Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University Tadepalligudem

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Founded in 2007, Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Tadepalligudem (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Andhra Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University (DRYSRHU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University (DRYSRHU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. DRYSRHU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Welcome to Dr.Y.S.R Horticultural University


The University was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh through G.O.Ms.No.134 dated 26-06-2007 at Venkataramannagudem, near Tadepalligudem in West Godavari District. It is the second Horticultural University in the country. Andhra Pradesh being the leader in the production of mango, oil palm, chillies, turmeric, sweet orange, papaya and second largest producer of total fruits and spices richly deserves Horticultural University to increase the productivity, sustaining the productivity and commercialization of Horticulture in the State.


Started functioning w.e.f 26th June 2007, the university was managed by the Agricultural Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary to the Government, ATM as the Special Officer supported by an Officer on Special Duty and Coordinator drawn from the Achrya NG Ranga Agricultural University. Three new Colleges of Horticulture, one each at Venkataramannagudem in West Godavari District, Mojerla in Mahaboobnagar District and Anantharajupet in Kadapa District were started in the 2007-08 academic year. The UG and PG educational programmes being offered at Rajendranagar, Hyderabad under Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University were also brought into the fold of Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University from 2007-08 academic year onwards.


The Board of Management of the university was constituted on 16th February, 2008 and the first Vice-Chancellor was appointed on 26-02-2008. Consequently, all Research Stations dealing with Horticultural Research were also brought into the administrative fold of Dr.YSR Horticultural University with effect from 01-04-2008. The Dr.Y.S.R Horticultural University started functioning independently from 10-05-2008 at its headquarters at Venkataramannagudem.


The University runs on the Land Grant pattern followed in the USA, with emphasis on Education, Research and Extension of Horticulture. Therefore, the mandate of the University is –


  • Human Resource Development through education
  • Conduct need based research
  • Dissemination of the proven technologies developed through research


Manpower and technology development through education and research has to be in accordance with the present day need; both qualitatively and quantitatively. Present day demand influenced by the development in the recent past such as nutritional security, food safety, environment safety, commercialization and globalization of horticulture and avoiding huge post-harvest losses have to be met through manpower and technology development. Accordingly, the course curriculum for graduate and post-graduate courses have been developed. The course contents and the courses have been formulated with slight modifications in the IV Deans Committee recommendations of ICAR within the permissible limits to suit the specific needs of Andhra Pradesh Horticulture. Hands on training in commercialisable technologies in Horticulture has been designed for two batches 14 weeks each, in the VII and VIII semesters of the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Horticulture.


Ongoing research programmes at all Research Stations have been reoriented into eight thrust areas identified based on the present day need. All India Coordinated Research projects are also operating at different research stations of the university. Funds for research are provided by the State Government and also by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR provides 75 per cent of funds for conducting research under various All India Coordinated Research Projects.


Thrust Areas of Research:

  1. Increasing Productivity.
  2. Sustaining productivity under biotic and abiotic stresses.
  3. Improving nutritive value and food safety.
  4. Environment Protection.
  5. Increasing Profitability to farmers.
  6. Export Promotion.
  7. Minimization of post harvest losses.
  8. Processing and value addition.


Krishi Vigyan Kendras functioning under this University are providing frontline Extension Services through technology assessment & refinement, frontline demonstrations, vocational trainings and other extension activities to cater to the growing needs of the farmers.


The University scientists are involved in popularizing the proven technologies and improved varieties developed through various extension activities, namely; All India Radio, print and visual media, participation in exhibitions, Krishi Melas, Rythu Chaitanya Yatra, Raithu Sadassulu and Rythu Training Programmes.


The Dr.Y.S.R.Horticultural University is committed to develop the need based manpower and technologies to resolve the problems confronting Horticulture and enable the horticultural farmers in Andhra Pradesh to make horticulture as the most remunerative enterprise. Consequently, the state of Andhra Pradesh shall be the leader in Horticulture by fulfilling the ambition of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in establishing this University.   Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University presently is having 2 Horticultural Colleges, 4 Horticulture Polytechnics, 16 Research Stations and 2 Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Andhra Pradesh.

UG Education

B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture course


Local Area
i) Andhra University Area:

Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari,

West Godavari, Krishna,

Guntur & Prakasam Districts.

1.   College of Horticulture,


West Godavari District.

2.   College of Horticulture,


Vizianagaram District.

ii) S. V. University Area:
  Chittoor, Kadapa,

Nellore, Anantapuram &

Kurnool Districts.

3.   College of Horticulture,


Kadapa District.


