University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, a premier institution of agricultural education and research in the country, began as a small agricultural research farm in 1899 on 30 acres of land donated by Her Excellency Maharani Kempa Nanjammanni Vani Vilasa Sannidhiyavaru, the Regent of Mysore and appointed Dr. Lehmann, German Scientist to initiate research on soil crop response with a Laboratory in the Directorate of Agriculture. Later under the initiative of the Dewan of Mysore Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, the Mysore Agriculture Residential School was established in 1913 at Hebbal which offered Licentiate in Agriculture and later offered a diploma programme in agriculture during 1920. The School was upgraded to Agriculture College
PHYSICAL EDUCATION-The University lays a great emphasis on the role of games and sports to keep the students physically efficient, mentally alert, morally sound and socially well behaved. These activities are organised through 19 games and sports clubs like Athletics, badminton, Basket ball Cricket, Football, Gymanastics, Hockey, Indoor games, Kabbadi, Tennis, Kho Kho, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Volleyball and Yogic exercises under over all supervision of University Sports Council/Student Welfare. The University provides sufficient games and sports materials to the students as well as University level teams. Sufficient numbers of hostel wise and central play grounds in addition to full fledges stadium, adequately equipped gymnasium physical fitness centre and athletic as well as sports and games events.
COACHING FACILITIES-Coaching facilities are available in the University for making the students efficient in various games. The students can contact the Physical Education staff to guidance.
HOSTELS-All student are required to live in 4 College Hostels including Girls Hostels with separate arrangemetns for Post Graduate and Under Graduate Hostels at GKVK Campus. The Boys and Girls Hostels are situated at GKVK, Chintamani, Mandya & Hassan. The Chief Wardens are looking after the hostels. There is a common room with a coloured TV with Cable facility, internet, Music room, indoor games room and a library having selected books, magazines and new paper etc., besides courts to volley Ball, badminton, Basket Ball and table Tennis in most of the Hostels. The Hostel Cafeteria is equipped with refrigerator, Water Cooler, Solar, LPG Cooking, Job Computer facility, BSNL Telephone booth. Each Hostel Cafeteria is run and managed by the students No Profit no loss basis through Hostel Supervisory Committee All students residing in the Hostels are to abide by Hostel Rules and Regulations/rules.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH CENTRE-A full fledged University Hospital under the supervision of a whole time Chief Medical Officer incharge Surgeon, Two Contract Medical Officer, a Lady Medical Officer render round teh clock service to the students and staff members and their families. There are separate ward for Male and female students. All the serious cases are referred to big hospitals like Malya Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Columbia Hospital.
PLACEMENT AND COUNSELLING CELLS-The students are provided guidance in seeking jobs in companies, Banks, Industries and seeking higher education in India and abroad and also the fellowship/scholarship available for these studies through a counselling cell. A Co ordinator helps and guides the students in securing jobs and admission and fellowships for the above purpose.
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME-The National Service Scheme each students of I and II Year participate to earn credits during his degree programme by attending 10 days special camp organised in the adopted colony and completing the course activities. The NSS is co ordinated by Dr.Shivalinge Gowda, NSS students are required to work in villages under this scheme.
TRAVEL FACILITIES-To facilitate, travelling by students going to their homes during the semester break and to undertake study tours in different parts of India, railway concession orders are arranged for them
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL FESTIVAL- Indipendance Day, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, etc,, are celebrated in a befitting manner.
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