The College of Agriculture, Bikaner, a constituent college of SKRAU, was established in September 1988 by transfer of agriculture faculty of Dungar College, Bikaner to RAU. Prior to 1988, a three year B.Sc. (Agriculture) programme was offered at Dungar College, Bikaner. With the establishment of RAU at Bikaner in the year 1987, the College of Agriculture was established in order to generate technically competent manpower for overall agricultural development of the State in general and in Western Hyper Arid Region in particular.
The College of Agriculture (COA), Bikaner is located at 10th milestone on Sriganganagar road, Beechwal, Bikaner. The College offers a four year (eight semester) B.Sc.(Hons) Ag. programme, two year (four semester) M.Sc.(Ag.) programme in nine disciplines viz., Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Biotechnology, Entomology, Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding , Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and Extension Education & Communication and Ph.D. programme in eight disciplines viz., Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Extension Education & Communication.
The College was established to transform agriculture from subsistence farming to farm business. Bikaner region of the state is mainly characterized by the presence of Thar which makes the environment of the region highly fragile with hot arid climate. Advent of irrigation facilities through Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana and increased tubewell irrigated areas has made agriculture profitable proposition. For last 31 years, the college has become the nerve centre for generating technically trained manpower in agriculture and allied subjects. Students from different parts of the country and foreign countries are joining the college through the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).