The long cherished desire of agricultural community of Mithilanchal (North Bihar) was fulfilled on 18th August, 1960 when the foundation stone of Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi in Muzaffarpur district was laid by the first Chief Minister of Bihar Late Dr. Srikrishna Singh. The aspirations from the College were deployment of excellent source of agricultural knowledge and transformation of this vast fertile land tract of North Bihar in to granary bowl for upliftment of peasantry. The college was started with a handful of teachers led by Prof. S K Mukharjee as first Principal and one hundred students in 1961.
ARIS Cell: The College has fully equipped computer centre with internet facilities to train the UG students. The ARIS cell provides internet facility to all the scientists and students of the college at door step.
Library: Since its establishment, the college library is catering the needs of students and teachers. It has extending reading materials having over 20,000 text books & periodicals for all basic subjects in agriculture as well as on applied aspects like Biotechnology, Organic farming, Entrepreneurship development, Psychology, Sociology etc. The library has recently procured CD-ROM database of references.
Plant Health Clinic:In Plant Health Clinic courses, students are imparted practical knowledge about plant disease, insect pests, nutrient deficiencies, physiological disorders and their management / corrections by the experienced teachers/ scientist belonging to different departments of the college.
Hostel accommodation is available to all the students of the college. Boys and Girls are accommodated in five hostels, of which three are for boys and two for girls. All necessary facilities/amenities for comfortable stay, healthy environment for study and few amusement materials for entertainment are available in the hostels.
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.