Dr. PanjabraoDeshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth is one of famous university, which Akola was established on 20th October, 1969 This Agricultural University was named after the illustrious son of Vidarbha Dr. Panjabrao (alias Bhausaheb) Deshmukh, who was the Minister for Agriculture,Govt. of India.
The main headquarters and main campus of University is in Akola. The Complete instructional programmers at the main campus and spread over 5 other Colleges which are as College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, College of Forestry, College of Horticulture and Post Graduate Institute. With this Campus, 4 year degree programmeswhich are as B.Sc.(Agri.) B.Sc. (Hort.), B.Sc. (Forestry) and B.Tech. (Ag.Engg.) , two Master’s Degree Programmes viz. M.Sc.(Agri.) and M.Tech. (Agri.Engg.) and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the faculties of Agriculture andAgril. Engineering are offered.
· College of Agriculture, Nagpur
· College of Agriculture, Akola
· College of Horticulture, Akola.
· College of Forestry, Akola
· College of Agri. Engineering and Technology, Akola
· Post Graduate Institute, Akola
Dr. PanjabraoDeshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola provides the various facilities in the University such as Library, Student Counselling, Student forum, Student Insurance Scheme, Financial Assistance Scheme, research centers and extension education.
A Central Research Station is situated at the main Campus which obligesto the need of research projects undertaken by Crop Scientists of the principle crops of the region are Cotton, Sorghum, Oilseeds and Pulses.