About ICAR and IARI One Liner
About ICAR and IARI
#The highest body controlling agricultural research and education in India is” Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).”
#It was established on July 16, 1929 with the name “Imperial Council of Agricultural
Research” under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the
Royal Commission on Agriculture.
#ICAR headquarters at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
#The ICAR was bestowed with the King Baudouin Award in 1989 for its valuable
contribution in the Green Revolution. Again awarded King Baudouin Award in 2004 for
research and development efforts made under partnership in Rice Wheat Consortium.
#First Director-General was Dr. B.P. Pal (1965)
#Union Minister of Agriculture is the ex-officio President of the ICAR Society. (Present-
#New Director-General of ICAR: Dr. S. Ayyappan (from 01.01.2011)
#4 Deemed universities are part of the ICAR.
#1905: Agricultural Research Institute was established at Pusa, Bihar by Lord Curzon. The
land was donated by Mr. Phipps of USA after whom the place was named as Pusa. The
Phipps laboratory in division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry.
#1911: Renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute.
#1923: Institute started offering Diploma of Associateship.
#1934: Major Earth quake damages the buildings at Pusa.
#1936: Shifted to New Delhi.
#1936: B. Vishwanath became the first Indian Director of the Institute.
#1946: The Diploma of Associateship was recognised equivalent to M.Sc.
#1947: Name has been changed from Imperial Agricultural Research Institute to Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
#1958: Recognized as “Deemed University” under UGC Act of 1956.
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