It all started in 1930. Due to the acute shortage of highly qualified personnel in the country, the reform of higher and special higher education has begun. On June 12, the SNC of the Ukrainian SSR adopted a Resolution on the reorganization of universities and colleges and their transfer to the relevant narcomats. The section “Agricultural sector” provided for the establishment of the Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture in Kharkiv based on mechanization departments of Kharkiv and Poltava Agricultural Institutes.
Thus, the Kharkiv Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture was one of the first agricultural universities of engineering profile, established during collectivization by the Resolution of the Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR of July 23, 1930, № 40/237. He began training mechanical engineers to repair and operate tractors and agricultural machinery.