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Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University

 Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad


ABOUT US: The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) ( was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad. 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 University has lived up to its reputation to train manpower, in the fields of agriculture, veterinary and home science. ANGRAU has earned a reputation as a leading State Agricultural University in the country serving to the needs of the farmers and the line departments in the state.

Institutional Autonomy

  • Inclusion of Agriculture
  • Veterinary/ Animal Husbandry and Home Science
  • Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension

EDUCATION/ACADEMICS: The college campus comprises of - Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Home Science and Polytechnics. There are 9 colleges (6 Agricultural, 2 Home Science, 1 Agricultural Engineering), 10 Polytechnics (8 Agricultural and 1 Horticulture Science & 1 Multi purpose).

(i)          Undergraduate Programmes: in Agriculture & Home Science (a) B. Sc. (Ag.)   (b) B. Tech. (Food Sci.) (c) B. Sc. (CA & BM) (d) B. Tech. (Ag. Engg.) (e) B. H. Sc.

      (ii)Postgraduate Programmes: (iii) Ph. D Programmes (iv) Polytechnic Programmes.


RESEARCH: The research activities of the college includes - Crop improvement, Conventional breeding, Crop Management Practices, Pest & Disease Management, Rain fed Agriculture, Agro-forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Organic Farming, Evaluation of S R I and Aerobic Rice, Cropping Systems, Crop Diversification, Farming Systems, Pesticide Residues, Agricultural Implements, Post Harvest Technology and Value Addition.

The University has reached some achievements on their going research work which is related to Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection, Biotechnology, Watershed Management, Water Resource Management, Post Harvest Technology and Home Science.

EXTENSION: The University Extension services are mainly focused on the following front line Extension activities.

Testing and verification of new technologies developed at research stations in farmers fields, through on farm trials, on farm research and adaptive trials.

  • Organizing first line demonstrations, Kisan Melas, exhibitions, farmer-scientist Interaction meetings.
  • Processing and publication of technical information and dissemination through publications, mass media such as press, radio and T. V. Channels for benefit of farmers and extension personnel.
  • Supervision of the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP), training of farmers and extension personnel of state development departments. 

The extension services also include the District extension units like District Agricultural Advisory & Transfer of Technology Centres (DATTCs), Extension Specialists at Zonal Hqrs, Asst. Extension Specialists, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Agricultural Information & Communication Centre (AI & CC) & University Press, Electronic Media Wing, Extension Education Institute (EEI) and Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC).




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