• To undertake basic plant molecular biology research for understanding molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes.
  • To develop capabilities of devising tools and techniques of biotechnology and genetic engineering for crop improvement.
  • To use the knowledge gained and technologies developed for advancing agricultural development.
  • To serve as a national lead centre for plant molecular biology and biotechnology research.
  • To create trained manpower in the area of plant biotechnology.


Contributing to sustainable food, nutritional, ecological and livelihood security of the country through development and deployment of tools and techniques of modern plant biotechnology


Enhancing and sustaining crop productivity and quality by generating and harnessing the genomic, bioinformatic and trained human resources in harmony with ecology and environment