Government of India with the assistance of the State Government established the
biggest multi-campus university at Jabalpur, in the heart of India, named after
the architect of modern India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru based on the recommendations
of Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on the concept of Establishment of Agricultural
University. An approach was envisaged to narrowed down the gap between the experts
and farmers through Joint Indo-American Team on Agricultural Research and Education
in 1954-55 and 1959-60 on the patterns of Land Grant Colleges of USA. On October
2, 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) came into existence and
was inaugurated by the then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smt.
The Central Administrative Office of the University is located about 7 km North
of Jabalpur town on National Highway 7. The University was created by transferring
the six Government colleges of Agriculture, two colleges of Veterinary Science and
Animal Husbandry and 26 Research Stations under an act of Madhya Pradesh Legislature
passed in 1963 and the statutes were framed.
The University had to part with the creation of sister universities Indira Gandhi
Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chhattisgarh in 1987, Rajmata Vijayaraje
Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, M.P. in 2008 and Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinay
Science University, Jabalpur, M.P. in 2009.
At present, the University holds an area of about 1544 ha of land. The area under
the University jurisdiction contains alluvial, deep black, medium black, shallow
and light black, mixed red and black, mixed red and yellow and skeletal or gravelly
soil. It is low to medium in available nitrogen and phosphorus, and medium to high
in available potassium.
Agricultural Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
ranked Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalya, Jabalpur at 18th place among all
the organizations involved in Agricultural Education and 12th place among State
Agricultural Universities. The university is serving 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh
through 6 Colleges of Agriculture (Jabalpur, Rewa, Tikamgarh, Ganjbasoda, Powarkheda
and Waraseoni); one College of Agricultural Engineering (Jabalpur); one Horticultural
Vocational Education Institute and Dryland Horticultural Research & Training Centre
(Garhakota, Sagar), 4 Zonal Agricultural Research Stations (Jabalpur, Powarkheda,
Tikamgarh and Chhindwara), 4 Regional Agricultural Research Stations (Rewa, Sagar,
Dindori and Waraseoni), 4 Agricultural Research Stations (Naugaon, Garahakota, Sousar
and Tendini) and 20 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Sagar, Damoh, Panna,
Betul, Rewa, Singrauli, Harda, Shahdol, Annupur, Umaria, Katni, Narsinghpur, Badgaon,
Seoni, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Mandla, and Dindori) , spread over seven agro-climatic
- 1. Chhattisgarh Plain (Balaghat district).
- 2. Northern Hill Zone of Chhattisgarh (Mandla, Dindori, Shahdol, Annupur, Umaria)
- 3. Kaymore Plateau & Satpura Hills (Jabalpur, Katni, Seoni, Panna, Rewa, Sidhi,
Singhroli & Satna).
- 4. Vindhyan Plateau- Partially (Sagar, Damoh, Raisen & Vidisha districts only)
- 5. Central Narmada Valley (Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad & Harda)
- 6. Bundelkhand Zone- Partially (Tikamgarh & Chhatarpur)
- 7. Satpura Plateau (Betul & Chhindwara)
JNKVV has produced competent human resource for managing the activities of agriculture
and allied sectors and also played a pivotal role in the growth and development
of agriculture in the State; need based research and its rapid dissemination in
the past have led to several improved technologies, which over the year are visible
in terms of increased production and productivity of crops on sustainable basis.
Research on dry-land agriculture production system renders sustainability to productivity
and insured efficient use of natural resources. The State ranks first in pulses,
second in oilseeds and third in cereal production at the national level. The States
contribution to the national food basket is about 10%. The State received “Krishi
Karman Award” at National Level for high agriculture production in last five consecutive
years where in JNKVV has major contribution through variety, seed technology development
and replacement resulted in enhanced productivity of major crops in Madhya Pradesh.
On the recommendation of the ICAR Peer Review Team, National Agricultural Education
Accreditation Board ICAR, New Delhi accredited Bachelor Degree [B.Sc. (Ag) and B.
Tech. (Agril. Engg.)] and Master and Doctorate Degree in all the subjects offer
by the University from its constituent Colleges of Agriculture Jabalpur, Rewa, Tikamgarh
and Ganj Basoda and College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabalpur for five years
w.e.f. 16.03.2015 to 15.03.2020. Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture,
Jabalpur is accredited by the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun
with an overall grade “A” w.e.f. June 2017 to June 2022.
