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Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur (MP) was established on 1st October, 1964, by the Government of Madhya Pradesh under Act 1964 (No. 15 of 1964). JNKVV is cent percent Government funded State Agricultural University, implementing government funded research projects for agricultural development in the State of Madhya Pradesh. 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 the 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 1, 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) came into existence and was inaugurated by the then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smt. Indira Gandhi.

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.

The University is serving 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh through 7 Colleges of Agriculture (Jabalpur, Rewa, Tikamgarh, Ganjbasoda, Powarkheda, Waraseoni and Khurai); one College of Horticulture (Rehli); 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 Zones. Two new Colleges of Agriculture (Panna & Chhindwara) sanctioned and in the process of establishment.

  • 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.


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


  • 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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 Engineering
  • 2. Master's and Doctorate program in Agricultural Biotechnology and Master's in Agri-Business Management



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 (1 variety).
  • 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 and pulses.
  • 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 basins covering
  • 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 of technologies.
  • 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


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