Name of the College: College of Agriculture, Hassan
Address: Agricultural College P. B. No.: 39, Karekere HASSAN- 573 201
City: Hassan
State: Karnataka
Phone No.: 08172 – 290517 / 94498 66923
University: University of Agricultural Sciences
Other Names for the College:
E-Mail ID: dihassan@uasbangalore.edu.in
Website: http://www.uasbangalore.edu.in/asp/agriHassan.asp
More Details: The College is located near Karekere, at 19 Kms from Hassan on National Highway-48 (Bangalore-Mangalore) towards Bangalore. Hassan is well connected by road and train facilities.

The Agricultural College, Hassan, was inaugurated by Shri.H.D.Devegowda, the then Prime Minister of India on 23rd August, 1996. From 1996 to 2005, it was functioning at GKVK, Bangalore and was shifted to its present new campus in the year 2006. The college has been accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Two more new degree programmes viz., B.Sc.(Ag.Biotech) & B.Tech (Food Science) have been added from Academic Year 2007-08.
The college campus has 184.25 acres of land area in addition to 112 acres of adjacent Agricultural Research Station, Madenur.
The main building of the college consisting of the laboratories, classrooms, examination hall, seminar room, museum and offices is a land mark on the highway, with its visibility upto several Kms distance on either side. The campus has well built hostels for about 140 boys and 50 girls at present. Sports stadium and other sports fields are located on an area of nearly 30 acres.
A library with an initial collection of 4000 accessions is functioning for 12 hours a day. Separate building for auditorium, library, indoor stadium, sports pavilion and staff quarters are coming up fast.
Nearly 120 acres of land will be brought under cultivation and several field crops and horticultural crops have been included in the master plan.
Staff:
The college campus will have 84 well qualified teachers and 178 service personnel very soon.
Library:
At present the library has got a collection of 5000 latest books. The target is to acquire 5000 more books in one or two years.
Sports:
Facilities will be available for most of the outdoor and indoor sports.
Hostel:
Hostel facility is available for 140 boys and 50 girls at present. Will be extended to accommodate 400 boys and 250 girls soon.
College Awards/Achievements:
The first batch of 43 students have recorded cent per cent pass during I Semester, with class average grade point of 8.03/10.00. Mr.Abhishek Kumar secured the highest Grade Point Average of 9.07. One of our students, Kum.G.J.Pavitra represented University in All India Inter Agricultural University Sports and Games meet held at Ludhiyana and won second prize in Table Tennis.

Dr. M.A. Shankar
Dean (Agri),
Agricultural College
By recognizing the importance of agricultural education in rural areas, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore has rightly selected Hassan as the ideal location to start Agricultural College. The district has varied agro-climatic conditions congenial for growing of various field as well as fruits and plantation crops.
The college would help the farming community of the state in general and Hassan district in particular by way of producing well trained manpower, genuine agricultural inputs like seeds, planting materials and other information from time to time for overall development of the rural community.
At present the college has well equipped class rooms, laboratory and other facilities. The campus is having well furnished hostel facility for both Boys and Girls. Library, Auditorium, sports ground and pavilion are coming in a big way. The college has good infrastructural facilities and well qualified teachers.
There are definitely a lot of opportunities for students to select the field of Agriculture, Agricultural Bio-technology and Food Science areas for their career building and serve the farming community. There is lot of scope for research and higher education in the areas of agricultural bio-technology and value addition, preservation and marketing of these products in the international market especially in the era of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization.
The University of Agrictultural Sciences, Bangalore came into existence on August 21, 1964. After bifurcation of the University in 1986, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalroe covers 15 southern districts of Karnataka.
I am glad that from coming academic year 2007-08, this college is offering two more additional degree programmes viz., B.Sc. (Ag Biotech) and B.Tech (Food Science) along with the B.Sc. (Agri).
Biotechnology is fast emerging new generation tool for Agricultural development. There is a boom in development of Biotechnology industries. Food processing and value addition is another fast emerging area which can bring prosperity to farming community. Recently, Govt. of Karnataka has given major emphasis to food processing in its new Agricultural Policy. However, there is a lack of well trained man power both in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Technology. Hence, the graduates of this college have got ample scope and greater opportunities in the government, public and private sectors.



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