Food technology is a budding industry and with advances in preservation and value addition, the demand for the conventional four-year graduation course in agriculture in Andhra Pradesh is still on the
Dean, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) Tatineni Ramesh Babu said that the
adissions will start in the last week of july and the last date for applying for graduate courses is July 27, completing the admissions in august.
The course continues to attract students from all over the country, B.Sc. (Agriculture) is offered in six colleges including Bapatla Agricultural College and Agricultural College at Tirupati. A total of 560 seats are available. The two colleges have 160 seats each, while the other colleges at Mahanandi, Rajamahendravaram and Naira have 80 seats each.
While this course is popular among students interested in food tech, the university has also started a new course — Diploma in Organic Farming — at Chintapalli in the Visakhapatnam Agency area with an intake of 60 students.
An increased demand for BTech (Agricultural Engineering) has been noticed due to recent advances in agricultural engineering. Two colleges in Bapatla and Madakasira in Anantpur have 54 seats each for this course where 40 percent seats are reserved in Farmer’s quota.
There are also admissions for courses like B.Sc. (Home Science) which are based on marks obtained in Intermediate and the course is offered exclusively to women.