The college has modern, well furnished infrastructure with all necessary amenities.
Classrooms & Conference Halls:
The college has spacious, well lit and well furnished classrooms. Every classroom has a L.C.D. Projector and sound system to facilitate learning using audio visuals aids. There are separate benches for every student and the arrangement of the furniture in the classroom allows for easy interaction between students and teachers without any unwanted external distractions. The posters and models displaying student’s creativity and nurturing novel ideas make our college classrooms a unique place to have a great learning experience for the students.
Besides regular classrooms, there are Seminar and conference halls with audio visual aids and multimedia facilities. The seminars and conferences are conducted regularly which expands knowledge and motivates students. It also encourages the students to improve their conversation skills and help in effective learning.
Separate and well-furnished girls’ Hostel is available at the college campus. Spacious , well lit and separate rooms with reading table, cupboard and bed along with 24 hours water and electricity are available. The recreation and entertainment rooms with facilities for indoor games, television and internet facilities are provided. Reading room with several books, magazines and news papers is also available. The hostel building is completely secured with professional security service. Medical and other emergency services are immediately made available whenever needed. There are luxurious guest rooms available for guests and parents visiting the college campus.
There are two separate hostel buildings for boys. Spacious ,well lit and separate rooms with reading table,cupboard and bed along with 24 hours water and electricity are available. The recreation and entertainment rooms with facilities for indoor games, television and internet facilities are provided. Reading room with several books, magazines and news papers is also available. The hostel building is completely secured with professional security service. Medical and other emergency services are immediately made available whenever needed. There are luxurious guest rooms available for guests and parents visiting the college campus.
Other facilities such as Laundry, General store, Mess, separate mess serving South Indian Cuisine, Canteen, Gymkhana, Botanical gardens are developed to ensure the students can feel like being at home and nurture their educational ,social and extracurricular potential to full extent. The college has a dedicated sports ground and relevant facilities for developing interest in sports and athletics and facilitating emerging sportsmen from the college.
The college campus of Wadala is situated on Solapur -Barshi highway. The institute possess its own fleet of buses that are used by students and staff residing in nearby area. The bus service provides a hassle free and brisk means to reach the College campus either from Solapur or Barshi. The frequent bus service between Barshi and Solapur provided by MSRTC is also useful to reach the college within half an hour from Solapur or Barshi.
The well developed and maintained college ground is an important component of college campus. The college has a reputation of developing sportsmen and athletes. The college has hosted several University level sports events. An indoor stadium as per international standards to conduct national, state and university level sports events will be operational from next year.
The college has two canteens serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. One canteen provides South Indian food to cater the needs of students from South India. The college takes utmost care to maintain standard hygiene and excellent food and water quality in all the canteens and cafeteria present within the college.
The college has a central library with a vast collection of text books, reference books, national and international journals and e-books.the separate reading room and facility for reading news papers and magazines is also available for students. It houses a vast collection of DVD and CD-ROMs that cover arrange of topics across agriculture and allied sciences .Students can also us the e –library to access the Emerald Host Database, Willey inter-science Library, Pub Med database and many other coveted e-resources from around the world.
The well furnished laboratories are available for practical work and research.Each department of the college has all necessary equipments and chemicals required to conduct the experiments during practical sessions.
Computer Laboratory and Internet facility:
The computer labs of the college are available for use to every student of the college. The college provides a number of desktop computer systems with the latest software connected with an advanced LAN set up and a robust network infrastructure supported by a superior Cyber roam firewall. Students make full use of these labs during their practical classes and work with faculty on academic and co curricular assignments as well. All the computer labs are provided with power backup to avoid any disruption during ongoing lectures and practicals. The computer labs also provide a secure Wi-Fi facility to access internet service outside the lab on personal mobiles and laptops.
The College has experimental fields which provide an opportunity to conduct on field experiments by the students. The fields of the college are also used as models for dissemination of novel and good agricultural practices to the farmers. Several scientific experiments are carried out in the college fields by the staff and research students.
The college has well furnished language laboratory dedicated to improve reading, writing and speaking skills of English and other foreign languages. The user friendly software installed in the language laboratory makes it an extraordinary learning experience.
Separate Scholarship section of the college takes care of online form filing ,documents verification and submission so that all eligible students can receive the scholarship in time. Fee concession (Scholarship/free ship)is available as per the Govt. of Maharashtra notification for students belonging to SC,ST,VJNT,SBC(100% of tuition fees and other fees),OBC (50% Tuition fees)and other fees)and EBC(50% tuition Fees ).
The college is well connected with Solapur city where all kinds of medical facilities are available. The local medical service is within 2 kms from the campus .During any emergency the college provides conveyance to students to immediately avail medial help. The college conducts frequent health checkups for students throughout the year.
To develop a sense of social responsibility and to nurture qualities such as cooperation, teamwork, leadership and discipline the college runs NSS programme. Different initiatives are taken to achieve success in this programme. To channelize enthusiasm and energy of youth in right direction the college has undertaken several activities such as village cleaning ,immunization and medical heck up of livestock, watershed management, field work, creating awareness about sanitation, education ,good agricultural practices, etc. in nearby villages. The college arranges NSS camps every year at a nearby villages. The students receive a certificate from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri after successful completion of NSS programme.
Students’ competitive forum:
There are several government job opportunities for Agriculture students. To enable students excel in these highly competitive exams the college has started competitive exam preparation forum . The students can use the facility to develop a strong foundation of all the relevant subjects using the study material available in the form of books ,reference books, magazines and news papers. The forum also arranges several guest lectures and conduct practice tests and interviews for interested candidates.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
The Department of Agricultural Marketing is inferred to services involved in moving an agricultural product from the farm to the consumer. It is also the planning organizing, directing & handling of agricultural produce in such a way as to satisfy the farmer, producer & the consumer numerous interconnected activities are involved in doing this such as planning, production, grading & harvesting, grading, Packaging, transport, storage, agro & food processing, distribution, advertising & sale of the agricultural commodities The department as well equipped laboratories & illustrative charts to support participatory learning.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
The Department of agriculture business management has all the facilities to conduct practical which include excellent collection of poster presentation and business ideology on different agriculture business management way.
The different agri allied entrepreneur and their business information collecting of department which is used to practical for well developed business and awareness of student about management of agri allied business.
The different agri allied business showed by various business stages of development for their own business and also learned the management of business strategy.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
The Department of Agronomy provide theory and practical education to the students as per the course curriculum of B.Sc. (Hons.) (Agriculture). A students farm is available for imparting practical training in Agronomy. A live crop cafeteria for general awareness about the crops and their identification is also available for Kharif as well as Rabi season. A separate farm is allotted to the department for practical crop production programme. An Agronomy lab is established with the systematic provision different kinds of materials and equipments necessary for efficient use and through understanding of the subject by the students. Visual facilities like charts, photographs, models ,etc. have been created for efficient delivery of instructions. Samples of different types of seed varieties , weeds, fertilizers, models of various tillage implements, models of integrated farming systems have been displayed for identification and use by the students. Department of Agronomy has also established an Agro meteorology observatory for students’ practical purpose where the advanced instruments for the measurement of temperature, humidity, wind speed, soil moisture, leaf area, wind direction, wind velocity, sunshine hours, and evaporation rate are available which are required for smooth conduction of practicals. We also have the installation of the water measuring devices in the field for measuring the flow of water. A seed production plot is also available for students.
DEPARTMENT OF GENETIC AND PLANT BREEDING
The Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding is actively engaged in teaching and research in plant sciences. The department is well equipped with all necessary laboratory equipments and instruments required for smooth conduct of practicals. Students studying in Genetics and Plant Breeding have many opportunities in Research and Development, crop improvement and breeding, seed technology, tissue culture, molecular and biochemical markers development, crop physiology, etc. This Department has expertise in the field of Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant physiology, Seed technology and Biotechnology enabling the students to acquaint with advanced knowledge of High Tech agricultural techniques such as Plant tissue Culture, Micro propagation and Plant Genetic Engineering. The Department has a separate farm for conducting under graduate students projects and experimental seed production unit. In addition to teaching through modern techniques, seminars, symposia, workshops, study tours, industrial visits and guest lectures are an integral part of the activities carried out by the Department.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY
The Department of Agricultural Entomology has all the facilities to conduct practicals, which include excellent collection of insects of different orders of agricultural importance, collection of different predators, pest damaged plant parts, collection of different modifications of insects & grain pests and damaged plant parts. The Cockroach rearing unit of the department is used to conduct experiments on the study of mouthparts, digestive and nervous system, male and female reproductive system. The college has a well-developed farm to aware students about different insects and pests , the damaging symptoms of pest infestation shown by various crops ,stages of development of important pests and Integrated Pest Management Strategies. The recent activities of the department such as “Selfie with insects” and Apiculture experiment have attracted students to study entomology. It has enhanced interest and awareness about Entomology among the people.
DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE
The Horticulture Department of the college has well-furnished laboratories with all necessary sophisticated instruments, equipments, etc. Department has a separate Nursery unit, Poly house and a Post-harvest technology unit These facilities are useful not only for regular practicals but also for students research project work and the Experiential learning program. The students obtain the practical knowledge regarding nursery management, transplanting of seedlings, preparation of nursery beds, raising of the seedlings, budding, grafting, etc. The Department is providing consultancy and demonstration of commercial production of seedlings of different flowering, medicinal and ornamental plants in the experimental Hi-Tech nursery available in the Department.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Courses offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics provide thorough understanding of the basic laws of economics. The applied economics is studied by the students in subsequent semesters. The Department has well equipped laboratories and illustrative charts to support participatory learning. A good collection of case studies as an outcome of persistent efforts by the faculty members and students is useful for final year students as well as researchers in Agricultural Economics. The projects, surveys and case studies undertaken by the department have always emphasized on creating relevant and useful information based on scientific analysis of socioeconomic status of farmers. Case studies and projects are mostly focused on the economic analysis of major crops grown in the area and information about socioeconomic status of the farmers in the region.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION EDUCATION
Extension is the soul of rural and agricultural development. Department has well-furnished laboratory with necessary equipments and Audio-Visual aids such as LCD projectors, overhead projectors, charts and posters of subject matter for a thorough learning experience to every student . The college Department is engaged in various extension activities such as profile studies, socioeconomic problems and gaps in adaptation of novel techniques of farming, vaccination drives, modern cultivation technology awareness programs, result demonstration, method demonstrations, etc. The Department is committed to provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge of Agricultural extension to the students. The development of students’ personality and communication skills is also a mandate of the Department.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Department has all the necessary instruments and tools required for conducting practicals of the courses in the Department. The spacious and well equipped laboratory is capable of conducting practicals of 30 to 35 students at a time in one batch.
The Department provides education to the students of B.Sc. (Agri) encompassing four basic branches of Agricultural Engineering viz. Farm Machinery and Power, Agricultural Processing Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and Soil Water Conservation Engineering during their 4 years academic curriculum. Agricultural Engineering Department also accommodates an Agricultural Implements Shed which houses all types of Primary and Secondary Tillage Machinery, harvesting and threshing Machinery and other tractor drawn implements. The students are taught the principles of Agricultural Engineering and their applications in Agricultural Sciences.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
The Plant Pathology Department is engaged in providing theoretical and practical knowledge of different aspects of Plant Pathology. In the laboratory of Plant Pathology, the study of various bacteria, fungi and protozoa is done. The Microbiology laboratory is engaged in isolation and characterization of different kinds of plant pathogens. The Department has all essential equipments such as microscopes, laminar air flow cabinets, electrophoresis units, autoclaves, etc. to conduct basic and applied research and teaching work in Plant pathology.
DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
The Department has well-furnished laboratory and a soil and water testing laboratory with all necessary glassware, chemicals and instruments including Spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer, etc. The Department is engaged in conducting the theory and practical course work as per the course curriculum of B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture. The advanced soil and water testing facility available in the Department is used commercially to provide accurate analysis of the soil samples provided by the farmers. The experienced and well equipped staffs of the Department provide professional consultancy and guidance to the nearby farmers of the area. The state of the art commercial soil and water testing facility of the Department also possess a mobile soil and water testing van with all equipments necessary for accurate analysis of soil samples. Through this van, it has been possible to analyze the soil samples on the field of the farmers in remote areas of Solapur and Maharashtra. This has facilitated accurate analysis and provided accurate advisory for remedial measures .Most importantly it is playing a role in curtailing soil degradation and soil erosion and also helping in soil conservation and reclamation to maintain soil health.
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRY SCIENCE
The Department has been imparting technical education in Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science to the undergraduate students of Agriculture. It is engaged in the applied research in Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science that is beneficial to the farmers of the region. Another important activity of the Department is demonstration of important technical advances in livestock and poultry production among the farmers through trained extension workers. The Department farm has a goat shed, store room, poultry shed and cattle shed .The water reservoir present in the farm fulfils the need for water required for drinking and washing purpose. A gobar gas plant, vermicompost shed, compost pit and implement shed are also operated by the Department. The laboratory of Dairy Science is engaged in providing theory and practical knowledge of techniques of milk processing, formation of milk products, sensory and chemical evaluation and studies on shelf life of milk and milk products. The Animal Husbandry laboratory is involved in identification and proximate analysis of different feeds and fodders; health covers of farm animals, establishment of fodder crops unit, and cultivation of various fodder crops and study of organized farm management practices.