Bihar Agricultural University is an autonomous institute under Bihar state government established in 2010 under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) situated at Sabour, Bhagalpur district of Bihar. Historically, Bihar State is endowed with soil and water resources as well as climatic amplitudes having vast potential of agricultural production of varied nature. The university's area of operation will comprise 25 districts of Bihar, namely Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Bhabhua, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Gaya, Jamui, Jehanabad, Katihar, Kishanganj, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Munger, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnia, Rohtas, Saharsa, Sheikhpura, Khagaria and Supaul districts. It is to cater to the specific needs of this potential grain bowl of the state. The headquarters would be located at present Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour Campus, the oldest and agricultural college of the state, engaged in imparting education, conducting researches on farmers problems and transfer of technology under its extension mandate.
Bihar Agriculture University is engaged in Research and Extension activities in the field of agriculture. In order to extend the research done in the University to farmers of Bihar, it signed an agreement with World Development Foundation, New Delhi to implement a project of Agriculture Knowledge Dissemination System. The project basically involved educating the farmers using ICT and video conferencing system for improved agriculture and livestock production.
Bihar state is endowed with gracious natural gift of soil and water resources as well as climatic amplitudes having vast potential of agricultural production of varied nature. The area of operation of Bihar Agriculture University comprises of Agro-Climatic zones II and III (A) of Bihar to cater the specific needs of these potential grain bowl of the state consisting of Khagaria, Madhepura, Katihar, Purnea, Araria, Kishanganj, Saharsa, Supaul, Bhagalpur, Banka, Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai and Sheikhpura districts covering an area of about 40.2 lakh hactares. This university is a pillar of education research as well as extension activity in the field of agriculture.