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TELANGANA STATE
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

College of Agriculture (Rajendranagar)

1. General -
a. Name of the College
College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar
b. Postal Address

Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad 500 030

c. Telegraphic Address

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

d. Telephone No. With STD Code

040 24015318

e. Fax No.

040 24015318

f. E-Mail ad_ca_rnagar@yahoo.com
2. Year of Establishment of College

1946

3. Objectives / Mandate

Teaching, Research & Extension.

4. Programmes Offered -

S.No

Name of the Programme

Duration

Year of Starting

i

Doctoral

3 Years

-

ii

Postgraduate

2 Years

-

iii

Undergraduate
B.Sc. (Ag)
B.Sc. (CA & BM)

4 Years


1946
2003

5. Name of the Associate Dean

Dr. J. Satyanarayana

1.0. Reputation of the Institution

1.1 Perceived as High ranking Institute

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The College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, and ANGRAU was established on 20th August, 1946 in the Osmania University campus. Subsequently, the University was shifted to the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University on 10th July, 1964 and presently working under the umbrella of one of the best University in the country i.e. ANGR Agricultural University from 14-11-1996. The College was established to impart the knowledge to the students and farmers of Telangana region in the field of agriculture.

The College has completed its 60 years of establishment and organized the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the College during the year 1971, Golden Jubilee celebrations during the year 1996 and Diamond Jubilee celebrations recently during the year 2006. The College was started with only one B.Sc.(Ag) degree programme and to meet the manpower needs of the country with changing scenario in the field of agriculture two more degree programmes at UG level namely B.Sc.(Hort.) and B.Sc.(CA&BM) were subsequently started at this College during the year 1982 and 2003, respectively.

The College is first of its kind in the State and second in the South India to start the M.Sc.(Ag) P.G. programme in the year 1958 and Ph. D programme during the year 1975. Subsequently another PG programme in the field of Horticulture was also started at this College during the year 1985. Further, to cater the specific requirements of the industry, more special programmes at PG level like MABM (Master of Agricultural Business Management), M. Sc. (Biotechnology) and M.Sc. (Env. Sc. & Tech) were also started at this College during the year 2001 and 2003, respectively.

This is the first College which has prepared the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP) manual for the final year students of all the degree programmes in which the students will stay in the villages for six months along with host farmer to know the rural living conditions of the people in the village. The programme was adopted by all the State Agricultural Universities in the country.

1.2 International/National standing

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  • The students from other countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Africa are pursuing their higher studies in this College at PG level. At UG level the students from other States like Bihar, Jarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and Chattisgarh are also pursuing their studies in this College.
  • The College has been selected as only the venue for conducting the technical sessions of 93rd Indian Science Congress organized by ANGR Agricultural University, the first Agricultural University in the country, wherein four Noble Laureates, International and National Scientists from all over the Globe participated. 93rd Indian Science Congress was also graced by his Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India.
  • His Excellency, the President, USA George W. Bush has also visited the Seed Science Technology Department of the College during the visit to A. P. State on 3rd March, 2006.
  • The first Lady of USA Mrs. Laura Bush also had interaction with NSS volunteers of this College specially to get the feed back of the AIDS awareness programme.
  • The faculty of this College mostly the Senior Professors is acting as Chairman of the Selection Committee for ASRB and Members of the Selection committees of UPSC and APPSC
  • Three schemes viz., Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd, Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC) and Mushroom cultivation are being operated at this College which was sponsored by Govt. of India.
  • The PFDC Scheme has been awarded the prize in 2005 for its best performance in serving farming community by the Plastic on Company India.
  • The College also first of it kind to start one year Diploma programme for Horticultural Supervisors in the field of Horticulture, sponsored by Govt. of India.
  • The College was also first of its kind which has started coaching cell for SC, ST& BC students for Civil Services Examinations during the year 20

1.3 Alumni Success

So far, the number of students who have passed from this College under various degree programmes are as follows:

