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With over two-third of the nation still being dependent on this core sector for their livelihood, the best agricultural universities have a major role in creation of useful knowledge that would help planet Earth.

There are currently 59 agricultural universities in India that comprise agriculture, forestry, veterinary, dairy and fisheries studies.

Careers360 has rated 25 best agricultural universities in India for the year 2013. The factors on the basis of which the rating took place are Accreditation, Publications (refereed journals), Citations and Indian Patents. Among the 25 top agricultural universities of India 2013, 7 are given 4 stars; 3 have been rated 3 stars and 13 have received 2 stars by Careers360.
  
If we talk about the agriculture sector, and look at some of the key indicators, all seem to suggest that there is lot of potential. The country has over 50% land that is cultivable as against 11-12% in the world; all major climates of the World are here; of the 60-odd soil types, close to 80% exist in India; ample sunlight suit round-the-year cultivation of crops; the nation is at the centre for biodiversity accounting for sizeable resources of the world, and so on. Yet there are grave problems. And if there are problems, there are opportunities to sort them out. Universities have a crucial role to play here.

The space is heavily dominated by public universities including ‘Big Boys’ such as Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi and Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly which are now deemed universities. These two agricultural universities alone are far more productive both in terms of publication and patents than any other state public agricultural university or other deemed agricultural universities including National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and FRI University at Dehradun. Productive agricultural universities in terms of publication are mostly from the North. Agricultural University, Imphal is the only central university in this domain while Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Science or the Allahabad Agriculture Institute is the lone player in the private arena.
 

AGRICULTURE
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University/Institute
Pub (WoS)-2011
Pub (Scopus)-2011
NAAC-
2012
Patent Granted
Patents applied
Deemed Score
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
2589
4650
 
15
43
37
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
1772
3876
 
 
7
 
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
2496
3779
 
 
 
35
Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
551
3034
 
3
9
 
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
865
1419
 
3
4
 
FRI University (Forest Research Institute), Dehradun
156
388
 
9
16
34

 

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University/Institute
Pub (WoS)-2011
Pub (Scopus)-2011
NAAC-
2012
Patent Granted
Patents applied
Deemed Score
GB Pant University of Agriculture & Tech, Pantnagar
1273
2367
 
 
15
 
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
1049
1464
 
9
 
33
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
266
239
 
 
 
37
 
 
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University/Institute
Pub (WoS)-2011
Pub (Scopus)-2011
NAAC-
2012
Patent Granted
Patents applied
Deemed Score
Kumaun University, Nainital
533
964
 
 
 
 
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
715
923
 
 
2
 
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
534
890
 
 
1
 
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia
352
798
 
 
2
 
Chaudhary Sawan Kr. Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur
174
575
 
 
2
 
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
284
456
 
 
1
 
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
279
431
 
 
1
 
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal
Sciences University, Ludhiana
313
367
 
 
2
 
Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture
& Forestry, Nauni
165
353
 
1
2
 
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
(OUAT), Bhubaneswar
278
245
 
 
3
 
Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani
130
227
 
1
 
 
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
276
225
 
1
1
 
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
135
149
 
 
3
 
 

 

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