Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University to offer agri diploma courses in distance education
For the benefit of farming community, the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) at Guntur will offer agricultural diploma courses in distance mode from this academic year onwards, said Vice-Chancellor V Damodara Naidu here on Monday.
Tirupati: For the benefit of farming community, the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) at Guntur will offer agricultural diploma courses in distance mode from this academic year onwards, said Vice-Chancellor V Damodara Naidu here on Monday.
- Courses will be offered from 2017-18 academic year onwards, says V-C V Damodara Naidu
- Varsity to concentrate on organic farming research
Naidu inspected the AG College campus here on Monday after assuming charge as V-C of ANGRAU. Speaking to the media here, Damodara said that the varsity for the first time is offering agricultural diploma courses in distance mode. He stated that courses will be imparted to students through online and practical training will be provided to students at Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the state which are working under the varsity.
“The courses will be beneficial for generating employment in agriculture and allied sectors,” he added.The V-C stated that the varsity is offering agricultural diplomas in mushroom cultivation, seed production technology, making of bio-fertilisers, plant breeding techniques and other related courses from this academic year onwards.
As part of developing infrastructure at Tirupati campus, Naidu said that a building will be constructed with an outlay of Rs 12 crore for offering MBA in agri-management course and tenders were finalised. The varsity is also constructing a ladies hostel at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore and an additional block for existing hostel at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.
To provide practical training to BSc (Agriculture) students, Damodaram stated that they have to stay in villages for six months and complete rural agricultural work experience programme. The V-C said that the university will display the list of BSc (Agriculture) colleges on its website. He called upon parents not to join their children without enquiring about genuine colleges.
The ANGRAU will concentrate on organic farming research as per the instructions of the state government, he said. University Dean Ramesh Babu, Director-research NV Naidu, EC members Muralinath Reddy, Koteswara Rao and Bavani, faculty and students were present.