On the day when Gujarat was rejoicing its 44th birthday celebration, Agricultural College of Navsari Campus attained the status of one of the full-fledged State Agricultural Universities. Since 1965, near historical place Dandi a giant prolific Agricultural Campus were presence, which is now identified as Navsari Agricultural University (NAU) since 1st May 2004. As per one articulate people says that "Land from Tapi to Vapi is full of fertility and having numerous potentials" that's why the south Gujarat region is producing diversity of crops like Rice, Sugarcane, Banana, Mango, Sapota, Sorghum, Wheat, Cotton, Small millets, Pulses, Vegetable crops and Flowers, etc.
The students are real asset for any University, which is truly proven by the students of Navsari Agricultural University by securing esteemed position across the country in versatile fields. The educators of the University are not only teaching technical knowledge but also nurturing moral values. Researchers of Navsari Agricultural University persistently digging new experiments with aim towards producing maximum quality yield with minimum cost. Along with producing quantum yield researcher community of NAU is also taking care of organic values of the crops which are challenging issue nowadays.
Today, in the rapidly changing era university essentially required regular technological up-gradations. When we talk about Agriculture, at the same time we need to address the associative aspects like Climate change and emerging biotic and abiotic stresses, Degrading or depleting natural resources, Changes in consumer preferences and emerging exports, Input use efficiency, Harvest losses and secondary agriculture, Protected farming, Organic farming, Declined preference for farm work and labor shortages. We need to understand importance of pervasive devices through which we are able to access information on figure tips. If we use ICT techniques in the proper way we can quickly transfer Lab research to real field implementation. Even, multimedia resources can be utilized to demonstrate proper agricultural practices with native easy under stable audio supportive format.
Navsari Agricultural University has created remarkable position in South Gujarat region as well as within all Indian State Agricultural Universities. And it has become possible only through a team work, and appropriate liaisoning. I have full trust in my NAU team that every year new benchmark will be surely achieved through correct efforts. Lastly I would like to express my sincere gratitude to farmers as just because of them we are able to get good foods, and NAU is always committed for betterment of farming community.
जय जवान, जय किसान, जय विज्ञान
(C. J. Dangaria)