The university rank first
or second in the country in several contributions.
1. It is first to
introduce Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme for B. Sc.(Agric.)
2. It evolved several
innovative programmes later adopted by other universities
3. Its students are
generally among the top rankers in national-level entrance
examinations, selections for civil services, national level NCC events
and national level youth-parliament competitions
4. It released two
hybrids in rice (APHR 1 and APHR 2) first in the country, next to
China in the world
5. It released the
first powdery mildew-resistant blackgram variety (Krishnaiah), rice
varieties resistant to gallmidge (Kakatiya) and BPH (Vajram) and
red-rot-resistant sugarcane (CoA 7601)
6. It released 268
improved varieties in different crops along with location-specific
production and protection technologies
7. Chilli varieties
released by the university have national recognition
8. About 25% (10
milliliter ha) of rice area in India is covered by the varieties
released by ANGRAU, half of which by varieties Swarna, Vijetha and
Cotton Dora Sannalu.
9. The castor variety
Kranti released by the university has revolutionized castor production
in rainfed areas of Telangana region.
10. The IPM
technologies developed by the university are weaning away the farmers
from excessive use of pesticides
11. Superearly dalwa
technology for rice in delta area improved doruvu technology
for water harvesting and use (irrigation and drinking) in coastal
areas, cost-effective subsurface drainage technology, ANGRAU puddler
and rice transplanter are some of the improved technologies generated
and adopted on a large scale.
12. The entire
breeder seed requirement of seed industry in respect of the university
varieties is met by it.
13. Preservation and
upgradation of world-famous Ongole breed of cattle.
14. Exploitation of
embryo transfer technology in livestock improvement .
15. Fish-farming and
pearl-culture technologies .
16. Release of high
feed-efficient poultry strain ILR Jubilee 90.
17. Value addition to
millets, low-cost technologies in reducing drudgery of farm women and
improving their health and income.
18. Establishment of
education in agriculture
20. Rythu Mitra
programme for farmers on TV (30 min. daily) and 10 minutes and on All
India Radio(10 min. daily)
21. The university’s
contributions are estimated to yield an annual monetary benefit of Rs
5,003 crores (1996-97) to the state.