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Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) is a public non-profitable university located at Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. This university was established by the Parliament of Nepal in 2010 merging two campuses of Tribhuvan University and Forestry Campus (Rampur Agriculture Campus of the Institute of Agriculture Rampur, Chitwan and Animal Science & Institute of Forestry in Hetuada, Makwanpur). The University focuses on agricultural work development and promotes research in the field of agriculture, forestry, and extension program all over Nepal. Being an agricultural country the university is more focused on the research field. The Prime Minister is a Chancellor and Prof. Puny Prasad Regmi is a vice-chancellor. Dean in the Department of Agriculture is Prof. Jay Prakash Dutta, Dean in Department of Veterinary is Prof. Dr. Sharada Thapaliya and Dean in the department of Forestry is Dr. Balaram Bhatta.
University offers a different program from Ph.D. level to undergraduate level in agricultural science. This university has 9 departments, 52 qualified members for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. This university has 195 faculty member altogether from both faculties (Faculty of Forestry, Hetauda and Institute of agriculture, Chitwan). The Rampur Agriculture Campus of the Institute of Agriculture extends in an area of 280 hectares and the Hetauda campus extends in an area of 95 hectares. The University and faculty members focus on productive research in agricultural commodities, post-harvesting technology, quality food production, conserving biodiversity, and livelihood system. The postgraduates students invest their research in the technologies to address the issue in agriculture and forestry of the country. Furthermore, the faculty members are investing their time in the field of research with collaboration with different national and international organizations. This university has also linked-up with well-established and reputed universities in foreign for abroad study and to enhance the research and laboratory.
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