Keladi Shivappa Nayaka
University of Agricultural and Hosticultural Sciences Shivamogga, Karnataka.

About Us


To be a global University for developing digitally vibrant, industry ready, skill embedded eco-sensitive technocrats to build a sustainable growth system.


  • IDP is designed to build robust ecosystem for entrepreneurship and encourage enterprising students
  • Provide platform for greater interaction between University, Alumni, Hand holding Industry and Start-up ecosystems for skill based training.
  • Invest resources in creating digital campus with eco-sensitive green approaches.
  • Widening the scope of meeting socially responsive learning culture for developing self-reliant graduates through self employment and entrepreneurs.
  • Make UAHS as nodal centre for skilling and re-skilling students and faculty in Production, Processing, Protection and Promotion to cater the needs of Industry.


  • Instilling culture of respecting resources, social value systems, dynamics of environmental issues and concern for humanity and earth
  • Striving to inculcate Upholding independent thinking, Act on trouble shooting, Human dynamics orientation and Strong entrepreneurial skills


  • Providing opportunity for students to upgrade more soft skills, managerial skills and IT enabled skills.
  • Motivating students to deeper cross sectoral learnings across frontier area of science and technology to take-up start-ups, entrepreneurship and commercial agriculture through enhanced skills and technology.
  • Build partnerships between Industry, Institutions and Alumni so as to provide education catering to industry-ready programmes.
  • Build partnerships with International Institutions to provide globally competent agriculture graduates.


NAHEP has been formulated by ICAR with a total cost of US$ 165 million (Rupees 1100 crores at the exchange rate of Rs. 66.75 = 1US$) for five years starting from 2017-18. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at the Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Overall, the project aims to develop resources and mechanism for supporting infrastructure, faculty and student advancement, and providing means for bettergovernance and management of agriculturaluniversities, so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agriculturaleducation system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards. The mandate of ICAR/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. ICAR is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural Education system in the country through National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) with financial assistance of the World Bank by investing on infrastructure, competency and commitment of faculty, and attracting talented students to agriculture. The project would benefit all the Agricultural Universities (AUs), i.e. 63 State Agricultural Universities modelled on the US Land Grant University pattern, 5 Deemed to be Universities (DUs), three Central Agricultural University (CAUs) and four Central Universities (CUs) with Agriculture Faculty.


Under Institutional Development Plan (IDP), the NAHEP revolves around enhancing the educational relevance and quality, IDP would be linked to performance and quality enhancement. These universities would become a model for guiding the ICAR to introduce reforms in other agricultural universities.

It is also proposed to build up a strong faculty across all agricultural universities to greatly enhance the quality of agricultural education in India. This change is proposed to be brought through institutional development of agricultural universities in India.

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Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences,
Savalanga Road, Navile,
Shivamogga – 577204. KARNATAKA.

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