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Vilasrao Deshmukh College Of Agricultural Biotechnology - Latur

History and development

The foundation stone of this College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur was laid in the year in 2006 (vide MH G.R. No. MKV 1005/PK299/7A dated 5th July, 2006) towards the education, research and extension in the area of Agricultural Biotechnology and related technology with view towards welfare of the farmers and students, who get well-acquainted with the biotechnological tools and techniques during their four years of B.Sc.(Agril. Biotechnology) degree programme. The college is started with an intake capacity of 32 students and it is increased to 40 students from the academic year 2010-11. This college was re-named as "Vilasrao Deshmukh College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur" in the memory of the visionary leader and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Late Shri. Vilasraoji Deshmukh on dated 3rd September, 2013. Under the ICAR’s regime and as per the Vth Deans’ Committee recommendations, the degree programme has re-modelled into new curricula as a ‘B.Tech. (Biotechnology)’ w.e.f. academic year 2017-18.

The Post Graduate programme in Plant Biotechnology [M.Sc. (Agri. Biotech.)] was started in the year 2002 at VNMKV, Parbhani under DBT (GoI), New Delhi and there after it was shifted at Latur during 2009-2010 with intake capacity of twenty students.

Goals and Objectives
  • To impart intensive knowledge in different aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology to the students of UG as well as PG
  • To educate students about research on various components of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • To generate expertise human resource to provide manpower in global agril. market
  • To disseminate the innovative and viable technologies for increasing the productivity and production of the farmers.
Academic Programmes & Intake capacity
Sr. No. Programmes Duration (years) Intake (No. of students)
1 B.Tech. (Biotechnology) 04 40
2 B.Sc. (Agril. Biotechnology ) 04 40
3 M.Sc. (Agril Biotechnology ) 02 20
Administrative structure of the college

Faculty (AY: 2017-18)

Students and Students Development

Details of Under-graduate and Post-graduate Programmes in the college

Faculty Year Started Approved Seats Actual Enrollment
B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Sc. M.Sc. Year Established Current Year (2017-18)
Agril. Biotechnology 2006-07 2013-14 40 20 19 12 40 18

Students achievements in national competitions last 5 years:

Year JRF SRF Others: DBT / Maharashtra CET, etc
No % No % No %
2012-13 04** 20  -- -- 10*** 50
2013-14 04** 20 -- -- 10*** 50
2014-15 03** 15 -- -- 12*** 55
2015-16 03** 15 02 -- 13*** 60
2016-17 01**
20 -- -- 13*** 60

* qualified but not received Junior Research Fellowship

** qualified for getting Junior Research Fellowship

*** Qualified for M.Sc. in Maharashtra PG CET

Sports and Physical Education

Sr. No. Games and Sports Equipment and infrastructure available Adequate / inadequate
1 Kabbadi Ground Adequate
2 Kho-Kho Ground Adequate
3 Volleyball Ground Adequate
4 Cricket Ground Adequate
5 Gymnasium Exercises Indoor Hostel Gyms Girls & Boys Hostel

Various educational material available in the library / media center

  • Reference Books
  • Text books
  • DVDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • Journals
  • Reports
  • Thesis
  • News Papers
  • Database
  • Encyclopedias

Computer Center : > 30 Computers with 12 Printers with Bioinformatics Facility

Physical Facilities
Type Area (ha.) % of total land
Academic Campus 12.53 67.73
Farm 6.00 32.37
Irrigated land in hectare (area and per cent of total farm) 6.00 100

New Girls Hostel and Boys Hostel (Newly constructed) having accommodation capacity of 60 and 100 girls, respectively.

Ad-hoc research scheme operated in the college : 04

Academic Achievements

Statement showing number of students admitted and completed degree programme is as under (Last 4 Years)

"University Gold Medal" received by UG students

"University Gold Medal" received by PG students

Extra-curricular Activities

Students Sports and Extra-curricular activities are conducted through Gymkhana Committee of this college.

Sports Activities

Students are participating in various sports viz. Volley-Ball, Cricket, Hand Ball, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Chess, etc. in Inter-Collegiate, Inter-University, West Zonal, ICAR, Ashwamedh etc. and selected in University Teams and also got the prizes in most of the events.

Gymkhana Activities

Gymkhana organizes and students of this college are participating

  • Annual Gathering
  • Biotechnology Day
  • Anniversary of National Leaders and Social Reformers
  • ‘Apli Mati Apala Maharashtra’ Youth Festival
  • University and State-level Youth Festivals
  • Quiz Competitions
  • Debating
  • Essay Writing
  • Volunteers in Pulse Polio
  • Election Voters Registration
  • Eradication of Parthenium weed etc

Farm Activities

Seed Production Programmes (Soybean, Tur, Sorghum, Chickpea, Sunflower, Safflower etc.) and Demonstration of various technologies are undertaken on the farm of this college.

NSS Activities

Under National Service Scheme students, this college has organized various activities during Special Camps organized at different villages in Latur district.

Anti Ragging Cell / Committee

Vilasrao Deshmukh College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur

Address : Nanded Road,
Latur - 413 512
State : Maharashtra, India
Telephone : (02382) 251366
Fax : (02382) 251366
Mobile : 9422176266
E-mail : coablatur@rediffmail.com

Self Study Report -SSR 2018-23

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