B. Sc. (Ag) - 4575
M. Sc. (Ag) - 2149
Ph D - 476
MABM - 50
M. Sc. (Biotech) - 23
The Graduates of this College are occupying very important positions in various sectors of academic, scientific and political fields.
Academicians - 4
Political field - 2
Administration - 50
Scientific - 20
The Alumni of this College are occupying important positions like:
Academicians:
1. Dr. S. Raghuvardhna Reddy, Former Vice- Chancellor, ANGR Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

2. Dr. M. Sudarshan Reddy, Former Dean of Agriculture, ANGRAU

3. Dr. K. Chandra Shekar Rao, Former Director of Extension, ANGRAU

4. Dr. Jagannadha Raju, Former Registrar, ANGRAU

5. Dr. Shikhamani, V. C. A.P. Horticulture University

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Political Field:

1. Dr. M. Shashidhar Reddy, M. L. A.

2. Dr. G. Chinna Reddy, M.L.A.

As Administrators in the State:

1. Dr. K. Tirupathaiah, Joint Secretary (Finance). Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
2. Sri Seshadri, IFS, Joint Secretary (Social Welfare), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
3. Sri S. Parthasarathy, District Collector & Magistrate, Karimnagar
4. Sri D. V. Raidu, District Collector & Magistrate, Nizamabad
5. Sri Nagi Reddy, IPS
6. Sri. Krishna Murthy, IFS
7. Sri P. Srinivas Reddy, Income Tax Officer
8. Sri B. Vijaya Kumar, IFS
9. Dr. Vidyasagar Reddy, Indian Postal Service
10. Sri C. Vidyasagar, Director, A. P. State Seed Certification Agency
11. Sri. Usharani, District Collector & Magistrate, Mahabubnagar
12. Sri Kamal Naidu, Retd. Chief Conservator of Forest, AP
13. Justice Vaman Rao, High Court, Andhra Pradesh

As Administrators outside the State:

1. Sri Narayan Rao, IAS, Meghalaya
2. Dr. G. S. G. Ayyangar, IAS, Tripura
3. Dr. S. Hanuman Singh, Indian Postal Service, Maharashtra
4. Dr. Venkat Ramana Reddy, Agricultural Commissioner, Karnataka
5. Sri Jayant Murali, IPS, Coimbatore
6. Smt. Jayanthi Majumdar, IFS, Coimbatore
7. Sri. K. Narsimha, IAS, Arunachal Pradesh
8. Sri. B. Rajender, IAS, Bihar
9. Sri. Giridhar, IFS, Madurai
10.Sri A. Prasad, Secretary to Governor, Haryana
11. Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, IPS, DIG, Karantaka
12. Dr. K. Venkat Rao, Indian Defence Service, Ranchi

International Institutes

The students of this College are undergoing training programmes and are also taking up the research work with the following institutes.

  • International Crops Research Institute for Semi arid Tropics (ICRISAT),
  • Central Research Institute for Dry land Agriculture (CRIDA),
  • Directorate of Oilseeds Research (DOR),
  • Directorate of Rice Research (DRR),
  • National Research Centre for Sorghum (NRCS),
  • Centre for DNA finger printing (CDFD)
  • Similarly, the faculty from this College also working as Scientific Advisors in the field of Water Management, IPM, INM to the above Institutes.
  • The College has established collaboration with Cornell University, USA for visit of Indian faculty and students to Cornell University and vice-versa.


1.5 Quality of Faculty.

The total number of faculty working in the College is 105. Out of which
1. 32 are Professors,
2. 45 are Associate Professors and
3. 28 are Assistant Professors.

Out of the 105 faculty members, 95 faculty members are possessing Doctorate Degrees.

The College has reputation of getting awards by the faculty from the University and the State Government as well.

