The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University has developed close functional linkages with various organizations at Regional, State, National and international levels in its endeavors to promote agricultural production and development in the country in general and State in particular.
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During 1964-1972, the University had linkages with Kansas State University (KSU) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This facilitate teachers to have training for M.S.c. and Ph.D. prgorammes at the former besides equipping laboratories of the Colleges.
Faculty members were deputed for advanced training in Agro forestry to U.K and common Wealth progammes and advanced training in Food and Nutrition, Child Development, UNDP and IDRC. During the recent years, it entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with several International institutions including those in countries like Brazil, Germany. The Netherlands, UK. USA, Austria and Rome. The following Institutes have Memorandum of Understanding with ANGR Agricultural University for training scientists and handle research projects of mutual interest:
Some of the research schemes were sponsored by International Organizations like Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), IDRC, UNICEF, USAID, CARE, UNDP, International Foundation for Science, ford Foundation for Science and US Wheat Associates. Exchange of technical data and plant materials were also taken up with International Rice Research Institute, International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics etc.
The University has developed close linkages with several National Organizations like, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Government of India. It is having collaborative research programmes with most of the All India Co-ordinated Research Projects (AICRP) for which funds are received from ICAR. Apart from research funding, ICAR also provides financial assistance for education, student amenities for equipping the existing laboratories etc. A number of workshops of the Co-ordinated Research Projects have been arranged by the University in collaboration with ICAR and other agencies. The University conducts summer institutes with the financial assistance from ICAR. The ICAR also provides funds for the frontline Extension / Transfer of Technology programmes like Operational Research Projects (ORP), National Demonstration Schemes (NDS), Lab to Land and Land to Lab etc.
The University undertakes specific projects funded by Government of India. The University has been implementing several extension education programmes sponsored by Government of India like Extension Education Institute (EEI), Regional Biogas Development and Training Centre (RBDTC), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) etc.
The University has linkages with other Agricultural Universities in India and is a member of the Indian Agricultural Universities Association and Association of Indian Universities. This helps in exchange of printed material, information etc. The University invites External Examiners at PG Level from other Universities for conducting Post Graduate Level Examinations. Postgraduate students of this University have access to expertise and facilities present in local ICAR Institutes like Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), Directorate of Oilseeds Research (DOR), National Research Centre for Sorghum (NRCS), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), National Remote Sensing Agency, (NRSA), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) etc. The staff are receiving training from NAARM in some specific courses. Several senior staff members often deliver guest lectures at all these Institutes at Hyderabad and other locations.
The University has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre of DNA Finger Printing and Diagnostics, Hyderabad besides ICRISAT.
The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University has established good linkages with State Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation Command Area Development, Tribal Welfare, Forestry, Women Welfare etc., and Corporations like A. P. State Seed Corporation, A. P. Dairy Development Cooperative Federation, A. P. Meat and Poultry Corporation etc.
The linkages between Professor Jaya Shankar Telangana State Agricultural University and State Department of Agriculture (SDA) are at two levels:
(a) Research and Extension Coordination Committee
This Committee, with Director of Agriculture as Chairman, has Deans, Directors and Senior Scientists of Professor Jaya Shankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Senior Officials of State Department of Agriculture as members. It is responsible for promotion of research and extension programmes of the University
(b) Research and Extension Advisory Council (REAC)
The Vice-Chancellor of ANGR Agricultural University is the Chairperson for this committee. Director of Extension, Director of Agriculture, Director of Animal Husbandry, three farmers, four members of Board of Management (BOM) of Acharaya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University and all the Associate Directors of Research (ADRs) act as members of the REAC. This council suggests the research strategies based on feedback on the problems encountered by the farmers of the state.
Usually, before Kharif and Rabi seasons in a year, the pre-seasonal work-shops are held at district level and State level wherein the scientists of ANGRAU, ICAR and other institutions and officers of the SDA participate to thoroughly discuss the production programmes, for the districts.
The Zonal Research and Extension Advisory Council (ZREAC) consisting of ADR, Scientists of the Zone, Officials of State Department of Agriculture like joint Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Director of Agriculture and representatives of farmers of the zone meet and discuss the field problems of the zone during Kharif and Rabi seasons of the year and finalize the technical programmes of work for these two seasons separately.
Apart from ZREAC meetings, Joint Diagnostic Teams are constituted from time to time for investigation of specific problems, which require immediate attention in the zone involving both scientists of the University and officials of State Department of Agriculture.
The University also has established linkages with the Non-Governmental organization (NGOs) in the state that are directly concerned with the Agricultural and Rural Development.