Agriculture and Forestry University

    Agriculture and Forestry University
    Established on: 2010

    The Agriculture and Forestry Institution (AFU) was founded in Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, in 2010 and is the country's first technical university. The institution aims to produce highly trained human resources focusing on quality agricultural research and development. 

    The Rampur Campus, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), and Forestry Campus, Hetauda of the Institute of Forestry of the Tribhuvan University of Nepal merged to form this university. In addition to the current educational programs, the university has begun a four-year B.Sc. Fisheries, M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Weed Science, M.Sc. Seed Technology, M.Sc. Agribusiness Management, and Ph.D. Developmental Studies programs.

    It strives for the all-round development of agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, and forestry, to improve rural people's socioeconomic situations via excellent teaching, research, and development. Agriculture and Forestry University aims to educate, research, and create competent people in agriculture, veterinary medicine, fishery, forestry, and related fields.

    Currently, the university has 107 faculty members and 255 support employees. There are now 1883 students enrolled, including 1471 undergraduates, 367 M.Sc. students, and 45 Ph.D. scholars from various fields. Approximately 35% of pupils are female. 

    The university is comprised of the following divisions:

    • Faculty of Agriculture, Rampur, Chitwan
    • Faculty of Animal Sciences, veterinary and Fisheries, Rampur, Chitwan
    • Faculty of Forestry, Hetauda, Makawanpur
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Puranchaur, Kaski
    • College of Natural Resource Management, kapilakot, Sindhuli
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Pakhribas, Dhankuta
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Tikapur, Kailali
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Bardibas, Mahottari
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Katari, Udayapur
    • College of Natural Resource Management, Madichaur, Rolpa

    Why choose Agriculture and Forestry University?

    • Excellent research opportunities: The university strongly emphasizes practical learning to prepare students for future work.
    • Excellent student assistance: The Scholarships and Prizes program provides several benefits. You may join clubs, groups, and sports teams on its campuses to stay active and social between classes. The college also provides counseling services, peer mentorship, and student and professional consultants to assist you in reaching your goals.

    Academic staff at the university are also participating in various research and development initiatives with the help of national and international institutes and agencies. They concentrate their research on raising agricultural commodity production and productivity, post-harvest technology, improving the shelf life of food products, biodiversity conservation, and local innovation through the use of participatory methods to enhance farming communities' sustainable livelihood systems.

    Postgraduates contribute thesis research to produce knowledge and technology to address the country's agriculture, livestock, and forestry concerns. 

    Agriculture studies in Nepal are pretty appealing. Improving society's understanding of agriculture's position in our every day lives may substantially impact the sector's overall image. As a result, the number of students choosing this specific study subject grows yearly.

    Classrooms, agricultural buildings, labs, student dorms, and residential structures must be renovated. 

    More national and international assistance for human resource and infrastructure development is required at the university. Because it is a new institution, the professors and students will need more exposure to understand how great universities function and how to become more valuable to their society. In the long term, faculty and student interchange would benefit both groups.

    University Highlights

    University Type

    Public Coeducational

    Established Year

    2010 AD

    Number of Courses

    More than 30

    Tuition Fees

    Rs 5000 - Rs 40000 per semester


    Baisakh, Mangsir- Magh

    Main Intakes

    The intakes differ for different programs. The primary dates are Baisakh & Mangsir- Magh.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents/Qualification required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. Qualification Requirements
    • Bachelor’s

    Pass the entrance examination with atleast 50%.

    Students should have scored a minimum of "C" Grade in all subjects in 10+2 (Secondary Level) or equivalent.

    • Master’s:

    Pass the entrance examination.

    Students should have completed a bachelor's in a field as required by the faculty from a college recognized by Tribhuwan University.


    Where is Agriculture and Forestry University located?

    The central campus is in Rampur, Chitwan, with constituent campuses in Hetauda, Kaski, Sindhuli,  Dhankuta,  Kailali, & Udayapur.

    What is the primary intake date?

    The intakes differ for different programs. The primary dates are Baisakh & Mangsir- Magh.

    What are the basic academic requirements?

    Each course at Academia has academic entry criteria that students must meet to qualify for that course. Generally, the minimum academic entry is the satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent for a bachelor's and bachelor's degree for postgraduate along with 50% pass percentage in the entrance examination.

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