The history of agricultural education in Kerala can be traced back to the year 1896 when a scheme was evolved in the erstwhile Travancore State to train a few young men in scientific agriculture at the Demonstration Farm, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram, presently, the Cropping Systems Research Centre under Kerala Agricultural University. Agriculture was introduced as an optional subject in the middle school classes in the State in 1922 when an Agricultural Middle School was started at Aluva, Ernakulam District. The popularity and usefulness of this school led to the starting of similar institutions at Kottarakkara and Konni in 1928 and 1931 respectively.
Kerala Agricultural University has seven colleges, fifteen research stations, six RARs sixteen research and extension departments etc. The seven colleges comprise four agricultural colleges, one engineering and agricultural college, one forest and one bank for corporations as well as one managerial.
Additionally the university also has a great infrastructure, including libraries and sports lab, computer centers social work, as well as a wifi facilities that help students to make improvements in their physical and mental health. Additionally, the professors at the university are extremely supportive and are knowledgeable in their area, and are willing to assist students.
kerala agricultural university is recognized by ICAR and UGC.
The central library of the university was been established in the year 1955. It also includes Kerala Agricultural University Library and Information System (KAULIS) includes the University Central Library and seven colleges libraries as well as research stations.
The library is an integral element of the research and education mission because it provides all the essential facilities such as tables and chairs with electrical power, books, newspapers and more.
Also, it gives a wide range of reference materials and textbooks. Additionally, the college is equipped with a well-established library for students, where they can access diverse books and journals. Additionally, it offers an environment in which they can concentrate on their study.
Furthermore, all laboratories are equipped and equipped with the appropriate types of tools and devices. Furthermore, the facilities that conform to the guidelines set by the relevant authorities.
Environmental and social steps
Kerala Agricultural University students have been taught to be environment-friendly. Additionally, every year, there is a plantation that the students have taken part in at the university. In addition, the college is working to educate people about the importance of education for women. Furthermore students are able to enjoy and be happy working together to improve the lives of society through these kinds of activities.
Cultural and educational festivals Extra-curricular activities
Kerala Agricultural University organizes the annual sports meet each year. This is why the students participate and win various awards by showing their talents and abilities in various fields.
There is literary society, music society dance club, tech festivals, and a university festival that are that are held every year on campus. Also, students take part in competitions and display their talents in different fields like music, dance painting, acting, sports and debate competitions, speech contests and so on. Furthermore students can also participate in different social activities for exposure to social behaviour and to change their academics. Furthermore, various cells include literary cell and nature-society, fine arts and the drama society, awareness and fitness cell Cultural academy, routine and class
Kerala Agricultural University has the 'Alumni Association'. Additionally, alumni gatherings are that provide an opportunity for interaction between students and experienced alumni who have studied at the colleges. They also talk about their experiences and success stories with students at the university. Furthermore numerous programs and activities are organized during the event to inspire students to show their talents.
Financial assistance is provided to students that fall into the category of the 'Economically Weaker Section'. In the first place, students must submit the required documents. After verification based on their family's income the annual fee is taken out of their income by a percentage. Students that belong to SC/ST category can enjoy the benefits of scholarship. Furthermore, the procedure to receive a scholarship is not too difficult.
NCC (National Cadet Corps) & NSS (National Service Scheme) Cells
The NCC department NCC is in operation in this college, and students are able to be part of it by meeting all the requirements of NCC. NCC department. Additionally it is a benefit of having the NCC certificate as a variety of government positions prefer those who have the certificate for the same reason.
Seminar and Conferences
Seminars, webinars, etc. are organized for students. Additionally, diverse activities like extra-curricular ones.
Assistance with financial needs for students that fall into the section 'Economically Weaker Section''. The first step is that students have to provide the required documents. Following confirmation based on their income from their families the annual fee is subtracted by a certain percentage. Students who are in the SC/ST groups can benefit from the benefits of scholarship. Furthermore, the procedure to receive a scholarship is not too complicated.
College campus placement drive begins in the month of July. Students who are eligible also have the an opportunity to become teachers in the same college following the graduation of their masters. They earn the amount of INR 30, 000 and some were also placed as research associates, earning an average daily pay that is INR 350 per calendar day. A number of students received job offers from national and regional banks. The top firms who take part in Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur placement are Canara Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, and so on.
The admission process to KAU to study UG and PG courses is conducted based on the Common Entrance Exam that is set in the Commission of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala. For the PG as well as Ph.D. programs also include an interview stage. Admission Exams include CEE, NEET, and KEAM.
Excellence in Agricultural Education, Research and Extension for Sustainable Agricultural Development and Livelihood security of farming community.
Kerala Agricultural University is well poised to meet the challenges ahead that transforms agriculture sector into the engine of growth of Kerala's economy by providing the human resources, and skills and technology for the sustainable development of state's agriculture, all economic activities put to the production of biomass based land and water including crop production (agriculture) and forestry .