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SBVR Agricultural College


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About the College

One of the major challenges before the Government of India (GoI) and State governments is agriculture and rural development as nearly 60% of rural population still dependent on agriculture and allied activities of their livelihoods. For rural people agriculture is a “way of life” which needs to be transformed to an “enterprise”. So as to earn a decent income and livelihoods. This necessities the requirement of trained man power/ human resources to conduct research and educate the rural people in general and farmers in particular. The state Agricultural University ANGRAU in the state of AP is striving towards the said purpose by training the human resources. However, the constituent agricultural colleges of ANGRAU are not sufficient to produce enough man power. Hence, the government of newly formed state of AP has taken a decision to establish private agricultural college affiliated to ANGRAU. The SBVR Agricultural College is one of the Six private colleges affiliated to ANGRAU situated at Badvel in Kadapa (dist.) AP under the agies of SBVR Educational society during the year 2016-17 with mandate to train the required human resource to assist the government of AP to achieve its agricultural production targets by transforming agriculture from a way of life to an enterprise.

The SBVR Agricultural College, Badvel has sufficient faculty with required laboratory facilities to train 72 students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture every year. SBVR Agriculture College has taken onboard the qualified Assistant/ Associate Professors and Associate Dean leading the institute from the front. The profile of the Associate Dean and faculty is enclosed. The SBVR Agricultural College is presently situated in a 50 acres campus surrounded by Educational Institutes catering to the Educational needs of the other students of the district. SBVR Agricultural College has acquired 110 acres of land with 25 acres of existing mango garden. This land could be fully used for the practical purpose of the students to gain firsthand knowledge of various agricultural and horticultural operations through hands on experience mode. The qualified faculty is involved in teaching and demonstrating the knowledge and skills in various disciplines of Plant Sciences to Social sciences to make the students realise real rural life situations and eventually empathize with the rural farmers through facilitation to produce more at less cost of cultivation. Through our curriculum and experiential opportunities, SBVR Agricultural College develops leadership ability, civic responsibility, and curiosity in the students. Through our interactions with the farmers, SBVR Agricultural College makes invaluable contributions to an ever-increasing knowledge base. In all facets of our mission, SBVR Agricultural College honors the past, is engaged in the present, and helps shape the future.

Principal Profile

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Dr. P. Gidda Reddy, Former Director of Extension is a doctorate in Agricultural Extension. He has served the Combined Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University for about 34 years in the field of administration, training and field extension. He served in various capacities starting as Assistant Extension Specialist responsible for training the B.Sc. (Ag) students during their RAWE Programme at ARS, Ananthapur besides organising front line Extension activities. Assistant Director of Extension in the Administrative office and Associate professor in Extension Education Institute, Rajendranagar to train middle level extension functionaries of Southern states of India. Deputy Director of Extension assisting the Director of Extension in monitoring and supervising the activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), DAATT Centres, AI & CC and other Extension centres. Then selected for the university officer’s position. The Director of Extension responsible to plan and execute the extension strategies through the field units like KVKs, DAATTCs, AI & CC, EEI and RARS centres of ANGRAU.

He has guided 3 PhD and 4 M.Sc. (Ag) students of Agricultural Extension at ANGRAU and published 18 research articles in National reputed journal besides publishing a book on “Farming performance of Farm Women”. He has contributed a topic on “Privatisation of Extension in Agricultural Extension in Agriculture- Certain issues” for the book “Privatization of Agricultural Extension” published by MANAGE, GoI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

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Publications of the research papers: Published 17 articles both in National & International journals.

Popular Articles Published: Published Sixty six (66) popular articles in various newspaper as well as Magazines such as Eenadu, Sakshi, Prajashakthi, Annadatha, Agriclinic, Rythulokam, AP Vyavasayam, Rythunestham, Pasunestham,

Experience: She had 4 months experience as pest scout worked in the ICAR Project named NCIPM (National Centre for Integrated Pest Management) in KVK, Ananthapur in the year 2012(December 2011-march 2012). She worked as Block Technology Manager (BTM) in ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency) Project under Gooty Division in Ananthapur District (April 2012-July 2012). She also worked as Research Associate in Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nellore for four months (August 2016-December 2016)

Awards: She participated in a number of National & International conferences. Received Two best oral presentations at national level and international level Conferences

Staff List

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Sri Kadiri Mahendra, Assistant Professor at SBVR Agricultural College, Badvel (A.P.), obtained his B.Sc. (Ag.) degree from S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati (A.P.), Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) in 2013. He received degree of M.Sc. (Ag.) in School of Crop Protection specialization in Plant Pathology standing first class from College of Post-Graduate Studies, Barapani (Meghalaya), Central Agricultural University in 2015 and served as Teaching Associate in Agricultural College, Mahanandi, ANGRAU from 15/09/2015 to 31/05/2016. During this period he taught various courses in Plant Pathology to B.Sc. (Ag.) students and also worked as Director to AELP students – “Surya Nandi Mushroom Cultivation”. Later he joined as Senior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore from 02/06/2016 to 31/12/2016. He also worked as Assistant Professor in Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Agricultural Sciences, Anantapuramu from 02/01/2017 to 31/03/2017. With all of these he has wide experience in teaching as well as in research. He also has membership in Indian Phytopathological Society, and published his research work “Molecular characterization and influence of soil factors on isolates of Rhizoctonia solani in Meghalaya” in Indian Phytopathology (NAAS rating: 5.90) Vol. 69 No. 3 (2016). He also actively participated in various National and International seminars, symposiums and workshops.

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Kum. K. Suneethamma, M.Sc (Ag.), Assistant Professor, SBVR Agricultural College, Badvel, Kadapa (Dt.), Andhra Pradesh. She completed her schooling from APSWR School, Kurnool, AP. She did her B.Sc. (Ag.) from S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, ANGRAU first class with distinction (8.57). She got State second rank in PG entrance of ANGRAU in 2014. She completed her M.Sc (Ag.), Agricultural Entomology, with guidance of Dr. K.V. Hari Prasad garu from S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, ANGRAU in 2016 with First class with distinction (8.96). She worked on Biology and morphometrics of cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (L.) on fennel and coriander and its management using modified atmosphere with CO2 and temperature. She has a wide experience in teaching several courses of Entomology like Morphology, Embryology, Physiology, IPM, Taxonomy, Crop pests, Apiculture, Sericulture and Lac culture etc. She attended national conference NPPHM and visited ICAR, NBAII, IIHR, PCI and NCBS etc. She has a number of articles and popular articles to her credit.

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S.M. Sailaja, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture,(Floriculture & Landscape Architecture). SBVR Agriculture College, Badvel.

Area of Focus
Floriculture, Landscaping, Gardening, Dry Flowers & Dry plant crafts.

Course Outline

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