B.Sc. (Agri.):HorticultureDr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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The College of Agriculture, Akola has been established on 2nd August, 1955 which is one of the oldest Colleges of the country. The college was under the administrative control of the Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra State and was initially affiliated to the Nagpur University. Later on the affiliation as well as administrative control shifted to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola during the year 1969.
The college was established to provide qualitative education in the areas of agriculture, to develop overall personality of the students during their graduation and to provide competitive graduates to the society. It is a matter of great pride and privilege for the region that the college celebrated its Golden Jubilee during the year 2006.
It is the constituent College of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola under the dynamic leadership of Dr. V.M. Mayande, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr P.D.K.V. Akola. Presently, the college is headed by Dr. E.R. Patil, Associate Dean. Initially intake capacity of college was 64 students per year which increased to 123. The admissions are centralized through a common process developed by Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune. Semester system of education is followed with external evaluation. Admission to the U.G. Programme is done on merit basis. Presently college has ten departments and total strength of faculty is 37 against 59 posts sanctioned. Modern laboratory facilities have been provided for imparting effective practical training to students. College is having beautiful building along with instructional farm of 43.46 hectare land.
Under Graduate Programme: The Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune is a statutory body constituted under section 12 of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Act, 1983 in exercise of the powers conferred upon MCAER in the provision (8) of sub section 3 of the Act. Common rules and regulations for admission to various degree programmes in State Agricultural Universities have been formulated. B.Sc. (Agri.) degree course comprises 8 semesters with credit load of 163, and eligibility for the course is XII standard science passed in 10+2 pattern from Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English, with optional subject Mathematics. Presently, the intake capacity of the UG programme is 123.