The institute was established in the year 1987 by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The institute was established in response to emerging challenges in the constantly growing agriculture sector.
Institute is situated on 42 acre of sprawling campus and includes all modern amenitiesclassrooms, faculty rooms, conference halls, library and computer centre. The air-conditioned classrooms and conference halls are equipped with the latest AV equipment to create a comfortable learning environment. The hostel block is comprised of 168 rooms, of which 22 are air-conditioned. The hostel has arrangements for hygienic cosmopolitan food. All the rooms are connected with intercom facility. A few residential quarters are available for faculty and staff on the campus.