Indian Agricultural Research Institute - IARI
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as the Pusa Institute, began its journey in 1905 at Pusa in Bihar with a generous grant of about 30,000 pounds from the American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. Formerly called the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), the IARI functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Chemistry, Economic Botany, Cattle Breeding and Mycology. The name of this educational organization has undergone a change, to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911. In the year of 1919, it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. As a consequence of the devastating earthquake on 15th January 1934, the Institute shifted its base to Delhi on 29th July 1936. After independence, the institute was renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). The institute aspires to serve as a centre for academic excellence in the area of human resources development in agricultural sciences and to emphasize optimum utilization of global plant resources. Production of efficient, productive and stable genotypes of crops, especially hybrids and improving bioenergetics is also among its prime objectives. IARI developed the famous wheat varieties that contributed approximately billion tonnes of addition production during the green revolution. As the leader of many different ICAR institutions, IARI continues to be the topmost institution for agricultural research in the country.
The Cell at IARI Delhi is committed towards assisting the students in finding suitable employment opportunities. The benefit of this assistance provided by the Institute is reflected in the success of students who have secured lucrative and esteemed positions in recent years. The cell also organizes interactive sessions, special lectures and seminars. In this Institute, every effort is undertaken by the cell to create proper opportunities for research scholars in government and private enterprises.
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