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IARI

Indian Agricultural Research Institute - Delhi ( Delhi )

Facilities
Size
1235 Acres
Accredited By
ISO
Established Date
1905
Private
Type
400
Total Students
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Indian Agricultural Research Institute - IARI

The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Bacteriology unit was added in 1907.  The name of ARI was changed to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and, in 1919 it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. Following a devastating earthquake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

During the fifties, the advancement of scientific disciplines constituted the core program of IARI and provided the base for its fast expansion in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It attained the status of a Deemed University in the year 1958.  The green revolution that brought smiles to millions of Indians bloomed from the fields of IARI with the development of famous wheat varieties which contributed an estimated on billion tons of addition production.  As the Mother of several ICAR institutions, IARI continues to be the leading institution for agricultural research, education, and extension in the country.   

The present campus of the Institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres) and located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of IGI Airport (Palam). The location stands at 28.08 0N and 77.12 0E, the height above mean sea level being 228.61 meters (750 feet). It is adjacent to hillside road.

Currently, the Institute has 20 divisions 5 multi-disciplinary Centers situated in Delhi, 8 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries, 3 All India coordinated research projects with headquarters at IARI and 10 national Centers functioning under all India coordinated research projects. It has the sanctioned staff strength of 3540 comprising scientific, technical, administrative and supporting personnel. 

Overview Courses

Pass percentage 93%
Percentage students passed first class 54%
Percentage students passed with distinction 23%
Eligibility For Transfer None
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Overview Campus

Area 1235 Acres
Built up area 5058571 Acres
Classrooms 50
Sport Grounds 1
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Last Update 06 Jan, 2017
Awards Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award for the year 2010.
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