On January 15, 1974 the foundation stone of Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology was led by Hon'ble Primeminister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi At Mashodha near Faizabad city Shri Laxmi narain Rai, APCS officer of Agriculture Department, government of UP,was deputed as pfficer on special duty.after a few montrh, hhe was succeeded by Dr. A.S. Srivastava He took over in October, 1974. some speed work was done by his team.A new delopment took place 21,1975 and the govenment of UP decided to locate the main campus of the university at kumargan j,Faizabad instead of Mashodha.
Shri A.D. Pandey, IAS (retired) was apponted the first vice chancellor of the unversity on 10thoctober,1975.THe unversity started functioning in a borrowed building of Gram Swalabi Vidyalaya Acharya Nagar Naka Faizabad DR. R.P.Chandola joined as the first Regitrar of the university on november 1975 A committe was constituted for the site selection oa Academy administrative and resdential blocks of the unversity at kumarganj.The committe submited its report on 22ndjanuary,1976.On july 10,1976 the paddy research station located at,Mashodha.Ghghra Ghat and ECF and NDS schemes were transferred to the university by the government and U.P. institute Agril. science Kanpur which formed the nucleus of the reseach unversity.Dr.Kirti Singh took over the first Dean of the Agril. faculty on february,12, 1977 which approved creation of 20 department in the college of agriculture.