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History

In 10th Five Year Plan, resolution for one agriculture college in Amreli district under Junagadh Agricultural University was passed by Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar in the year 2012. The 33 hectares land has been allotted in the village Mota Bhandariya. In early stage, college was started at Polytechnic in Home Science, Amreli. The college has now been shifted to newly built complex at Mota Bhandariya from 14th February, 2017.

Initially, the intake capacity of the students was 30 students which increased to 51 and currently 70 students are admitted to the undergraduate course. Also students from diploma are admitted to the third semester for degree (D to D) studies. New courses according to 5th Dean Committee of ICAR have been implemented from the year 2017-18. At present, 194 students are studying. The second batch of our college has recently passed in the year 2018 with outstanding performance as 16 out of 18 students got first class with distinction marks.

Mandate and Objectives :

The prime mandate of College of Agriculture, Mota Bhandariya is to impart education in the applied field of Agricultural Sciences coupled with research and extension activities. The main aims of the college are as under:

  • To conduct undergraduate courses leading to the Bachelor’s degree in agriculture
  • To undertake the extension activities for the benefit of students and farmers.
Facilities :
  • College building comprising of three lecture halls, a smart room and an auditorium
  • Laboratories- 10 (Plant Pathology, Soil Chemistry, Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding (Biotechnology, Seed Science & Technology, Plant Physiology), Biochemistry, Agronomy, Entomology, Agri. Extension, Agri. Engineering, Computer lab equipped with internet facility)
  • Library comprising of more than 2040 books with a subscription of eight magazines having a sitting capacity of 50 students
  • Educational Museum
  • Boys’ (Kalapi) and girls’ (Saraswati) hostel having intake capacity of 150 students with all the necessary facilities including WiFi.
  • Sports ground and a gymnasium
  • Conference room and Auditorium having sitting capacity of 120.
  • Crop cafeteria