College of Agriculture Vellayani,Thiruvananthapuram
The College of Agriculture, Vellayani was established in May, 1955 and continues as the Centre of undergraduate and Post Graduate education. The institution was set up in the palace building belonging to the royal family of erstwhile Travancore-Cochin State. Within few years the College got sufficiently strengthened to claim a parity with any other leading Agricultural Institution in India. Post graduate program mes, leading to M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. degrees were started in the college during 1962 and 1965 respectively. Simultaneous development of the College farm provided field facilities for giving adequate work experience for the B.Sc.(Ag.) course and for conducting researches of M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. students.
- Soil Science
- Agricultural Botany & Plant Breeding
- Plant Pathology
- Plantation Crops
- Agricultural Extension
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Statistics
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Husbandry
- Rural Home Science
- Physical Education
Out of the above departments, the first 8 departments are offering Ph.D. courses in the concerned specialities. In the department of Horticulture , 3 Sections namely (1) Olericulture, (2) Processing Technology and (3) Plant Biotechnology were added as separate entities. A new section Agricultural Metereology is added with the Department of Agronomy.
A new `Soil Museum' was inaugurated under the supervision of Department of Soil Science for the benefit of the public. As a new step the Instructional Farm, Vellayani has opened a `Sales counter cum Information Centre' .Here we can buy Medicinal plants ,Seeds & plants for agriculture.
College of Agriculture Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram Sales Counter Phone No.