Dr.G.Bhupal Raj , Associate Dean of the college of Agriculture is Doctorate in Agriculture with strong academic, research and administrative experience. He retired as Director of Extension in Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad. Earlier to this also, he has worked in administration as Director of International Programmes in Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University ( ANGRAU ),Hyderabad and Associate Director of Research, Northern Telangana Zone and Principal of Agrl. Polytechnic, Jagtial, ANGRAU. At Jagtial,under his guidance 3 paddy varieties and 2 soybean varieties were released which became popular in that region. He was also Associate Dean of Agricultural College ,Jagtial of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University. He has 32 years of experience in Research, Teaching, Extension and administration .He was elected as a member of council for Indian Society of Soil Science.
After retirement he has worked as Advisor, R & D, Specialty Nutrients Division, Coromandel International Ltd, Hyderabad and Remote Sensing Instruments, Hyderabad. Before joining this college he was Director of Extension and Post Graduate programmes in MS Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management.
He has about 105 publications to his credit published in national, International journals includes many popular articles in magazines and in proceedings. He has guided 5 Ph.D. And 5 M.Sc.(Ag) students in soil science in addition to as member of advisory committee for about 20 M.Sc(Ag) of other disciplines. He has evaluated several Ph.D. and M.Sc. thesis of students from different universities. He has handled six projects including one NATP and one NAIP sanctioned by ICAR. During his period as head , AICRP Micronutrients scheme got International Zinc-Fertilizer Association Award -2010 and First ICAR Chowdhary Devilal outstanding All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) Award. He also got five other awards including prestigious AV Krishnaiah memorial Gold Medal by Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri. Rameshwar Thakur and Dr.P.G.Krishna memorial Award & Gold Medal by Dr.M.S.Swaminathan for outstanding contributions in the research field of agriculture which helped the farming community of the erstwhile combined Andhra Pradesh state.
He has international exposure being visited the countries like UK,USA and Thailand.
MESSAGE FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN
Welcome to the Kadiri Babu Rao College of Agriculture, C.S.Puram, established in the year 2016, as part of government policy to ruralize Agricultural education in the state. Knowing the importance of agricultural education in rural areas, the GOVT has rightly sanctioned the College at C.S.Puram in Prakasham district 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 Prakasham 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.
The total area of the college is 150 acres and total strength of the students over the four years course is 280. The college has well equipped Class rooms, Laboratory, Library, Sports facilities and separate hostels for Girls and Boys.
The College is implementing the course curriculum as per the recommendations of the Fifth Deans’ Committee of ICAR, with total credits of 185 which is common for all the UG degree programmes across the Country. Further, the extracurricular activities like NSS, physical education and yoga practices have been included as a part of syllabus. A new programme on student READY (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness and Development Yojana) has been implemented effectively as per ICAR guidelines. Four ELP units are being established for imparting the effective on hand training and skills to students.
I wish all the students grand success and bright future in their carrier.
“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” — John F. Kennedy