Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on the 12th of June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November, 1996 in honour and memory of the noted Parliamentarian and Kisan Leader, Acharya N. G. Ranga.
At the verge of completion of Golden Jubilee Year of the ANGRAU, it has given birth to a new State Agricultural University namely Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University with the bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. The ANGRAU at LAM, Guntur is is serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication.
Prof (Dr.) V. Damodara Naidu takes over as 12th Vice Chancellor of Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University on 5th June 2017. A Plant Pathologist by vocation, Dr. Naidu is a nationally reputed personality with his salient research findings on rice resistance breeding programmes.