College of Agriculture, Nagpur
The College of Agriculture, Nagpur is one of the oldest colleges in the country established in the year 1906 by the British Government. The college is affiliated to the Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vishwa Vidyalay and approved by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). The aim behind the opening of college is to develop agriculture technology, educate, train and generate specialized agricultural experts and to cater the needs of the local farming community.
The College of Agriculture, Nagpur is one of the first five agriculture colleges in the country. The College is held at historic and heritage Victoria building at Maharajbagh, Nagpur. The campus is well-connected with air, rail and road ways. The college of agriculture is situated in the Nagpur city. The college campus is 6 km from airport, 2 km from railway station and 4 km from bus stand.
The college’s infrastructure is well-furnished with all modern facilities. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students. All the classrooms of the college are well-furnished with all modern facilities. The college is well-equipped with all modern instruments. The college has a vast collection of books, journals etc for enhancing the existing knowledge of their students in the college library. The college provides hostel facilities for their students.
The Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune is a statutory body for conducting the agriculture courses in Maharashtra. The college offers courses in the agriculture in Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Here is the list of courses offered by the college in agriculture:
- B.Sc Agriculture
- M.Sc Agriculture
- Animal Husbandry and Dairying
- Extension Education
- Plant Pathology
- Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry
The College of Agriculture, Nagpur has placement cell, the office of the cell is situated in the main building of the college. Many students of the college have secured the jobs in government organizations, nationalized banks, NGOs, agricultural industries, private agriculture firms, etc. through placement cell. The placement cell provides guidance to the students to develop entrepreneurship and seeking jobs. Placement cell is also conducts the personality development classes for the students. The placement cell also has the contacts with various industries.