  • 18 teachers from this College have been awarded with Best Teacher Award by the University,
  • 9 teachers from this College have been awarded with State Best Teacher by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • Teachers have been awarded with Best teacher Award by ICAR, sponsored by Govt. of India.
  • Teachers from this College were also awarded for their best research award i.e. A. V. Krishna Memorial Award in the field of agriculture.
  • Teachers of this College have been awarded with Jawaharlal Nehru Award for best Thesis work at Ph. D level.
  • About 20 teachers from this College were selected by the University to undergo specialized training in USA UK, Germany, Israel, Netherlands etc.

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Any Social Service undertaken (Extension Activity)
The College has adopted 2 villages i.e. Chandanagar and chemically in and around located about 20 kms. Away from the college as a part of Village Adoption programme to transfer the proven technology to the farmers. A Team of scientists from Agronomy, Horticulture, Pathology, Entomology, and Agricultural Economics will be visiting to the villages on every Saturday in a month to interact with the farmers and to get the feed back of the problems of the farmers and advise the farmers to adopt proper management practices for better crop production.

The faculty of the College is also actively involving in:

  • Rythupolallo Sastravethalu
  • Rythu Chaitanya Yatra
  • Programmes initiated by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to give timely advise to the farmers in different villages.
  • The College also constituted Diagnostic Teams to visit villages in each Mandals of surrounding district weekly twice to interact with farmers to suggest suitable measures for any problem about crops, soils and water etc.
  • The faculty of the College is delivering Radio talks for the benefit of the farmers.
  • Similarly the faculty of the College are participating Dial a phone programme in Doordarshan and other private TV Channels to suggest suitable measures for the problems of the farmers.
  • The college is running SC, ST & OBC coaching cell for civil preliminary exams since last two years.
  • The faculty of the College are also being nominated as members of Disaster Management Committee.

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2.0 Quality of Academics

2.1 Percentage of A Grade/ First Division obtained by students:
The total number of students admitted into various degree programmes during the year 2005-06 is as follows:

Programme Duration Year of Start Students admitted during the year (2006) % of students secured First Division in 2006
Under Graduate - - - -
B.Sc.(Ag) 4 years 1946 168 40
Post Graduate - - - -
M .Sc. (Ag) 2 years 1958 43 80
Ph. D 3 years 1975 31 80
Under Graduate - - - -
B. Sc. (CA&BM) 4 years 2003 40 25
Post Graduate - - - -
M. A .B. M. 2 years 2001 11 80
M. Sc. (Biotech) <2 years 2001 6 75
M. Sc. (Env. Sci. & Tech) 2 years 2003 1 100


B) The total number of students on rolls in the College studying under different programmes is Indicated below:
STUDENTS ON ROLLS
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U. G.

B. Sc. (Ag)

B. Sc. (CA&BM)

I year

168

40

II year

169

31

III year

133

38

Final Year

159

-

PG

M. Sc. (Ag)

MABM

M. Sc. (Biotech)

M. Sc. (Env. Sci. & Tech)

I year

43

11

6

1

Final year

69

29

9

-

Ph. D.
I year 31
II year 26
III year 24
The students of this College after completion of degree programmes at UG level are also appearing for the competitive examination conducted by the ICAR and CSIR for getting admission to the PG courses (Jr. Research fellowship). The number of students who have secured the Jr. Fellowship by appearing the competitive examination conducted by the ICAR are 35 during the year 2005-06 which enable the University to get the Best Performance Award by the ICAR for the year 2005-06.

Evaluation of students:
The duration of:
All the degree programmes is 4 years
M. Sc. (Ag) PG Programme is 2 years
Ph. D programme is 3 years
System of Examination : Semester system
Examinations : One Mid semester
One Final theory for each
One Final practical course
Grade Point to be obtained for pass
UG Programme : 5.0/10.00 pass
5.0-6.5/10.00 II Class
6.5-7.5 /10.00 First Class
> 7.5/10.00 Distinction
M. Sc. (Ag) Programme/ : 6.5/10.00 Pass
Ph. D : 6.5 8.00/10.00 Second Class
8.0 And above 8.0 First Class

21 a. Faculty Position:

