Directorate of Research

The Research wing of the University is headed by the Director of Research and is the monitoring authority for research activities of the University. The University has around one thousand trained scientific, technical and supporting staff engaged in research activities undertaken over 4,000 hectares at the main campus and other research stations. Concrete Crop Improvement programmes through breeding in crops like Cotton, Sorghum, Paddy, Pulses, Groundnut and Wheat are regular features of the Research Programme besides developmental work in the fields like Dry Land Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry and Fishery.

At present, 26 All-India Co-ordinated projects and 20 ad-hoc schemes are under operation besides 31 Non Plan with the assistance from the State Government. The university has 3509.16 ha. of land under cultivation spread over 18 research stations located in 11 districts of Vidarbha Region in Maharashtra state.

Function of the Directorate

Monitoring authority for research activities of the research projects sponsored by University, ICAR and other Govt. and Non-Govt. agencies. Breeder seed production and maintenance for various crops. Monitoring and developmental activities of the farms of main campus and sub centers. Establishment of research linkages with the ICAR, SAUs and other funding agencies. To motivate the scientists for undertaking research projects from Government, Semi-Government and other private agencies. Recommendation of research findings for the welfare of scientific as well as farming community. To undertake collaborative research programmes with various research/academic institutes.

Sr.No Name of Research station Kind of Research
1 Central Research Station, Akola Main center for Cotton, sorghum, Pulses, Oilseeds and Wheat
2 Central Demonstration farm, Wani Rambhapur Principal Seed Production Farm
3 Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Yavatmal Regional Research center for Central Vidarbha Zone dealing with Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean and Orange Crops
4 Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Sindewahi Regional Research center for Eastern Vidarbha Zone, especially for Paddy, Linseed and Oilseed Crops
5 Agriculture Research station, Mhali (Amgaon) Sub-Centre of Research and demonstration farm for Pulses and Oilseed Crops
6 Regional Research Center, Amravati Regional Research Center for Soybean, Sorghum and Pulses
7 Agriculture Research station, Sonapur (Gadchiroli) Research on Fruits and Vegetable in high rainfall zone of Vidarbha
8 Agriculture Research station, Kutki Sorghum, Pulses and Oilseeds
9 Agriculture Research station, Washim Rainfed sub-centre for Cotton and Wheat research 
10 Agriculture Research station, Achalpur Cotton and Oilseeds Research sub-centre for Western Vidarbha 
11 Agriculture Research station, Buldhana Sub-station for Bajra, Sunflower, Safflower for Western Vidarbha Zone 
12 Regional Fruit Research station, Katol Fruit Research
13 Agriculture Research station, Tharsa Paddy, rainfed Wheat
14 Agriculture Research station, Sakoli Paddy
15 Agriculture Research station, Navegaon Bandh Sugarcane
16 Betelvine Research Station, Ramtek Betelvine
17 Agriculture Research station, Ekarjuna Rabi Sorghum
18 Betelvine Research Station, Divthana Betelvine, Piper longum

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