About Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Ajoy Kumar Singh joined as a vice-chancellor of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour on January 21 2016. Born on January 14 1956 at Garhibishanpur village of Lakhisarai district in Bihar, Dr. Ajoy Kumar Singh obtained his graduation in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University and Master’s as well as Ph.D. degree in Agronomy from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Dr. Singh started his early career in the Department of Agronomy at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur in 1981 as Assistant Professor-cum- Junior Scientist and worked extensively on diara land development and cropping systems in the state of Bihar. Dr. Singh joined ICAR in the year 1998 as Principal Scientist, Project Directorate for cropping Systems Research, Modipuram and undertook the responsibility of Principal Investigator of On-Farm Research under varied agro-climatic zones.
Since, 2005 he has served under various capacities such as Zonal Coordinator (Zone II), Zonal Director of Project directorate and Director of ATARI to monitor the extension activities of KVKs. During his tenure, he brought the performance of the Institutes and 83 KVKs to a new height and helped in establishing the credibility of KVKs systems in the country. Dr. Singh dedicated his four decades of career to agricultural teaching, research, extension, training and administration. He has more than 110 research papers, 80 technical bulletins and popular articles, 180 conference proceedings and two laboratory instruction manuals to his credit. He has also edited and contributed to more than 50 book and book chapters along with a patent on his name. He is the fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy (2006), Indian Society of Extension Education (2013) and Society of Extension Education (2009).
Since his joining as the vice chancellor, BAU Sabour has reached new heights and got 24 th rank among agricultural universities of the country. BAU has also received Global Agricultural Leadership Award (2016) from Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Ajoy Kumar Singh.

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