Agronomy: Teaching
S.No Name Designation
1. Professor 4
2. Professor (IFFCO) 1
3. Associate Professor 4
Bio-Chemistry: Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
2. Assistant Professor 1
English: Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
2. Associate Professor 1
Forestry: Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Associate Professor 2
Agril. Microbiology & Bioenergy: Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
Statistics & Mathematics:Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
2. Professor 1
3. Assistant Professor 3
Genetics & Plant Breeding: Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 2
3. Associate Professor 6
4. Assistant Professor 1
Agricultural Bio-Technology: Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 1
3. Associate Professor 2
Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 2
3. Associate Professor 6
4. Assistant Professor 1
Entomology : Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
2. Professor (CAS) 3
3. Associate Professor 4
Agril. Economics : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 2
3. Associate Professor 1
4. Assistant Professor 1
Agril-Business Management : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Associate Professor 2
Agril. Engineering: Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 2
3. Associate Professor 1
PFDC, Dept. of Agril. Engineering : Teaching
1. Associate Professor 2
Plant Physiology : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 3
3. Associate Professor 2
4. Assistant Professor 1
Dept. of Bio Resources Management Inter Faculty Programme of Environmental Science & Technology: Teaching
1. Professor & Univ. Head 1
2. Professor 1
3. Associate Professor 2
Plant Pathology : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 3
3. Associate Professor 1
4. Assistant Professor 2
Horticulture : Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 3
Agril. Extension: Teaching
1. Professor & Head 1
2. Professor 1
3. Associate Professor 3
Seed Technology : Teaching
1. Associate Professor & Head ( Pl. Breeding) 1
2. Associate Professor (Seed Technology) 1
3. Assistant Professor 2

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21 b. List of Non-Teaching Staff:

S. No

Name of the Post

Sanctioned Strength

Posts
- In position Vacant

1.

Administrative Officer

01

01

-

2.

Office Superintendents

04

04

-

3.

Senior Assistants

12

12

-

4.

U.D. Steno

01

01

--

5.

Junior Asst-cum-Typist

17

06

11

6.

Cashiers

02

02

-

7

Record Assistants

42

39

02

8.

Watchmen

11

10

01

9.

Sweepers

02

02

-

10.

Scavengers

05

05

-

11.

Kamati/Kamatan

14

14

-

12.

Cleaners

03

03

-

13.

Games Boy

02

02

-

14.

Messenger Boy

10

10

-

15.

Attenders

16

16

-

16.

Electrician

01

01

-

17.

Fitters

01

-

01

18.

Carpenter

01

-

01

19.

Field Assistant

-

-

-

20.

Draftsman

01

-

-

21.

Craftsman

01

01

-

22.

Tractor Drivers

02

02

-

S.No Name of the Post

Sanctioned Strength

Posts

23.

Mali/Malan

11

11

-

24.

Gardener

01

01

-

25.

Plumber

01

01

-

26.

Ward Boys

08

08

-

27

Mate

04

04

--

28.

Waiters

02

02

-

29.

Head waiter

01

01

-

30.

Cooks

03

03

--

31.

Blacksmith

01

-

01

32.

Cine Operator

01

01

-

33.

Drivers

05

04

01

34.

Agril. Workmen

03

03

-

35.

Agril. Extension Officer

01

01

-

36.

Agril. Officer>

02

02

-

HEALTH CENTRE, RAJENDRA NAGAR

37.

Residential Medical Officer

01

01

-

38.

Lady Medical Officer

01

01

-

39.

Dresser

01

01

-

40.

Mid Wife

01

01

-

41.

Messenger Boy

-

-

-

42.

Kamati

-

-

-

43.

Lab Technician

01

01

-

44.

Pharmacist Grade-II

02

02

-

45.

Male Nursing Orderly

02

02

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2.2 Student-Teacher ratio:
The total number of teachers working in the College is 105 and total number of students at present studying in the College is 1245 and the teacher-student ratio is 1:12.

