Welcome To Agricultural College, Naira
Agricultural College, Naira is situated in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The North Coastal Andhra Pradesh comprises three northern districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh, namely, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapanam. The economy of the region is primarily dependent upon agriculture.
There are a large number of students opting for their career in agriculture after completing their 10+2 education. However, before the establishment of this College, the nearest Agricultural College was situated at Bapatla in Guntur district. Bapatla is about 600 km away from the location of this College. The railways is the only means of direct communication to Bapatla requiring almost twelve hours of journey. There was thus a justified and persistent demand from various quarters including parents of the students for one more agricultural college somewhere in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh exclusively to cater to the needs of the region. Besides, the number of aspiring students was increasing year after year. Thus, the necessity of a new agricultural college was felt all the more necessary.
Yet, there was one more necessity of a new agricultural college. An agricultural college serves not only as a mere centre of producing Graduates and Post Graduates in agriculture, but also as a knowledge and technology centre, and most importantly a centre for extending the latest techniques and technologies in the field of agriculture to the farmers of the region for their adoption. The existing College located far off at Bapatla was not adequate to serve these interests of this region primarily due to two reasons viz. distance factor and the different kind of agricultural background of the region.