Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna

About the university

Bihar is an agriculture state with large livestock population as a major means of subsistence to larger section of society. Despite large animal's resource in the state the overall output from livestock sector is low. The factors that significantly contributes to this are large no of animals of poor germplasm, ineffective implementation of breeding policies, scarcity of feed and forage, poor adoption of recent managemental practices, meagre veterinary healthcare services etc. Improvement made in the animal husbandry and allied sectors has direct impact on the financial wellbeing of weaker sections of the society. This sector contributes immensely towards poverty alleviation and addressing the issue of malnutrition. To transform the livestock and fisheries sector as a whole, establishment of Animal Sciences University was envisaged that could act as a catalyzing force by joining the dots towards making it an intensive, profitable, sustainable, vibrant and dynamic enterprise. Thus, to provide an enabling platform to fish farmers, livestock owners, scientists, academicians, animal health professional and entrepreneurs to converge and to bring synergy among the stakeholders, a formal proposal for establishment of Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU) was made in "Agricultural Roadmap 2012-2017" and as an accomplishment towards implementation of Agriculture roadmap 2012. Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU) has been established with its headquarters at Patna through an act of Bihar State, BASU Act No. 15 of 2016.

BASU at Present

Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU) with its headquarters at Patna has been carved out of the Bihar Agricultural University as two of its constituent colleges at Patna viz. Bihar Veterinary College and Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology have been transferred to the BASU, whereas a new College of Fisheries is established at Kishanganj. To further expand the horizon of the University and strengthen the research and outreach, following research institutes, stations and substations are being transferred to BASU.

Research Institutes/Stations/ Sub Stations

1.      Institute of Animal Health and Production, Patna

2.      Exotic Cattle Breeding Farm, Patna

3.      Central Poultry Farm, Patna

4.      Government Goat Breeding Farm, Purnia

5.      Government Cattle Farm, Gaya

6.      Government Buffalo Farm, Sipaya (Gopalgunj)

University Type
State Agricultural University
Vice Chancellor
Dr. Rameshawar Singh


Education and Training: BASU aims to provide high-quality education and training in the field of animal sciences. The university's objective is to equip students with knowledge and skills in areas such as veterinary science, animal husbandry, dairy technology, fisheries, and other related disciplines. The goal is to produce competent professionals who can contribute to the welfare, health, and productivity of animals.

Research and Innovation: BASU is committed to conducting research and promoting innovation in animal sciences. The university's objective includes undertaking research projects to enhance animal productivity, develop disease control strategies, improve breeding and genetics, enhance nutrition and feed management, and explore sustainable livestock production systems. The research outcomes contribute to the overall improvement of animal health and welfare.

Technology Transfer and Extension: BASU emphasizes the transfer of technology and knowledge from the university to farmers, livestock owners, and stakeholders. The university's objective involves organizing extension programs, training sessions, and workshops to disseminate the latest advancements in animal health, livestock management, disease prevention, and sustainable animal husbandry practices. The aim is to improve the livelihoods of livestock owners and enhance the productivity and profitability of animal-based enterprises.

Conservation and Preservation: BASU recognizes the importance of conservation and preservation of animal genetic resources. The university's objective involves conducting research and conservation programs to safeguard endangered livestock breeds and indigenous species. This includes maintaining animal germplasm banks, promoting breed conservation initiatives, and raising awareness about the significance of genetic diversity in livestock populations.

Collaboration and Partnerships: BASU actively seeks collaborations and partnerships with national and international institutions, organizations, and agencies. The university's objective includes fostering research and academic collaborations to leverage expertise, share resources, and enhance the impact of animal sciences research and education. Collaborative initiatives can encompass joint research projects, faculty exchange programs, and knowledge sharing.


Academic Excellence: Bihar Animal Sciences University is known for its academic excellence in the field of animal sciences. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines such as veterinary sciences, dairy technology, fisheries sciences, and animal husbandry.

Research and Innovation: The University has made significant contributions to research and innovation in animal sciences. It has established research centers and laboratories equipped with modern facilities to carry out cutting-edge research in areas like animal nutrition, animal genetics, veterinary medicine, and disease control.

Veterinary Healthcare Services: Bihar Animal Sciences University plays a vital role in providing veterinary healthcare services to the state's livestock population. It has veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, and extension centers where trained professionals offer medical treatment, vaccinations, and preventive care to animals.

Livestock Development: The University actively promotes livestock development in Bihar. It conducts training programs and workshops for farmers and livestock owners, educating them about modern farming practices, animal nutrition, and improved breeding techniques. These initiatives help in enhancing livestock productivity and farmers' income.

Collaboration and Partnerships: Bihar Animal Sciences University collaborates with national and international institutions and organizations to foster knowledge exchange and research collaborations. Such partnerships enable the university to stay updated with the latest advancements in animal sciences and contribute to the global scientific community.

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: The University emphasizes skill development and entrepreneurship in the animal sciences sector. It offers vocational courses and entrepreneurship development programs, equipping students with practical skills and knowledge to start their own ventures or pursue successful careers in the industry.

Outreach and Extension Activities: Bihar Animal Sciences University actively engages in outreach and extension activities to disseminate knowledge and technologies to farmers and rural communities. It organizes awareness campaigns, field demonstrations, and farmer-centric programs to create awareness about best practices and promote sustainable livestock farming.

DBT Schemes

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :23



Bihar Animal Sciences University,Patna
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