Agriculture has always been a sought after career among students. Many of them also continue with the research work in agriculture. This page gives us information on various Agricultural Research Institutes in India.
Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair CARI is mandated to provide a research base to improve the productivity of important agri-horticulture, livestock and fisheries of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through adaptive and basic research for attaining economic self-sufficiency.
Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner, Rajasthan Its mandate is to conduct mission oriented research for improvement in productivity of horticultural crops and development of horticulture based cropping system under arid environment; and to act as a repository of information related to arid horticulture.
Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hissar, HaryanaThe Institute carries out research on various aspects of buffalo improvement including conservation of germplasm, development of optimum diets and feeding systems, enhancement of reproductive efficiency and health management practices for augmenting milk, meat and draught.
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Kerala Mandated to develop appropriate production, protection and processing technologies for coconut, arecanut and cocoa through basic and applied research.
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fiber, Barrackpore, West Bengal Mandated to the Improvement of jute (C.Capsularis and C.olitorius) and allied fibre crops like mesta (H.Cannabinus and H.Sabdariffa), sunnhemp, (Crotalaria Juncea), ramie (Boehmeria nivea) sisal (Agave sisalana) and flax (Linum usitatissimum) for yield and quality.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is the country’s premier national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. It has served the cause of science and society with distinction through first rate research, generation of appropriate technologies and development of human resources.
Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute New DelhiThe Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute aims to promote and conduct research and education / training in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Applications and to advise, liaise with other Institutes who have a stake in strengthening of agricultural statistics system.
ICAR Research Complex For Goa, Ela Old, Goa Mandated to conduct strategic and applied research on potential Agricultural and Horticultural crops, Livestock and Fisheries for improving productivity and post harvest management
Indian Instritute of Soil Science , Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh In view of the fast changing scenario of Indian agriculture, and the growing importance of enhancing and sustaining productivity of soil resource, the ICAR established the Indian Institute of Soil Science in 1988 at Bhopal to conduct basic and strategic research on this aspect.
Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh The project has been envisaged as a national network of multidisciplinary research on the improvement of the major vegetable crops.
Indian Lac Research Institute, Namkum, Ranchi The only research Institute of its kind in the world, being devoted exclusively to all aspects of lac research including its cultivation, processing, value addition and utilisation.
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Haryana It is responsible for identification, evaluation, characterisation, conservation and utilisation of livestock and poultry genetic resources in India.
National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Nagpur, Maharashtra It was setup in 1976 with a mandate to provide a research input in the soil survey activities of the country and also carryout soil resource mapping programs at national, state and district level for land use planning.
National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Distt. Mau, Uttar Pradesh The NBAIM has been established under the auspices of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with the basic aim to promote and co-ordinate systematic scientific studies in agriculturally important microorganisms (AIMs) in order to improve the agricultural productivity.
National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner, Rajasthan Mandated to undertake basic and applied research for improvement of camels.
National Research Centre for Coldwater Fisheries, Bhimtal, Uttaranchal It is emerging as the nodal facility in the country where research investigations are under taken both on capture and culture aspects with a focus on exotic and Coldwater species.
National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, MaharashtraA premier Research Centre established to undertake mission oriented programme involving basic and strategic research for resolving the major biotic and abiotic constraints affecting the production and productivity of grapes.
National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Ajmer Established during IXth five year plan to initiate research work on seed spices especially aimed at improving the productivity and quality with reference to export value and domestic demand.
National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad established on 16 November, 1987 is the nodal agency in the country dealing with all aspects of sorghum research, development including coordination and consultancy. NRCS works closely with many other sister institutions of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and national and international agencies and institutions both in public and private sector.
National Research Centre for Yak, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh Mandated to conduct research on improvement of yak and its products through selection and breeding with exotic frozen semen and crossbreeding programme with BOS species.
Project Directorate of Biological Control, Bangalore
Project Directorate of Oilseed Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad The Directorate of Oilseed research is engaged in basic and strategic research in three oilseed crops viz. castor, sunflower and safflower.
Project Directorate of Poultry, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Primarily, the Directorate aims at developing superior germplasm of chicken with high potential for egg and meat production, through an organised network of centres under an All India Coordinated Research projects (AICRP’s) located in different State Agricultural Universities and at an ICAR institute.
Project Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), formerly All India coordinated Rice Improvement Project (AICRIP), was established in 1965 to organize and coordinate multi-location testing of genetic lines and technologies for crop production and protection generated across the country.
Water Technology Centre for Eastern Region, Bhubaneswar, Orissa It is a poineer research institute in the area of sustainable water management under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The goal of WTCER is to develop and transfer improved water management technologies for sustainable agricultural production in the eastern region.
All India Coordinated Project of Micro and Secondary Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils & Plants Its mission is Soil fertility management through balanced use of micro- and secondary- nutrients for enhancing and sustaining high crop productivity of soil resource with minimal environmental pollution.