Rajendra Agricultural University was established as India's first ever Imperial Agriculture Research Institute on July 4, 1903. The main objective of the University is to provide quality education in the field of agriculture and to promote agricultural research.
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 Delhiand that eventually became Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
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. It offers six undergraduate degree programmes, thirty three post graduate programmes and eighteen Ph.D. programmes. It is the only university to provide an MBA in Agribusiness programme. It has:
* College of Agricultural Engineering
* College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
* College of Home Science
* College of Fisheries
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