College of Agriculture, Dhule

University Name

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri

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  02562 230 366
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College Description
The College of Agriculture, Dhule was started in the year 1960, to impart education in agriculture to the under graduate students. Initially facilities of Agriculture School, Dhule were utilized for teaching. Afterwards the 206.43 ha of land was acquired out of which 144.17 ha is presently under cultivation which is used for teaching, research and seed production programme. The remaining 62.26 ha are under buildings, roads and playgrounds. This College is situated at the crossings of National Highways No. 3 and No. 6. This region is under scarcity zone at 20.40 N latitude and 740E longitudes with 258 MSL. The average rainfall is 632.7 mm, with maximum temperature of 450C and minimum temperature of 60 C in the months of May and December, respectively. At the beginning, the College was affiliated to the University of Poona with administrative control of Directorate of Agriculture, Maharashtra State. The Poona University offered the four-year degree programme with annual examination system. The students who had passed S. S. C. examination (XIth standard) with science subject were eligible for admission to B. Sc. (Agri.) Degree Course. In 1968-69 with the establishment of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth with its Headquarter at Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar, this College became the constituent college of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth since 1969-70. Subsequently later four Agriculture Universities were established in the state Initially, the Trimester system of imparting education was introduced from 1968-69 and subsequently Semester system was introduced from 1974-75 and still it is continued. 10+2+3 pattern was introduced from 1977 to 1983 and 10+2+4 pattern was introduced since 1983 with one Semester (VII) of Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) programme, which is yet in force.
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