Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University
|Established||12 June 1964|
|Chancellor||S. Raghu Vardhan Reddy|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr A. Padma Raju|
|Location||Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Former name||Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University|
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.
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 was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on 7 November 1996 in honour and memory of parliamentarian N. G. Ranga. A life-size bronze statue of Ranga was unveiled by His C. Rangarajan, the governor of Andhra Pradesh, on 7 November 1998 at the main campus.
In 2014 the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University was separated from the university as a result of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
- 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.
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering
- College of Agricultural Engineering, Bapatla
- College of Agricultural Engineering, Madkasira
- College of Agricultural Engineering, Sangareddi
Faculty of Agriculture
- Agricultural College, Bapatla
- S. V. Agricultural College, Tirupati
- Agricultural College, Aswaraopet
- Agricultural College, Naira
- Agricultural College, Mahanandi
- College of Food Science and Technology, Bapatla
- College of Agriculture, Jagtial
- College of Agriculture, Rajahmundry
- College of Food Science and Technology, Pulivendula
Faculty of Home Science
- College of Home Science, Hyderabad
- College of Home Science, Guntur
Faculty of Polytechnics
- Agricultural Polytechnic, Warangal
- Agricultural Polytechnic, Palem 3
- Agricultural Polytechnic, Jagtial
- 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, Rajendranagar
- 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. 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.
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