Birsa Agricultural University

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Birsa Agricultural University Information

Agricultural education was first started in Bihar in 1945 with the establishment of Bihar Agricultural College at Sabour in the district of Bhagalpur. Later on, it was realised that the agricultural situation and features of the plateau region of South Bihar is different from the rest of Bihar.

Hence there was a need of a second college for this region. Ranchi Agricultural College was established in 1955, Ranchi Veterinary College in 1962 and College of Forestry in 1980.

Considering the importance of agricultural education for the agricultural development of the state, the first University of Birsa Agricultural University in Bihar – Rajendra Agricultural University was started in1971 with its headquarters at Pusa.

In view of the specific agriculture features of Chotanagpur and Santhal Parganas, the establishment of a second Agricultural University, for this region of the Bihar State, was conceived.

Birsa Agricultural University was established on 26th June, 1981 after its formal inauguration by the then Prime Minister of India, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi.

Its primary objective is to develop area specific technologies and manpower in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry for the agricultural development of the plateau region of Bihar and economic up liftment of tribal and other backward class population of the region.

The programs and activities of education, research and extension are carried out through three faculties ( Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry and Forestry ) with thirty five departments, College of Biotechnology, six Directorates, three Zonal Research Stations and farms, one University farm, sixteen Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Computer Centre, Central Library and other infrastructure and service units.

Being a completely residential university, hostels for boys and girls, and residential facilities for Teachers / Scientists and supporting staff have been provided in the campus.

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Birla Institute of Technology University Courses

The Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Doctoral Programs offered by Birla Institute of Technology University are :

Faculty of Agricultural

Undergraduate Degree Programs :

B. Sc. ( Hons. ) Agriculture

Post Graduate Programs :

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Extension Education
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Agricultural Engineering ( M Tech )
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Physics
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Agronomy

Department of Home Science

  • Diploma Course ( Food Processing )
  • Certificate Course ( Fruit Vegetable Processing Technology )


  • Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
  • Mycology and Plant Pathology
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Statistic & Computer Application
  • Crop Physiology
  • Agricultural Physics and Meteorology
  • Agricultural Extension Education
  • Horticulture
  • Home Science
  • English
  • Agribusiness Management

Faculty Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry:

Undergraduate Degree Programs :

B.V.Sc. & AH ( Including 6 months Rotatory Internship Programme )

Post Graduate Programs

  • M.V.Sc.
  • Ph.D
  • Diploma in Aquaculture
  • Certificate Course in Aquaculture


  • Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Animal Reproduction , Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • Live Stock Production & Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
  • Aquaculture
  • Live Stock Product Technology

Faculty of Forestry:


  • Silviculture & Agro-Forestry
  • Forest Biology & Tree Improvement
  • Forest Product & Utilization
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Basic Sciences & Humanities

Faculty of Biotechnology

Faculty of Agribusiness Managements

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