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
Other categories
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The museum was established by the University of Agricultural Science (UAS) in their Bengaluru campus with the aim of:

  1. tracing the origin and historical development of agriculture in human civilisation, preserving the agricultural heritage of the country;
  2. illustrating the genesis and expansion of the University of Agricultural Science;
  3. developing a better understanding and appreciation of the various stages of agricultural growth at a national and state level; and
  4. showcasing contemporary issues and the latest technological developments and equipment’s in the field of agricultural science.

 

The museum comprises of five main sections. The first section is dedicated to the history of agriculture, and it captures the inception and growth of agriculture during the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Indus Valley. It depicts the prevailing agricultural practices during the Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, the British era and the post-independence era, as well as displays present-day techniques. It also charts out the various agricultural belts in Karnataka, 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, different types of crops and cropping systems. There are miniature models of numerous farming tools like the plough, grain harvesting and tillage equipment, toothed harrow, packers, under-cutters, rod weeders, tree climbing equipment, bio-gas plant setup and many varieties of farm machinery. The third room exhibits facts related to Apiculture and Sericulture, along with a collection of the tools utilised in the production of honey.

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

The circular corridor walls are adorned with images of fruits, flowers, animals and birds with suitable quotes on agriculture from famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai 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 Science
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Dr. K Narayanagowda
Mobile no.
Additional information ( if any)
The museum closes at 12:30 p.m. 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, giving a description of the various rooms.

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Map of the museum
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The room exhibits various 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 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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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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Chart with fruits stamp collection
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The collection consists of stamps related to various sources of renewable energy like solar, wind, hydro, biomass and bio gas.

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Chart with renewable energy stamp collection
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This collection shows different stamps with roses on them.

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Chart with rose stamp collection
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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 grazing cows and cranes along with a bullock cart.

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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.

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Sculpture courtyard
Any other service
Since the museum is a part of the University of Agricultural Science, 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 by bus, taxis, cabs and auto rickshaws. The museum is at a 15 minute drive from the Yelahanka Satellite town bus stand and a 30 minute drive from the Kempegowda International Airport. The bus services to the museum are 280, 280-A, 280-E, 280-K, 280-L and 281 from the city central bus station. T
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
09:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.