The Centre has a mandate to:
  • Increase agricultural productivity through development of novel products
  • using biotechnology tools
  • Carry out high quality research using modern biotechnological tools and deliver products previously impossible to generate through conventional means
  • To build capacity (infrastructure and human skills) for Agricultural biotechnology
  • Identify new and valuable opportunities in biotechnology
  • Advise different stake holders on issues regarding biotechnology
  • Create public awareness about the opportunities and benefits in biotechnology
Why Biotechnology?
  • Alternative tool for crop improvement
  • Crossbreeding
  • Mutation breeding
  • Molecular Marker assisted breeding
  • Genetic engineering
  • Tissue culture
  • Multiplication of varieties
  • Embryo rescue
  • Conservation of genetic resources
  • Powerful  MB tools for disease diagnosis and genetic resource conservation


To be a centre of excellence generating and promoting appropriate agricultural technologies


To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security


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