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Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad), Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Secundrabad) (District Hyderabad (Secundrabad))
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 500030
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is also known as Acharya NGR Agricultural University.
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is situated in Hyderabad (Secundrabad) of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Hyderabad (Secundrabad) comes under Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Tehsil, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) District.
Fax # of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is +91-40-24015122, 24015031.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh are +91-99896-25223.
Website of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh is www.angrau.net.
Vice Chancellor : Dr P Raghava Reddy, Telephone: +91-40-24015035, Fax : 040 ï¿½ 24015031.
Registrar : Smt M Usha Rani, Registrar(I/c), Telephone: +91-40-24015122, Fax : 040-24018653, KVS Meena Kumari.
Contact Details of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (Secundrabad) Andhra Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-40-24015011, 24015012, 24015013, 24015014, 24015015, 24015016, 24015017
Profile of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University
The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, (APAU), also known as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The University was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1965 by Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the University by Late Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Hon ble Prime Minister of India on June 23, 1966. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on November 7th 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, leader and freedom fighter.
This University is considered as the largest in India with an infrastructure of 9 Colleges, 58 research stations distributed in 7 Agro-climatic zones of the State, 8 Agricultural Polytechnics, 1 Horticultural Polytechnic, 1 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.
The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad. The University was formally inaugurated on March20, 1965 by Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the University by Late Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on June 23, 1966.The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on November 7th 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter. The importance of the application of Science and Technology for Agricultural development was realized as early as in the beginning of century. Among the several commissions appointed for suggesting steps to streamline agriculture development, the Royal Commission (1926) emphasized the need for a strong research base for agricultural development. Subsequently, the recommendations of the Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on University Education led to the establishment of Rural Universities for the overall development of agriculture and rural life in the country. Later, the Government of India constituted the First Joint Indo-American Team (1955) that studied the status and future needs of agricultural education in the country. The report of this commission laid the foundation for all the subsequent developments with regard to agricultural education in India. However, for want of specific recommendations, the Government of India appointed the Second Joint Indo-American Team (1960) headed by Dr. M. S. Randhawa, the then Vice-President of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The team submitted its report in 1960, which recommended specifically the establishment of Farm Universities and spelt out the basic objectives of these Universities as Institutional Autonomy ï¿½Inclusion of Agriculture ï¿½ Veterinary/ Animal Husbandry and Home Science ï¿½ Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension Later, the report of the Second National Education Commission (1964-66), headed by Dr. D.S. Kothari, Chairman of the University Grants Commission stressed the need for establishing at least one Agricultural University in each Indian State. As a result, the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad. Shri. O. Pulla Reddi, I.C.S. (Retired) was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. In accordance with provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University Act, 1963, some of the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science were transferred from the Universities to which they had been affiliated to the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University during June, 1964. These are: Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (established in 1961, affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatala (established in 1945, affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati (established in 1961, affiliatedto Sri Venkateswara University) and Andhra Veterinary College, Tiruapti (established in 1961, also affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University). In addition, 41 Agricultural Research Stations, functioning under the Department of Agriculture and four Research Stations of the animal Husbandry Department were transferred to the University in July, 1966 and May, 1967, respectively. The University was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1965 by late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the University's building programme by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on June 23, 1966. A life size bronze statue of Acharya N.G. Ranga was unveiled by His Excellency Dr. C. Ranagarajan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 7th November, 1998 at the main campus of the University.
Mission & Goals
Train human resource needed for agricultural, home Science and allied sectors for the development of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Constantly strive to generate technologies for increasing production in the agriculture and home science and allied sectors.
Assist in the process of transfer of technology through the dissemination of knowledge in collaboration with the Development Departments of the Government.
Institution's Mission and Goals
In tune with the mandate of the university which "among others shall be to make provision for education mainly of the rural people of the state of Andhra Pradesh in agriculture in its broad sense and to promote research, field and extension programmes in agriculture and agricultural production", the university has set for itself the following goals.
Provide opportunities for the citizens of the state and the country for education in the field of agriculture in its broad sense and to promote research, field and extension programmes in agriculture and allied sciences. Strengthen UG and PG teaching through periodic revision of syllabi.
Establish the required infrastructure to conduct location specific research in the field of agriculture and allied sciences.
Generate technologies to improve farm production and income to farmers.
Provide the needed assistance to the development departments of the Government and other agencies to test and disseminate the improved technologies developed.
Provide opportunities for rural youth and women for learning and adoption of improved agro-technologies.
Revitalize the extension activities through the creation of specific infrastructure in each district.
