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Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur

The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established on 12th June 1964 at Hyderabad. The University was formally inaugurated on 20th March 1965 by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi,the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India on 23rd June 1966. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on 7th November 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter. HISTORICAL MILESTONE Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on the 12th of June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November, 1996 in honour and memory of the noted Parliamentarian and Kisan Leader, Acharya N. G. Ranga. At the verge of completion of Golden Jubilee Year of the ANGRAU, it has given birth to a new State Agricultural University namely Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University with the bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. The ANGRAU at LAM, Guntur is serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication. Genesis of ANGRAU in service of the farmers 1926: The Royal Commission emphasized the need for a strong research base for agricultural development in the country... 1949: The Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on University Education led to the establishment of Rural Universities for the overall development of agriculture and rural life in the country... 1955: First Joint Indo-American Team studied the status and future needs of agricultural education in the country... 1960: Second Joint Indo-American Team (1960) headed by Dr. M. S. Randhawa, the then Vice-President of Indian Council of Agricultural Research recommended specifically the establishment of Farm Universities and spelt out the basic objectives of these Universities as Institutional Autonomy, inclusion of Agriculture, Veterinary / Animal Husbandry and Home Science, Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension... 1963: The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) Act enacted... June 12th 1964: Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) was established at Hyderabad with Shri. O. Pulla Reddi, I.C.S. (Retired) was the first founder Vice-Chancellor of the University... June 1964: Re-affilitation of Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Hyderabad (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Osmania University), Agricultural College, Bapatla (estt. in 1945, affiliated to Andhra University), Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati and Andhra Veterinary College, Tirupati (estt. in 1961, affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University)... 20th March 1965: Formal inauguration of APAU by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... 1964-66: The report of the Second National Education Commission headed by Dr. D.S. Kothari, Chairman of the University Grants Commission stressed the need for establishing at least one Agricultural University in each Indian State... 23, June 1966: Inauguration of the Administrative building of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Hon`ble Prime Minister of India... July, 1966: Transfer of 41 Agricultural Research Stations, functioning under the Department of Agriculture... May, 1967: Transfer of Four Research Stations of the Animal Husbandry Department... 7th November 1996: Renaming of University as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga... 15th July 2005: Establishment of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) bifurcating ANGRAU by Act 18 of 2005... 26th June 2007: Establishment of Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University (APHU) bifurcating ANGRAU by the Act 30 of 2007... 2nd June 2014 As per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014, ANGRAU is now... serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication...




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    Social media platforms for increase the visibility of research publication
    (The Pharma Innovation Journal, New Delhi, 2021-12-24) SREENIVASARAO, TEEKANAM; RAVI KUMAR, NP
    To increase citation count researcher can choose supportive techniques for their research output. Article impact is more important for an author to promote their article reputation, to increase their university ranking and getting funds from fund providers. This article describes citation analysis, journal popularity, new methods of visibility and measures of the research work through social media. Publishing a research work is the beginning of article visibility and impact; as a result dissemination of research output has to be proactive. Author can uphold their research output in different ways. The published article information that the journal where it is published is indexed in the most common databases, especially Scopus and Web of Science, is often helpful for visibility of a paper.
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    (2021-09-03) ALEENA, D; V. PADMA
    Nellore Mahsuri (NLR 34449), is a high yielding, blast resistant, popular variety developed from the cross IR 72/BPT 5204 in the year 2009 by Agricultural Research Station (ARS), Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, possessing, medium-slender grain type which is a desirable trait but susceptible to bacterial blight disease. The present study was designed and executed to improve NLR 34449 for durable resistance against a major biotic stress bacterial blight by incorporating three bacterial blight resistant genes viz., Xa21, xa13 and xa5 into NLR 34449 using Improved Samba Mahsuri as the donor which is a high-yielding fine-grain type bacterial blight resistant variety. Foreground selection of the target resistance genes was done using PCR-based molecular markers, specific for the genes, while 127 SSR markers equally distributed all over the 12 chromosomes of rice were used for target recurrent parent genome recovery (i.e., background selection) through marker-assisted backcross breeding and marker-assisted pedigree breeding. At BC2F2, generation, a total of five plants (NLR-87-35-102, NLR-87-21-103, NLR-87-53-104, NLR-87-13-105 and NLR-87-10-106) were found to be homozygous resistant for all the three target genes xv 25 Improved versions of NLR 34449 viz., F4, BC1F3, BC2F2 plants were developed and evaluated for their resistance against bacterial blight, blast and for key agro-morphological traits. All the selected backcross and pedigree derived lines were observed to show better performance under target biotic stresses, BB and blast as compared to NLR 34449 and were equivalent to the parent variety in terms of grain type. Based on the stringent phenotypic screening along with evaluation for key agro-morphological traits, a solitary BC2F2 plant, viz., NLR-87-10-106 was identified to be better than the recurrent parent, NLR 34449 in terms of yield and other key agro-morphological traits. The significant achievement of the study is the improvement of BB and blast stress resistance in the genetic background of NLR 34449, without any loss of the premium grain quality attributes with marginal improvement in yield attributes.