The University is largely supported by the Government of Andhra
Pradesh, which provides 75 to 80 per cent of the finance for
conducting research, teaching and extension activities under
non-plan and also for specific schemes sanctioned under the State
Plan. The non-plan funds are meant to meet the expenditure of the
University in respect of schemes and the Colleges transferred from
The University is also the recipient of funds from ICAR,
Government of India and several other National and International
Agencies and industry. Financial assistance by the ICAR, as
developmental grants for educational institutions and also for
implementing a number of co-ordinated projects, NARP and ad-hoc
projects, is also being provided every year.
The University takes up Research Schemes financed by the State,
National and International Agencies like the ICAR, ICMR, DBT, S
& T, NIPPCCD, IFS, Ford Foundation, FAO, UNDP, IDRC, USWA
The Government of India finances some of the extension
activities of the University. Such finances are provided mainly for
maintenance and strengthening of Extension Education Institute, its
training programmes and also for some specific extension
The University is one of the four recipients of the World Bank
aid under Agricultural Human Resources Development Project,
initiated in the Year 1995.
Consequent upon the diversification and expansion in the
teaching, research and extension programmes, the budget allocation
of Rs. 61 lakh in 1964-65 increased to Rs. 2892 lakh in 1990-91.
Currently, the budget provision stands at Rs. 17243.25 lakh
(2004-2005). Over the years, the increase in funding was mainly
supported through increased allocations by the Government of Andhra
Pradesh, ICAR and other agencies.