In addition, the students from Sri Lanka, Yemen, Ethiopia, Africa, and Afghanistan numbering 10 are pursuing their studies for PG degree programme. Besides, the teachers are also having the additional responsibilities of Wardens, UG & PG Academic In-charge, OISA, NCC, NSS Programme Officers, Officer In-charge Placement Cell etc. Further the teachers are also guiding M. Sc. and Ph. D students

2.3 Teaching Methodology:
The College is one of the premier institutes imparting the knowledge in the field of agriculture to the students who are pursuing their Graduation. Since agricultural subjects mostly being practically oriented, the teaching involves use of practical components like specimens of different crops, pests, diseases, diagrams of certain physiological process etc. Hence, for effective teaching, the teachers are mostly using the following Audio-visual equipment besides making use of chalk boards provided in the classrooms.

  • OHP for depicting the transparencies
  • Slide Projector for depicting the slides
  • LCD with computers to make use of the CD, Floppy for power point presentations
  • Charts and live specimens etc.

In courses dealing with study of the crop production and crop protection mostly the students are being allotted a plot size 30 Sq. mats to raise the crop to study all the aspects of production and protection of crops in the field.

In certain courses the teachers are taking the students to some of the Research Stations, Industries, Depending upon the practical exercises in a particular course.

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2.4 Industrial Practical exposure:
As a part of practical components, the students will be taken to various industries as indicated below to strengthen their knowledge and to improve their practical skills.

  • Fertilizer Industries like Nagarjuna, Coromandel etc.
  • Pesticide Industries like Bayer and Syngenta
  • Seed Industries like Mahyco, Tulsi Seeds, Global seeds, SSR Seeds Corporation etc

The students are being taken to Biotech companies like Gayatri Agri. Biotech, Shivashakti Bio-plant, Sree biotech, Omkar Agri-biotech etc. for practical exposure.
At PG level, the students are not only being exposed to these industries but also taken to some of the National Research Centres like ICRISAT, CRIDA, DRR, DOR to make them aware of the research work going on in different research centers. Besides, the students are also being exposed to certain companies dealing with the entrepreneurial ship like MANAGE, NAARM, NIRD and other private entrepreneurial companies. The students are also being exposed to some of the companies dealing with the agricultural equipment and tools like tractors, farm machinery companies like Laxmi Sai Tractors, Agro industries etc.
2.5 Project collaboration with Industries:
The faculty of the College is handling good number of adhoc research projects funded by the reputed organizations.
Adhoc Projects:
Adhoc Schemes in College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

S. No.

Title of the Project

Duration

Amount

Sponsored by

1.

Assessment and-Manage-
ment of Environmental impact of pulp and paper mill effluents irrigation in Agriculture

2005-2010
5 years

Rs.10.50 lakhs

EPTRI

2.

Micro propagation of Chrysanthemum and stevia for women empowerment in Andhra Pradesh

March, 2004 to September, 2005

Rs.7.30 lakhs

APNL Biotechnology

3.

Resistance to Bt.Cotton in the Cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera detention, monitoring and development of new Diagnostic-tools and management strategies

November, 2004 to October, 2007
3 years

Rs.16.98 lakhs

Govt. of India

4.

Dissemination of insecticide Resistance Management in Cotton (TMC-MM11) in Ranga Reddy District

April, 2006
to March, 2007
1 year

Rs. 12.0 lakhs

Govt. Of India

5.

Development of P. fluorescence and improved biocontrol agent for disease management in dry land crops

2006

Rs.38.00 lakhs

APNL Biotechnology

6

National Integrated fruit-fly surveillance programme in Andhra Pradesh

2006

Rs.50.00 lakhs

Govt.of India

7.

Ecofriendly management of Poultry waste

2004-2007

Rs.28.00 lakhs

DBT, Govt.of India

8

Reuse of water in aquaculture

2005-2010

Rs.50.0 lakhs

State Plan

9.

Effect of paper mill effluent on soils and agriculture crops

2006-2011

Rs.10.0 lakhs

AP Paper Mills Ltd.

10.

