Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Acharya N.G.Ranga Agriculture University
Type Public
Established 12 June 1964
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
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University logo.jpg
N G Ranga Statue

The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) is a public Agricultural university in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The university was established on 12 June 1964, with O. Pulla Reddy as the first vice-chancellor. It was formally inaugurated on 20 March 1965, by Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister of India. Another milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India on 23 June 1966. The Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University was separated as a regional university in the year 2014 as a result of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.[1]


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.

Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • O. Pulla Reddy (1964– )MR Pai,C.Krishna Rao,JR Reddy, B.Pratap Reddy,A.Appa rao
  • M. V. Rao (1991–1997)[2]
  • 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.

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering[edit]

  • College of Agricultural Engineering, Bapatla
  • College of Agricultural Engineering, Madkasira

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

Faculty of Home Science[edit]

  • College of Home Science, Guntur

Faculty of Polytechnics[edit]

  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Palem 3
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Maruteru
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Anakapalle
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Podalakur
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Reddipalle
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Utukuru
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Rudrur
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Garikapadu
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Kampasagar
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Madakasira
  • Agricultural Polytechnic, Lamfarm,Guntur


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.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Historical Background". Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Award 2011". Samriddhi Mahindra. 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Publications of ANGRAU.

External links[edit]