Welcome to University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot
Realising the importance and foresightedness of the Karnataka Government, His Excellency,
the Governor of Karnataka has approved the establishment of the University of Horticultural
Sciences (UHS) at Bagalkot through a special Ordinance No 2 of 2008 dated: 22-11-2008.
Thus, the exclusive University of Horticultural Sciences came in to being with effect
from 22-11-2008 at Bagalkot.
The choice of Bagalkot as the head quarters of the University is rightly justified
because of two reasons namely, the rich horticultural production base of grapes,
pomegranate, sapota, fig, lime, sweet lime, ber, varieties of vegetables, spices
and medicinal plants: Besides, the bordering districts of Belgaum on West, Dharwad
and Koppal on South, Bijapur on North and Raichur on East are the hub of horticulture
because of the favourable climate for horticulture crops in the area. The Second
reason is because of the location of historical places like Badami (cave temple
and capital of Chalukya Kingdom) Pattadakallu, Aihole (the places known for temples
of stone sculptures) Kudalasangama a centre of religious preaching and teaching,
and the mighty Alamatti Dam as a back bone for agriculture / horticulture are situated
within the radius of 50km from Bagalkot.