Agri programs an enormous draw

Revealed: Up to date On – 03:32 AM, Thu – 10 February 22

Agri courses a big draw
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural College (PJTSAU)

Hyderabad: An growing curiosity from kids to pursue a profession in agriculture and allied fields has prompted the State’s premier agricultural college to extend the variety of seats for agri programs, rent extra educating workers and assist the federal government set up extra agriculture faculties within the State.

The mounting enchantment of the farmer and agriculture has seen the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural College (PJTSAU) doubling the variety of seats in BSc Agriculture to 120 from earlier 60 seats in every of its six agriculture faculties within the State. It has additionally doubled seats from 120 to 240 in its School of Agriculture, Rajendranagar. With this enhancement, a complete of 960 seats in BSc Agriculture alone will likely be up for grabs for the educational 12 months 2022-23 by admission counselling.

With a number of college students transferring to different States to pursue BSc Agriculture, the varsity had enhanced seats from 564 in 2015-16 to 988 in 2021-22 for all undergraduate programs. Total, the college will now offer over 1,500 seats in undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in 2022-23.

“As per instructions from Chief Minister Ok Chandrashekhar Rao, the variety of faculties was earlier elevated from 5 to eight and now seats have been tripled for the good thing about college students within the State,” PJTSAU Vice-Chancellor Prof V Praveen Rao informed ‘Telangana In the present day‘.

With a rise in seats, officers need to recruit 200 educating workers and a proposal has been despatched to the State authorities. Earlier, 180 educating workers have been recruited. As there’s a demand for agriculture programs, the State authorities can be planning to begin one new agriculture school within the Adilabad district. The federal government can be exploring the choice to ascertain Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in all districts and the college is coordinating with the Indian Council of Agricultural Analysis on the identical. Presently, there are eight KVKs within the State.

On the analysis entrance, the college is creating new varieties in rice, maize, millets, groundnut, sesame, purple gram, inexperienced gram and black gram that are excessive yielding in addition to pest and illness resistant.

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