Address: Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad.
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, kisan leader and freedom fighter.
Mandate of Institution :
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.
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. Extension methodologies and strategies are the other extension activities of the university.