The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University
(APAU) was established on June 12, 1964 at Hyderabad. Shri O.Pulla
Reddy, I.C.S (Retired) was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The University was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1965 by Late
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.
Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building
programme of the University by Late Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Hon'ble
Prime Minister of India on June 23, 1966.
The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural
University on November 7th 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding
Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless
service for the cause of the farmers and is regarded as an outstanding
educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter.