Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Birsa Agricultural University (BAU Ranchi), Ranchi

Birsa Agricultural University

Birsa Agricultural University or BAU Ranchi was set up to develop agriculture and related activities in the plateau region of South Bihar. One of the State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Birsa Agricultural University is committed to developing area specific technologies and manpower in the field of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Forestry. It has been recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) and is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU). BAU is a complete residential university. The university has its jurisdiction over entire state.
Educational Streams
Birsa Agricultural University follows semester system of education. Activities of education, research and extension are carried out through the faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry and Forestry, along with three zonal research stations and farms, one university farm, twelve Krishi Vigyan Kendras. 

Department of Information & Computer Application in Agriculture looks after how computers can be used in developing agriculture. Postgraduate courses are accorded in the disciplines of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Forestry. Ph D is available in Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Four Semesters are the minimum residential requirements for Masters degree for regular students. Degree is awarded by the Post-graduate faculty on the basis of course-cum-research studies spread over the whole period of four semesters.
Admission to different undergraduate programmes is completed through bifold procedure. 15% of total seats are filled by a Combined Competitive Entrance Examination conducted by ICAR VCI at all India level and 85% of the total seats are filled by Jharkhand Combined Competitive Entrance Examination Board, Ranchi. The university also offers M Sc degree in Bio-technology.  Ph D Degree is awarded by the University in Post-graduate Faculty on the basis of course-cum-research thesis evaluation. A student is required to complete 24 credit hours course work and 36 hours research work spread over 4 semesters.
Being a completely residential university, Birsa Agricultural University Ranchi provides for quarters for staff and hostels for boys / girls. Computer center, Guest house, Health care center, Cultural and Sports activities are other facilities. Placement Cell assists students to avail job opportunities. Various departments have their own library including Agricultural/ Veterinary/ Forestry and Biotechnology library. Apart from these, there is a central library too. It has a large collection of books on agriculture and allied sciences. The library is developing rapidly with computers, multimedia units and various electronics gadgets.
Birsa Agricultural University Jharkhand was established in 1981 after its formal inauguration by the then Prime Minister of India, Late Smt Indira Gandhi. Objective behind its foundation was developing area specific technologies and manpower in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry.


  • Agricultural
  • Forestry
  • Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

Contact Details:
Birsa Agricultural University
Ranchi - 834 006

Phone: +91-651-2450500
Fax: +91-651-2450850
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