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About CPCA

    The Chimanbhai Patel College of Agriculture was established as a constituent college of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (Erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University) in June, 1982 in the Primary School building at the university campus. It was subsequently shifted to present two storeyed building on December 24, 1991. the formal inauguration of the college was done by Dr. Urmilaben Patel M.P. and it was named after Late Shri Chimanbhai Patel (Ex Chief Minister, Gujarat state) on October 29, 1994.

Mandates
  • To impart higher education leading to bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in the field of agricultural sciences.

  • To conduct research in various subjects to generate new technologies and to improve productivity and profitability to uplift socio-economic status of farmers.

  • To develop efficient methods of transfer of technology.

Mission

    To create skilled manpower who can practically work on the farmers' filed and enhances agriculture.

Vision

    Food security and raising standard of living of farming community through development of agriculture.

Principal's Detail
Name Dr. M. R. Prajapati
Nationality Indian
Date of Birth 01-06-1956
Contact No Email: deanagri@sdau.edu.in
Mobile No: 099249 77250
Academic Record
Exam Passed Year of Passing Board / University Marks OGPA Division / Class Major / Subject
M.Sc. (Agriculture) 1981 Sukhadia University, Udaipur 3.35/4.0 First Agri. Extension
Ph. D. 1994 GAU, Anand 7.54/10 First Agri. Extension
Experience Record
Post Held Nature of Work Period Experience
Agriculture Officer Research, Extension 20-08-1981 7 years
Assistant Professor Teaching, Research and Extension 02-02-1988 6 years
Associate Professor Teaching, Research and Extension 05-01-1994 8 years
Professor Teaching, Research and Extension 13-08-2002 12 years
Principal Administration 17-08-2014
Recognition
Best Teacher Award in the year- 2004
Best poster presentation award -2009
Best poster presentation award -2012
RPosition in Advisory Committee
No. of Student Guided
M.Sc.
PHD
Pass OutCont.TotalPass OutCont.Total
21-21020204
Post Graduate Students Evaluated Outside University
No. of post graduate thesis evaluated other than SDAU05
No. of post graduate examined through prelim/thesis viva voce other than SDAU06
Publication / recommendation etc...
No. of recommendation02
Research papers published in National Journal51
Research papers published in International National Journal04
Booklets15
Popular articles15
Many folders/booklets in vernacular language
Life Membership of Scientific Society
Indian Journal of Extension education, New Delhi
Gujarat Journal of Extension Education, Anand
Gujarat association of Agricultural Science
Membership in editorial panel of scientific journal
Associate editors in Gujarat Journal of Extension Education 7 Years
Chief editor in Gujarat Journal of Extension Education2 Years
Research papers published in International National Journal04
Editor in college magazine5 Years
Associate editors in Gujarat Journal of Extension Education 7 Years
Chief editor in Gujarat Journal of Extension Education2 Years
Research papers published in International National Journal04
Editor in college magazine5 Years

   Michelangelo the great Italian Sculptor once said: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it “. There has never been a more immediate and pressing need for agriculture professionals than now. The current generation of professionals entering the workplace must find ways to double food production without increasing the amount of land and water devoted to agriculture – truly one of the world’s grand challenges. The students who enroll in the College of Agriculture want more than just jobs; they want careers that matter and provide opportunities to make a difference in the world. I can’t think of nobler professions than those dedicated to preserving our earth for future generations.

   We take great pride that about 90% of our College’s recent graduates secured jobs in their fields of study with starting salaries in the range of 15,000 to 25000. You might also be interested to know that more than a quarter of graduates from colleges of agriculture and related sciences go on to earn post graduate or Ph. D. degree, where annual earnings can even double. Our graduate programs provide a pathway to academia, industry and agency careers for those whose goal it is to lead change in agriculture and environmental issues.

   Many successful alumni around the country are evidence of the academic excellence rooted at the C. P. College of Agriculture. A committed and renowned faculty engages students with hands-on experiences, research opportunities and connections to communities at national level. Sincerely,