Assessment of treated paper mill effluents on soil and agriculture crops

2006-08

Rs.4.5 lakhs

Industry


3.0 Care of students.

3.1 Subsidized fee for the poor students
The College is providing reimbursement of tuition fee at UG level especially for SC & ST students. The number of students getting concession towards tuition fee are 90 each year and total 360 for 4 years.
3.2 Co-curricular activities

The students of this College have actively participated in all co-curricular activities and in the Inter Collegiate University level competitions and won many prizes and brought laurels to the College.

The following co-curricular activities are mostly being suggested / recommended for students participation to improve their physical and mental ability. Many outdoor and indoor game facilities are available at the College in Sports Complex. The students of the College are participated in Inter Collegiate Games& Sports Meet and also in All India Inter Agricultural Universities Meet in the following games and sports.

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Games
Outdoor games: Cricket, football, Volley ball, Ball badminton, Shuttle, Basket ball Indoor games: Table Tennis, Chess, Carroms etc.

Sports
Running race, Shotput, Javeline throw, Long jump, High Jump - 100X400 relay


Literary events
Elocution, Essay writing, Debate, Quiz etc.
Cultural Activities

One act play, Solo song, Group songs, Solo dance, Group dance, Mono action, Mimicry etc.
The students of this College are equally actively participated in VI & VII Youth Parliament competitions and won overall Third Prize and 10 individual prizes. Similarly, the students are also encouraged to participate in the NCC activity to participate in all the NCC programmes like Mounted expedition, NCC Camps to get the B & C Certificates.

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The students are regularly participating in the RD Parade competitions as part of the NCC activity and won the Gold Medal thrice in succession.
The students of this College are mostly involved in most of the NSS activities like Blood donation, Aids awareness camp, Tree Plantation programme, Clean and Green programme and Youth Festival programmes besides NSS special Camps for 10 days as part of the RAWE Programme.

The NSS Unit of this College judged as one of the best NSS Unit and faculty members of this College have also won the NSS Programme Officer award.
Scholarship facility:
The students of this College have the facility of getting the scholarship from the Social Welfare Department and BC welfare at UG level. The total number of scholarship provided by the College under the various categories is:
BC - 242
SC - 108
ST - 39
Besides above scholarships, during the RAWE Programme all the final year students are being paid stipend of Rs.1500/- per month for a period of 5 months.
At PG level, the M.Sc.(Ag) & Ph.D students are being paid stipend @Rs.1800/- and Rs.2000/- respectively per month for the period of study i.e. 2 and 3 years respectively. The number of students getting the stipend are 31,152 and 36 for M.Sc.(Ag) I, II and Ph.D respectively
Besides, the students were also getting the Meritorious Scholarships like Gromor 1, ICCR 1 ICAR JRF 15 besides National Merit Scholarship 31

4.0 Admission Procedures
4.1 Selection through Competitive examinations
At UG level, the candidates into B. Sc. (Ag), B.Sc. (Hort.) and B. Sc. (CA&BM) are being selected based on rank obtained in Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) which will be conducted by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh every year. Besides ICAR, Govt. of India also conducts common entrance for admission to the students of outside States annually and 15% of seats are being earmarked to the students coming from the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Manipur etc.

At PG level, the University conducts a common entrance test for all PG Programmes and the students are selected based on the ranks obtained. The Ph. D Fresh students are being selected through a Common Entrance Test followed by based on Interview performance. While the Ph.D. In-service candidates are being selected based on the interview performance only which will be organized by the University.
In addition some additional seats are being earmarked for the students coming from outside the country like Sri Lanka, Africa, Ethiopia, Myannmar, Afghanisthan etc. both in M. Sc.(Ag) & Ph. D level.
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4.2. Interviews
The candidates seeking admission into Ph. D programmes, the interviews are being conducted by the University and the names of the selected candidates will be sent to the College.
4.3 Cut off marks:
At UG level, based on the ranks obtained and number of students available the candidates are being selected.
At PG level especially for M. Sc. (Ag) and Ph. D, the minimum pass marks are 50%
5.0. Infrastructure
5.1 Building
The College has well established spacious pucca building constructed during the year 1966 in an plinth area of 10 acres. The entire building is divided into 5 blocks of A,B,C,D & E. In A block, Administrative staff including Associate Dean Office and other four sections is located. There are 18 Departments functioning in the College and in each block, three to four departments including UG Classrooms are located as indicated below:
B Block Horticulture, Entomology, Pathology, 2 UG Class rooms
C Block - Extension, Economics, Statistics & Moths and 4 UG Classrooms
D block - Agronomy, Physiology, English, Genetics & Plant Breeding & 2 UG Classrooms
E Block - Agril. Engg, Soil Science & Agri. Chemistry, Agril. Microbiology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Technology
1. Department of Forestry is located in separate building

