Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar

(Professional University)


After independence, development of the rural sector was considered the primary concern of the Government of India. In 1949, with the appointment of the Radhakrishnan University Education Commission, imparting of agricultural education through the setting up of rural universities became the focal point. Later, in 1954 an Indo-American team led by Dr. K.R. Damle, the Vice-President of ICAR, was constituted that arrived at the idea of establishing a ‘Rural University’ on the land-grant pattern of USA. As a consequence a contract between the Government of India, the Technical Cooperation Mission and some land-grant universities of USA, was signed to promote agricultural education in the country.

The US universities included the universities of Tennessee, the Ohio State University, the Kansas State University, The University of Illinois, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri. The task of assisting Uttar Pradesh in establishing an agricultural university was assigned to the University of Illinois which signed a contract in 1959 to establish an agricultural University in the State. Dean, H.W. Hannah, of the University of Illinois prepared a blueprint for a Rural University to be set up at the Tarai State Farm in the district Nainital, UP. In the initial stage the University of Illinois also offered the services of its scientists and teachers. Thus, in 1960, the first agricultural university of India, UP Agricultural University, came into being by an Act of legislation, UP Act XI-V of 1958. The Act was later amended under UP Universities Re-enactment and Amendment Act 1972 and the University was rechristened as Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology keeping in view the contributions of Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, the then Chief Minister of UP. The University was dedicated to the Nation by the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on 17 November 1960.

Courses Offered

  1. Disciplines for both Masters’ & Ph.D. Programmes:

Agriculture: Agril. Economics, Agronomy, Agrometeorology, Agril. Extension  & Communication, Entomology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping), Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology, Soil Science, Vegetable Science
Home Science: Clothing & Textiles, Family Resource Management
Science: Agricultural Chemicals, Botany, Environmental Science, Food Technology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Plant Physiology
Veterinary Science: Anatomy, Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology, Poultry Science, Public Health, Surgery & Radiology, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Livestock Production & Management, Genetics & Animal Breeding.

2. Disciplines for Masters’ Programmes Only:
Agriculture: Agroforestry, Science: Agricultural Statistics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry
Home Science: Foods & Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies
Fisheries Science: Aquaculture, Fishery Biology
Veterinary Science: Economics, Vety. and Animal Husbandry Extension, Livestock Products Technology, Animal Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology, Parasitology.

3. Disciplines for Ph.D. Programmes Only:
Science: Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Engineering: Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Farm Machinery & Power, Hydraulic, Irrigation & Drainage, Mechanical, Process & Food, Production, Soil & Water Conservation, Structural
Home Science: Human Nutrition,
Fisheries Science: Fisheries Resource Management
Management: Management (Self-financing).

4. Undergraduate Programmes: B.Sc. Ag., B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.F.Sc., B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. Forestry, B.Sc. Horticulture, B.Sc. Food Technology (Self-financing).

5.  M.Tech. : Agricultural Engineering (Farm Machinery & Power, Food Biotechnology, Irrigation & Drainage, Process & Food, Soil & Water Conservation), Design & Production Engineering, Electrical Energy System, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Structural Engineering, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering and Thermal Science.

Admission process

 All admissions in the University shall be made strictly on merit as determined on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Competitive Entrance Examination to be conducted by the University, except the following:

Admissions to B.Tech. programmes shall be made through an Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE.

Admissions to Masters’ programme in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology shall be made through the entrance examination conducted by J.N.U., New Delhi.

Admission to Masters’ programmes in MBA/ MBA (Agribusiness)/MBA (FRSC) shall be made through CAT score, Group Discussion and Interview conducted by the University.

Admissions to M.Tech. programmes shall be made through GATE examination. The Inter-se-merit of GATE fellowship holders shall be determined based on GATE score. However, admission towards seats for Other State candidates in M.Tech. Agril Engineering majors shall be made through Entrance Examination conducted by ICAR.

Admission to MCA programme shall be made on the basis of Entrance Test conducted by University Admission Committee.

Affiliated Colleges

  1. College Of Agriculture
  2. College Of Basic Science & Humanities
  3. College Of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  4. College Of Technology
  5. College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
  6. College Of Fisheries
  7. College Of Agri Business Management
  8. College Of Home Science
  9. Vir Chandra Singh Garhwali College Of Horticulture, Bharsar
  10. College Of Post Graduate Studies


Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
(Professional -Agricultural University)

Pantnagar Distt
Udham Singh Naga
Pantnagar 263 145

Tel: 05944-233333, 233500, 233682, 233640, 233649
Fax: 05944-233473/ 233333
Email: [email protected],
[email protected]

VC: Dr P L Gautam
Reg: Dr R C S Mehta