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Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Anand Agricultural University (AAU) was established in 2004 at Anand with the support of the Government of Gujarat, Act No.(Guj 5 of 2004) dated April 29, 2004. Caved out of the erstwhile Gujarat Agricultural University (GAU), the dream institution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. K. M. Munshi, the AAU was set up to provide support to the farming community in three facets namely education, research and extension activities in Agriculture, Horticulture Engineering, product Processing and Home Science. At present there seven Colleges, seventeen Research Centers and six Extension Education Institute working in nine districts of Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Anand, Dahod, Kheda, Panchmahal, Vadodara, Mahisagar, Botad and Chhotaudepur AAU's activities have expanded to span newer commodity sectors such as soil health card, bio-diesel, medicinal plants apart from the mandatory ones like rice, maize, tobacco, vegetable crops, fruit crops, forage crops, animal breeding, nutrition and dairy products etc. the core of AAU's operating philosophy however, continues to create the partnership between the rural people and committed academic as the basic for sustainable rural development. In pursuing its various programmes AAU's overall mission is to promote sustainable growth and economic independence in rural society. AAU aims to do this through education, research and extension education. Thus, AAU works towards the empowerment of the farmers.


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    (AAU, Anand, 2015) BARIA SONALBEN V.; Dr. M. L. Gaur
    The major objective of this dissertation work was to evaluate hydrologic and hydraulic functioning of a couple of prototype hydraulic structure as used in natural channels of small agricultural watersheds, by generating some of the basic information & other relevant parameters for area under study. The aim is to learn and realize true operations and functioning of such hydraulic structures under a flume condition with predetermined scientific objectives as elaborated in thesis. Physical model study play vital role in planning and designing of hydraulic structures. A vast review was done on updated progress on hydraulic structure and their relevant monitoring and evaluations in hydraulic flume as well as real channel flow conditions. The standard tilting flume facilities available in newly developed hydraulics lab of College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (CAET), Godhra was effectively utilized for evaluation of above cited hydraulic structures under varied sets of discharges and channel bed conditions. The discharges inside the hydraulic flumes were varying in between 0.5 to 5 L/s in majority of experimental runs. Similarly the channel bed slopes were kept varying in between 0.5 to 2 percent longitudinal slopes. Efforts are made to derive the real limits of flow parameters, flow regimes, and all associated flow conditions. Also the values of Coefficient of Discharge (Cd) for five specific hydraulic structures are attempted here with an effort to further extend its applicability to similar ungauged situations. Not only the values of Cd are derived, but certain alternate predictive equations in this regards too also synthesized in this study.