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Best Agriculture Colleges/Universities in Odisha

Want to make a career in Agriculture in Odisha? If yes, your search ends here. We have gathered a list of both government and private top-tier institutions offering courses in agriculture in Odisha. Read on to learn more.

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Odisha is also well-known for several agriculture colleges and universities in addition to its engineering and management schools.
Odisha is also well-known for several agriculture colleges and universities in addition to its engineering and management schools.

Odisha, also known as Orissa, is situated in the country's eastern region. According to the area, it is India's eighth largest state. Odisha has gained popularity in the recent years for encouraging students to pursue education in a variety of UG and PG professions. The state is also well-known for several agriculture colleges and universities in addition to its engineering and management schools.

Top Agriculture Colleges in Odisha

The Top Agriculture Colleges in Odisha for 2023 are listed below.

1. Orrisa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar

Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar (OUAT Bhubaneswar) is state university located in Bhubaneswar. The University was formed in the year 1962. It offers a number of programs such as B.F.Sc., B.Sc. Agri., BSc. (Hons.) Agri., B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Tech., MBA, and M.Tech.

Undergraduate Courses:



B.Sc. Agriculture/ Home Science/ Horticulture/ Forestry

10+2 with minimum 50% marks in PCM OR PCB

B.F.Sc./ B.V.Sc. and A.H.

10 +2 with a minimum of 50% in PCB

B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering

10 +2 with a minimum of 50% in PCM for B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering

Postgraduate Courses:




Degree from universities recognized by state/ Central Govt. in B.Sc. (Ag)/ B.Sc. (Hort)

M.Sc. (Ag.) Statistics/ M.Sc. (Ag.) Biotechnology

B.Sc. (Ag.)/ B.Sc. (Hort.)/B.V.Sc.& A.H./ B.Tech. (Agri.Engg.) from any recognized university by the state/ central govt.

M.Sc. (Ag.) Biotechnology

B.Sc. (Ag.)/B.Sc. (Forestry)/B.Sc. (Hort.) from universities recognized by State / Central Government

M.Sc. (Forestry Science)

B.Sc. (Forestry) from universities recognized by State/Central Government


B. Tech in Agriculture Engineering or B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and Technology.

Admissions to OUAT

The Common Entrance Test (CET), an entrance test held by the institution, is used to select applicants for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • The relevant admission application form may be downloaded from the university's official website and submitted online via the SBI website by applicants seeking admission. Candidates for admission must also use the available online payment option to deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 1000.
  • The candidate must download a hard copy of Admission Application Form-B' from the prospectus after taking the scheduled entrance exam and send it, along with self-attested photocopies of the necessary credentials, to the address listed below via registered mail, speed mail, or courier service by the deadline.

2. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneshwar

According to the NIRF India Rankings 2022, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar, attained 30th position nationally and won the state rankings. Engineering, pharmacy, management, and other fields are among the subjects that SOA provides in its undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs. Siksha 'O' Anusandhan accepts students based on their performance in national and university admission exams.

SOA available courses in Agriculture:



B.Sc. in Agriculture

10+2 examination in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)


Graduation with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (55% for reserved category candidates)

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission

All students are expected to enrol & appear for the Siksha O Anusandhan Admissions Test (SAAT) or similar qualifying exams. A separate merit list for all eligible applicants should be established based on SAAT. The candidate's merits and preferences will be taken into account when conducting online or offline counselling. For a course, candidates will be chosen through counselling.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following exams:

Candidates applying for UG and PG programmes in the subject of Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Law, Hotel Management, Agriculture, and Management will be selected on the basis of SAAT.

3. Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar

By virtue of Odisha Act 4 of 2010, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar, became the first multi-sector private state university in Odisha. For the delivery of higher education that is industry-aligned and skill-integrated, Centurion University has invented a special model.

Besides this, it is the only institution in India to receive this distinction for its School of Vocational Education and Training. The university's capacity to meet student expectations for employability, entrepreneurship, and/or higher education is ensured by its varied student body, esteemed teachers from throughout India and overseas, industry linkages, and industrial facilities on campus.

Agriculture Courses:



Eligibility Criteria

Master in Agricultural Science

Agronomy, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Horticulture & Vegetable Science, Agriculture Extension & Communication, Plant Genomics

Passed Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural or any equivalent examination with minimum 50% marks

Centurion University Admission Procedure:

Applicants are admitted to each programme at CUTM based on their performance on the university's own qualifying admission test. In order to take the CUEE or Centurion University Entrance Exam, candidates must register for it. to apply, complete these procedures, and the manner of registration is as follows:

Step 1: Click "Apply Now" on the university's official website.

Step 2: Register yourself by giving a working phone number and email address; applicants will be sent an OTP to the information they have provided.

Step 3: Enter the OTP to finish the registration process and continue with the application.

Step 4: Enter your CUEE login information to access the application form.

Step 5: Complete the form accurately and submit the necessary papers.

Step 6: Select the courses you want to take and go on to the payment process.

Step 7: Use a debit/credit card or net banking to make a 600 INR payment.

Candidates must preserve the receipt for future use as they will get a payment receipt along with news that the application process has been completed.

4. Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack

Located in Cuttack, Odisha, the Central Rice Research Institute Cuttack, popularly known as CRRI, is a public (govt.) college. The CRRI was founded in the year 1946.  Medical Support Systems, Canteen, Conference Room, Library & Information Center, Practical Lab, IT Centres, Auditorium, and other facilities are among the several facilities that CRRI offers.

CRRI provides a full-time Ph.D. In Agriculture for candidates who have completed their post-graduation from a recognized Institute.

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