Rajendra Agricultural University
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|Rajendra Agricultural University|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. R. K. Mittal|
|Location||Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India|
Rajendra Agricultural University was originally established as India's first ever Imperial Agriculture Research Institute on July 4, 1903.
In 1934, after a major earthquake rocked Bihar and which severely damage the main buildings, the Imperial Institute was shifted to the new Pusa campus in New Delhi and that eventually became Indian Agricultural Research Institute. What remained was downgraded to an agricultural research station until December 3, 1970, when the government of Bihar established Rajendra Agricultural University.
There are five faculties in the university in the disciplines of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Home Science, besides the college of agriculture, fisheries and institute of dairy technology. The university offers six undergraduate degree programmes, thirty three post graduate programmes and eighteen Ph.D. programmes. It is also the only university to provide the an MBA in Agribusiness programme. It also has:
- Tirhut College of Agriculture
- College of Agricultural Engineering
- College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
- College of Home Science
- College of Fisheries
- "About Pusa". Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa Samastipur , Bihar. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
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