Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University

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Acharya N. G. Ranga
Agricultural University
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 12 June 1964
Chancellor S. Raghu Vardhan Reddy
Vice-Chancellor Dr A. Padma Raju
Location Gorantla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 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
N G Ranga Statue

The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) is a public Agricultural university with its headquarters at Lam, Guntur of Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1][2][3]


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 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, the headquarters of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University was shifted from Hyderabad to Guntur.[4][1][2]

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.

Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • 1. O. Pulla Reddy (1964– )
 2. MR Pai
 3. C.Krishna Rao
 4. J.Raghotham Reddy
 5. B.Pratap Reddy,
 6. A.Appa Rao
 7. *M. V. Rao]] (1991–1997)[5]
 8. I. V. Subba Rao
 9. S. Raghu Vardhan Reddy
 10. P. Raghava Reddy 2011)
 11. V. Nagi Reddy (acting) ; 2012)
 12. * A. Padma Raju (2016)
 13. Sri T Vijay Kumar, IAS (i/c)
 14. Sri B. Rajsekhar, IAS (i/C)
 15. Dr. V. Damodara Naidu (2017)

Faculty of Home Science[edit]

The Faculty of Home Science is a faculty of the University. The institution has awarded around 2000 graduates, 654 post graduates and 60 Ph.D scholars, who have settled in professions such as dieticians, preschool managers, interior designers, apparel designers, community coordinators for development programmes, university teachers and researchers. Jobs for graduates who have entered self-employment includr interior and exterior designing firms, apparel industry, voluntary organisations, day care centers, pre schools, food processing units, and diet counselling centers.

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 aim of the faculty is help the student learn how to enhance the standard of individuals in general and rural families in particular through teaching, research and extension activities. The focus is on empowerment of woman and girl children in rural and urban households through self-employment which will help towards rural development.


  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Extension and Communication Management
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Resource Management and Consumer Sciences
  • Apparel and Textiles


  • 1964: Transformation of College of Domestic Science of Department of Technical Education, Andhra Pradesh into College of Home Science, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU).
  • 1967: Establishment of Laboratory Nursery School.
  • 1968: Postgraduate programme - M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition
  • 1974: First research programme on "Evaluation of Special Nutrition Programmes" in Andhra Pradesh
  • 1978: Ph.D programme in Foods and Nutrition and M.Sc Programme in Child Development and Home Management.
  • 1983: College of Home Science in Bapatla, Guntur dt.
  • 1984: MSc in Textiles and Clothing
  • 1985: Establishment of creche
  • 1985: PostgGraduate and Research Centre, Department of Food and Nutrition
  • 1989: Diet Counseling Centre
  • 1989: Revision of course curriculum of B.Sc (Home Science) to B.H.Sc (rural) from 1989 and introduction of Rural Home Science Work experience Programme (RHWEP)..
  • 1994: Elevation of the status of Dept of Foods and Nutrition to Centre of Advanced Studies in Nutrition (CAS) by ICAR.
  • 1996: Ph.D in Child Development, Family Resource Management and Textiles and Clothing.
  • 1996: Inclusion of Clothing and Textiles and Extension Education components in AICRP
  • 1999: Introduction of four year degree programme B.H.Sc from 1999-2000.
  • 2002: Introduction of self-financed undergraduate and postgraduate diploma programmes and certificate courses.
  • 2003: Kindergarten school and Day care centre
  • 2003: Recognition to the Department of Resource Management and Consumer Sciences as the Nodal agency for consumer education by the Department of Civil supplies, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2005: Revision of undergraduate course curriculam as per the IV deans committee, ICAR and implementation from 2007–08
  • 2005: Child guidance and family counseling centre
  • 2006: Consumer club and Consumer Guidance and Counselling centre, Floral craft production unit
  • 2008: Apparel production unit
  • 2008: Revision of postgraduate syllabus to suit revised undergraduate syllabus of 2007-08

Research progress[edit]

Formulation of technologies for farm women being the objective of home science research, major thrust was placed on the areas of Food, nutrition and Health security, capacity building for drudgery reduction, value addition to farm and non farm waste, livelihood security, consumer education and preschool education. Its objectives are directed towards formulation of technologies for improving the quality of life in rural Andhra Pradesh. Projects started in 1974, funded by international and national organizations (UNICEF, CARE, Indo Dutch, IDRC, IFS, FF, CIRDAP, FAO, UNDP, US wheat associates, ICAR, ICMR, DST, Ministry of HRD, BARC) and State government departments (Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Education, SERP, DPEP).

Founders and administrators[edit]

Principal/Associate Dean, Hyderabad Principal/Associate Dean, Bapatla Dean, Faculty of Home Science
Dr.G.V.Subbaimma 1964-73 Dr.Vijaya Khader 1983-87 Dr.P.Pushpamma 1982-92
Dr.T.C.Kamala 1973-74 Dr.K.Chittemma Rao 1987-89 Dr.P.Geervani 1992-93
Dr.P.Pushpamma 1974-82 Dr.Vijaya Khader 1989-92 Dr.K.Chittemma Rao 1993-96
Dr.P.Geervani 1982-84 Dr.R.Vatsala 1991-93 Dr.R.Vatsala 1996-98
Dr.K.Chittemma Rao 1984-86 Dr.D.Sarada 1993-97 Dr.Vijaya Khader 2002-2006
Dr.R.Vatsala 1986-89 Dr.V.Vimala 1997-2001 Dr.P.Rajyalakshmi 2007 onwards
Dr.K.Chittemma Rao 1989-92
Dr.R.Vatsala 1992-95
Dr.S.Renuka 1995-2000, 2005-2005
Dr.Vijaya Khader 2000-2002
Dr.V.Vimala 2002-2005
Dr.Vijaya Nambiar 2006 onwards

Dr.A. Sharada Devi 2010-2013

Dr. Anurag Chathurvedi 2013-1015

Dr. Mrunalini 2016 onwards


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.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Marketing Department moves to capital region". The Hindu. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Demand for residential flats up in Guntur". The Hindu. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Jonathan, P. Samuel (25 February 2016). "ANGRAU starts functioning in capital region". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Historical Background". Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Award 2011". Samriddhi Mahindra. 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Publications of ANGRAU.

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