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Dr. Y.S.R Horticulture University ranked best by ICAR.

Icar has ranked Dr. Y.S.R. horticulture University as the top agriculture university in Andhra Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of the university A.P. Chiranjeev Chowdary told The Hindu that out of seven horticultural universities in the country, the ICAR gave the best ranking to the A.P. university based on its infrastructure, extension and research and development.

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The ranking places the university above all the other horticultural universities in the country. While it was given the overall 11th rank, the University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot, has been given the 20th rank. The Dr Yaswant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, has been given the 38th rank by the ICAR.

Reason to top:

The university has always been above the N.G.Ranga Agricultural University and the Sri Venkateswara University of Veterinary Sciences, the two other agricultural universities in the State, the Vice-Chancellor said.

From the 26th rank a couple of years ago, its ranking improved tremendously in just a short time.

It has been for the first time that the university has topped among the agriculture universities whereas no university has got a position in top ten from Andhra Pradesh.

To inform you that last year it was on 26th rank and now jumped to the 11th among other agriculture universities. This way it has made an extraordinary achievement on its own. The University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot, has been given the 20th rank. The Dr. Yaswant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, has been given the 38th rank by the ICAR.

Dr. Y.S.R. Horticulture University Vice-Chancellor and Horticulture Secretary of A.P. Chiranjeev Chowdary told The Hindu that out of seven horticultural universities in the country, the ICAR gave the best ranking to the A.P. university based on its infrastructure, extension and research and development.

It's in a very short span of time that the university has attained this position. The university has 17 research stations and the areas of research like germplasm collection, evaluation and conservation, dry land horticulture, water management and micro-irrigation, protected cultivation and organic farming and promotion of bio-fertilizers were all targeted at making horticulture more profitable.

Production of disease-free crops has also contributed to its growth. The infrastructure of the university is so well versed which has brought it to this position including well-versed labs including tissue culture facility as well.

Krishi Jagran congratulates Dr.A.P.Chiranjeev Chaudhary for this inevitable achievement.



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