भा.कृ.अ.प. - भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान संस्थान | ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

To provide leadership for Science-led sustainable and globally competitive agriculture for food, nutrition and livelihood security
To explore new frontiers of science and develop human resources to provide the leadership in technology development and policy guidance for vibrant and resilient agriculture, which should be productive, eco-friendly, sustainable, economically profitable and socially equitable. In order to accomplish this mission, the Institute has adopted the following mandates:
  • Basic, strategic and anticipatory research in field and horticultural crops for enhanced productivity and quality.
  • Research in frontier areas to develop resource use efficient integrated crop management technologies for the sustainable agricultural production system.
  • Serve as a centre for academic excellence in the areas of post-graduate education and human resources development in agricultural science.
  • Provide national leadership in agricultural research, education, extension and technology assessment and transfer by developing new concepts and approaches and serving as a national reference point for quality and standards.

Goals and Objectives

  • Emphasize utilization of plant genetic resources, including conservation of agriculturally important microbial, cyano-bacterial and insect resources, to produce efficient, productive and stable genotypes of crops, especially hybrids, and improve bioenergetics.
  • Generate knowledge related to the processes of production and productivity of agricultural crops leading to the development of research philosophies, concepts, methodologies, materials and technologies.
  • Develop and use systems approach, crop modeling, bio-indicators, nuclear tools, remote sensing and GIS to achieve a greater understanding of the production systems and to modify them to reduce the environmental and human health risk to make them more sustainable in the context of holistic ecological and socio-economic aspects.
  • Pay greater attention to the problems of agriculture under unfavourable conditions and to the orphan commodities.
  • Foster excellence in agriculture-related to basic and social sciences, strengthen synergism between traditional knowledge and modern science, and harness management sciences and communication systems for improving the overall efficiency.
  • Develop capabilities in post-harvest technology, agro-processing, product development, value addition and utilization research on agricultural commodities, by-products, agricultural wastes and renewable energy resources.
  • Concentrate on new and emerging cutting edge technologies such as molecular biology and biotechnology and develop inter-disciplinary centers of excellence with modern instrumentation and foster system research.

  • Promote excellence, foster high standard and orient the educational programme towards future needs and opportunities.
  • Strengthen physical, biological and social sciences in the curricula, and frontier areas such as biotechnology, computer application and information technology, environmental science, management science, post-harvest technology, and agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources.
  • Provide opportunities for post-doctoral research, continuing education, faculty upgradation and development of human resources in new and cutting-edge technology areas, especially through international collaboration.
  • Strengthen non-formal training to promote entrepreneurial skills and commercialization of agriculture.

  • Generate innovative extension models, dovetail them to developmental models, and disseminate them through regional stations, universities and state extension systems
  • Promote client oriented on-farm research and technology assessment, refinement and transfer through participatory approaches and by promoting the Institute-Village Linkage Programme
  • Foster development of communication research and linkages with rural development programmes and strengthen micro-planning through inter departmental and participatory approaches.

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research

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