In tune with the mandate of the university which "among others shall be to make provision for education mainly of the rural people of the state of Andhra Pradesh in agriculture in its broad sense and to promote research, field and extension programmes in agriculture and agricultural production", Adopt advancements in information technology and computers to improve the formal academic programmes and introduce non-formal distance and contact learning programmes for the benefit of farmers, rural youth and women.
The University was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1965 by late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Honble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the Universitys building programme by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then Honble Prime Minister of India on June 23, 1966. The University was formally inaugurated on 20th March 1965 by Late Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Honble Prime Minister of India. Another significant milestone was the inauguration of the building programme of the university by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi,the then Honble Prime Minister of India on 23rd June 1966. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on 7th November 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding parliamentarian Acharya Nayukulu Gogineni Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter.
1) 2008 - Dr. K. Yella Reddy, Principal Scientist (SWE), & Project Manager, Andhra Pradesh Water Management Project, Bapatla, has been awarded the "Watsave Technology Award" awarded by International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 2) Dr. Balram Marthi, Senior Scientist, Institute of Biotechnology has received Jawaharlal Nehru award for the year 2009 for his outstanding doctoral research contribution in the field of in Crop Science and Crop improvement. He is received this award for utilization of Rice Genic Non Coding Microsatellite markers and Hypervariable Simple Sequence Repeat Markers for the first time for development of genetic linkage map in a New Plant Type based Recombinant Inbred Line mapping population and identified robust novel QTLs for yield and yield contributing traits with major effect in rice. He also validated major QTLs in a set of rice germplasm lines. The markers flanking major QTLs identified can be used for Marker assisted improvement of the trait and for fine mapping and map based cloning of the genes influencing the trait. 3) Dr. D. B. Eswara Reddy, University Librarian was the recipient of prestigious Fulbright Award for post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA from September-December 1987.He made a comparative study of information services for agricultural research and extension in India and the USA.