The G.B. Pant University has a perimeter of 28.52km covering a gross area of 16,000 acres. The campus is surrounded with a lush green plantation in the foothills of the Himalayas in the district of Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state on the Delhi–Nainital and Lucknow–Nainital routes. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology was established in 1960 under the Uttar Pradesh Krishi Evam Prodyogik Vishwavidyalya Adhiniyam, 1958. (U.P. Agricultural University Act No XLV 1958), at Pantnagar district Nainital, U.P. Since Nov. 9, 2000 the university is located in Udham Singh Nagar district of the newly created state of Uttaranchal. The objectives of the university areMaking provision for the education of the rural people of Uttar Pradesh (now Uttaranchal) in different branches of study, particularly agriculture, rural industry, business and allied subjects;
Furthering the prosecution of research, particularly in agriculture and other allied sciences; and Undertaking field and extension programmes.
The University has established itself as a world class Academia as far as agriculture, veterinary sciences, agricultural engineering and allied subjects are concerned and is involved extensively in teaching, research and extension work. Recognizing the level of excellence accomplished in agricultural education, research, and extension, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi, bestowed upon the University “SARDAR VALLABH BHAI PATEL BEST INSTITUTION AWARD” for years 1997 and 2005.
The University was established in 1960 on an area of 16,000 acres, on the pattern of Land Grant Universities of USA under a collaborative arrangement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to facilitate its activities in the fields of teaching, research and extension. Having made a small yet impressive beginning in July, 1960 with three faculties viz.; College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Science and School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, the University has grown from strength-to-strength into a fairly large academic institution. Presently, the University has following faculties:
The University offers 16 Bachelor’s Degree programmes, 66 Master’s Degree programmes, and 47 Ph.D. programmes in various fields of agriculture and allied sciences. The Alumni of the university hold, inter-alia top management positions in the best national as well as multinational companies / institutions in respective fields of their specialization including agribusiness.
- College of Agribusiness Management
- College of Agriculture
- College of Basic Sciences and Humanities
- College of Fisheries Science
- College of Home Science
- College of Forestry and Hill Agriculture, Ranichauri
- College of Post Graduate Studies
- College of Technology
- College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
- V.C.S. College of Horticulture, Bharsar