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department of Crop Physiology

Crop Physiology

The Department of Crop Physiology was started in the year 1991 at Agricultural college, Mahanandi and has been mainly entrusted with the responsibility of Under Graduate. The Department also take up research work of different departments in the college. The department offers 4 courses at U.G. level, and 2 courses in P.G. Programme. The department has combined lab with Genetics and Plant breeding and also utilizing lab facility of Soil Science for Under Graduate programmme and post graduate studies.


Assistant Professor and Head Specialization: Mineral nutrition Phone: 9441474209 Email:


The following courses are offered under BSc(Ag) programme with a credit load of 29

S.No Course no. Title of the course Credits
1 CPHY-161 Crop physiology 3(2+1)
2 PPHY:261 Eco Physiology 2(1+1)
3 EVST-301 Environmental science 2(1+1)
4 ENTO -333 Field diagnosis in agriculture 2(1+1)
5 AELP Samruddi Black gram seed production 2(1+1)

The following courses are offered under M.Sc (Ag)

S.No Course no. Title of the course Credits
1 PP-504 Physiological and molecular responses of plants to abiotic stress. 3(2+1)
2 PP-511 Mineral nutrition 3(2+1)

Succession list of Heads of Dept. of Statistics,
Mathematics & Computer Applications

S.No Name of staff Periods
1 Dr. S.R.K. Murthy 1991-1998
2 Dr. A. Siva Shankar 1998-2003
3 Dr. C. Sham Raj Naik 2003-2007
4 Dr. T. Y. Madhulety 2007-2007
5 Dr. P. Umamaheswari 2007 till to date

Dr. P.Umamaheswari

She was born in Thurimella village, Cumbum Mandal of prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh on 01 st April 1966. She worked as Research Associate in All India coordinated Research project in Dry land Agriculture,A.R.S. Anantapur from 1999 to 2007. On 03-09-2007 she joined as a Scientist in NARP- Plant Physiology at R.A.R.S. Nandyal and deputed to teaching at Agricultural College, Mahandi . On 14-07-2010 posted as a Asst. professor in Crop Physiology at Agricultural College, Mahandi of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University. She received her BSc (Ag) from Bapatla, A.P.A.U, MSc(Ag) and Ph.D from Institute of Agricultural Sciences ,B.H.U. , Varanasi. She has published several research articles in various national and inter national journals. She has attended various seminars and conferences in different Universities.