The Higher Education Department of the Telangana government has cautioned students against joining educational institutions that are offering B.Sc (Agricultural) on the grounds that are affiliated to reputed universities.
Disclosing the list of such institutions, the Department chairman T Papi Reddy said students should first verify if these study centers are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The list includes: Dr BR Ambedkar University (Agra), Singhania University (Rajasthan) and JS University (Ferozabad, Uttar Pradesh). About eight study centers are being run in the state which claim to have affiliations to the above universities, he said. Since these are private and state universities, they do not have the permission to open study centers in other states
T Papi Reddy said that neither the Telangana government nor the Acharya Jayashankar Agricultural University granted accord to any private educational institution to run study centers or offer courses in agriculture. Reddy urged students to confirm the credentials of the private institutions and the courses from the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in before applying.
List of institutions in Hyderabad without recognition:
Trinity Agricultural College (Yapral)
Trinity Agricultural Academy (Shameerpet)
Greenlands Institute of Agriculture (Sundar Nagar Colony, SR Nagar)
Telangana Agricultural Institute of Science and Technology (Tarnaka)
Maxima Institute of Agriculture (Prashant Nagar, Uppal)
Green Plants Institute of Agriculture (Vivekananda Nagar, Kukatpally)
Apollo Institute of Agriculture Technology and Research (Vanasthalipuram).