Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya is the first state agricultural university established in 1974. It has completed four decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The university is situated at Mohanpur, P.O. Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal, India. The main objective of this Viswavidyalaya is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the southern districts of the state.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July, 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi. The Council is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country.