Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology

The Orissa University of Agriculture &Technology established in 1962 with only two Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, has made impressive record of service in the cause of quality education. In the pace of decades the University has grown with seven colleges and one Centre for Post – Graduate studies with different departments.

The University is marching forward with sacred mission on teaching, research and extension dedicated to overall growth of the State’s economy.

2. Facilities :

In each department separate UG and PG laboratories are there for doing the practical classes. The UG laboratory has the capacity to accommodate 32 students and is well equipped for conduct of practical classes.

For under – graduate students the various lab. Equipments like microscope electrical balance, hot – air oven, pH meter, spectrometer, hygrometer, water distillation set, doionizer, seed moisture meter, refractometer, autoclave, soil augor, tensit meter, flame photometer, wilmott bubbler, Ganongs’ respirometer, Ganongs’ photometer etc. are available for doing the practical experiments.

On the other hand, the equipments like seed germinator, laminar flow, electronic balance, centrifuge, BOD incubator, leaf area meter, spectrophostometer, nitrogen analyser, electrophoresis apparatus, computer appliances, electrical grinder, compound microscope ( electrically operated ), micro and micro Kjeldahl distillation unit, conductivity meter etc. are available for doing practical classes and researches of M.Sc.( Ag ) and Ph.D. students.

In addition, net house and glass houses are available for doing pot culture experimewnts. Further, plots in the field and the Instructional Farm in the Central Farm are also availed by the Post – Graduate students to do their theses works.

3. Selection for Admission :

Under – Graduate : A common entrance test is conducted for admission into B.Sc.( Ag ) and other Under – Graduate classes of constituent colleges of the University and selection of candidates for admission is made solely on the basis of merit taking into consideration of the career and marks secured by the candidate in the entrance test. Extra weightage for extracurricular activities like NCC, NSS and sports is also given over and above the career and entrance marks. Admission to various courses are given as per the preference of the student according to his / her merit.

Post – Graduate : Admission into Master’s and Doctoral Programs in various disciplines of Faculty is done through a common entrance test. The final merit list for admission into M.Sc.( Ag ) is prepared taking both academic career ( HSC, +2 Sc. and B.Sc.Ag. ) and entrance performance into consideration while the mewrit list of Ph.D. students is prepared departmentwise and being notified before admission well in advance.

4. Curriculam of Various Degrees :

The college offers under graduate courses leading to B.Sc.( Ag ) and B.Sc.( Forestry ) degrees. The P.G. teaching program leading to M.Sc.(Ag) degree was introduced in 1960-61. To begin with, M.Sc.(Ag) was offered in three disciplines viz. Agronomy, Botany and Agril. Economics. Subsequently, the P.G. teaching program was extended to eight more disciplines. Ph.D. program under traditional system was started in 1967-68 and course credit system in 1982-83 in seven disciplines.

In the year 1997-98, Ph.D. teaching program was made available in three more disciplines viz. Plant Physiology, Extension Education and Nematology. Thus, presently there are 14 departments in the college with P.G. teaching facilities in 13 departments and Ph.D. teaching facilities in 10 departments. Detailed information of the departments and their status with intake capacity at PG and Ph.D. level are given in the following Table.

Departments and their status

StandardsPaperMaximum Marks
Class VIMathematical Knowledge Test100
Language Ability Test100
Intelligence Test100
Total300
Class XIMathematics & Science200 + 75
English & Social Studies100 + 75
Total450

During the current academic year 2005-2006, the college has 529 students in U.G. (355), P.G. (103) and Ph.D. (25) classes including 46 UG students in the Department of Forestry.

5. Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Department

  • Agronomy
  • Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Extension Education
  • Agriculture Statistics
  • Seed Technology
  • Nematology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural Biotechnology

Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology Contact Details :

Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology,
Vice Chancellor : Shri Sahadeva Sahoo,
Tele Phone No. : 0674 402677(O)534400(R),
Registrar : Shri Bijoy Kumar Parida,
Tele Phone No. : 0674 401424(O)560593(R),
Fax : 407780.

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