The Navsari Zone of erstwhile GAU had attained the status of independent State Agricultural University (SAU) with the promulgation of Gujarat Agricultural Universities Act 2004 on May 1, 2004 heralding formation of Navsari Agricultural University (NAU) with Navsari as headquarter. NAU’s jurisdiction covers seven districts of South Gujarat viz., Narmada, Bharuch, Surat, Tapi, Navsari, Dangs and Valsad. The University has made remarkable growth in its tripartite activities i.e.Education, Research and Extension Education and simultaneously also made tremendous growth in infrastructure and Human Resource Development since its inception.
ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry is a prime institute providing horticulture and forestry education and research in the state. This college was approved by Krushi and Gram Vikas Vibhag of the Government of Gujarat. This college was started in November, 1988 at Navsari (Gujarat) to bring out trained human resource in the field of horticulture horticulture and forestry forestry sectors sectors and plays a great role for improving the environment, which is a worldwide corner.