On January 15, 1974 the foundation stone of Narendra Dev University of Agriculture & Technology was laid by
the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi at Mashodha near Faizabad city. Shri Laxmi Narain Rai,
a PCS officer of Agriculture Department, Government of UP,was deputed as officer on special duty. After a few months, he was succeeded by
Dr. A.S. Srivastava who took over in October, 1974.