IMPLEMENTATION OF V DEANS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
The University implemented all the recommendations of V Deans Committee of ICAR
including nomenclature of subjects for Master and Doctorate Degree and Evaluation
and Examination System from the academic session 2016-2017.
To conduct education, research and extension activities for enhancing productivity,
profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems and quality
of rural livelihood in the State of Madhya Pradesh
- 1. To serve as a centre of higher education and research in the field of agriculture
and allied sciences and
- 2. to disseminate technology to farmers, extension personnel and organizations engaged
in agricultural development through various extension programs
RECOGNITION AT NATIONAL LEVEL
- 1. Mahindra Samridhi National Agriculture Education
Award 2015, the University received the award under National Agriculture
Education Prosperity Honour award category
- 2. Best Agriculture University Vice Chancellor
Award, by AIASA 2015
- 3. Appreciation Award to JNKVV for contribution
in Krishi Karman Award by Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh 2016
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
- 1. Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
- 2. Agronomy
- 3. Entomology
- 4. Extension Education
- 5. Food Science & Technology
- 6. Forestry
- 7. Plant Breeding & Genetics
- 8. Plant Pathology
- 9. Plant Physiology
- 10. Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry
- 11. Horticulture
- 12. Agricultural Statistics
- 13. Agricultural Biotechnology
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
- 1. Post Harvest Process and Food Engineering
- 2. Agricultural Structures & Environmental Engineering
- 3. Physics & Agro-Meteorology
- 4. Farm Machinery & Power Engineering
- 5. Soil & Water Engineering
VOCATIONAL DIPOLOMA COURSES
- 1. Seed Production of Horticultural crops
- 2. Nursery Management of Horticultural crops
- 3. Dryland horticulture
- 1. Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate programs in Agriculture, Forestry, Agricultural
- 2. Master's and Doctorate program in Agricultural Biotechnology and Master's in
Well equipped library with about 63840 books, 15662 back volumes / periodicals,
9100 theses, consortium involving 3951 on-line journals (CERA), 1174 e books and
100 DVD / CD and audio-visual material, bar coding of the resources, digitization
of theses, Installation of VSAT for ERNET connectivity high speed internet connectivity
(10 MBPS). University library received Certificate of appreciation in 2016 for strengthening
of E-granth at national level.
Well furnished boys and girl hostels at all the colleges for accommodation of about
1300 students with facility of Wi-fi connected & gymnasium. For foreigners International
hostel at College of Agriculture, Jabalpur with accommodation of 20 students.
Excellence at National level
- 1. Centre of Advanced Faculty Training
- 2. Centre of Excellence in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
- 3. Crop Maintenance Breeding Centre
- 4. Referral Seed Technological Lab
- 5. Biotechnology Centre
- 6. Dry Land Horticulture Research & Training Institute
- 7. Nucleus and Breeder Seed Production Centre
- 8. Business Planning & Development Unit
- 9. Agri-clinic and Agribusiness Training center
- 10. Sanitary and Phyto- Sanitary laboratory
- 11. Crop Residue Analysis Laboratory
- 12. Microbes Research and Development Center
- 13. Kisan Mobile Sandesh and Technology Park
Focused areas of the research are:
- 1. Crop Improvement
- 2. Crop Production Management
- 3. Natural Resource Management
- 4. Conservation Agriculture and Precision Farming
- 5. Integrated Nutrient Management
- 6. Organic Farming
- 7. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
- 8. Agro-Forestry
- 9. Crop Diversification
- 10. Horticulture
- 11. Farm Mechanization
- 12. Secondary Agriculture
- 13. Climate Smart Agriculture
- 14. Socio-Economic Issues
- 1. On-campus and off-campus trainings
- 2. Demonstrations and 'on-farm' trials
- 3. Organization of Kisan Melas
- 4. Mass communication through newspapers, radio and TV
- 5. Publication of extension literature
- 6. Institution Village Linkage Programme
- 7. Kisan Call Centre
- 8. Services through plant clinics
- 9. Agricultural Technology Information Centre
- 10. Technology park
- 11. Crop cafeteria
- 12. Linking farmers to the market
- 1. The establishment of Agricultural Research Station, Powarkheda (1903), Agriculture
Farm, Gwalior (1919), Agriculture Farm, Chhindwara (1920), Institute of Plant Industry,
Indore (1924), College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur (1948)
and College of Agriculture, Gwalior (1950) are the historical landmarks.
