Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Samastipur

About the university

The erstwhile Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar, Pusa was converted to Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University on 7th October 2016 by the notification in the Official Gazette of the Government of India. Observing the vast potential for agriculture in the eastern region the Government of India passed the THE DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ACT-2016 to provide for the establishment and incorporation of a university for the development of agriculture and for the furtherance of the advancement of learning and pursuit of research in agriculture and allied sciences and declared it to be an institution of national importance. The jurisdiction and responsibility of the University with respect to teaching, research and programmes of extension education at the university level, in the field of agriculture and allied subjects is extended to the whole country with special reference to the State of Bihar.

The university has presently six faculties, five constituent colleges, seven research institutes/ stations and fourteen Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Twelve with the university and two with NGOs) to fulfil the teaching, research and extension requirements in respect of agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and allied branches of agriculture.Dr. RPCAU is poised to lay more emphasis on finding better ways and means to improve wellbeing of people dependent on agriculture and allied sectors for their livelihood. All endeavours are directed towards ensuring food security, reducing poverty, and protecting the environment. The vision of the university is to become a highly acclaimed, advanced academic institution in the field of agriculture with global standing.

The university is marching ahead with a mission to become an outstanding institution for teaching, research and extension in all disciplines of Agriculture and Allied branches that serves the farming community of the state and country and with the vision to improve the quality of education, research and extension by creating a sound, intellectual and hardworking manpower in agriculture and allied fields at par with the national/international institutes; to improve the nutritional standard and quality of life of the people of Bihar through the promotion of sustainable development in agriculture sector and to provide an integrated outreach to meet the agricultural needs of the state and to act as a link between the university scientists and farming community as well as allied industries.


University Type
Central Agricultural University
Vice Chancellor
Dr. P. S. Pandey


Making provision for imparting education in different branches of agriculture and any other allied branches of learning and scholarship, which University may find necessary to include.

Furthering the advancement of learning and prosecution of research in agriculture.

Undertaking the extension f such scientist, specially to the rural people of the state.

Such other purpose as a University or State Government may from time to time determine.



1. Rajendra Nilam a high yielding aerobic rice variety has been released by State Variety Release Committee
2. Rajendra Kauni-1, a foxtail (Small Millet) variety has been released with high iron content by Central Variety Release Committee
3. A coriander entry RD385 named as Rajendra Dhania-1 has been identified in AICRP on Spices Group Meet for release by Central Variety Release Committee
4. Commercialization of bio fertilizers, mushroom, vermicompost and honey production
5. GPS based Soil Fertility maps for Macro and micro nutrients for most of the districts of Bihar
6. Good collection of accessions for seven different Tuber crops (1292) and Fenugreek (31) have been registered with NBPGR, New Delhi
7. Strengthening of laboratories from ICAR development grant resulted further improvement in teaching and research quality as reflected by the placement of passed out undergraduate students in IISER/IIS/IIT etc. and increased in the number of national fellowship holding students in PG & Ph.D. programme
8. The University has developed a large number of cereal, pulses, oil seeds, tubers, spices, millets and horticultural crops verities for different agro- ecological situations. Planting schedules and genotypes of flowers have been developed & recommended. The University has released 126 important crop varieties including hybrids
9. The University is pioneer in recommending the cultivation of rabi maize, pre-rabi (September) pigeon pea and sugarcane research research in the country. The farmers of other states have adopted this technology on large scale
10. Research in agricultural engineering has led to the development of farm machinery and power improved agricultural implements, optimizing energy input in agriculture, post-harvest technology and application of plastic in agriculture. The use of zero tillage machine has been successfully demonstrated for sowing of wheat
11. Statistical data analysis software RAUSTAT for window has been developed. Vision 1.0 is a group of several programme files written in computer language

DBT Schemes

ICAR-PG Scholarship

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :31

National Talent Scholarship-PG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :315


Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :27

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2021-22 | Beneficiary :299



Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,Samastipur
Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar-848125

Website : https://www.rpcau.ac.in/