Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University

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Acharya N. G. Ranga
Agricultural University
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University logo.jpg
Established12 June 1964
ChancellorGovernor of Andhra Pradesh[1]
Vice-ChancellorV. Damodar Naidu[1]
Location, ,
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
Former nameAndhra Pradesh Agricultural University
N G Ranga Statue

Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) is a public agricultural university with its headquarters at the village Lam, Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2][3][4]


The original Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University was established on 12 June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963 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 in Hyderabad. On 23 June 1966, another milestone was the inauguration of the building program of the university by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November. After the creation of the Telangana State, split from Andhra Pradesh, the name of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University was changed to Acharya Jayashankar Agricultural University. Those institutions that were located in the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh were then grouped under a new university with the same name as Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University was established in Guntur.[5][2][3]

Based on recommendation of the Committee and approval by the Competent Authority of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), the ranking Status of Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University for the year 2017-17 is 27 while the Acharya Jai Shankar Agricultural University is ranked at 12.

According to the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University Act, 1963, Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatla (affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College and Andhra Veterinary College, Tirupati (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 has 10 colleges:[6]

Vice Chancellors[edit]

  1. A. Padma Raju (2016)
  2. T. Vijay Kumar, IAS (i/c)
  3. B. Rajsekhar, IAS (i/c)
  4. A.Akshay Kumar,IAS(i/c)

Faculty of Home Science[edit]

The Faculty of Home Science has awarded around 2000 graduates, 654 post graduates and 60 Ph.D scholars. Under the headship of the Dean, there are 21 Professors, 12 Associate Professors and 16 Assistant Professors on rolls, positioned as teachers in the College of Home Science, scientists in All India coordinated Research (AICRP) and Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) in Krishi Vignan Kendras (KVKs) and District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs). The Administrative Office is located within the college campus.


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, Soybean, 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.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Administration". (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Marketing Department moves to capital region". The Hindu. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Demand for residential flats up in Guntur". The Hindu. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ Jonathan, P. Samuel (25 February 2016). "ANGRAU starts functioning in capital region". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Historical Background". Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  6. ^ "College Campuses". (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ Publications of ANGRAU.

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