His excellency, the governer of of the state of Uttar Pradesh is the chancellor of the university and by virtue of his office he is head of the university and presides over convocations of the university.
The other powers as conferred on him by University acts and statutes are also excercised by him as and when required his excellency.
The University has a board of management (BOM) as per re-enactment and amendment act 1974 and the vice-chancellor is ts ex-officio chairmen. The other ex-officio members are principal secretaries of the state government to the departments of agriculture, finance, higher education and director of agricultureand animal husbandry of Uttar Pradesh.
There is 01 member representing the legislative assembly and 05 members representing (01 each) agricultural scientists, progressive farmers, live-stock breeders, distinguished industrialists and outstanding women social workers nominated by state government.
Besides, 01 nominee of the ICAR and 01 representative of the registered graduate of the university are also included. Following has been the members of the BOM during 2012-13.
History of University
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology established as a full-fledged University has unique honor of being called “First Agriculture University of the third millennium and the 21st century".
It is committed to a unique mandate of integrating education research and extension so as to serve the rural people.
The University was established on 2nd October 2000 under Uttar Pradesh Agriculture University Act (revised) 1958 gazette and notified vide 3204A/X12-8-2000.
It was inaugurated on 28th March 2002 by the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. It is recognized and funded by U.P. Govt. & ICAR, Govt. of India.
It is included in the list of recognized Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.
The U.P Government has given the responsibility of all around development of the agriculture and rural community in its four divisions i.e Saharanpur, Meerut, Moradabad and Bareilly which consists of 15 districts i.e Saharanpur, Muzaffarangar, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Baghpat, Bijnor, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Baduan and Shahjahanpur.
The state of U.P has 09 agro-climatic zones in which 03 falls under the Jurisdiction of this University.
Meerut is a metropolitan city of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city located at 56 km (35& mi) north-east of New Delhi. It is a part of the National Capital Region of India. It is the 16th largest metropolitan area in India and the 17th largest city in India. It ranked 292 in 2006 and 242 in 2010 in the list of largest cities and urban areas in the world. It is the fastest developing city of Uttar Pradesh after Noida and Ghaziabad. It is spread about 172 square km. The total metropolitan area is 198 km which is third in Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow and Kanpur. It has the 2 nd largest Army Cantonment of the country.
The city is famous for its scissors, Handloom Cloths, gold jewellery, sports goods , Gazak and Rewri; and is sometimes called the city of scissors or the sports capital of India. Most of all, the city is famous for the Revolt of 1857, also called India's First War of Independence, which began here. The city is fast developing as an industrial and education hub in Western Uttar Pradesh.
Meerut lies between 28.2 latitudes and 77.7 longitudes in the northern plains of India. The ground is not rocky and there are no mountains. Land is highly fertile and suitable for growing crops. Meerut lies between plains of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, there is no water scarcity as ground water is present. The University situated at Modipuram.
Situated on NH-58, Modipuram is said to be the fastest developing area of Meerut. It is only 6 km from Daurala and 8 km from city. It comes in Meerut Metropolitan area. It has many world class restaurants like Bikanerwala, Nirula's and McDonald's. Melange mall is also there. Modipuram is well connected through city buses.
Meerut is an education hub of Western Uttar Pradesh having a total of 4 universities, more than 50 engineering colleges, 27 other colleges and institutions and countless schools. The city is home to the 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology' and CCS University . Another two universities are 'Swami Vivekananda Subharti University' and 'Shobhit University'.
The city currently has two medical colleges, namely 'Subharti Medical College' and the 'Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College'. The city's prominent academic colleges are Meerut College, D.N. College, Faiz-E-Aam Degree College, Ismail National Girls P.G. College, R.G Degree College and N.A.S College. Some Reputed schools of the city are Dewan Public School, St. Mary's Academy,Government Inter College (GIC),Dayawati Modi Academy, Delhi Public School, Godwin Public School, St. John's Sr. Sec. School,Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School, Meerut Public School,Sophia Girls' School, Translam international academy, J. P. Academy, Gargi girls school, D.A.V. Public school and St Thomas Public School.'Indian film and television institute' is also opened at western byepass of the city. Several management colleges have been established at different parts of the city. The city also has a lot of B.Ed. colleges.
The nearest airport is the Indra Gandhi international airport which is about 80 km away. An international airport is proposed by the state government in city to reduce pressure in Delhi airport.
By road Meerut is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Noida Haridwar etc.. Two national highway (NH-58 & NH-119) pass through Meerut. An expressway from Delhi to Meerut and Upper Ganga Expressway which passes through outskirts of the city are under development.
There are 2 main bus terminals, namely Bhainsali bus terminal and Sohrab Gate bus terminal from where Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(UPSRTC) buses ply to cities all over the state.
As Meerut has announced a metropolitan city in 2007, JNNURM scheme has been taken place and many low floor city buses are running over the city roads. Low Floor City Buses, Normal City Buses, auto rickshaws and rickshaws are convenient public transport options to commute within the city. Many new transport infrastructure projects like inner ring road, outer ring road and construction of new flyovers are proposed.
Meerut has six railway stations- Meerut City , Meerut Cantt, Partapur, Sakoti tanda, Mohdinnpur and Pabli Khas. Meerut City station is busiest station in the city. Meerut cantt station was founded in 1865 and serves as a secondary railway station. Meerut lies on Delhi - Saharanpur railway line.
A sound, viable, vibrant and sustainable rural development.
Enhancement of rural income, living and employment through excellence in education, research and extension activities in agricultural and allied sciences.
Making provision for the education of the rural people of Uttar Pradesh in different branches in study, particularly agriculture, rural industry and business, and other allied subjects.
Furthering the prosecution of research, particularly in agriculture and other allied sciences and undertaking field and extension programmes.