What is the vision and mission of ICAR-NAARM

Vision: “A global knowledge institution enabling National Agricultural Research and Education Systems adapt to change through continuous innovations.”

Mission: “To enhance leadership, governance and innovation capacities of NARS through capacity strengthening, education, research, consultancy and policy support.”

  When and how ICAR-NAARM was established, what is the size and what are current Initiatives NAARM is into.

THE ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1976 in Hyderabad to address issues related to agricultural research and education management. In the initial years, the Academy primarily imparted foundation training to the new entrants of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of ICAR. Subsequently, its role expanded to include research, capacity building of senior professionals of national as well as of the international National Agricultural Research System (NARS). In the XI Plan, the ICAR-NAARM also started post-graduate education programs in agricultural management and technology management to address the emerging challenges of linking research with the market.


To be an integrated institution of agricultural management focusing on creation, dissemination and application of knowledge through its education, training, research, consultancy and policy support programs.

To serve as an apex resource center for collection, compilation, documentation and dissemination of innovative learning resources and practices in agricultural management followed in India and other countries.

To work as a catalyst for building and enhancing the competence of individual scientists and the capability of institutions of NARS for addressing contemporary issues in agricultural management.

To facilitate the organizational renewal of the NARS and management of change.

To serve as a think tank for the NARS and provide research-based inputs and advice to agricultural policy makers, planners, administrators, and others.

To establish and foster functional partnerships and effective networking with leading management institutes of the world in order to emerge as global thought and knowledge leader.

Areas of Work:

Strengthen individual and institutional capacity of scientists, faculty and managers of NARS for leadership, good governance, and efficient management to promote the transformation of NARS to NAIS, by organizing need-based, multitier, stakeholder-driven and customized training programs.

Impart agricultural management education that develops research leaders, agribusiness and technology managers, entrepreneurs with a global perspective and a strong commitment to sustainable growth of agriculture.

Undertake research that addresses emerging concerns of national and global agriculture, supports policy, and enhances the capacity of NARS for innovation.

Promote knowledge systems and technology dissemination through innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies.

 What are the achievement of the ICAR-NAARM?

During the past 40 years of establishment, the academy has organized nearly a 1000 training programs and has nearly 30000 alumni. The training programs cover a wide range of levels Foundation Courses for Agricultural Scientists (FOCARS), Faculty Development Programs (FDP), Management Development Programs (MDP), Executive Development Programs (EDP), Summer Schools, Refreshers Courses and themes that include research management, human resources management, intellectual property management, managing public private partnerships and other areas.

In the past 3 years, the Academy has played a key role in several initiatives under World Bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) of ICAR, which include:

Capacity building for promoting innovation in agriculture

ICT mediated initiatives for knowledge management

Manpower planning

Standardizing websites for ICAR institutions

Integrating emerging technologies into agricultural research and,

Strengthening statistical computing support with SAS

Since 2009, the Academy has successfully launched and executed one year Post Graduate Diploma programs in:

Information Technology Management in Agriculture (PGD-ITMA)

Intellectual Property and Technology Management in Agriculture (PGD-IPTMA)

In recent past, the academy has undertaken several research projects with national and international organizations.


It is also a part of ICAR’s core group on IP and technology management initiatives for preparing policy guidelines and actualizing the ZMTU & BPD units in all the five zones.

 What are the future plans of ICAR-NAARM and who is guiding, who is executing these plans?

ICAR-NAARM has recently celebrated its 40th years of establishment and flourishing presently under the dynamic leadership of Dr. D. Rama Rao.

Dr. D. Rama Rao. Director- NAARM

Vision 2050: (Plans)

Leadership and governance of agricultural innovation systems

Mobilizing science and technology for innovation and sustainable development

Information and knowledge management for promoting innovation and good governance

Education systems management for enhancing educational environments, continuous learning, faculty excellence, learner empowerment, and expanding reach.

Extension systems management for sustainable livelihoods security and farmer empowerment

Agribusiness management for efficient, responsive and sustainable Agri-food systems

 How farmers are getting benefitted by Institute directly or indirectly?

Being an academy for National Agricultural Research System (NARS), NAARM has been benefitting the researchers, professors, academicians including farmers through various capacity building programs.

Further Information about ICAR_NAARM can be located on below link



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Name: Dr. K. Srinivas

Designation: Principal Scientist 


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