College of Agriculture, Sonapur,

University Name

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

Naac Grade
Established on
Sonapur, Gadchiroli
Phone Number
  +91 07132 223061
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B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture
College Description
The College of Agriculture, Gadchiroli, Dr. PDKV, Akola came into existence from Academic year -2009-10 by the Act of the Maharashtra State Legislature, entitled “The Agricultural University Act, 2009”. However, the College of Agriculture, Gadchiroli became operational under the umbrella of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola for facilitating the sustainable and accelerated development of Agriculture and its education in the naxal affected tribal dominated Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The College of Agriculture, Gadchiroli is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Gadchiroli district in providing human resources, skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its Agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, mechanization including crop production, forestry and co-operatives by conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavor. Remarkably Tribal Development Department has funded this College for initially for 5 years on condition that 80 % of the seats were reserved for ST community only. This rule is strictly followed in all the admissions of this College. The College of Agriculture, Gadchiroli offers graduation degree in Agriculture i.e. B.Sc. (Agriculture) till date and onwards called B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture discipline. It is the constituent College of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola under the dynamic leadership of Dr. V.M. Bhale, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr P.D.K.V. Akola. Presently, the college is headed by Dr. S. B. Amarshettiwar, Associate Dean. The intake capacity of college is 64 students per year. Presently College has ten departments and total strength of faculty is 31 (18 Teaching and 13 Non teaching) against 80 (27 Teaching and 43 Non teaching) posts sanctioned. Modern laboratory facilities have been provided for imparting effective practical training to students. College is having specious and beautiful building along with instructional farm of 40 hectare land.
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