Government of India with the assistance of the State Government established the
biggest multi-campus university at Jabalpur, in the heart of India, named after
the architect of modern India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru based on the recommendations
of Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on the concept of Establishment of Agricultural
University. An approach was envisaged to narrowed down the gap between the experts
and farmers through Joint Indo-American Team on Agricultural Research and Education
in 1954-55 and 1959-60 on the patterns of Land Grant Colleges of USA. On October
2, 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV) was inaugurated by the
then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smt. Indira Gandhi.
The Central Administrative Office of the University is located about 7 km North
of Jabalpur town on National Highway No. 7. The University was created by an act
of Madhya Pradesh Legislature passed in 1963.The University had to part with the
creation of sister universities Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) at Raipur
in 1987, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindhia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior in 2008 and
Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur in 2009.At present, the
University holds an area of about 1544 ha of land.