About Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour
Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), Sabour was established on 5th August, 2010, with its headquarter in the premises of Bihar Agricultural College, which is one of the five oldest Agricultural Colleges presently existing in the country and is historically known as the birth place of Agricultural Education in North Eastern India. The foundation stone of an Agricultural College at Sabour was laid by Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Frazer; Lt. Governor of Bengal on 17th August, 1908, where, the diploma of Licentiate in Agriculture was started initially. The BAU is mandated for teaching, research, extension and training in the fields of agriculture and allied disciplines. It has reached new heights and got 21st rank among Agricultural Universities of the country. It has also received Global Agricultural Leadership Award (2016) from Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi. It has already received accreditation by ICAR and has also been awarded with ISO certification. Sabour has been the nerve centre for conducting several important research programmes of national and international standard. The university has 6 colleges and 12 research stations spreaded in 3 agro ecological zones of Bihar. The university also has 20 KVKs under its jurisdiction.
How to Reach BAU, Sabour
The nearest railway stations are Sabour (0.2 km), Bhagalpur in (10 km) and Naugachia (25 km) from BAU, Sabour. The nearest airports are Patna and Bagdogra situated at a distance of about 230 and 250 kms, respectively.
About the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
The demand of biotechnology in agriculture and allied areas has led the establishment of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (MBGE) in 2013 in the premises of BAC, Sabour. The department is mandated to develop suitable molecular tools for complementation of the conventional methods for improving field crops beside significant basic research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The department has well equipped laboratory and smart teaching facility for exposing the graduate and post graduate students to recent and cutting edge advancement in Agricultural Biotechnology.