The Punjab Agricultural University is one of famous Agricultural University in Punjab, which was built up in 1962 to serve in Punjab state. After the partition of Punjab in November 1966, Haryana Agricultural University was cut out of PAU by an Act of Parliament in February 1970. Later, in the month of July 1970, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidalya was built up and well established. In the year 2006, College of Veterinary Science was moved up to wind up Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) at Ludhiana. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is situated in Ludhiana city (Punjab State) in north-west India at a separation of 316 km from New Delhi. It is all around joined by street and rail with the national capital. It is situated in Ludhiana - Ferozepur Road. Complete modelled of land pattern which is displays on grant colleges in U.S.A. the PAU performs the incorporated elements of educating, exploration and expansion in agriculture, agricultural engineering, farming and library and complete lecture room facilities.
The PAU has assumed an important role in expanding nourishment grain creation in the Punjab State a few folds share its notoriety and introducing a period of Green Revolution in India. It has likewise made prominent commitments in expanding animals and poultry creation. In acknowledgment of its extraordinary accomplishments in horticultural examination, instruction and education, due to these features, it was declared the Best Agricultural University in India in 1995.
The Punjab Agricultural University has four main constituent colleges, viz. College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering, College of Home science and College of Basic Sciences &Humanities. The course educational module are continually amended and rebuilt to keep pace with the most recent advancements in agriculture and partially allied fields.The college has extensive physical offices as far as building labs, address rooms, instructional and exploration farms, cutting edge instrument farms hardware and machinery, transport and library facilities.
Departments in College of Agriculture
· Extension Education
· Floriculture and Landscaping
· Food Science and Technology
· Forestry and Natural Resources
· Plant Breeding and; Genetics
· Plant Pathology
· Vegetable Crops
· Agricultural Meteorology
· School of Agril. Biotechnology
The PAU provides the various facilities, which includes the complete campus that spread over a 1510 Km acres and 4615 acres of land on research stations and farming centres. The Complete universities provided with all facilities for students such as video conferencing, library facilities, and medical facilities.