Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural Univeristy, Venkataramannagudem,West Godavari

About the university

Forecasting the horticultural growth potential in the state, the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh had established Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University (APHU) second of its kind in the country at Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari District vide Govt. Act No. 30 of 2007 (G.O.Ms.No.134 dated 26.06.2007) carving out of its parent University i.e. ANGRAU, Rajendranagar with four (4) constituent colleges.Subsequently, it was renamed as Dr.YSR Horticultural University vide Act No.13 of 2011.The university has a mandate of human resource development through Education, conducting need based Research and disseminating proven technologies through Extension.Due to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state in 2014, Dr.YSRHU has come under residual Andhra Pradesh State comprising two Horticulture Colleges i.e. College of Horticultural Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari District and College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, Kadapa District with UG, PG and Ph.D. degree programme and four (4) diploma in horticultural polytechnics under its administration along with five (5) private affiliated horticultural polytechnics from 2016-17. The Government of Andhra Pradesh also has sanctioned one more constituent Horticultural College at Parvathipuram with intake of 50 students to cater the needs of north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh raising total intake in UG programme to 250 seats per annum from 2016-17. One affiliated horticultural college was also sanctioned with an intake of 60 students in UG course from 2016-17.During 2016-17 the university has 3 constituent colleges, 1 affiliated college for UG & PG and four (4) diploma in horticulture polytechnics and five (5) private affiliated horticultural polytechnics and 17 Horticultural Research Stations and 3 Krishi Vigyan Kendras under its control with a jurisdiction of 13 districts in the state.





University Type
State Agricultural University
Vice Chancellor
Dr.Tolety Janakiram


1.      Develop Human Resources needed for horticulture and allied sectors like storage, processing, value addition etc. for the development of the state.

2.      Constantly refine and generate technologies for increasing production, processing and marketing of horticultural produce.

3.      Assist the Government, NGOs and line departments for disseminating the improved technologies to the farmers.

4.      Promote international trade of fruits, vegetables, spices, flowers and processed food.



1.      Modernisation of UG class rooms and PG class rooms with false ceiling, model desks, LCD projector.

2.      Modernization of dining hall with new dining tables and canteen

3.      Repair to poly houses / shadenet houses and installation of drip irrigation system for instructional farms

4.      Modernization of labs with wall tables, cup boards and work benches.

5.      Refurbishing of hostel rooms (girls & boys) with cup boards

6.      Establishment of R.O. plant for girls hostel

7.      Modernization of administrative office building with false ceiling and lightings etc.

8.      Modernization of computer labs and partitioning of central labs.

9.      Construction of cricket pitch and remodeling of play ground and running track.

10.  Central instrumentation laboratory was established with A/c facility and class rooms

11.  Lot of components were purchased required for different department labs and central instrumentation lab at both colleges

12.  Some of the scientific equipment got repaired and brought under working condition in colleges for use.


DBT Schemes

ICAR-PG Scholarship

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :15

National Talent Scholarship-PG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :6

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :55



Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural Univeristy,Venkataramannagudem,West Godavari
Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University

Website : https://drysrhu.ap.gov.in/