Dr.PANJABRAO DESHMUKH KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, AKOLA

(AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY AT AKOLA, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA) 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NAGPUR

(Estd. 1906)

 

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Historical Background and Location

 

Victoria Building, College of Agriculture, Maharajbagh, Nagpur

 

              The College of Agriculture, Nagpur, is one of the oldest college in the country established in the year 1906 by the then British Government. It is one of the first five Agriculture Colleges in the country. The other four colleges were located at Pusa, Kanpur, Coimbatore, Lyallpore (Pakistan). The college is situated in the important citrus belt of the country and was opened to develop agriculture technology, educate, train and generate specialized agricultural experts and to cater the needs of the local farming community. The College have also celebrated its Centenary in the year 2005. The college was under the administrative control of the Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra State and was initially affiliated to the Nagpur University. The college is held at historic and heritage Victoria Building (built in 1856 as a palace for stay of Queen of England Her Highness Victoria at Nagpur) at Maharajbagh, Nagpur by the then British Government. Later on the affiliation as well as administrative control shifted to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola during the year 1969. The institute is now under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr.P.D.K.V., Akola. Presently institution is headed by Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Nagpur.

            The location of Office of Associate Dean, VTI Building, College of Agriculture, Nagpur is at 21O 08’ 40.90” North Latitude, 79O 04’ 25.21” East Longitude and Altitude:  309 meter (1014 ft.) above sea level.

Nagpur lies on the Deccan Plateau of the Indian Peninsula and precisely at the Center of the Country with the Zero Mile Marker (pillar) indicating the geographical Centre of India.

Nagpur is famous throughout the country as “Orange City” for being a major trade centre of oranges that are cultivated in the region. Now, Nagpur is known as the “Tiger Capital of India”.

The city is well connected with air, rail and road ways. The College of Agriculture, Nagpur is situated in the heart of Nagpur city i.e. near the Zero Mile of the country. The college campus is 6 km from Nagpur Airport, 2 km from Nagpur Railway Station and 4 km from Nagpur Bus Stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Links

PDKV, Akola

MCAER, Pune

ICAR, New Delhi

IARI, New Delhi

Mah.State Agri. Dept

Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation,  Govt. of India

Govt. of India website

Mah.State Agri. Marketing Board

Agri.Marketing Network, Govt. of India

UGC,

New Delhi

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updated on 15/01/2019