Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Message from Head

Dr. Bhargab Dhital

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to our official website of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS). This site is designed to keep you regularly posted of our academic, research and agricultural extension programs, features and activities. The IAAS, one of five institutes under Tribhuvan University, is the first agricultural institute of Nepal.

Welcome to IAAS

Tribhuvan University (TU) is the pioneer and leading national institution of higher education in Nepal; established in 1959 A.D. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) is an autonomous academic centre of Tribhuvan University for imparting education in disciplines: Agriculture, Animal sciences and Veterinary Sciences. Initially, the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) began as a School of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture in 1957 to train Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) in agriculture. In 1968, the school was upgraded to College of Agriculture and a two- year Intermediate of Agricultural Science (I.Sc.Ag.) program was started. In 1972, the College of Agriculture was given the status of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science under Tribhuvan University. Until that time, the institute did not have its own buildings and facilities and was operated at Jagdamba Bhawan at Pulchowk in Kathmandu. In 1974, the institute was relocated from Kathmandu to Rampur in Chitwan. Branch campus of IAAS was started at two locations: one at Sundarbazar, Lamjung, in 1975 and the other at Paklihawa, Rupandehi in 1978.