Name of the Organisation :
Regional Agricultural Research Station
Name of the Post :
Number of the posts :
1.Teaching Associate: 02
2.Teaching Assistant: 03
1.Teaching Associate: Rs.27,000/- Per month (Consolidated)
2.Teaching Assistant: Rs.23,000/- Per month (Consolidated)
Education (or) Qualification :
1.Teaching Associate: M.Tech (Ag. Engg.)/M.Tech (Electronics)/M.Tech (Mechanical)
2.Teaching Assistant: B.Tech (Ag. Engg.)/B.Tech (Electronics)/B.Tech (Mechanical) (Four years)
Preference will be given to the experience candidates who already worked in ANGRAU
Job Location :
Polytechnic of Agricultural Engineering, Kalikiri, Chittoor(Dt.)
Selection Criteria :
About Company :
Southern part of Andhra Pradesh comprising 3706 revenue villages in 163 revenue mandals of three districts viz., Chittoor, Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy Kadapa and Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore districts falls under Southern Agro-climatic Zone of Andhra Pradesh. The zone is primarily agrarian in character with 77.84% rural population. Red soils predominate the zone with maximum area of 53% which includes red loams (57%), red sandy (24%) and red clay (3%) of Chittoor and Kadapa districts. In Nellore district soils are sandy clay loams (36%), clay loams (29%) and sandy loam (19%). In Kadapa black soils constitutes 20% of area. Summer is rather hot during the months of April to June and winter is mild and short. The highest temperature of 41.30c was recorded during the month of April in the zone and the lowest of 12.650c was recorded in December. The average rainfall ranges from 693 mm in Kadapa to 1044 mm in Nellore district. The North-East monsoon showers more rains in Nellore district contributing 59.65% of total rainfall. However in Kadapa and Chittoor, south west monsoon contributes 54.14% and 46.14% of total rainfall in respective districts. The only major river is Pennar which passes through Kadapa and Nellore districts and the other minor river is Swarnamukhi which passes through parts of Chittoor and Nellore districts. This zone has an area of 6.62 lakh hectares under irrigation which is about 59.26% of the total net area sown. Majority of this irrigated area is under tanks, wells and filter points which accounts for 45.85% of total irrigated area of the zone. Irrigation under canals is 21.95 per cent, tanks is 17.39 percent and under wells accounts for 9.50 per cent of total irrigated area. The other sources and lift irrigation accounts for 1.59 per cent of total irrigated area. Average size of land holding of the zone is 1.05 ha. In Kadapa it is 1.37 ha while in Nellore and Chittoor, it is 1.00 and 0.95 ha, respectively. Holdings with less than 1 ha in size predominate in the zone accounting for about 61.50% of total number of holdings, but occupies only 25.79% of the operational area. The large holdings more than 2ha occupy 48.69% of the operational area. Out of the total geographical area of 43.58 lakh ha in the zone, the net area sown is 11.08 lakh ha which accounts for 25.44% of the geographical area. The remaining 56.42 lakh ha is occupied by forests (27.87%), barren and uncultivable land (12.08%), land put to non- agricultural use (13.0%) cultivable waste (4.64%), permanent pasture other grazing lands (2.69%), miscellaneous tree crops (1.47%), current fallows (6.96%) and other fallow lands (5.82%). The gross cropped area is 12.90 lakh ha against the net area of 11.08 lakh ha with an average cropping intensity of 116.40% in the zone. The highest cropping intensity (120.63%) is in Kadapa and the lowest cropping intensity (111.98%) is in Chittoor district. The most important field crops in the zone are paddy, groundnut, sunflower, sugarcane, cotton, red gram, bengal gram, black gram, jowar, ragi, bajra, sesamum, tobacco and onion. Among horticultural crops mango, citrus, banana, turmeric, betel vine, vegetables, flowers are important. Out of the total cropped area in the zone, rice occupies major share of 3.47 lakh ha accounting for 26.89% of the area followed by groundnut with 2.56 lakh ha accounting 19.81% of area. Research, teaching and extension pertaining to the zone are being carried out by Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University. The University in the zone functions through Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) at Tirupati as zonal head quarters with six Agricultural Research Stations (ARS), three Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK), three District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centers (DAATTC), one Polytechnic of Agriculture Engineering and five Agriculture Polytechnic colleges.
RARS, Tirupati: Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Tirupati is the head quarters of Southern Zone. The station is located in Tirupati on Tirupati – Chittoor road at 7 km away from Tirupati. The station was established in 1979 with a mandate to conduct research on Groundnut and groundnut based cropping systems, soil and water management as main functions and on Pulses, Bio-fuels, Watershed management and fodders as verification functions. Apart from research activities, RARS, Tirupati is also engaged in education activities with the establishment of Agricultural Polytechnic College during 2011. Institute of Frontier Technologies was established in RARS, Tirupati with modern infrastructure and state of the art lab facilities to support research in advanced technologies viz., Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Bio control, Soil and water analysis and Quality analysis. This institute is acclaimed to be the best functioning labs in the university as well as in Tirupati.
How to Apply :
Walk-in-Interview for the positions of Teaching Associates and Teaching Assistants will be held at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Tirupati.
Date and time of Interview: 12.11.2020 at 10.30 AM
Place: RARS, Tirupati, Chittoor(Dt.)