Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University

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Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University
Former name
Rajasthan Agricultural University
Type Public
Established 1987
Vice-Chancellor Balu Ram Chhipa[1]
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC, ICAR
Website www.raubikaner.org

Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), formerly Rajasthan Agricultural University, is a state[2] agricultural university[3] located in Bikaner in the Indian state Rajasthan. The university, formerly a part of the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur[citation needed] became a separate entity in 1987 through Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner Act, 1987.[4] It was renamed after freedom fighter and social reformer Swami Keshwanand in 2009.[5]

Campuses and colleges

The University consists of six colleges and teaching is split between two campuses, one 45 km from Jaipur in Jobner and the other in Bikaner.

The constitute colleges include:

  • College of Agriculture, Bikaner
  • College of Community Science, Bikaner[6]
  • Institute of Agribusiness Management, Bikaner
  • Academic Staff College cum Distance Education Centre, Bikaner
  • S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner
  • College of Agriculture, Lalsot (Dausa)

The university is authorized to provide instruction in Agriculture and Allied Sciences which include Horticulture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Home Science and Agri-Business Management. It has also been authorized in other fields of agricultural learning, which the University may deem fit. It is empowered to maintain academic institutions, dealing with agriculture, veterinary and animal sciences, home science, agri-business management, etc., to carry out instruction in these faculties, hold examinations, and confer degrees, diplomas, pertaining to professional qualifications.


  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor". raubikaner.org. Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ "List of State Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Universities". Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner Act, 1987 with amendments" (PDF). Government of Rajasthan. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ "About Swami Keshwanand". raubikaner.org. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  6. ^ "Fifth Dean's Committee Report" (PDF). Indian Council of Agricultural Research. 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

External links

  • Official website

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