No.3, Jakkur New Extension Jakkur, Bangalore-560 065.
The Hebbal Agricultural College was started in 1946. The first batch Graduates came out of the college in 1949. During late 1950s and early 1960s, there were attempts to start the Alumni Association of the Hebbal Agricultural College. But, they were half hearted attempts and there was no success in establishing the Alumni Association. In early1980s, a few senior Alumni who were on the faculty of the Agricultural College came together to start the Alumni Association. As a result, the Alumni Association of the Hebbal Agricultural College was inaugurated in 1983 by Late Sri.B.L.Gowda, the then Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Alumnus of the College (1950 batch). Since then, the Alumni Association started functioning. Many senior Alumni and the students of the college actively participated in the programs of the Alumni Association. A very important program of the Association was to honour all the retired teachers of the college once a year. There were also get-together functions for the Alumni to enjoy.
There is a Statutory provision in the UAS Act to establish an Alumni Association of the University. Taking the advantage of this provision, the Alumni Association of the Hebbal Agricultural College was converted into Alumni Association of the UAS, Bangalore in 1989 and was registered with new constitution and rules. The University also recognized the role of the Alumni Association. Further, there was also provision in the Statutes of the University to recommend a panel of five names of the Graduates of the University with five years standing to the Government of Karnataka to nominate one person out of this panel on the Board of Management of the University. The Executive Committee of the Association successfully carried out this responsibility of recommending the panel of five names to the Government, from time to time. The UAS Bangalore was pleased to sanction two acres land at Hebbal campus to the north of Veterinary College for the activities of the Association. The Executive Committee of the Association mobilized financial resources from the UAS Bangalore, members of the Parliament and the Donor Alumni and the Ministers of the Government of Karnataka to construct the Convention Centre on the land provided by the University for the use of Alumni, Farmers and Students. As the result of the efforts of many senior Alumni and the office bearers of the Executive Committee from time to time, a magnificent Convention Centre is completed in all aspects. A beautiful garden is also developed in front of the Convention Centre. This is a very important landmark in North Bangalore at Hebbal campus. Accommodation is provided at a nominal rate for the visiting Farmers, Students of Agricultural Universities and Officials of the development departments from within as well as outside the State of Karnataka. It is heartening to note that the Alumni Association with such a magnificent building is only one of its kind among all the Agricultural Universities in the Country. The Convention Centre has a conference hall with a seating capacity of 200 and an Auditorium with a seating capacity of 400. It has a meeting hall for the Executive Committee, an office and a small library. The Executive Committee of the Association, organizers seminars, workshops etc from time to time. The Association arranges a Felicitation function once in a year to felicitate the outstanding Alumni as well as to present the awards for the Best Farmer, Best Research Worker and Best Extension Worker.
The Alumni of the UAS Bangalore are welcome to participate in the activities of the Association as well as facilities available by paying nominal rent. There also requested to offer suggestions from time to time to plan and conduct useful activities. The Alumni can also visit the website of the Association for further details (www.alumniuasb.com).
At present we have nearly 4000 members of the Association including B. Sc. (Agri.), B. Sc. (Hort.), B. Sc. (Seri.), B. Sc. (Forestry.), B.V. Sc., B. Sc. (Dairy Science) B.F.Sc. and all the Post-Graduates passed out of UASB.
To promote the professional growth of agriculture in all its spheres.
To improve agriculture including plant and animal wealth of the state and to promote overall rural development and other allied activities.
To create espirit-de-corps among agricultural fraternity.
To foster friendship and fraternity among the Agricultural Technologists.
To maintain honour and dignity and to safeguard the rights and interests of the profession.
To facilitate interaction among Agricultural Technologists.
To promote sports and games of all kinds and description
To give scholarships, free-ships, prizes and monetary assistance to students to help them in their studies.
To have a building of its own for creating facilities of various nature to the agricultural fraternity.
To arrange literary and cultural activities including concerts and other entertainments.
To establish and maintain a library and reading room.
To conduct study tours, exhibitions, excursions, etc, and publication of magazines.
To assist social service organizations for promoting socio-economic activities with particular reference to rural development.
Generally to do all such other lawful activities as are incidental and conducive or may be necessary in the interest of the Society and promote physical, moral and intellectual development and social, scientific and cultural welfare of the agricultural fraternity.
The financial year of the Association shall be from 1st April to 31st March.
Any person holding Diploma, Degree in Agriculture / Veterinary Sciences Degree of Erstwhile Mysore University and Diploma / Degree holders of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore are eligible to become members. There will be following class of members:
Chief Patron : the Vice-Chancellor of the UAS, Bangalore
Any person who is eligible can be enrolled as a life member of the Association on payment of prescribed fee and submitting a filled in membership form.
Any graduate / post – graduate of the other Agricultural Universities and other sister organizations on payment of prescribed fee can become Associate Member. They shall have no voting rights.
Any faculty member of the UAS Bangalore on payment of prescribed fee can become Associate member. They shall have no voting rights.
Any Organization / Institution connected with Agriculture and allied activities on payment of prescribed fee shall become institutional member. They shall have no voting rights.
Persons of eminence whose services to the Association are deemed desirable by the Executive Committee are invited to be the Honorary Members. All those who have passed out of UASB and paid Alumni Association fee are members of the Association. However, they are required to register in the register of the Alumni Association.
The activities of the Association are managed by the Executive Committee of 15 members, elected once in three years. There is provision to co-opt five members to the Executive Committee, as and when required.
It is the Silver jubilee year of the Association, hence have plan to celebrate befittingly in addition to the routine programs, organization of seminars / workshops, celebration of international days, guest lecturers, Honouring retired Teachers, Felicitation to distinguished Alumni, Awards to best farmers, Hosting reception to outgoing students of UASB. etc
Plans are afoot to complete the remaining portion of the building. Attempts are being made to receive the resources through the potential alumni and donors.
Participatory programs of farmers for sustainable Agriculture.