Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University

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Prof Jayashankar Agricultural University
Established 12 June 1964
Type Public
Chancellor S. Raghu Vardhan Reddy
Vice-Chancellor Dr A. Padma Raju
Location Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
17°19′17.44″N 78°24′35.32″E / 17.3215111°N 78.4098111°E / 17.3215111; 78.4098111Coordinates: 17°19′17.44″N 78°24′35.32″E / 17.3215111°N 78.4098111°E / 17.3215111; 78.4098111
Campus Urban
Former name Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University
Affiliations UGC
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N G Ranga Statue

The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) (formerly Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, APAU) is a university in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


The university was established on 12 June 1964, with Shri O. Pulla Reddy, I.C.S (retired) as the first vice-chancellor. It was formally inaugurated on 20 March 1965, by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister of India. Another milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India on 23 June 1966.

According to the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University Act, 1963, Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatala (affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College and Andhra Veterinary College, Tiruapti (affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University) were transferred to the new university in June 1964. About 41 agricultural research stations and four research stations were transferred to the university in July 1966 and May 1967, respectively.

The university is named as Professor Jayashankar Agriculture University(for the bifurcated of university belonging to State of Telangana) in honour and memory of parliamentarian Prof. Jayashankar, who rendered service for the cause of Telangana Movement.The old name will continue in the Andhra Pradesh state.

while the bifurcated part of the university in Andhra states continues with the earlier name of Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University

Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • O. Pulla Reddy (1964– )MR Pai,C.Krishna Rao,JR Reddy, B.Pratap Reddy,A.Appa rao
  • M. V. Rao
  • I. V. Subba Rao
  • S. Raghu Vardhan Reddy
  • P. Raghava Reddy ( –2011)
  • V. Nagi Reddy (– 2012)
  • A. Padma Raju (present)


Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University is the largest in India with an infrastructure of nine colleges, 58 research stations distributed in seven agro-climatic zones of the state, eight agricultural polytechnics, one horticultural polytechnic, one multipurpose polytechnic, 22 District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres, 12 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Farmer Science Centre), one Agricultural Technology and Information Centre and Electronic Media Wing apart from one Extension Education Institute and Agricultural Information and Communication Centre.


ANGRAU offers undergraduate degree courses in the faculties of Agriculture and Home Science at its constituent colleges. Students are admitted into all these courses (except B.Sc (Hons.) Home Science) based on their performance in the Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


The university publishes Vyavasayam monthly magazine and The Journal of Research ANGRAU, quarterly journal.[1] Publications useful for the public and agriculturists are Vyavasaya Panchagam, World Trade Organization in Agriculture, Fresh Water Fish Diseases, Fresh water prawns diseases, Rice, Tomato, Brinjal, Bhendi, Cabbage, Cucumber Family Vegetables Cauliflower, Maize, Coconut, Oil Palm, Sunflower, Safflower, Sesamum, Mustard, Soyabean, Leafy Vegetables, Banana, Guava, Sapota, Ber, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Papaya, Fig, Cashew nut, Maize, Jowar, Raagi, Korra, Grape, Cotton, Groundnut, Castor, Citrus, Mango, Chilli, Sugarcane, Redgram, Bengal Gram, Greengram, Blackgram, Cowpea, Mesta, Ginger, Onion, Garlic, Turmeric, Curry leaf, Coriander, Tobacco, Betelvine, Rose, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Cultivation and Flowering plants.


External links[edit]

Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University