The foundation of Tirhut College of Agriculture was laid way back on 18th August 1960, by Late Dr. Srikrishna Singh, the first Chief Minister of the State of Bihar. TcA was established with a vision to cover the fertile land of north Bihar with granary. The college awards B. Sc. (Ag.) degree to the eligible candidates.
It aims at educating the young generation about the improved methods of production, farming, harvesting crop technologies and techniques to tackle the problems persistently arising in the field of agriculture. Self employment abilities are inculcated in the students through Nursery Management Programmes and courses relating to floriculture, plant health clinic, mushroom cultivation, etc. TcA regularly conducts inter – collegiate competitions, so as to provide exposure to the students and motivate them to strive for the best. The college is connected by roadways and railways from all major cities.
The college is situated at the cultural interface of Tirhut and Mithila. Its geographical location is 25.98° N and 85.60° E at an altitude of 52.18 m above msl. The campus is almost equidistant (30 Km) from Muzaffarpur and Samastipur and 100 Km from the state capital Patna.
– Providing agricultural education to young aspirants.
– Tackling the problems of agriculture.
– Dissemination of agricultural knowledge/ technologies.
Govt. of Bihar provides stipend of Rs. 2,000/= per month to the students with an additional contingency of Rs. 6,000/= per year for the purchase of study materials. Similarly, a provision of stipend is also there for ICAR candidates.