Agricultural Sciences Museum

Museum Address
GKVK (Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra) Campus Road, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
560064
Email
kng_1961@yahoo.co.in
Museum website
https://www.uasbangalore.edu.in/index.php/agricultural-museum
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2013
Main category
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Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The museum was established by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) with the aim of:

  1. Tracing the origin and historical development of agriculture in human civilisation to preserve the agricultural heritage of the country
  2. Illustrating the genesis and expansion of the University of Agricultural Sciences
  3. Developing a better understanding and appreciation of the various stages of agricultural growth at a national and state level
  4. Showcasing contemporary issues and the latest technological developments and equipment in the field of agricultural science

 

The museum comprises of five main sections. The first section is dedicated to the history of agriculture and portrays the inception and growth of agriculture during the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Indus valley. It depicts the prevailing agricultural practices of the Mauryan Empire, the Gupta Empire, the British era and the post-Independence era, and displays present-day techniques as well. It also charts out the various agricultural belts in Karnataka, the types of soil available throughout the state, historical records related to agriculture and laurels won by the University of Agricultural Science.

The second room displays information on soil, water and different types of crops and cropping systems. There are miniature models of farming tools like the plough, grain-harvesting and tillage equipment, tree-climbing equipment, a bio-gas plant setup and varieties of farm machinery. The third room exhibits facts related to apiculture and sericulture along with a collection of tools utilised in the production of honey.

The fourth section is dedicated to philately. This collection features stamps related to fruits, flowers, vegetables, birds, animals, renewable energy, food and agricultural organisations, agricultural education, farmers, World Food Day, etc. The last section demonstrates farm mechanisation, farm forestry, post-harvest technology, animal husbandry, agricultural marketing and the impact of climate change on agriculture and farming. All these are depicted through miniature models and information boards enclosed in glazed cases.

The corridor walls are adorned with images of fruits, flowers, animals and birds with suitable quotes on agriculture from famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr P. Rajagopalachari and state poets like Kuvempu and Purandaradas. The courtyard is open to the sky, and has a farm-like setting with sculptures of grazing cows, cranes, farmers, bullock carts and a tractor.

 

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
Yes
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Email
kng_1961@yahoo.co.in
Others:
University of Agricultural Sciences
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Dr K. Narayanagowda
Mobile no.
Additional information ( if any)
The museum closes at 12:30 pm on Saturday.
Reference Link
https://www.uasbangalore.edu.in/index.php/agricultural-museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Museum building in the University of Agricultural Sciences campus
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The map acts as a visual guide to the museum and provides descriptions of the various collections.

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Map of the museum
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The room displays farming machinery along with different cropping systems.

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Exhibit in Room 3
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The exhibit consists of a masked cap, glass bottles, equipment used for the extraction of honey, a box in which honey is stored and a few measuring tools.

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Tools utilised for the extraction of honey
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The various stamp collections are hung on the walls of the room.

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A collection of stamps on agriculture
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The collection consists of stamps from across the world. For example, a watermelon stamp from Bangladesh, a pineapple from Malaysia, a kiwi stamp from New Zealand, etc.

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A chart with a collection of fruit-related stamps
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The collection consists of stamps related to various sources of renewable energy including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and biogas.

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A chart with a collection of stamps on renewable energy
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This collection shows different stamps with roses on them.

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A collection of stamps depicting roses
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This particular exhibit talks about the new developments in farm mechanisation and post-harvest technology.

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Exhibit in Room 6
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Open to the sky, the courtyard has a farm-like setting with sculptures of grazing cows and cranes along with a bullock cart.

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The sculpture courtyard
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Open to the sky, the courtyard has a farm-like setting with a farmer riding his tractor and a female farmer beside him.

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The museum courtyard with farm-related sculptures
Any other service
Since the museum is a part of the University of Agricultural Sciences, the auditorium, conference/seminar hall and research lab are a part of the campus.
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
The museum is located in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, near Hebbal. The area is well connected to the rest of the city and is accessible by bus, taxi, and auto-rickshaw. The museum is a 15-minute drive from the Yelahanka Satellite Town bus stand and a 30-minute drive from Kempegowda International Airport. The bus services to the museum are 280, 280-A, 280-E, 280-K, 280-L and 281 from the city's central bus station.
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
09:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.