Rajendra Agricultural University established in 1970, has completed four decades of its existence as the pioneer institute of Agricultural Education, Research and Extension. The main objective of this university is to provide facilities for the study of Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Science and Agricultural Engineering and Agri-Business Management. It is also to conduct researches in these sciences and undertake the educational and extension programmes in agriculture among the rural clientele base, keeping in view the requirements of the state.
This Directorate was established in the year 1977 as a statutory wing of the University. Prior to this, the extension activities were controlled by the State Government. The objective behind creation of this Directorate was to establish a close linkage between the technology generation and technology dissemination units and establish linkages between State Department of Agriculture, University, ICAR and other Institutes.
The Zonal Project Directorate, Zone II under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India guides, monitors and evaluates programmes organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Vaishali.