Total Seats:


General Seats Through EAMCET Ranks 250
Payment Seats These seats shall be treated as “Payment Seats” only (as per the approval of Government of Andhra Pradesh) to be filled up based on the A.P. EAMCET ranks of the candidates as per the rule of reservation and presidential order but with high fee structure. 13
ICAR Quota


15% of the total seats of accredited colleges i.e., COH, Venkataramannagudem, COH, Anantharajupeta are earmarked for ICAR Quota to be filled through AIEEA exam conducted by ICAR for the students from other states. 30


15% of the total seats of 250 are earmarked for filling up through “HORTICET” to be conducted by the University for the students who have passed two year diploma course in Horticulture at the University. 38




Candidates who possess the following qualifications are eligible to seek admission.


A pass in two year Intermediate Examination conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the University or Board of Intermediate Education with the following subjects namely:


  1. i)          Physical Sciences
  2. ii)          Biological or Natural Sciences


Criteria for selection


  1. a)         The seats under ICAR quota are filled by ICAR, based on the performance in the written examination AIEEA and the choice of the students through counselling.


  1. b)         The selection of candidates for all the seats, except those reserved for I.C.A.R Quota and in-service candidates shall be made on the basis of ranks obtained by the candidates in the EAMCET in their respective local areas from out of the inter-se merit lists prepared for this purpose. The candidates will be selected based on merit, Presidential order, region and social status.


  1. c)         In case of a tie in ranks obtained by two or more candidates in the EAMCET, the age shall be taken into consideration and the older candidate shall be given the seat. In case of tie both in the ranks and age, the marks secured in the optional subjects of the Qualifying examination shall be taken into consideration.



  1. College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari District. 130
  2. College of Horticulture, Parvathipuram, Vizianagaram District. 50
  3. College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, Kadapa District. 70
ii) LIST OF HORTICULTURAL COLLEGES affiliated to Dr.YSRHU (Private)  
  1.       Sri Krishna Devaraya College of Horticultural Sciences,

Ananthapuramu, Ananthapuramu District.


PG Education



            P.G–Programme in M.Sc.(Horticulture), a two year programme with specialization in (i) Fruit Science (ii) Vegetable Science (iii) Floriculture & Landscape Architecture (iv) Plantation, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops, (v) Post Harvest Technology (vi) Plant Pathology  and (vii) Entomology and Ph.D (Horticulture), a  three year programme with specialization in i) Fruit Science (ii) Vegetable Science (iii) Floriculture & Landscape Architecture (iv) Plantation, Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Crops are offered at the College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem (West Godavari District) and College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta (Kadapa District).


  1. A) M.Sc.(Horticulture)


Intake in M.Sc.(Horticulture) with Specialization


S.No. Major Field Total Seats
1. Fruit Science 7
2. Vegetable Science 9
3. Floriculture & Landscape Architecture 6
4. Plantation, Spices, Medicinal, and Aromatic Crops 4
5. Post Harvest Technology 4
6. Plant Pathology 3
7. Entomology 3
Total: 36


  1. B) Ph,D(Horticulture)


Intake in Ph.D(Horticulture) with Specialization


S.No. Major Field Total Seats
1. Fruit Science 2
2. Vegetable Science 2
3. Floriculture & Landscape Gardening 1
4. Plantation, Spices, Medicinal, and Aromatic Crops 1
Total: 6


College wise Seats Distribution



S.No Name of the College Total Seats
1. College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem 22
2. College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta 14
Total: 36




S.No Name of the College Total Seats
1. College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem 5
2. College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta 1
Total: 6



Management Structure

he research activities of the university are organized through two main functions.
a.     Project identification and formulation.
b.     Project monitoring and evaluation.

a.     Project identification:-
The university has Research and Extension Council (REC) which meets once in a year to identify the research gaps and issues and guide the university in future research. Based on the feed back from the line departments and extension wing, the research projects are formulated on priority basis. Need based mandate is fixed to all the research stations of the university. In the first State Level Technical Programme (SLTP) discussions during May 2007,  eight Thrust Areas were identified and accordingly, the research programmes have been reoriented towards ensuring optimum utilization of resources and to address the problems of the farmers. The programmes have been reoriented based on the following indicators of prioritization.
–     Need of the research proposal
–     Relevance and practical utility
–     Cost of affordability
–     Duration of the project
–     Adequacy of available infrastructure
–     Expertise available
–     Risk and probability of success.
b.     Project monitoring and evaluation:-
The research activities of the university are monitored by a committee constituted for the purpose. The committee visits every research stations once in three months and review the progress of the research work. Separate score cards for evaluating the performance of research stations and also the individual research project, Colleges and Departments have been formulated with 50 per cent weightage to the main activity and 50% to the supporting activities.

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