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Birsa Agricultural University

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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 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 developing 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 upliftment of tribal and other backward class population of the region. The programmes 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, twelve Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Department of Information & Computer Application in Agriculture, 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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Mission & Vision
Strengthen teaching programmes and services. Student-centered approaches to learning. Increasing innovation and excellence in teaching and advising.
A broad range of intellectually sound curricula and advising. Greater efforts to serve non- traditional students vocational education / guidance.
Strong and accessible students support services to foster individual persistence and growth. Increased involvement of senior faculty members in U.G. & P.G. education.
Increased number of PG and doctoral programmes of National and international standard.
Strengthen research programmes.
Improvement in quality and quantity of basic research, applied research and the transfer of research results into practice.
Increased sponsored funding for research, applied research and the transfer of research results.
More emphasis on research programmes related to area-specific needs and economic development.
Increased number of faculty members who are nationally and internationally qualified.

Strengthen collaboration with National/International organisations. Strengthen outreach and extension efforts.
National leadership in defining the role of Land-grant-University likes B.A.U. as public source of practical knowledge and applied research. Integration of outreach with teaching and research efforts. Development of information-sharing arrangements on regional, national and international levels.
Expanded off-campus offering of courses to have better orientation of farming situation.

Sustain and enhance an intellectually stimulating environment and a supportive university community.
Intellectual curiosity and vigorous brainstorming sessions on important ideas and issues. Opportunities for all students, faculty and staff to realize their intellectual, academic and professional potential. A wide range of extracurricular and leadership opportunities for students increased institutional responsiveness, creativity and agility. A mmunity concerned about the well being of all its members.

Establish national leadership in the integration and effective use of Information Technology and computation Service innovative educational programmes that integrate and maximize the benefits of information technology and computation.
Improved training and support services for computer and communication technology with access to international network.
Strengthen initiative to stimulate economic development of the area, enhancing human resources and quality of citizen's life.
Emphasis on developing regional agriculture for a global market, improved profitability and qualified human resources.
Efforts to assess local and regional needs, conduct research and assist communities, business and citizens using research results.
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