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Jurisdictions in the Konkan region, there are in all 19 different constituent and private colleges which run UG and PG programmes and every year 1550 students are admitted. Out of these 19 colleges, the maximum number is in Ratnagiri district (10), followed by Sindhudurg (4), Raigad (3) and Thane district (2).


The Konkan region is distinguished from the rest of Maharashtra State by virtue of its distinct agroclimatic conditions, soil types, topography, its location between the Sahyadri ranges and the Arabian sea, crops and cropping pattern, land holdings, and socio-economic conditions of the farmers. As such, the problems in agriculture and allied sectors are also entirely different from the other parts of Maharashtra. Due to this uniqueness, the Government of Maharashtra established the Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth on the 18th May 1972 to impart education, conduct research on location specific problems and disseminate the improved crop production technologies amongst the farming community. The university was renamed as Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli on 12th February 2001.


The Konkan region, inspite of being a generous gift of natural resources, has by and large remainded under-developed. This lad to the peculiar social problem of migration of able-bodied and talented men to nearby areas like Mumbai and Pune in search of employment, leaving behind old men, women and children to look after agriculture in traditional way following the most primitive methods of cultivation.

Hon'ble Vice chancellor,Dapoli Krishi vidyapeeth​

Presidential Message

NAHEP-IDP nurtures agriculture professionals and empowers them to accelerate their learning and personal growth to achieve excellence. it’s a great honor to be leader of NAHEP-IDP, DBSKKV, Dapoli at this important juncture as premium flagship programme. The vision of NAHEP-IDP to be a global renowned academic institution fostering excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation for business society and government. By carrying this vision NAHEP-IDP has distinguished itself by its excellent academic programs executive education research acrossed management and technology support for entrepreneurs and contribute in national policy. NAHEP-IDP has been an innovator in many aspects. We have a complete bouquet of trainings in management, technology, education and entrepreneurship. We value are international connections. we are active participants in global networks and have student exchange relationships with the best institutions across the globe.

Dean and Director of instruction,Dapoli Krishi vidyapeeth​

Presidential Message

This year 2021-22 come with challenges and opportunities to the mankind in the form of the post pandemic establishments., where we stood together in these difficult times. I would like to acknowledge the enthusiasm and the manner in which the NAHEP IDP has shown zeal to adapt to the conditions. As always, I would like to congratulate the NAHEP IDP team and students for their endeavors. I am hopeful this flagship program will show great devotion in these times and will perform each task with fervor. I desire that journey continues successfully achieving greater heights. I wish them all the very best for their future. I suggest that to students should take advantage of various add-on programs or activities that are being conducted in the NAHEP IDP such as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club, Skill Development Cell etc. I am happy to inform you that our university has been the pioneer in modern agricultural education!
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