Educational Institutes

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an autonomous apex body responsible for the organization and management of research and education in all disciplines of agricultural sciences.

To plan, undertake aid, promote and coordinate education, research and its application in agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences.
To act as a clearing house of research and general information relating to agriculture, animal husbandry, home science and allied sciences; and fisheries through its publications and information system, and instituting and promoting transfer of technology programmes.

To provide, undertake and promote consultancy services in the fields of education, research, training and dissemination of information in agriculture, agrofestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences.

To look into the problems relating to broader areas of rural development concerning agriculture, including post-harvest technology by developing cooperative programmes with other organizations such as the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and the universities.

To do other things considered necessary to attain the objective of the Society.

The growth and spread of the ICAR has been phenomenal starting from the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory, Pune, in 1889 and the Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, Bihar, in 1905. On date, the ICAR comprises 46 Central Research Institutes (CRIs) that include 4 National Institutes : Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and the Central Fisheries Research Institute, Bombay; 5 National Bureaux: for plant, animal, fish genetic resources, soils and agriculturally important Micro-organisms, 12 Project Directorates (PDs); 33 National Research Centres (NRCs); the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), 88 All-India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs), 261 KVKs and 8 TTCs. It is also operating World Bank Projects and Projects for Tribals (besides 2 All India Coordinated Projects for tribals, scheduled castes and other backward communities and schemes for their upliftment).

With the assistance of the ICAR, 41 State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) have been established in the country including the Central Agricultural University at Imphal, for the north-east region of the country.

Union Minister of Agriculture is the President of the ICAR. Director General is the principal executive officer. He is also Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), set up to link the ICAR with the Central and State Governments and for promoting International Collaboration. The Minister of Agriculture, Government of India, heads the General Body, the supreme authority of the ICAR.

Its members include the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries and senior officers of the various state governments, representatives of the parliament, the agro-industries, scientific organizations and farmers.

The Governing Body is the chief executive and decision-making authority of the ICAR. The Director-General heads it. It consists of eminent agricultural scientists, educators, legislators and representatives of farmers. The Standing Finance Committee, Norms and Accreditation Committee, Regional Committees and several Scientific Panels assist it. The Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Director-General of the ICAR functions as the Principal Advisor to the Government of India in all matters concerning research and education in agriculture, and allied fields.

The Director-General is assisted by eight Deputy Directors-Generals - one each in-charge of Crop Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Extension, Fisheries, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering. In administration, the Secretary, ICAR, who is also the additional Secretary to the DARE, Government of India, assists the DG. In financial matters, the DG is assisted by the Financial Advisor (FA).

Contact Information of Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Indian Veterinary Research Institute.
IVRI Izatnagar,
Uttar Pradesh -243122 India

Uttar Pradesh


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