National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

Title of the Project : Strengthening of College of Horticulture, Mojerla for attaining ICAR Accreditation

Rationale of Proposal (Innovation Grant of NAHEP)

Although, College of Horticulture, Mojerla was established with exemplary mission and goals, lack of sufficient flow of funds and hurdles in revenue department hampered the land acquisition process for instructional farm development and other infrastructure development. Hence during the last ICAR peer review team (PRT) visit in 2014 the college not approved for ICAR accreditation mainly indicating the poor faculty strength, lack of sufficient instructional farm, library facility, and laboratory (PRT report enclosed).

However, during the recent past Years University has recruited sufficient competent teaching staff with varied education background from national and international universities (details listed above) and with the intervention of Telangana government new land reforms, additional 32 acres at Mojerla village to the existing 28 acres and 50 acres at Madanapuram village were handed over to the college instructional farm development. Now the college has 110 acres of land for infrastructure and instructional farms.

Hence, the purpose of submitting this concept note for innovation grant is to full fill the lacunas by strengthening infrastructure and attain accreditation to College of Horticulture, Mojerla with the following objectives.


i. To strengthen and develop the instructional farm to educate hands-on training for under-graduate students in various disciplines of horticulture (fruits, vegetables, ornamental, medicinal, aromatic) as part of the course curriculum
ii. To strengthen the existing library facility and e-library to create a learning resource for students to gain theoretical knowledge
iii. To establish and strengthen the existing UG, PG and Post-harvest technology laboratory facility for conducting practicals as per the curriculum
iv. To strengthen the existing placement cell for training students competitive exams, industry ready and entrepreneurship skill development

Nodal Officer / Principal Investigator Details :

Nodal Officer :
Dr. M. Vijaya, Dean of Horticulture,
SKLTS Horticultural University, Mulugu, Siddipet, Telangana
Mobile : 8333981353
Email :

Principal Inversitigator :
Dr. A. Girwani, Associate Dean,
College of Horticulture, Mojerla, Wanaparthy, Telangana
Mobile : 9866558986
Email :

Co-Principal Investigators :
Dr. N. Seenivasan, Professor (Hort) and COE,
SKLTS Horticultural University, Mulugu, Siddipet, Telangana
Mobile : 9652456779
Email :

Dr. Shahnaz, Assistant Professor (ENTO),
College of Horticulture, Mojerla, Wanaparthy, Telangana
Mobile : 7683053157
Email :

Dr. J. Shankarswamy, Assistant Professor (Hort),
College of Horticulture, Mojerla, Wanaparthy, Telangana
Mobile : 9626634439
Email :

List of Faculties associate with this project :

S.No Name and Designation Department
1 Dr. A. Girwani, Professor (Hort) and Associate Dean Principal Investigator Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
2 Dr. N. Seenivasan, Professor (Hort) Co-Principal Investigator Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
3 Dr. Shahanaz, Assistant Professor (Ento), Co-Principal Investigator Entomology
4 Dr. J. Shankarswamy, Assistant Professor (Hort), Co-Principal Investigator Fruit Science and Post Harvest Technology
5 Dr. V. Murali, Assistant Professor (Agron) Agronomy
6 Er. B. Ashwin Kumar Assistant Professor (Ag. Eng) Agricultural Engineering
7 Sri. K. Nagaraju, Assistant Professor (Hort) Vegetable Science
8 Dr. G. Satish, Assistant Professor (Agril.Stats) Agricultural Statistics
9 Dr. B. Sai Krishna Nikhil Assistant Professor (GPBR Genetics and Plant Breeding
10 P. Gajanand Assistant Professor (Agril. Extn) Agricultural Extension
11 Mr. A. Prashanth Assistant Professor (Pl. Path) Plant Pathology
12 Dr. P. Gowthami Assistant Professor (Plant Phys) Plant Physiology
13 Mr. B. Chandrasheker Assistant Professor (Soil Science) Soil Science
14 Mrs. C.N. R. Santhoshini Assistant Professor (Horticulture) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture

Nodal Officers of various operation :

Nodal Officer Name of the Member Contact Details
Grievance Redressal Mechanism Mr. Adluri Prashanth Kumar Mobile : 9000499546
Email :
Equity Action Plan Dr. N. Seenivasan Mobile : 9652456779
Email :
Environmental Sustainability Plan Dr. N. Seenivasan Mobile : 9652456779
Email :
Procurement Er. B. Ashwin Kumar Mobile : 9581774232
Email :