Objectives of the Institute

Institute has the following objectives :

Research

Emphasize utilization of global plant genetic resources, including conservation of agriculturally important microbial, cyanobacterial and insect resources, to produce efficient, productive and stable genotypes of crops, especially hybrids, and improve bioenergenetics.

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 modelling, bioindicators, nuclear tools, remote sensing and GIS to achieve greater understanding of the production systems, the resources, the environment and their sustainability and modify them to reduce the environmental and human health risks to make them more sustainable in the context of holistic ecological and socio-economic systems.

Pay greater attention to the problems of agriculture under unfavourable conditions and to 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 communicaiton systems for improving overall efficiency.

Develop capabilites 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 centres of excellence with modern instrumentation and foster system research.

Education

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Promote excellence, foster high standard and orient the educational programme towards future needs and opportunites.

Strengthen physical, biological and social sciences in the curricula and add frontier areas such as biotechnology, computer application and information technology, environmental science, management science and post-harvest technology, and agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources.

Provide opportunities for post-doctoral research, continuing educatin, faculty upgradation, and development of human resources in new and cutting edge technology areas, especially through internation collaboration.

Strengthen non-formal training to promote entreprenurial skills and commercialization of agriculture.

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