College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences (formerly known as College of Post-Graduate Studies), a constituent College of the Central Agricultural University, Imphal (CAU-I) was established in the year 2007 with the sole objective of training post graduate students of agriculture from the North Eastern Hill states. It is expected that these students would eventually become the torch bearers for enhancing the agricultural growth and livelihood support for the farming and rural community as a whole in the region.

The College is ideally located on the Umroi (Shillong-Guwahati Bypass) road (NH) at Umiam (Barapani) in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya about 13 km from the Umroi (Shillong) airport. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is about 20km away. Regular bus and taxi facilities are available throughout the day from Guwahati and Shillong. Its location near the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Botanical Survey of India, National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources and the North East Space Application Centre gives an additional advantage to the students and the staff. The rich bio-diversity and the excellent ambience of the region make the place an ideal study centre. The mesmerizing landscape and the nearby Umiam lake add to the charm of the idyllic environment.