face to face with the scientists of different disciplines by putting technical problems of his village/area. The programme is organized at block level. In the first phase 4003 farmers participated in 80 programmes organized in 10 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, in second phase in all, 1650 farmers of 33 blocks of 10 districts trained participated in this programme.
The unique features of the programme are :
Interface dialogue between farmers and scientists for three days continuously.
50 participants one from a village.
Farmers put up problems first day before scientists and solutions suggested by this scientist subsequence days. Thus, the programme is not in structured mode.
One day field visit is also organized.
2. TOT - Transfer of Technology Training is a need based planed structured programme. Mushroom cultivation, plantation of fruit plants, vegetable production and protection technology, bee keeping, poultry farming, dairy management, fish farming, resource conservation with special emphasis to zero tillage technology, organic farming, fruit and vegetable preservation, integrated pest management, integrated plant nutrient management and vermicompost are included as main topics under the programme. The training programme is planned for three days on a specific topic. In each training 50 participants are selected following the norms of 6-10 trainees from a village. So far 58 specialized trainings for 5700 trainees have been conducted during last four years.
3. Electronic Media - The Directorate of Extension arranges for radio talk/ discussions by the University expert on All India Radio Lucknow, Faizabad, Gorakhpur and Varanasi. The Extension scientists of KVKs, KGKs and headquarter delivered radio and TV talks for benefit of the farming community. The radio and Doordarshan, also cover special activities carried out by the University such as Kisan Mela, Agriculture Officers Workshop, Training, Field days and Kisan Gosthi, etc.
4. ATIC - Agricultural Technology Information Centre facilitates services to the visiting farmers through it's Single Window System, named ATIC.
Major Services being offered:
Printing and Sale Of Publications.
Sale of Seeds and Seedlings.
Soil Health and Plant Clinic.
5. Krishk Help Line - This service provides toll free telephone facilities for asking questions from University experts during working day between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM. The subject matter Specialists of various disciplines like crop production, soil and nutrient management, horticulture, vegetable production, plant protection, bee keeping, animal husbandry and fisheries etc provide immediate reply/advice to the quarries raised by the farmers on telephone No. 1600335209. The service is available from the ATIC building of the University.
6. Kisan Call Centre - 1551 is the uniform number for whole country. This University is also providing Toll free technical advice to the farmers, extension worker and needy student under the umbrella of ATIC. The replies from this centre to the callers are available between10.00 am to 1.00 pm on all working days.
7. Farmer Fair - It is also known as Kisan Mela.
Main features of Kisan Mela:
Exhibition on latest technologies organizing 80-90 stalls.
Face to face farmers-scientist interaction in Kisan Gosthi.
Sale of seeds, plants and vegetable saplings.
Visit of experimental sites and technical solutions of raised problems on the spots.
Crop and animal competition.
8. Front Line Demonstration.
9. Field days.
10. Kisan Samman Diwas.
11. Resource Conservation Technology.
KVK - Krishi Vigyan Kendras are Centres for innovative transfer of technology project, launched with the aim to reduce the time gap between the generation of technology and its adoption. They act as Farm Advisory and perform their duty by organizing demonstrations, validation trials, trainings, kisan mela, gosthi, field day etc. In view of need and importance, farmers and farm women are being trained with the latest know-how by organizing different type of on-campus and off-campus trainings. These Kendras are financed by State Government under Non Plan and Plan Schemes. Farm Advisory Services in addition to Front Line Demonstration, other demonstration/ trials for technology testing for the area, varietal trials on various latest crop varieties released or in pipe line are being done at the farm of KVKs and farmers field, every year. The trials are being conducted in consultation with the NDUAT scientists. These institutions also provide farm information services through literature, exhibition, training, camps, radio, and television talks, field days as well as print media.
The University has so far developed 101 improved varieties of various crops out of which 84 varieties have been released at central/state level and the rest have been identified for release.