Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyala was initially a satellite centre of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya. Realising the need to further strengthen its activities, the satellite centre became a full-fledged university to serve the region substantially. It started functioning from 1st February 2001. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Agriculture, Hosrticulture and Forestry. It also offers PhD in the same disciplines.