2. All the Departments are having PG classrooms, Seminar Halls, besides Laboratories for conducting practicals.
3. Each UG Classroom is well furnished with all new furniture, false ceiling with all Audio-visual equipment with a capacity of 100 seats.
4. Besides, there are two Gallery Halls each with a capacity of 120 seats. There is one big Auditorium in the College with a capacity of 300 seats which is renovated recently.
5. The vacant areas of the College including front area are developed with lawns, fountains and rock gardens to add the aesthetic value to the College.
6. The College has permanent source of irrigation with sustained supply of drinking water.
7. The College has purchased certain latest and sophisticated equipment for strengthening of the PG practicals and research.

  • X-ray Defraction Apparatus
  • N&P Auto analyzer and Steady State porometer
  • Leaf area meter
  • Automatic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Gel Documentation
  • Photosynthesis systems analyzer
  • N-Analyzer
  • Automatic weather station
  • Computer laboratory
  • Advanced food processing equipment
  • All crop Thresher
  • Combined harvester
  • The College is also having 250 KV Generator for power supply to the College and all the Hostels in the event of power failure.

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5.2 Sports Facility
The College has well established Sports Complex with spacious area and different Courts to play outdoor games like Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Basket ball, Bal badminton, Tennicoit. The Sports Complex also has the excellent provision for indoor games like Table Tennis, Chess, Carroms and Shuttle badminton. Sufficient space is also available for sports events.

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5.3 Library

University Central Library is located within the vicinity of the College. Hence, Library separately for College is not being maintained. However, Departments maintains Departmental Library for the benefit of PG students. All the relevant books, journals, thesis are being arranged in each department library. Some times based on the need C. Ds are also being maintained by each department.
5. 4 High Speed internet
The College has VAN & LAN facility. All the Departments are connected with Internet and each Department Head is being provided with a Computer, Printer and LCD etc.
5. 5. Hostel
There are five Hostels functioning under the College to provide boarding and lodging facility for the students of the College. The following are the details of the Hostels.
1. Hostel-B - U. G. Students - 300 single rooms
2. Hostel-D - UG Students - 110 rooms
3. Hostel-C - Girl students - 350 rooms
4. PG Hostel - M. Sc (Ag), M. Sc. (Hort)
Students - 110 rooms
5. International MABM, M. Sc. (Biotech) - 45 rooms
Students Hostel and other foreign students
All the Hostels are well furnished with big Dining Hall, Reading room, TV room and each room is well furnished with required furniture for comfortable stay of students. One of the unique feature is that all the Hostels have been provided with Solar Water heating systems to supply hot water to the boarders as and when needed. Besides, steam cooking units were also provided to all the Hostels for cooking of good quality food.
5. 5 (a). FARMS:
Under the College two farms are functioning namely
(i) COLLEGE FARM :

S. No. Name Designation
1. Asst. Agronomist 1

B.NON-TECHNICAL: Sanctioned Strength

2. Agril. Officer 1
3. Agril. Extn. Officer. 2
4. Field Supervisor 3
5. Agriculture Workmen 26
6. Watchman 4
7. Attender 1
FARM DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

A. TECHNICAL:

8. Professor 1
9. Assistant Professor 1

B.NON TECHNICAL:

