Address: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 848125, Bihar, India
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University (Earlier, Rajendra Agricultural University) was originally established as India's first ever Imperial Agriculture Research Institute.
The foundation stone of the Agricultural Research Institute and college was laid by Lord curzon on the 1st of April, 1905. In his speech, the viceroy had expressed his vision that the seed he was planting would soon blossom out, making Pusa the nucleus of agricultural activities, research and education which would not only benefit Bihar and Bengal but the whole of the country and would attract the best of talents from India and abroad. In separate meeting with the Bihar Planters Association, he fervently hoped that the institute would-be of immense service to them in their grave hour of crisis caused by the German Indigo scientist.Lord Curzon left by the end of 1905 and Lord Minto was his successor. Till the last minute he had seen through each and every detail of the Pusa project which virtually was his brainchild.
Rightfully, Pusa received an imperial status in 1918, being renamed as the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).
Agriculture University :
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Agril Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
Constituent Centres of University :
Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Muzaffarpur
College of Agricultural Engineering, Pusa
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Pusa
College of Home Science, Pusa
College of Fisheries, Dholi, Muzaffarpur