Hyderabad: The combined counselling for admissions into undergraduate courses in Agriculture, Veterinary and Horticultural began here on Wednesday.
The counselling is being conducting by the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) at the University Auditorium in Rajendranagar.
PJTSAU Vice Chancellor Dr V Praveen Rao has attended as chief guest and formerly inaugurated counselling by handed over the admission letter to Ms. Manisha who secured 411 rank in Telangana EAMCET-2019 and she opted to join in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH), at college of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar.
Speaking after inaugurating the counselling, Dr Praveen Rao advised the candidates and their parents about the prospects and opportunities in agricultural courses. He said that the Agriculture was the very important course which serves the 65% of the population who are mainly dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
Several new job opportunities are coming up for the agricultural graduates who have successfully completed their course at UG and PG level, he said.
Quoting a survey done by an international organisation, Dr. Rao said that there was a demand for more than one lakh agricultural graduates for the food sector in both India and globally.
Dr Rao stated that within a short span of time, the PJTSAU was ranked one of the best agricultural universities in the country. In South India, PJTSAU has stood 1st among all agricultural universities and it ranks best agricultural university in India, as per the ranks given by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
He announced that from the next year onwards, one more agricultural college will be start at Adilabad.
Dr S Sudheer kumar, Registrar PJTSAU, Dr. J Sathyanarayana, Dean of Agriculture, other officers from veterinary and horticultural universities Dr. Narasimhareddy, Dr.M. Padma were also present. (INN)