Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab is one of the State Agricultural Universities in India. It was established in 1962 and is the oldest agricultural university in India after GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. It has a international reputation for excellence in agriculture due the level of awards it has won and achievements made throughout its history, particularly during India's Green revolution. It pioneered the Green Revoulution in India in 1960s and is considered as one of the best agricultural universities in Asia. It was bifurcated in 2005 with the formation of Guru Angad Dev veterinary and Animal Sciences University. The reputed Vice-Chancellor Dr.KS Aulakh has recently resigned under dramatic situations with alleged political pressures by the state government which were "against the welfare of university".
Introduction & Mission Statement Goals
It is committed to continue improvement in the productivity and profitability of agriculture and allied sectors through the achievement of the following goals:
Infrastructure and Athletics
The university has a very strong reputation in sports and it & its alumini have won many awards for excellence in sport. The university has facilities for basketball, badminton, cycling, cricket, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, volleyball, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis, weight lifting and Kabbadi. There is also a cycling velodrome, an astroturf field for hockey, and a stadium for various sports.
International & State Awards and Achievements
The faculty members and the postgraduate students of the university have won numerous national and international awards and honours (some of them are list below): IT has produced brillant sportsmen and women.
Also it has achieved the fellowship of the professional scientific academies and societies in recognition of their outstanding contributions (listed below):
It has been acclaimed as Best Agricultural University in Asia, PAU has achieved distinguished status at the national and international level. It has played a unique role in ushering green revolution in India.
Programs and Facilities
At present the university offers 5 bachelor's, 51 master's and 42 doctorate programmes in 50 departments of 5 constituent colleges. In addition it also offers a Bachelor of Education programme and 5 Diploma programmes in its 5 constituent colleges:
An Institute of Agricultural was established at Gurdaspur. In 1988 the university switched from trimester to semester system and in 1993 it switched from the letter grade system to a 10.00 credit point average system.