The foundation stone of this College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur was laid in the year in 2006 (vide MH G.R. No. MKV 1005/PK299/7A dated 5th July, 2006) towards the education, research and extension in the area of Agricultural Biotechnology and related technology with view towards welfare of the farmers and students, who get well-acquainted with the biotechnological tools and techniques during their four years of degree programme. This college was re-named as ‘Vilasrao Deshmukh College of Agricultural Biotechnology, Latur’ in the memory of the visionary leader and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Late Shri. Vilasraoji Deshmukh on dated 3rd September, 2013. The degree programme B.Tech. (Biotechnology) has accredited for a period of five years (2018-2023) by ICAR, New Delhi. The Post Graduate programme in Plant Biotechnology [M.Sc. (Agri. Biotech.)] was started in the year 2002 at VNMKV, Parbhani under Department of Biotechnology (GoI), New Delhi and there after it was shifted at Latur during 2009-2010. It also has approved accreditation by Department of Biotechnology (GoI), New Delhi.
The B.Tech. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Agril. Biotechnology degree programmes running at this college is facilitated by the well trained faculty. The college has state of-the-art laboratory facilties, well stocked digital libraries, smart classrooms, Wi-Fi facility and hostel facility for both boy’s and girl’s. The programme suits well for research and innovation based career goals and to meet the growing demand for professional experts in biotechnology sector. The students are educated in both theory and practicals considering the requirements of the students for higher studies and placement at biotechnology research laboratories, agricultural industries, pharma and bioinformatics industry and supporting sectors.