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Division of Plant Physiology


About Plant Physiology

Dr. Ajay Arora
Head (Acting), Principal Scientist
E-mail: head_physio[at]iari[dot]res[dot]in, ajayarora[at]iari[dot]res[dot]in

The Division of Plant Physiology at IARI was established on 14th November, 1966. Prior to its establishment as an independent Division, discipline of Plant Physiology existed as a section in erstwhile Division of Botany, IARI. Dr. J.J. Chinoy initiated physiological research at IARI way back in the year 1941. In the early fifties and sixties the research was oriented towards problems related with environmental stresses and plant nutrition. Dr. R. D. Asana became the first Head of the Division. The strong foundation for crop physiological research was laid during his tenure, and these studies are of practical relevance even in this era of “omics” research. Dr. G.S. Sirohi realized the importance of basic research in crop improvement and as a result an Advance Center of Plant Physiology was established in the year 1980 under United Nation Development Program. Initiation of Indo-US project under PL-480 scheme on ‘Photosynthesis and Crop Productivity’ from 1983 to 1993 was another effort towards strengthening the Division of Plant Physiology.
Our Mission
  • Enhancing the physiological efficiencies for improving the productivity and production of crop plants.

  • To conduct basic and strategic research with a view to understand the processes leading to solution of problems in crop productivity.

  • To train Post-Graduate students leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree.

  • To impart training in physiological tools to agricultural scientists of SAUs/ICAR Institutes.

What do we DO

Research Programs

We have played a major role in giving the "Green Revolution" to India

Our Students

Maximum coverage of Area in Wheat, Rice, Mustard, etc.,

Our Labs

We have a major contribution in the export of crops Wheat, Rice, Mustard, etc.,

News and Events

We believe in creating new technologies for helping the farmers and researchers of India

Our Team

We are among the most prestigious Agricultural Universities in India

Our Achievements

We have pioneered rural development and extension of new agricultural technologies to the farmers since 1950s

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