About College of Agriculture Nandurbar
Nandurbar district is the 4th largest tribal district of Maharashtra. Out of the population of the district i.e.16.48 lakhs, 69.00 per cent population is tribal. The district has now been declared as most backward and undeveloped. To encourage and provide agricultural education to tribal students & farmers particularly with rural background, so as to increase their involvement in farming and allied agri-business activities and for empowerment of rural women college has been established.
As per Government of Maharashtra Cabinet Ministerial meeting held at Nasik on 29th July 2009. The initiatives of Tribal Development Department, the decision was taken to establish Government Agriculture College in Scheduled tribes populated districts (i.e. Nandurbar & Gadchiroli) under Tribal Sub Plan Scheme. Nandurbar districts come under the jurisdiction of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri.
As per Government of Maharashtra Resolution dated 19thJune, 2013 and MPKV University Resolution dated 06/08/2013 Government College of Agriculture, Nandurbar started w.e.f. August 01, 2013.
The college is located at Nandurbar- Dhule Road with different well equipped administrative buildings. The average rainfall is 1024.1 mm, with average maximum temperature of 40 0C in the month of May. This region comes under at 210 75'N latitude and 74012’ E longitudes with an elevation of 210 m MSL.
The college offers only under graduate (UG) programme. The curricula of the said academic programme are those suggested by 4th Dean’s Committee’s of ICAR. Now a day’s 10+2+4 pattern which comprises one Semester (VII) of Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) programme and Experiential Learning Programme for VIIIth semester from the academic year 2013-2014.
Every year total intake capacity of students is 60, out of which 80 % seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe’s students.
The College of Agriculture, Nandurbar is a unique campus under the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar with complete integration of all the three functions viz.; teaching, research and extension. But, the major mandates of the college are:
- Making provision for imparting education in Agriculture.
- Advancement of learning and conducting research particularly in Agriculture and other allied sciences / technologies especially for the rural people of the state in general.
- Undertaking activities pertaining to major mandates via, education, extension andresearch as directed by the University time to time.
- To undertake teaching for UG in Agriculture.
- To carryout research to generate technology and extension of technology to the farmers and professionals.
- To undertake the policy programme of state and central government related to agriculture education, research and extension.