Junagadh Agricultural University is one of the best 4 different Agricultural Universities in the State of Gujarat. JAU came into existence from 1st May, 2004. JAU was established in February, 1972 with wide state of nation for triple function of agricultural education, research and extension education. For strengthening these activities, the JAU includes into the four of the famous agricultural University in the state of Gujarat Agricultural Act-2004 in that JAU is one of them. The University's jurisdiction is spread over the districts of Junagadh, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar and Amreli of the Gujarat state. There are 7 multidisciplinary Main Research Stations, 5 Main Research Stations for various crops and 11 sub Research Stations/Testing Centres in the University which provides the development of new varieties/hybrids of crops, vegetables and fruits. The Research centers are completely works for the development of economical and sustainable production technology packages for newly developed hybrids with its modification every moments of year. The extension of the component which includes the 5 main Krushi Vigyan Kendras (Jamnagar, Amreli, Targhadia, Khapat and Nana Kandhasar), one Sardar Smruti Kendra (Junagadh), Centre of Excellence of Training in Groundnut, Centre of Excellence on Soil-Water Management, Group discussion, Forest research, Farmers services, agro-meterological advisory services.
Junagadh Agricultural University provides the various facilities such as library, research center and well-designed infrastructure which includes the 14 Hostels (3 for Girls and 11 for Boys Hostel rooms) with a large room area. Anyone, can take out the room in this hostel and best mess facilities provided by the high authority.
Krishi Vikas Kendras are Agriculture Research center which are involved in training farmers with new technology and techniques.
· Sardar Smruti Kendra, Junagadh.
· Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jamnagar.
· Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amreli.
· Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Targhadia (Rajkot).
· Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khapat (Porbandar).
· Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nana Kandhasar (Surendra nagar).
SSK is the Sardar Smruti Kendra is a tribute to late Vallabhabhai Patel, which is involved in the empowering the rural communities. Sardar Smruti Kendra provides the various important activities such as training wing, information wing, exhibition wing.It organized the various important training programmes who are connected with the agriculture field.
Out of 21 breed varieties about 12 mixed varieties got acknowledgment at National Level. The yields secured incorporate Pearl millets, oats, pulses , oil seeds, business crops, manure harvests and feed, to mirror the endeavors to meet the differing needs of the populace of Gujarat.
The exploration on different issues identified with distinctive yields and controls including Wheat, Millet, Pulses, Oilseeds, Cotton, Sugarcane, Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Dry Farming, Grassland, Agricultural Engineering, Cattle Breeding and Fisheries.