10. Agril. Extn. Officer 2
11. Tr. Driver 1
12. Senior. Assistant 1
13. JACT 1
14. Watchman 1
15. Record Asst. 1
16. Attender 1

(ii) STUDENTS FARM :

STUDENT FARM (COLLEGE FARM SCHEME)

17. Watchman 1
18. Agril. Work man 8
19. Ploughman/AWMs 2
FARM DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
20. Asst. Agronomist 1
21. Agril.Extn. Officer 2
22. Watchman 1
23. Attender 1
24. Record. Asst. 1
25. Tr. Cleaner 1

5.6 Conveyance facility for the students

The College being premier Institute of the University where many UG & PG programmes are being run, sufficient number of vehicles have been provided by the University. The students of all the degree programmes being taken to the field visits, visit to the industries, Central Institutes as a part of the practical component of each course and the buses are provided to the teacher concerned based on the indent. Similarly to bring External Examiner to conduct viva-voce examination of PG students, Jeeps will be provided based on the indent. The number of vehicles available is as follows:
Buses- Big - 50 seater capacity - 3 Nos.
Bus - Mini - 25 seater capacity - 1 No.
Jeeps- 10 seater capacity - 3 Nos.
Besides, the College is connected to all routes from the city in which buses will run regularly for every 10-15 minutes.

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I. Canteen and Recreational facilities
A Central Canteen maintained by the University is located in the College campus and the students are making use of the facility. Sports Complex provide the other recreation facility for the students for tread mill walking, performing Gym and to play games and sports. All the Hostels are provided with TV and reading room which provides recreation to the students. One big University Auditorium with a capacity of 1500 is located in the College campus and sometimes for the benefit of the students some Movies of National importance are being played.
6.0.Placement
6.1 Placement record
The Placement Cell in the college is functioning effectively ever since its inception for the benefit of the students. During the year under report many Companies, Banks, Industries etc are requesting the College for recruitment of the Graduates as Probationary Officers, Field Officers, Marketing Managers etc. The Placement cell provides the opportunity for the students by inviting all the companies to recruit the students by conducting Campus interviews. Accordingly, the Campus interviews were arranged in the College for the following Companies. The following companies recruited the students during the year 2006 as indicated below:
Syndicate Bank - 16
Canara Bank - 9
Bank of Baroda - 6
ITC Ltd, Guntur - 17
Reliance Industries Ltd- 24
Trident Sugars - 5
Pro-Agro Seeds - 18
Besides the resume of the students is being sent to the following companies as indicated below.

  • Massey University New Zealand Higher Education
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Uppal Project Asst.
  • American Embassy, New Delhi Agricultural Specialist
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships for SC & ST students pursuing higher education
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • AP Agro Industries Marketing Division, Hyderabad Graduates
  • Eicher Tractors, Secunderabad Trainee Project Officers
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi
  • Italian Government Scholarship 2006-2007
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development Japanese Government Scholarship 2006-07
  • Nagarjuna Fertilizers Company, Hyderabad
  • Dhan Foundation Seed, Hyderabad

6.2. Quality of Placement in India and abroad
Some of Universities from abroad like Writtle College, University of Essex, University of Western Australia and University of Florida have visited the College and requested for addressing the students to indicate the avenues in their Universities. Accordingly, the Placement Cell of the College has made arrangements for lecture to be delivered by the faculty of each University. Some students took the advantage the lecture and joined the Writtle College, University Essex. Similarly some students are now trying to take admission in some of the Universities.
6.3. Average Salary
Depending on the company and based on post and nature of duty each company bank paying Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs.2.00 lakhs per annum. However, based on the performance of the students it was informed that there is a possibility of enhancing the salary in near future to Rs.4.00 5.00 lakhs per annum.
Thus the College is excelling in all spheres of Academic, Research and Extension Activities steadily and will emerge as Centre of Excellence in near future to provide quality of Education not only to the students of State but also the Country as well.
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