The college of Agriculture, Parbhani was established in 1956. It is one of the oldest college in the state. It was started by the then Hyderabad state and was affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad and then latter it was transferred to the Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Further college was transferred from Marathwada University, Aurangabad to PDKV Akola.
College of Agriculture, Parbhani was affiliated to PDKV, Akola till 1972 when MKV, Parbhani was established and this college become the first constituent college of the University. The college was established to develop agricultural technologies, educate, train and generate agricultural experts and to cater the needs of the farming community.
The college offers B. Sc. (Agri), M. Sc. (Agri) and Ph. D. degree programmes. Initially the B. Sc. (Agri) programme was started in 1956 with the intake capacity of 32 students which is now increased to 210 + ICAR students.
PG programme was started in 1970-71 with the intake capacity of 6 students in each of nine disciplines. At present the intake capacity is 12+ ICAR students in each discipline. The Ph. D programme was started in 1978 with intake of 27 students in 9 various disciplines, which is now increased to 33.
The College of Agriculture, Parbhani adopted trimester system with a view to imparting advanced knowledge in the subjects with more emphasis on practicals. However, experience of initial stages suggested that the trimester system was more rigid and did not take into consideration the cropping season of this country. As such the semester system was introduced from 1975-76.