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Reviving Finger Millet in Jharkhand

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), also known as ragi or mandua, is one of the oldest food grains known to humankind. In Jharkhand, it is consumed mostly as

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Small Input – Large Gain Intervention in Tribal Village

Mango, the most important fruit of India, is grown in an area of 1.23 million hectares, with an annual production of 10.99 million tons. This amount accounts

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Pulse Crops for Sustainable Agriculture and Nutritional Security

Pulse or grain legume crops are important for soil health maintenance by enriching soil nitrogen status. Due to their high protein, dietary fibers and

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About ICAR-IIAB

ICAR – Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology

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Dr. Arunava Pattanayak, Director
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Dr. Tilak R. Sharma, Jt. Director (Res.)
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The foundation stone of ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IIAB) was laid by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India on August 25, 2014 at Garhkhatanga, Ranchi (Jharkhand).

Currently the institute is operating from a camp office established at the Process and Demonstration Unit (PDU) campus of ICAR-IINRG located at Namkum, Ranchi. IIAB envisages meeting the growing demand of agricultural products and processes with faster pace by deploying cutting edge molecular tools and techniques.

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Student Corner


The Institute is currently offering Masters and Doctoral degree programs in frontier areas of Agricultural Biotechnology