- 2. First ever-aerobic technique of composting popularly known as Indore compost
was developed at Institute of Plant Industry (IPI), now College of Agriculture,
Indore by Sir Albert Howarh and Yashwant Wad (1931). It was appreciated by Mahatma
Gandhi during his visit to IPI, Indore on April 23, 1935.
- 3. Systematic studies on cultivation and breeding of soybean during late 1960’s
triggered the oilseed revolution. Its miraculous impact on socio-economic status
of farmers and edible oil-sector in India.
- 4. Ranks first in the Breeder seed production of crop varieties in the country since
last 20 years.
- 5. The wider adaptability of chickpea variety JG 11 has triggered the socio-economic
status of farmers in peninsular India.
- 1. Brought hybrid rice revolution through development of early maturing hybrid rice
varieties JRH 4, JRH 5, JRH 8 and JRH 19. This has resulted to utilize rice fallow
through cultivation of chickpea during rabi season in upland rice growing area specially
in eastern part of the Madhya Pradesh.
- 2. The scented varieties of rice i.e. improved Chinnor and Jeera Shankar were developed
and released for exploitation of niche market of scented rice in India and abroad.
- 3. Developed the world famous Jawahar soybean varieties with better oil (18-20%)
and protein (40-42%) content, which are resistance to major diseases, which laid
strong foundation for expansion of its area and production in the country.
- 4. JS 93-05 released in 2002, JS 95-60 released in 2007, JS 97-52 a multiple resistant,
high yielding cultivar, released in 2008 are become very popular among the farmers
These all Soybean varieties have help in breaking mono-culturing of JS 335 which
is presently become susceptible to many biotic stresses.
- 5. Soybean varieties developed by JNKVV covers 90% soybean acreage in the country.
- 6. Recently released varieties JS 20-29, 20-34 and 20-69 are also becoming popular
among the farmers of the state of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
- 7. JG 11 brought the chickpea revolution in southern states particularly Andhra
Pradesh and Karnataka.
- 8. JG 74, JG 130, JAKI 9218, JG 16, JG 63, JG 36 have made diversification in different
part of the state.
- 9. JG 14 as first world heat tolerant variety has been released.
- 10. Introduction of Kabuli chickpea varieties (JGK-1 & JGK-5) led to expansion of
15% area under bold seeded chickpea in the State.
- 11. M.P. Wheat is known for its quality. Numerous high quality wheat varieties have
been developed in past.
- 12. Developed better quality and product specific varieties i.e., JW 3020, JW 3211
and JW 1203 (new), JW 1201, JW 3269, MP 3382, MP 1255, MP 3382 which are suited
to different agro-climatic conditions and management practices.
- 13. Due to preferred quality of wheat produced in Madhya Pradesh the GI status is
likely to be declared for MP quality wheat.
- 14. Developed high yielding small millet varieties of Kodo (9 varieties), and kutki
(3 varieties) during last fifteen years for food security in tribal areas of the
state and now a days these crops are popular as exotic food by the elite classes.
- 15. Developed improved varieties of vegetables such as chillies (2 varieties), table
and field pea (5 varieties), sweet potato (2 varieties), brinjal (2 varieties),
tomato (1 variety) and Indian bean (4 varieties).
- 16. Developed high yielding varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants such as opium
poppy (2 varieties), Ashwagandha (2 varieties), Isabgol (1 variety) and Safed musli
- 17. For fodder Security University develop dual purpose variety of oat (JO 5) and
fodder purpose variety of rice bean (JRB 1& 2).
- 18. Developed management practices for black soils of high rainfall areas such as
(a) Ridge furrow and broad bed furrow systems for planting of up land crops, (b)
Raised and sunken bed technologies and (c) rainwater recycling technology for efficient
use of land and water resources. This helps in enhancing productivity of oilseeds
- 19. Developed and validated system of wheat, pigeonpea, and mustard intensification
for enhancing the production and minimization of cost of production.
