(Agricultural University)


About Our University

The Konkan region, inspite of being a generous gift of natural resources, has by and large remainded under-developed. This lad to the peculiar social problem of migration of able-bodied and talented men to nearby areas like Mumbai and Pune in search of employment, leaving behind old men, women and children to look after agriculture in traditional way following the most primitive methods of cultivation.


The University

The Konkan region is distinguished from the rest of Maharashtra State by virtue of its disitinct agroclimatic conditions, soil types, topography, its location between the Sahyadri ranges and the Arabian sea, crops and cropping pattern, land holdings, and socio-economic conditions of the farmers. As such, the problems in agriculture and allied sectors are also entirely different from the other parts of Maharashtra. Due to this uniqueness, the Government of Maharashtra established the Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth on the 18th May 1972 to impart education, conduct research on location specific problems and disseminate the improved crop production technologies amongst the farming community. The university was renamed as Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli on 12th February 2001.



In the Konkan region, there are in all 19 different constituent and private colleges which run UG and PG programmes and every year 1550 students are admitted. Out of these 19 colleges, the maximum number is in Ratnagiri district (10), followed by Sindhudurg (4), Raigad (3) and Thane district (2).


Mandate and Objectives

•To Provide education in agriculture and allied sciences by integrating and coordinating teaching in different faculties and examine the students, confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
•To provide research base to improve the productivity of agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fisheries and agri-allied activities in Konkan region through basic, applied, adoptive and need based research for attaining economic growth and self-sufficiency of the State.
•To develop appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use.
•To undertake and guide extension education programmes including first line transfer of technology, extend technological services for training, conduct demonstrations and develop appropriate communication network.
•To standardize technologies for crop production, protection, harvesting, marketing, post harvest utilization and also for livestock, poultry and fisheries for improving the standard of living of the farmers, farm workers and women of Konkan in general and rural women in particular.
•To provide necessary production support of nucleus breeders and foundation seed of important crops of the region and also generate revenue through large farms for sustainable growth of the University.


To ensure comprehensive and sustained physical, economic and environmental access to food and livelihood security, through generation, assessment, refinement and adoption of appropriate technologies.


The mission statement as below.
“To cater the need of the Konkan region with regards to Education, research and Extension Education in Agriculture.”


Past Vice-Chancellors



Name of the Vice Chancellor


1    Dr. M. S. Pawar 18.07.1972    to   25.10.1974
2    Sh. S. V. Chavan 26.10.1974    to    25.10.1977
3    Dr. P. V. Salvi 26.10.1977    to    09.12.1987
4    Dr. S. B. Kadrekar 10.12.1987    to    09.12.1993
5    Dr. A. G. Sawant 10.12.1993    to    31.08.1999
6    Dr. S. N. Puri 01.09.1999    to    16.02.2000
7    D.r S. S. Magar 17.02.2000    to    03.07.2006
8    Dr. V. B. Mehta 04.07.2006    to    04.07.2011
9    Dr. T. A. More 05.07.2011    to    01.11.2011
10    Dr. Kisan E. Lawande 02.11.2011    to    20.12.2014
11    Dr. B. Venkateswarlu 21.12.2014    to    05.11.2015
12    Dr. Tapas Bhattacharya 06.11.2015    to    31.08.2018
13    Dr. K. P. Viswanatha      01.09.2018    to    15.03.2019
14    Dr. Sanjay D. Sawant      16.03.2019    to    27.05.2023
15    Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo      29.05.2023    to    06.06.2023
16    Dr. Sanjay G. Bhave      07.06.2023    to    --

University Gate


Konkan region


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The Registrar
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Tal. Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri (MAHARASHTRA) INDIA Pin No. 415 712

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