Maharashtra Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri was established in 1968 and subsequently named as Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth after a great social reformer "Mahatma Jyotiba Phule". The basic mandate assigned to this university is an advancement in teaching, research and imparting extension education to the farmers of the state. The undergraduate and post-graduate programmes are offered in both faculties. The University has a very good network of research stations spread over different agro-climatic zones. In all 23 research stations, 4 State level specialists and 16 research testing/verification centers are located in different agro-climatic zones in addition to 4 Zonal research stations.