"A hands-on approach makes for better understanding among the students. That we have all the resources for this approach right here on campus, is a matter of pride."
- Mrs. K. Sudha Sundari
Head of Department
| Who we are and what we do
Established in the year 1983, Department of Agricultural Sciences achieved autonomy in 1992, and the B.Sc course was upgraded to a 4-year honours course in 2000. This skills-based under graduate course is of immense relevance today when agriculture and the appropriate mining of rural resources has become a critical issue.
It is recognized by Osmania University under UGC, New Delhi.
It is not equivalent to B.Sc. Agriculture of ANGRAU, Hyderabad/ any State Agricultural Universities.
It does not come under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
The College Management or anybody authorized by the Management does not promise any specific Government job, such as Agricultural Officer, to the Graduates of this course.
Some key statistics for the Department of Agricultural Sciences:
We offer 1 UG honours course of 4 years in Agricultural Science and Rural Development
With a cumulative experience of 130 years
Hand-picked for their zeal to improve the rural sector
Admissions to our B.Sc Agricultural Science and Rural Development ( Honors) course happen through the common Loyola admissions route.
| What makes us different
The Department of Agricultural Sciences equips students with skill-oriented knowledge in agriculture and rural development. We provide them with all the theoretical, analytical, and practical expertise required to take the field of agriculture, a prominent cornerstone of our economy, into the future. Here are a few ways we are making this possible:
Instructional farms, crop museums, and herbal gardens are just a few of the facilities we have that give our students live experience of what they are learning.
A pioneering program, the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme involves 90 days of training in rural farms where the students get a more hands-on experience.
For a well-rounded education in the field of agriculture, we include courses on a variety of subjects including agricultural economics, genetics, bio-technology and rural development.
State-of-the-art infrastructure such as the Green House, the Poly House, the Automatic Weather Station, and a laboratory brimming with the latest industrial equipment make our department one of the most compelling in the Academy.
| Major events in our journey
The first of its kind, the very existence of our department of Agricultural Sciences is an achievement. It doesn’t stop there, however. Here are some notable achievements:
B.Sc. (Farm Science and Rural Development) is established in Loyola Academy
The Department Of Agricultural Sciences receives autonomy
Gargeyee, a student, wins Special Prize at elocution competition at Lion’s Club
HOD Dr. K Krishna Mohan and lecturer Dr. A Raja Reddy (2012) present a paper on “Effect of Physical and Chemical Treatments on Dormancy Breaking, Germination and Vigour of certain Medicinal Plants” in the Journal of Pharmacognacy, Vol.3.
Lecturer Dr. N Mariadas and HOD Dr. K Krishna Mohan (2012) present a paper on “Vegetable Marketing of Chithore (MGH) Rythu bazaar in A.P” in the Sacred Heart Journal of Science and Humanities, Vol.2.
Dr. A. Raja Reddy, Professor in the Agriculture Department, receives the State Best Teacher award on Teachers’ Day, at Rabindra Bharathi, Hyderabad.
Dr. A. Raja Reddy delivers a lecture on “Right to Food” at the National Conference on “Food Security –Issues and Concerns” at Madurai.
Dr. K. Krishna Mohan and Mr. S. Babu Rao attend a seminar on “Current Status and Recent Advances in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research” & “Aushadhi Expo-2013” at the National Unani Research Centre.
The Department of Agriculture Science & RD in collaboration with Samagra Agri Business organized a one day workshop on “Ripening Chambers”, on 26 July, 2015.
The Dept. has organized an International conference ‘Emerging trends in synthesis of Nano Particles in Agri. Biotechnology-Research and commercialization’ from 25 Feb to 27 Feb along with the Dept. of Biotechnology.
The Dept. has organized an International seminar ‘Thrabhaksha- Every grain counts’ along with the Dept. of Food Technology and Management on 26 and 27 August.
The Dept. has organized an International seminar ‘Green chemistry for sustainable development- issues, challenges and prospects’ along with the Depts. of Chemical Technology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences.
The Dept. has organized a National seminar LAB X-2K17 – Current trends in Biotechnology, Agricultural Research and Innovation’ along with Dept. of Biotechnology on 21 Sep.
The department has organized a one-day awareness programme ‘Present day farming situations-problems, challenges and opportunities’ on 20 Jan 2018.
The Dept. has organized an International seminar ‘Integrated International Immersion Conference’ along with other depts. from 23 Feb to 29 Feb.
The Dept. has organized an exhibition ‘Krishi Pradarshan’ on 23 February 2018.
The staff members have published around 14 papers.