The Professor Jaya Shankar Telangana State Agricultural University is considered as the largest in India with an infrastructure of 5 Colleges (3 in Agriculture, 1 in Agricultural Engineering, and 1 in Home Science) 16 Research stations distributed in 3 Agro-climatic zones of the State, 9 Agricultural Polytechnics (7 in Diploma in Agriculture, 1 in Diploma in Seed Technology and 1 in Diploma in Agricultural Engineering) 9 District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs), 6 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Farmer Science Centre), one Agricultural Technology and Information Centre (ATIC) and Electronic Media Wing apart from one Extension Education Institute (EEI) and Agricultural Information and Communication Centre ( AI&CC). Thus, it is an unique multi campus University in the country having its units functioning all over the State with the two Faculties of Agriculture and Home Science showing splendid performance of exemplary nature.


Institutional Infrastructure and Expansion of Facilities

As far as basic infrastructure is concerned, the University had the support of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for establishing a strong base. Therefore, the infrastructure, which was transferred to the University at the time of its establishment, has been further strengthened with addition of classrooms, farmlands, laboratories, computer facilities, workshops and hostels. The irrigation facilities in the teaching campuses have been improved through the installation of lift and micro irrigation facilities and sinking of bore wells. Staff quarters have also been built in most of the colleges. The present status of certain important infrastructural facilities existing in Colleges, is presented below:

The future emphasis is to maintain the strong infrastructure base, which has been developed, and to strengthen certain critical essentials such as hostels for boys in the three main campuses and additional hostel accommodation for girl students at the Rajendranagar campus.

The University is also proposing to establish Centres of Excellence and Advanced Research in areas such as Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, in addition to the existing Centre for Advance Studies in Foods and Nutrition, under the Faculty of Home Science.

Infrastructural facilities available in Colleges of Faculty of Home Science The central library building with a carpet area of 4645 sq. mts., can accommodate over 2 lakhs books and sitting capacity of about 200 readers. Separate library buildings / spacious and functional halls are available at other branch libraries. All the libraries are well furnished with a congenial atmosphere for in-house use of books and periodicals.

CD-ROM facilities are available in all major campuses with a view to provide access to world agricultural literature.

Number of Books and Periodicals The University has total collection of over 2,00,000 books and subscribes to 500 Indian and foreign periodicals . The Central Library receives 125 copies of PJTSAU Research Journal from the University press to be exchanged with various National and International Institutes.

The Agricultural Information and Documentation Centre (AGRIDOC) located in the central Library takes care of information need of the scientists at all the 67 University research stations. The publications include union catalog of periodicals in PJTSAU libraries, agricultural dissertations index, agricultural dissertations abstracts, APAU guidelines of presentation of thesis and "Current Agricultural Titles" backed-up with supply of free photocopies of papers from foreign and Indian periodicals.

University Computer Centre

The Computer Centre at Rajendranagar, as a central computing facility of the University, was established in 1982. The centre is equipped with the latest generation computers and operating on various kinds of Operating systems catering to all computing needs of the University.

Recently, computer networking has been introduced in the University to gain access to latest scientific advances and related information across the globe. Almost all departments of the colleges were provided with computers for use by the staff and students. Installation of Local Area Network (LAN) is in progress in all the seven zonal headquarters, colleges as well as University headquarters. The Computer Center and Central Library at Rajendranagar are equipped with the latest facilities including Internet connectivity, to cater to the needs of the faculty and students.

University Auditorium

  • The University has well-designed multi purpose auditorium of International standards constructed at Rajendranagar Campus during the year 2001. It has sophisticated infrastructure to conduct meetings, seminars, symposia, and international conferences covering a plinth area of 5000 square meters. The main hall of the auditorium can accommodate 1000 delegates. It has two seminar halls with a seating capacity of 160 & 110 and a conference hall of 50 seating capacity. The auditorium is furnished with centralized AC facility of 90 ton capacity. It has a central canteen, a huge banquet hall and space for indoor games. The auditorium is equipped with the latest audio video equipment such as projectors, DTS system, Morten stage lighting system with Computer Control Camera coverage, 70 mm screen in the main hall, including automatic language translation system in one of the seminar halls.

Planning and Monitoring Cell

  • Individual officers concerned do the planning of various activities of the University and it is then implemented with the approval of Competent Authority. However, during the past 40 years, the University grew very much in size and activities increased enormously. Besides these, the linkages among the Universities, institutions and agencies at State, National and International levels have also increased leading to complex situations. All these necessitated to evolve a suitable mechanism not only for planning but also for monitoring the activities of the University, collecting required data and creating a Data Bank, programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of different schemes functioning the University and also suggest corrective measures for implementing the programes of the University from time to time. The ICAR Review Committee for Agricultural University during the year 1978 also reiterated the need for such a cell. Accordingly, the University established a Planning and Monitoring Cell in 1987 headed by a Coordinator under the direct control of the Vice-Chancellor. The cell has the following functions
  • Preparation of an overall perspective development plan of the University keeping in view the factors like student enrolment, staff requirement, developments of Colleges and Research Departments, infrastructure needs at least for a long period of 15 years and subdividing it later into short term duration plans for five years and annual plans
  • Sponsoring specific research studies on manpower requirements, admission policies, examination reforms, internal efficiency, pooling of resources etc., and to assess the status of the current programmes of Higher Education, Research etc.
  • Appointing specific Task Forces with experts to evaluate the works being carried out by Departments, Colleges etc., of the University
  • Building up knowledge base, data base etc., for making proper projections of the future
  • To maintain linkages with State, National and International funding agencies
  • Preparing feasibility reports of projects for the University.
  • The Cell prepares the annual reports of the University incorporating the developments during the year in University Administration, Teaching, Research, Extension, Finance and Budget and Building programmes besides listing the Awards and Honours won by staff etc. It also incorporates the research publications by scientists during the year. It acts as a clearing house for information to several National and international agencies and also as a model agency for agricultural planning based on agro-climatic regions. It also assists in the Preparation of status reports of different zones for submission to planning Commission, Government of India.
  • The Cell is handed by a Coordinator of the rank of a Professor, who is under the direct control of the Vice-Chancellor with following staffing pattern.
Coordinator ONE (Professor cadre)
Economist ONE (Assistant Professor cadre)
Statistician ONE (Assistant Professor cadre)
Technical Assistant ( Agri.) ONE (Asst. Professor / Assoc. Professor cadre)
Technical Assistant ( H. Sc.) ONE (Asst. Professor / Assoc. Professor cadre)
Stenographer ONE

Research Infrastructure

  • A Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) of the University is located in each of the nine identified agro climatic zones of the State with a total number of 16 Research Stations spread all over the state, with at least one in each district.

Infrastructure of Transfer of Technology

  • The infrastructure for implementing extension (Transfer of Technology) activities of the University is mainly through the 9 District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs) functioning in all the district headquarters of the state. In addition, 6 Krishi Vigyan Kendras ATIC Electronic wing Agricultural Information and Communication Centre, Extension Education Institute and the Regional Biogas Development and Training Centre located at Rajendranagar, Hyderabad campus of the University are actively promoting the Transfer of Technology activities.


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