College of Agriculture - Ambajogai
The College of Agriculture, Ambajogai was started with B.Sc. (Agri.) programme in the year 2000, vide GR. No. MKV/1299/77/20-A dated 29-03-2000 for the fresh student of 10+2+4 with intake capacity of 32 students.
The agricultural graduates today are required to provide technology not only for increasing crop production but also for reducing postharvest losses and value additions through processing of produce. Increasing export opportunities in agriculture and allied industry sector has additional demands on agricultural education to meet the growing requirements of rural population. Integrated Pest Management (IPM), controlled cultivation and green house techniques, Horticulture, Agro forestry, aquaculture, mushroom production, bee keeping, environmental science and Agroecology, farming system and sustainable agriculture, agribusiness and World trade are the some of new emerging areas which provide major scope to agricultural graduates.
The education in agriculture should therefore, include skill and knowledge to meet the challenges of providing increasing employment opportunities to young agricultural graduates in academic institutions and service sectors. More over they should have enough entrepreneurial skill and confidence to be a job provider than a job seeker. A combination of theory, practical and field industry management interactions with special knowledge in Rural Agriculture Work Experience including attachments with the villages, industries, regional research stations and plant clinics have been intended to induct professionalism in would be agricultural graduates.
The goals and objectives of the Agril. College are as under
- To generate technical manpower in agriculture.
- To create opportunities for self employment of rural youths.
- Agro based technological education to the rural youths.
- To help the farmers in increasing productivity of the crops.
- To provide agriculture related technical education.
- To carry out need based research.
- To provide extension service to the needy rural people.
The College of Agriculture, Ambajogai is one of the constituent college of the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani. This college has a self contained campus with all facilities associated with well furnished class rooms, well equipped laboratories with sophisticated equipments/ instruments, common Girls Utility Room and Central Computer Facility, independent well furnished Hostel for Boys and girls.
Further developmental activities in the College viz., Development of Model Computer Laboratory, Education and Examination Cell, Experiential Learning Programme units, Conference /Seminar Hall etc are in progress.