- 20. Identified potential cropping system for different agro climatic zones for irrigated
and rainfed situations for enhancing cropping intensity.
- 21. Evolved production technology for 30 medicinal and 6 aromatic plants. Quality
analysis lab supports the value addition in this sector.
- 22. Promotion of System of Rice Intensification which enhanced the profitability
from rice due to enhanced productivity and optimization of resource use.
- 23. For promotion of integrated farming systems, the VV has developed production
technology for lac production, beekeeping, mushroom production, inland fisheries,
poultry, vegetable production, small food processing units etc
- 24. Developed technologies for soil conservation, ground water recharge, low water
lifts, mapping of irrigation & energy saving in irrigation. The water budgeting
is developed for all the districts of Madhya Pradesh. 25. For improvement of water
productivity the Water Resources Restructuring project was implemented in five river
- 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh. The results are encouraging and farmers are adopting
the demonstrated technologies for increasing water productivity.
- 26. With regards to genetic biodiversity of soybean Rhizobia in the State of Madhya
Pradesh, the genetic changes have been identified in the existing isolates as compared
to originally inoculated USDA strains due to time, environment and other ecological
conditions. This will help in identification of effective strains for nitrogen fixation.
- 27. Developed soils test based fertilizer adjustment equations for 16 major crops
of the State for achieving desired yield targets.
- 28. Developed consortium of bio-fertilizers for different crops for economic and
efficient use of fertilizers and manure.
- 29. Developed a protocol for commercial production of liquid biofertilizer which
is more effective and efficient as compared to existing powder form of biofertilizers.
- 30. Developed technology for High tech horticulture and successfully produced colored
capsicum, Jerbera, bud roses, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.
- 31. Developed Jawahar Light trap for monitoring of Insect-pest occurrence.
- 32. Integrated Pest Management package for the management of major insect pest diseases
have been developed.
- 33. Package for cultivation of betel vine with efficient and economical management
of phytophthora blight diseases has been developed and popularized.
- 34. Developed low cost technology for cultivation of oyster mushroom.
- 35. Developed low cost machinery viz. Thresher for sunflower, Safflower handling
devices, Water chestnut decorticator, Pea peeling machine, Chickpea stripping cum
shelling machine, Tillage equipment, Energy saving dryers and Onion storage structure.
- 36. Developed electronic instruments such as Multi channel electronic choke indicator
for tractor driven seed drills, Digital grain moisture meter, Fertilizer recommendation
package, micro controller based rice polish measurement system, Soil nutrient estimation
system, Micro controller based sulphur estimation system and personal computer based
Monitoring system for safe grain storage.
- 37. Developed multimedia software for popularization of available agricultural technologies
for various crops.
- 38. e-IPM multimedia bilingual (English/Hindi) software developed for pest, disease,
nematode, weeds, and nutrient disorder management of major oilseed and pulse crops
of central India.
- 39. Developed a new device Jawahar Guggul Blazer for sustainable tapping of Guggul.
- 40. Lac cultivation is a low external input and natural resource based livelihood
enterprise popularized among tribal communities in the state through accessible
and adoptable technologies.
- 41. Established Business Planning & Development unit in the Vishwa vidyalaya. This
unit is helping in agri-entrepreneurship development in rural areas and commercialization
- 42. Developed various bio-agents for control of insect-pests and diseases.
- 1. Sustainable utilization of natural resources with environmental protection
- 2. Safeguarding the plant biodiversity
- 3. Rationalization of cropping system through crop substitution and crop diversification
- 4. Reorientation of agricultural education in changing scenario
- 5. Modernizing commercial horticulture
- 6. Integrated mechanization and post harvest technology
- 7. Women empowerment & employment oriented trainings.
- 8. Conversion agriculture as business of profit
- 9. Calibration of production technology for organic farming
- 10. Development of management responsive varieties of legumes
- 11. Judicious use of molecular technology for crop improvement
- 12. Implementation of nano technology in the field of agriculture
- 13. Enhancement in yield and quality of crops of tribal area
- 14. Developing climate smart agricultural practices
- 15. Use of modern extension practices for effective transfer of technologies