PROFESSOR JAYASHANKAR TELANGANA STATE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, RAJENDRANAGAR, HYDERABAD - 500 030
Dr Praveen Rao Velchala is the Vice-Chancellor of the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar.
Dr. Praveen Rao Velchala, Special Officer
In accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 (Central Act No.6 of 2014) the state of Telangana was formed on 2nd June 2014. Accordingly, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was bifurcated into two operational entities and the Telangana part was established as Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) vide GO Ms No. 9 Agriculture and Cooperation (Agri III) Department, Govt. of Telangana dated 05-08-2014 and published in Part I, Extraordinary of the Telangana Gazette dated the 3rd September, 2014 at pages 1-2.
The PJTSAU has five constituent Colleges, three in Agriculture), one each in Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Home Science. In addition, there are nine Polytechnics (seven in Agriculture, one each in Seed Technology and Agricultural Engineering). There are sixteen Agricultural Research Stations, including three Regional Agricultural Research Stations, nine District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs), six Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) spread across the state and one each of Extension Education Institute (EEI), Agricultural Information and Communication Centre (AI&CC), Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC), Electronic Media Wing and Farmers Call Centre at Hyderabad with scientific, supporting and administrative staff, apart from a good contingent of labour force.
It caters to the needs of an enterprising farming community of Telangana, which is endowed with abundant natural resources, diverse soil and agro-climatic conditions suitable for varied cropping systems and has the potential to become the ‘Seed bowl of India”. The Mandate of the University is to produce trained human resource through Teaching, generate agricultural technologies through Research and disseminate the same to the famers through Extension.
The PJTSAU is governed by Board of Management (BoM) with Vice-Chancellor of the University as its Chairperson. The Vice-Chancellor is supported by the University Officers viz., Faculty Deans (Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science), Dean of PG studies, Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Research, Director of Extension, Director of Polytechnics, Dean Basic Science & Humanities, Registrar, Comptroller, University Librarian, Controller of Examinations and Estate Officer in handling academic, research, extension, administration and financial matters.
The College Administration is under the control of Associate Deans while the Regional Agricultural Research Stations is under Associate Directors of Research. The DAATTCs and KVKs are headed by Coordinators and Program Coordinators, respectively. The individual Research Station is headed by a Senior Scientist designated as the Head of the Station.
The PJTSAU offers Bachelors Degree (UG) programmes in Agriculture, Home Science, Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Commercial Agriculture & Business Management.
In addition, it offers Master’s Degree (PG) programmes in 24 disciplines and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) programmes in 17 disciplines from Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Technology, and Home Science Faculties. The PJTSAU also offers two year Diploma in Agriculture and Seed Technology in Local Telugu Language, three year Diploma in Agricultural Engineering and one year PG Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, and Food Analysis and Quality Control in English medium to train mid level para-technical workers.
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