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.
Knowledge related to the processes of production and productivity of
agricultural crops leading to the development of research philosophies,
concepts, methodologies, materials and technologies.
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.
v Pay greater attention
to the problems of agriculture under unfavourable conditions and to orphan
v 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 overall efficiency.
v 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.
v 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.
v Promote excellence,
foster high standard and orient the educational programme towards future needs
physical, biological and social sciences in the curricular 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.
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.
non-formal training to promote entrepreneurial skills and commercialization of
v Generate innovative
extension models, dovetail them to developmental models, and disseminate them
through regional stations, universities and state extension systems
v Promote client
oriented on-farm research and technology assessment, refinement and transfer
through participatory approaches and by promoting the Institute-Village Linkage
v Foster development
communication research and linkages with rural development programmes and
strengthen micro-planning through inter departmental and participatory