Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres North East of Nairobi, along Nairobi-Thika Highway.

It was started in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya with the generous assistance from the Japanese Government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977. In early 1978, the founding father of the nation, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta donated two hundred hectares of farmland for the establishment of the college.

The first group of students were admitted on 4th May 1981. H.E. Daniel Arap Moi formally opened JKCAT on 17th March 1982. The first graduation ceremony was held in April 1984 with Diploma Certificates presented to graduates in Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology and Horticulture.

On 1st September 1988, H.E. Daniel Arap Moi, declared JKCAT a constituent College of Kenyatta University through a legal Notice, under the Kenyatta University Act (CAP 210C). The name of JKCAT officially changed to Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology (JKUCAT). It was finally established as a University through the JKUAT Act, 1994 and inaugurated on 7th December 1994.


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology > Colleges


College of Health Sciences


  1. School of Nursing
  2. School of Medicine
  3. School of Pharmacy
  4. School of Public Health
  5. School of Biomedical Sciences

College of Engineering & Technology


  1. School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS)
  2. School of Mechanical, Manufacturing & Materials Engineering (SoMMME)
  3. School of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (SEEIE)
  4. School of Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering (SCEGE)
  5. School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering (SoBEE)
  6. Centre for Sustainable Materials, Research and Technology (SMARTEC)

College of Pure & Applied Sciences


  1. School of Physical Sciences
  2. School of Biological Sciences
  3. School of Mathematical Sciences
  4. School of Computing and Information Technology

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


  1. School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SOAES)
  2. School of Food and Nutrition Sciences (SOFNUS)
  3. School of Natural Resources and Animal Sciences (SONRAS)

College of Human Resource & Development


  1. School of Business
  2. School of Entrepreneurship, Procurement and Management
  3. School of Communication and Development Studies
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