The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences was set up as a public rural university to meet the long standing demand of the people to have a university dedicated to teaching skills pertaining to the rural areas. The university was set up on 2nd January, 1995.
The faculty of the colleges mainly divided into 3 sections, namely, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, secondly, Faculty of dairy technology and Thirdly, Faculty of Fishery Sciences. During this period the University has been recognized as one of the leading institutions of the country to uplift the socio-economic status of farmers.
Laboratories, sophisticated equipment, guest houses, seminar halls, auditoriums are some common facilities available at the university campus. The facility offered by the university can be ranked among some of the best facilities in West Bengal both for students’ and faculty members.
The university has first aid kits, nurses and a doctor on call at all times, in case of medical emergencies.
The university has been recognised by various national accreditation bodies like NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and UGC (university Grants Commission).
The university has often been ranked among the best animal and fishery sciences university in the country. The university offers some very hefty endowments to students coming from lesser privileged families. The university only grants scholarships to those students that are excellent in their respective fields, thus merit is the only assurance of a scholarship .The different kinds of Scholarships given by the university are:
The university takes part in many different inter-university and college competitions both at the national and state level. Some of the sports in which the university has participated in and excelled at are: