Today, Indian Agriculture is at cross roads, though which we have been able to make the country self-sufficient in food grain production. We could achieve this due to untiring efforts of the farming community backed by the efforts of Agricultural Scientists in providing new technology. Yet food and nutrition security will eludes a large segment of rural and urban poor. Despite advancement in science and technology and increase in production, the proportion of population dependent on agriculture has not declined much.

Keeping in views the object, Jeevan Jyot Charitable Trust, Parbhani has established Rajiv Gandhi College of Agriculture, Parbhani affilated to V.N.M.K.V.,Parbhani, Parbhani in the year 2002. The college has been consistently maintaining high academic standards as evidenced by the fact that many of our alumni students have been qualified entrance examination for post graduation study conducted by ICAR, New Delhi at national level and MCAER, Pune at state level. This is the seventh year of this college. The first batch of 23 and second batch of 44 students has been passed out from this college with excellent academic performance.


 Smt. Laxmitai Ashokraoji Deshmukh   Late Prof .Shri. Ashokraoji Anandrao Deshmukh



Shri. Raviraj Ashokraoji Deshmukh 






 Jeevan  Jyot Charitable Trust, Parbhani

             Jeevan Jyot Charitable Trust, Parbhani had been established in 1991 under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 by Late Prof. Ashokraoji Deshmukh Member of Parliament from Parbhani constituency.  The trust is dedicated for educational, social and economical development of farming community by its different activities undertaken through various institutes viz.


  1. Rajiv Gandhi College of Agriculture, Parbhani.
  2. Rajiv Gandhi College of Food Technology, Parbhani.
  3. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Parbhani.
  4. Anganwadi Workers Training Center, Parbhani
  5. Bio-fertilizer Production Unit
  6. Bio-pesticide Production Unit
  7. Nursery Unit
  8. Vermicompost Production Unit.
  9. Organic Farming Center.
  10. Y.C.M.O.U. Nashik (B.Sc.(Agri.)/ B.Sc(Hort.) Diploma & Degree Courses)


Rajiv Gandhi College of Agriculture, Parbhani

Rajiv Gandhi College of Agriculture has been started in 2002 under Jeevan Jyot Charitable Trust, Parbhani to implement Bachelors Degree Programme in Agriculture.  The college is elder-one among the non-grant colleges affiliated to V.N.M.K.V.,Parbhani.  Senior faculty members who are having experience of post graduate teaching are accommodated in teaching staff of college.  Large college farm with irrigation facilities, well equipped laboratories and infrastructure has been created to run the college smoothly.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Agriculture is having its own discipline and conduct rules, Students Council and Hostel Management Rules to maintain the academic atmosphere in the college premises.

             Two units of fifty students of National Service Scheme in operation to extend the social and technical services for the people.  Well equipped gymnasium and play grounds are provided to improve the health of the student.  The recruitment of academic staff members has been made by the selection committee having representatives from V.N.M.K.V.,Parbhani and pay scales are awarded to the eligible candidates.  The service rules are framed for welfare of the employees.  As a result the academic staff members are building up their bio-data and students are going through their over all development confirmed by the result in examination, awards and prices in games at University level.

Twelth standard (10+2 Pattern) examination passed candidate with biology group (Physics,Chemistry,Biology) is eligible for B.Sc.(Agri.) degree programme. Those who have not taken mathematics at XII standard they have to register math in Ist semester as deficiency course and clear it before completion of degree programme. The admission to B.Sc. (Agri.) Ist year is given on merit basis and categories of candidates (Reservation to backward/other backward classes as per Govt. Rule). Online application forms are available on website http://oasis.mkcl.org/agriug/ after the declaration of XIIth result on or before the specified date. The admissions 30% (M quota) and 70%(University quota) are finalized through MKCL, Pune on the dates declared and specified in prospectus in various rounds. However, the management quota (20%) admissions are made at college level and eligible candidates are only admitted to non-grant basis colleges.


Degree Course, Duration Credit and Eligibility


Sr. No.

Degree Course


Credit Load


1 B.Sc.(Agri.)

4 Years

(8 semesters)

160 XII std. Passed in 10 +2 pattern from M.S.B.H.S.E. or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Subject

Fees Structure

Graduate profile

 In four-year degree program students get knowledge about -

1) Identification and control of plants insect pests for the local area in general and world as specific.

2) Major diseases of plants, their damages and control measures for getting economical yield.

3) Getting Knowledge of all types of soils, their problems and management for getting higher production.

4) Performing technically sound operations start from seedbed preparation to post harvest of crop.

5) Evolution of high yielding varieties with insect, pest and disease resistance.

6) Cultivation and identification of agronomical crops of local area and also from world all over.

7) Maintenance and development of dairy and milch animal and other supporting industries such as poultry keeping, goat keeping etc.

8) Ups and downs in trade to get maximum returns.

9) Development of communication skills to transfer the knowledge to root level.

10) Identification of Major vegetable and other horticultural crops and their cultivation.

11) Marketing skills, animal husbandry, farm power and machineries communication skills for transfer of technology

12) Field crops production, post harvest and processing, plant protection, soil and water management.

Examination System

The B.Sc. (Agri.) degree programme is of four years duration i.e. 8 semesters, 2 semester in one academic year. In a semester, 20-22 weeks are accommodated for teaching and examination. Two examinations i.e. mid-term and final semester end examination are arranged by college and MCAER, respectively. The candidate admitted to B.Sc (Agri) degree programme has to complete course work in 1 to 6 and 8th semester. In 7th semester they have to complete Rural Agriculral Work Experience in villages on farmers filed. the evaluation is done (Grade Point Average/Cumulative GPA) on 10 point scale.


As per the Government rules Scholarships for the all category students (100% Scholarship for NT,SC,ST and 50 % for OBC) and EBC facility for Open Category Students as per Govt. Rules.

Counseling Cell

There is an advisory system as well as counseling cell for helping the student in academic, competitive, ICAR, MCAER entrance, other examinations, co-curricular activities to solve their day to day problems. In year 2006, our students have established a competitive examination forum.

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