The University Department of Agronomy was established in 1972 with the formation of Marathwada Agricultural University to cater the needs of Marathwada region. Agronomy is the major discipline at the University in terms of faculty education, research, extension and infrastructural facilities.
The Department of Agronomy has total area of 62.39 hectares out of which 13.57 hectares of area is allotted to the Department of Botany, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry as well as to the Cotton Research Scheme for the research and allied purpose. Again 1.10 hectares of area is allotted to the Weed Science Centre for the purpose of research. Whereas 5.03 hectare area comes under farm buildings, farm roads, farm bunds and channels, etc. and Pingalgad nala occupies an area of 2.66 hectares. Besides, The main road (i.e. College of Agriculture to Central Nursery road) has passed covering an area of 2.21 hectares belonging to the Department of Agronomy
However, the area of the Department is divided in to three blocks i.e. ‘A’ Block, ‘B’ Block and ‘C’ Block. ‘A’ Block at the back side of the Head office reserved for Crop cafeteria, TMC projects, PG and Departmental experiments; ‘B’ Block is nominated to the block which is located in front of the Head office that is completely used for seed production only. and ‘C’ Block is located besides the Library and Horticultural joint nala which is allotted for seed production.