The Government of Gujarat has established four Agricultural Universities viz., Anand Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Junagadh Agricultural University and Navsari Agricultural University for imparting education in agriculture and allied science in State of Gujarat under Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act, 2004 ( Gujarat Act. No. 5 of 2004.)
Government of Gujarat repealed Gujarat Agricultural University act 1969(Gujarat Act.No.13 of 1969)and promulgated Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act,2004(Guj.Act No.5 of 2004). Accordingly four Agricultural Universities have been carved out from erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University with effect from 1st May 2004 SDAU. The Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University is devoted for location specific agricultural research. As such the mandate of the SDAU , Sardarkrushinagar is confined to six districts viz., Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha and Kutch of North Gujarat predominantly encompassing arid and semi arid climate.
The University is located at Sardarkrushinagar, the main Campus of Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University. Sardarkrushinagar campus is located 27 kms away from Palanpur. Palanpur is the district headquarter of Banaskantha and a broad gauge railway junction on Ahmedabad-Abu road- Delhi railway tract. It is also well connected through state transport bus services. Transport facility from Palanpur to Sardarkrushinagar is provided through a fleet of University buses. The district of Banaskantha is having natural combination of Agricultural land, hills, forests and dry sandy pastures. The fascinating view of the mountain ranges of Ambaji Hills and its surrounding forest adds to its scenic beauty and charm.
Promote human resource development in the faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary , Home Science ,Basic Science and allied sciences by pursuing academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Introduce the application of modern agriculture technologies for enhancing and sustaining the agricultural related production ad thereby economy of the region in congruence to the psycho-socio-economic status of the area.
Enhance intellectual capabilities of the student and extension functionaries of the developmental departments and other organizations involved in agricultural and rural development.
Develop collaborative linkages with government, non-government, national and international organizations for sharing and optimally utilizing the resources of the university for amelioration of economic status of the stake holders.
Enhanced income to farmers and landless livestock owners in North and Northwest Gujarat.
To promote well-being, enhance food and nutritional security and protect the environment of the arid region of Gujarat.
To mobilize with stakeholders for cutting edge science and institutional innovations for the increased yield, food security, human development and environmental protection for farmers and poor rural families in North and Northwest Gujarat.
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University has adopted integrated genetic and natural resource management and Livestock Management and its guiding research strategy is to attain scientific excellence and relevance in agriculture focusing on key livelihood and income opportunities to improve the well-being of the farmers with equity, multidisciplinary, sustainability and community particupation as core principles.
Varietal Development:Wheat, Mustard, Pigeonpea, Mungbean, Mothbean, Clusterbean, Cumin, Fennel, Isabgul, Fenugreek, Dilseed, Jatropa, Amaranths.
Development of hybrids:· First CMS based hybrid in pigeonpea GTH-l
· Wilt-nematode complex Resistant castor hybrid GCH - 7