The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences was established on 2 January 1995 by a Legislative Act.The State of West Bengal has the potential to enhance the livestock productivity with accelerated application of innovative technologies. The state is producing 4 million tones of milk per annum besides having 61 million poultry, 18.8 million goats and 1.3 million pigs. Also, West Bengal has emerged as the highest fish producing (1.5 million tones) state in the country including the production of 1.26 metric tones inland fishes. As most of the state farmers are small and marginal in their activities and reasonably, it is the livestock and fish, which could surely help the farming population for improvement of their livelihood. The efforts of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries are well known by their contribution to the general economy of West Bengal in terms of production. Growth in human population, increase in urbanization, rising domestic incomes and changing lifestyles have led to increased demand for products of animal origin. The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences has already set the goal in this direction and doing its best through its educational programmes and research activities and its subsequent dissemination of package of practices to rural farming community.