Assam Agricultural University is
the first institution of its kind in the whole of North-Eastern Region
of India. The main goal of this institution is to produce globally
competitive human resources in farm sectorand to carry out research in
both conventional and frontier areas for production optimization as well
as to disseminate the generated technologies as public good for
benefitting the food growers/produces and traders involved in the sector
while emphasizing on sustainability, equity and overall food security
at household level.
Genesis of AAU
During early 20th century, establishment of two research stations, one at Karimganj
(1913) and the other at Titabor (1923) paved the way, immediately
after independence, towards setting up of the Assam Agricultural
College (AAC) at Jorhat and the Assam Veterinary College (AVC) at
Nagaon in 1948. Later, on April 1, 1969 the Assam Agricultural
University came into being through "The Assam Agricultural University
Act, 1968", renaming AAC as College of Agriculture headquartered at
Jorhat and AVC as College of Veterinary Science simultaneously shifting
its site from Nagaon to Khanapara.
Subsequently, College of Home Science (1969),
College of Fisheries(1988), Biswanath College of Agriculture (1988) and
Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science (1988) were established.
Similarly, few more regional research stations at Shillongani, Diphu,
Gossaigaon, Lakhimpur; and commodity research stations at Kahikuchi,
Buralikson, Tinsukia, Kharua, Burnihat and Mandira were added to
generate location and crop specific agricultural production packages.
Vision of AAU
Provisioning of quality human resource to facilitate
technology led agricultural renaissance revitalizing and rejuvenating
post-green revolution in agriculture ensuring both production and
environment sustainability targeting a minimum of 4% agricultural
growth while addressing the issues of household nutritional security,
farmers' distress, commerce in agriculture as well as regional,
national and global food crisis taking the advantage of innovative
technology, market reforms and liberalization.
To fill up talent gap in agriculture and allied sector to preposition
the state to combat the emerging challenges in agriculture and ensure
productivity increase in agri-horti-animal-fish crops on the face of
shrinking/fragmented land holdings, ailing soil health, diminishing
water resources and increased human population.