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department of agricultural economics

Agricultural economics

The department is offering four courses (10 credits) in each semester to B. Sc (Ag) programme. M. Sc (Ag) programme was initiated in the department since 2012 and continued up to 2016. So far, three students have successfully completed their M.Sc (Ag) programme from this department. The department also conducted socio-economic survey of Nandipalle and Gopavaram villages.

Faculty

Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar
Professor and Head Specialization: Agricultural Marketing Phone: 8464047092 Email: drknrk@gmail.com

Books

1. K.N. Ravi Kumar, K. Sree Lakshmi, V.T.Raju, B. Bapuji Rao and I.V.Y. Rama Rao, INDIAN AGRICULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES’, Kalyani Publishers(ISBN-10: 8127226181, ISBN-13: 978-8127226183)

2. K.N. Ravi Kumar, K. Sree Lakshmi, T. V. Satyanarayana and K. Vijay Krishna Kumar. WORLD TRADE AGREEMENT AND INDIAN AGRICULTURE: IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE. 636 p, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India 2008. (ISBN: 8170355663)

3. K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘OBJECTIVE – AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS’ (Two Editions), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789351247487)

4. K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN AGRICULTURE (Two volumes set), Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India 2012 (ISBN 978-81-7035-795-7)

5. K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘AGRICULTURAL MARKETING’ (Two volumes set), Daya Publishing House, A Division of Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India 2014 (ISBN: 9789351242390)

6. N. Sandhya and K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘FARMERS INDEBTEDNESS IN INDIA – AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India 2014 (ISBN: 9351300757, 9789351300755)

7. K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS’, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789351302902)

8. K.N. Ravi Kumar and M. Jagan Mohan Reddy, ‘METHODOLOGY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE’, Daya Publishing House, A Division of Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789351242956)

9. K.N. Ravi Kumar and Kalyan Chakravarthy Guntuboyina, ‘FARM MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS’, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789351247814)

10.K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION ECONOMICS’, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789351243380)

11. Muniraju S.B. and Manoj Kumar (Editors), K.N. Ravi Kumar et al, ‘ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RURAL MANAGEMENT’, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 9789383285143)

12. K.N. Ravi Kumar, ‘PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS’, Astral International Private Ltd, New Delhi, India (ISBN: 978-93-5124-625-1)

These books have heavy demand both within and outside the country.



RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

The staff members of this department has published 45 research articles in National Journals and 10 research papers in International journals.

Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar has participated in an international conference held at Suncheon, Republic of Korea and presented the following two research papers:

1. K. Suresh K Mudda, K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar and G. Chittibabu, Information and Communication Management Systems in India – Connecting the Resource Poor Farmers to Knowledge and Institutions, Paper Presented at WCCA.AFITA 2016 World Congress on Computers in Agriculture.Asia Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture 2016 held from June 21~24,2016 in Suncheon, Republic of Korea.

2. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar and M. Suresh Kumar, Performance of Drip Irrigation System in Banana Cultivation - Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Paper Presented at WCCA.AFITA 2016 World Congress on Computers in Agriculture.Asia Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture 2016 held from June 21~24,2016 in Suncheon, Republic of Korea.



Awards

Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar has received the following prestigious awards for the technical works rendered in the department:

1. Recipient of ‘THE BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD, 2015’ from International Publishing House.

2. Recipient of ‘SRI MOCHERLA DATTATREYULU GOLD MEDAL – FOR THE BEST RESEARCH WORKER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS IN ANGRAU, 2013’ from Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor on 04-01-2016 during 47th Annual Convocation at Rajamahendrawaram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.

3. Recipient of ‘Venus International Faculty Awards - VIFA 2016’ and got the recognition as ‘DISTINGUISHED FACULTY’ in the faculty of Agriculture, specialized in Agricultural Marketing.

4. Recipient of ‘STATE BEST TEACHER AWARD, 2016’ from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu garu on 7th September, 2016 at Vijayawada on the eve of Teachers’ Day Celebrations.



PRACTICAL MANUALS

Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar has authored the following practical manuals for dealing with all the courses dealt in B.Sc (Ag) programme:

1. 'AGRICULTURAL FINANCE AND COOPERATION’ for First year (B.Sc(Ag) students)

2. ‘FARM MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS’, for Second year (B.Sc(Ag) students)

3. ‘AGRICULTURAL MARKETING’, for Third year (B.Sc(Ag) students)

4. ‘AGRI-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT’ for Third year (B.Sc(Ag) students)