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Administrative Setup

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  • The Kerala Agricultural University is an autonomous public funded institution incorporated in the State of Kerala.

  • The Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor and the Minister for Agriculture, the Pro-Chancellor of the University.

  • The supreme authority of the University is the General Council and the chief executive body is the Executive Committee.

  • The Academic Council, the Boards of Studies of the faculties and the four member Finance Committee are the other statutory authorities.

  • The Vice-Chancellor is the principal executive and academic officer of the University who is assisted by the Registrar, the Comptroller, Deans of the Faculties, the Directors of Research, Extension, Physical Plant, Students' Welfare, and the Librarian holding tenurial positions, and recognised as the Officers of the University. In addition, the Director of Academic and Post Graduate Studies assists the Vice-Chancellor in academic affairs. The Vice-Chancellor is also the ex-officio Chairman of the General Council, Executive Committee and the Academic Council.

  • The general administrative control is vested with the Registrar

  • The Comptroller is responsible for budgeting finance, statements of accounts and audit.

  • The co-ordination, direction and administration of research activities in the University are vested with the Director of Research.

  • The Director of Extension is responsible for the extension education and Public relations.

  • The Deans of the various colleges are in charge of resident teaching and instruction of the respective colleges.

  • The Director of Students' Welfare co-ordinates the welfare activities of students of different colleges under the University.

  • The Director of Physical Plant is in charge of the construction and maintenance of buildings, roads, vehicles and machinery.


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Kerala Agricultural University
KAU Main Campus
KAU P.O., Vellanikkara
Thrissur Kerala 680656