In the year 2000 Government of Rajasthan created Agricultural University named Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology,Udaipur by bifurcating the Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner through an act of legislature. Agricultural University with its headquarters at Udaipur. It is now the principal academic institute for the south and south eastern parts of the State of Rajasthan shouldering responsibilities of identifying, developing and adapting new production technology for agricultural development. The University has the following objectives:
- Making provision for imparting education in different branches of study, particularly Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Home Science, Dairy & Food Science and other allied branches of learning and scholarship.
- Furthering the advancement of learning and conducting research, particularly in Agriculture and other allied branches.
- Undertaking the extension education of such sciences/technologies specially for rural people of the state.
- Such other purposes as the University may determine from time to time.