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College of Agriculture, Pune
Education Establishment
Admission Procedure

Agricultural education is aimed at creation of scientific and technical manpower for obtaining the highest production and productivity in each farm system to achieve goal of self-sufficiency and export of agricultural produce. Educational activities can be broadly classified into two main categories i) Higher Education and ii) Lower Education.

i) Higher Education

Higher education includes graduate and post-graduate instructional programmes. There are three agricultural colleges located at Dhule, Pune and Kolhapur offering B.Sc.(Agri) and M.Sc.(Agri) (only at Pune) degree programmes in agriculture. Agricultural Engineering College located at Rahuri offers B.Tech. (Agril.Engg.) and M.Tech.(Agril.Engg.) and P.G. Institute at Rahuri is imparting training leading to M.Sc.(Agri.) and Ph.D. degrees in various branches of agriculture. Total admisstion capacity in colleges of Agriculture is 508, Agricultural Engineering 50 and Horticulture 20 per annum.
Admission capacity per annum for various U.G.faculties
Degree Duration College Capacity
B.Sc.(Agri)
4 Years
College of Agril. Pune
College of Agril. kolhapur
College of Agril. Dhule
190
190
120
B.Sc.(Hort)
4 Years
College of Horticulture Pune
20
B.Tech.(Agril. Engg.)
4 Years
Dr.A.S.College of Agril. Engg. Rahuri
50


Admission capacity per annum for various P.G./ Ph.D faculties
Faculty Duration College Capacity
M.Sc.(Agri.)
2 Years
Post-Graduate Institute, Rahuri
Post-Graduate Institute, Pune
160
Diploma in Farm Management
1 Year
Post-Graduate Institute, Rahuri
20
Ph.D
3 Years
Post-Graduate Institute, Rahuri
Post-Graduate Institute, Pune
34
M.Tech. (Agril. Engg.)
2 Years
Dr. A.S. College of Agril. Engg. Rahuri
10

College links :
College of Agriculture, Pune
College of Agriculture, Kolhapur
College of Agriculture, Dhule
College of Agricultural Engineering, Rahuri
Post-Graduate Institute, Rahuri

ii) Lower education :

It comprises of two year's diploma course in agriculture. The GTCs are imparting training to the village level workers and KVKs offer skill oriented training to the self employed rural youths and cultivators. There are eight agriculture schools, two GTCs and one KVK in the jurisdiction of the university. Besides, the university has been encouraging NGOs to start short term skill oriented need based training programmes.
Admission capacity per annum for Lower Agriculture Education
Course Duration Intitute Capacity
Agril.Schools
2 Years
8 with the University
4 with NGOs
50 each
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
-
Dhule (with MPKV)
1 per district with NGOs
-
Mali Training Program
6 months
GaneshKhind ,Pune
-

Impact :

The University with the past glory has provided the talents to the Nation and State in various agriculture and allied fields. Justice Tarkende and Shri Raobahadur P.C. Patil were amongst the national talent passed out from the College of Agriculture, Pune. Most of the Head of the institutions such as Agriculture Department, Animal Husbandry Department, Horticulture Department are alumni of this University. The students of this University also got opportunities through UPSC, MPSC, NET competitive examination for appointment as Class I positions in the Central and State Government administration. Alumni of this University have also entered into farming business and guided the country in farm sector


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