ICAR-NAHEP workshop on "Bioinformatic Analysis of Soil Microbial Community Sequence Data" scheduled from April 27 - May 1, 2020 has been postponed. YES List of selected candidates for the workshop "Next-Generation Sequencing and Computational Biology of Agriculture" to be held from March 4-6, 2020 is available now. YES Read More List of selected candidates for the training on " Genomics for Improvement of Horticultural Crops " to be held between Feb 24 - March 5, 2020, is released Read More ICAR-NAHEP sponsored training cum-workshop programme on "Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing" scheduled to be held during February 10-20, 2020 is postponed due to administrative reasons YES Applications are invited from M.Sc. and Ph.D. students of ICAR-Deemed to be Universities/SAUs/CAUs/CUs/ other UGC recognized Universities and Research Institutes to apply for the training on “Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing“ to be held from February 10 – 20, 2020 at ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Read More List of candidates selected for attending the training on "Pathophenotyping and Genome guided Characterization of Rust fungi Infecting Wheat and other Cereals" to be held between Jan 22 – Feb 1,2020 is released. Read More List of candidates selected for attending the training on “Genome Editing of Crops: Methods and Applications " is released Read More       

About The Project

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) has been formulated by Indian Agricultural Research Institute with a total cost of Rupees 1100 crores ( US$ 165 million ) for five years starting from 2017-18. The project is proposed on 50:50 cost sharing basis between the World Bank and the Government of India, implemented at the Education Division, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

so that a holistic model can be developed to raise the standard of current agriculturaleducation system that provides more jobs and is entrepreneurship oriented and on par with the global agriculture education standards.The mandate of Indian Agricultural Research Institute/DARE includes promotion and coordination of education in agriculture, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences in the country. Indian Agricultural Research Institute is now embarking upon an ambitious step in further strengthening the National Agricultural.

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT CAAST on Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement and Management.Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST) is a new initiative and student centric sub-component of World Bank sponsored National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) granted to The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi to provide a platform for strengthening educational and research activities of post graduate and doctoral students. The ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi was selected by the NAHEP-CAAST programme.

NAHEP sanctioned Rs 19.99 crores for the project of IARI on “Genomic assisted crop improvement and management” under CAAST programme. The project at IARI specifically aims at inculcating genomics education and skills among the students and enhancing the expertise of the faculty of IARI in the area of genomics.IARI’s CAAST project is unique as it provides a platform to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students from different disciplines for learning OMICs skills by doing research. The students will be trained at Institutes of International repute. CAAST will organize lectures and training programmes, and develop online teaching useful to the student and faculty of NARES. It will provide opportunities to the students and faculty to gain international exposure. Further, the project envisages developing a modern lab named as Discovery Centre that will serve as a common facility for students’ research at IARI.



  • About Project

    NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT (NAHEP) has been formulated by Indian Agricultural Research

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  • Upcoming Training

    CAAST sponsored Students’ Winter School on Genomics of Plant Pathogens and Agriculturally Important Microbes.

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  • Research

    The institute has various ongoing research projects under various categories

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  • e-resources

    e-Resources facilitating 24x7 online accesses of select journals in agricultural and allied sciences to all researchers

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  • Our Team

    We have a core team as well as associated team with high skills and experience.

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  • Workshop

    To develop collaborative research programmes with institutes of international repute and industries in the area of genomics and phenomics

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Towards Developing Human Resources to Harness the Global Gene Pool for Sustainable Agriculture