Adopt advancements in information technology and computers to improve the formal academic programmes and introduce non-formal distance and contact learning programmes for the benefit of farmers, rural youth and women.
The University is largely supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, which provides 75 to 80 per cent of the finance for conducting research, teaching and extension activities under non-plan and also for specific schemes sanctioned under the State Plan. The non-plan funds are meant to meet the expenditure of the University in respect of schemes and the Colleges transferred from the Government.
The University is also the recipient of funds from ICAR, Government of India and several other National and International Agencies and industry. Financial assistance by the ICAR, as developmental grants for educational institutions and also for implementing a number of co-ordinated projects, NARP and ad-hoc projects, is also being provided every year.
The University takes up Research Schemes financed by the State, National and International Agencies like the ICAR, ICMR, DBT, S & T, NIPPCCD, IFS, Ford Foundation, FAO, UNDP, IDRC, USWA etc.
The Government of India finances some of the extension activities of the University. Such finances are provided mainly for maintenance and strengthening of Extension Education Institute, its training programmes and also for some specific extension projects.
The University is one of the four recipients of the World Bank aid under Agricultural Human Resources Development Project, initiated in the Year 1995.
Consequent upon the diversification and expansion in the teaching, research and extension programmes, the budget allocation of Rs. 61 lakh in 1964-65 increased to Rs. 2892 lakh in 1990-91. Currently, the budget provision stands at Rs. 17243.25 lakh (2004-2005). Over the years, the increase in funding was mainly supported through increased allocations by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, ICAR and other agencies.
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State lets errant VCs retire easilyThe government has failed to act on complaints that vice-chancellors are misusing autonomy and are siphoning off funds and breaking rules in the appointment of staff. While there has been talk of bringing in amendments to the Universities Act to equip the government with powers to recall VCs, before they complete their three-year term, it has not materialised. A committee was appointed by the government last year to inquire into allegations that Prof K. Ramanaiah, VC of Dravidian University, awarded 8,000 PhDs in violation of norms and that too in distance education mode.
The committee has recommended stringent action against him, but he managed to complete his full term on Tuesday. A day earlier, he appointed teaching and non-teaching staff, in contravention of rules. The VC of the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Prof. Ragha-va Reddy, filled up 214 faculty posts just before his retirement in February this year. The then VC of Achar-ya Nagarjuna Univer-sity, Prof Y.R. Haragopal Reddy, inaugurated eight buildings constructed at a cost of `80 crore, and laid the foundation stones for three more buildings just two days before his retirement in June this year. The then Kakatiya University VC, Prof N. Linga Murthy, has been indicted by the inquiry committee for appointing 38 assistant professors last year. The Osmania former VC, Prof. T. Tirupati Rao, who retired in February, went on a recruitment drive just days before his retirement and is facing charges of misusing university funds.
Profile of Dr PR Raghava Reddy, Vice-ChancellorDr.P.Raghava Reddy is a Vice-Chancellor of ANGRAU on 8th February, 2008 Dr. Reddy has rendered 33 years of yeoman service in the field of agriculture in all the three spheres i.e. Teaching, Research and Extension of the University. He has been in helm of affairs both as ADR of Maruteru & Director of Research of ANGRAU. Recognizing his outstanding performance and sincere commitment in the area of Agriculture, the Government of A.P. has appointed him for this coveted position.
Dr. Reddy hails from Agricultural family in Tirumalaigari Palli of Cuddapah District. He obtained his B.Sc (Ag) Degree from S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupathi in the year 1970, M.Sc (Ag) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from G.B.PU Agricultural and Technology in the year 1973 and Ph.D from IARI, New Delhi, in the year 1982, with specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding.
Dr. Reddy has been in the field of Agricultural Research for the past 30 years and responsible for the release of several varieties in paddy. He played a pivotal role in releasing these high yielding varieties. During his tenure, ARS Maruteru has been transformed into A.P. Rice Research Institute and brought popularity and significance to the institution whenever he worked.
He undertook 'Demand Driven Research' as per the aspirations of the farmers by encouraging the scientists to take up Research in this direction. He was successful in getting additional funds to the University for the benefiting Research work.
With his outstanding contribution, Dr. Reddy was honoured with Best Research Worker award during the year 1991 by the ANGRAU. He also received appreciation and meritorious services awards from the district collectors of Nellore and West Godavari in 1994 and 1998, respectively.
His appointment to this position as Vice-Chancellor of ANGR Agricultural University is for three years.
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