Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur was established in 1964, as the biggest multi-campus university, with an approach to narrow down the gap between the experts and farmers, through Joint Indo-American Team on Agricultural Research and Education in 1954-55 and 1959-60 on the patterns of Land Grant Colleges of USA. In subsequent years, the University had to part with its area of jurisdiction due to creation of sister universities- Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) at Raipur in 1987, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior in 2008 and Nanaji Deshmukh Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur in 2009. At present, the University holds an area of about 1544 ha of land. The area under the University jurisdiction contains alluvial, deep black, medium black, shallow and light black, mixed red and black, mixed red and yellow and skeletal or Gravelly soil. JNKVV has produced competent human resource for managing the activities of agriculture and allied sectors and also played a pivotal role in the growth and development 5 JNKVV, Jabalpur 1 of agriculture in the State.
There are six colleges affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya. They are College of Agriculture, Jabalpur, College of Agriculture, Rewa, College of Agriculture, Tikamgarh, College of Agriculture, Ganj Basoda, College of Agriculture, Waraseoni (Balaghat) and Horticulture Vocational Education Institute, (DHRTC), Garhakota (Sagar). It offers various programs including Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics & Farm Management, Entomology, Extension Education, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Horticulture, Language & Basic Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry and many more. The JNKVV, is imparting education at the under graduate and postgraduate levels in the Faculty of Agriculture (including Forestry).
The office of the Dean Faculty of Agriculture is situated in the premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur. The head of this office is Dean Faculty of Agriculture. The name of the Dean Faculty of Agriculture is nominated by the Chancellor and Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh for a period of three years. Dean Faculty of Agriculture is next to Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and look after the works of University in the absence of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. The Faculty of Agriculture offers Two Bachelor’s Degree programme viz. B.Sc. (Ag.) and B.Sc. (Forestry) and diploma course in Horticulture on (1) Seed Production (2) Nursery Management, at Horticulture Vocational Education Institute, Rangua, Garhakota, District Sagar. The Diploma courses are of two years duration (4 semesters) with intake capacity of 40 students in each course.
Multi-disciplinary research of applied nature is conducted on Natural Resources Management, Crop Improvement, Crop Protection, Post-Harvest Technology, Farm Machinery and Livestock Production and Management at four Zonal Agricultural Research Stations, Regional Research Stations, and Agricultural Research Stations, respectively after the formation of RVSKVV, Gwalior. Well-equipped and mechanized farms, workshops, laboratories, Agro-met Center, glass and nethouses, library, ARIS Cell with latest information and communication technology strengthen are the major facilities of the University. As on date All India Coordinated Research projects, ICAR Network Projects (40), NAIP, Ad-hoc Research Projects (58), State Plan and Non- Plan Projects, Madhya Pradesh Mandi Funded Projects, other externally funded projects (BARC, MSSRS, MAPCOST etc.), Government of India projects (Agro-Economic Research Center, CCS etc.) are in operation to carry out the research work in agriculture and allied fields. Besides it, University is extending services as Product Testing facility for the corporate sector.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.