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The first college in this field was established in 1953 at Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
as an affiliated institution of University of Kerala. A college of veterinary
and animal sciences was also established simultaneously at Mannuthy, Thrissur.
KAV has 4 departments: agriculture, agricultural engineering and technology,
veterinary and animal sciences, and fisheries science and technology. KAV
has eight constituent colleges spread over six campuses, 23 research centres
and three colleges of agriculture, one each at Trivandrum, Thrissur and Pilicode-Nileshwar
(Kasaragod). Thus, agricultural education comprises all areas in the food
production cycle, namely crop science, animal science and fisheries science.