Animal Sciences
Animal Health:

  1. Epidemiology and control of Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (TAD), tick borne and other infectious disease of animals of high economic significance.
  2. Development of Rapid Diagnostic Tests and improved diagnostics for animal & poultry diseases.
  3. One Health; Research at human animal interface, understanding the role of livestock in public health, risk analysis and surveillance strategies.
  4. Antimicrobial resistance; role of livestock in AMR, methods of AMR development, transmission of MDR bacteria to humans, epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, risk analysis and strategies.
  5. Molecular characterization of disease resistant genes in local breeds of dairy cattle, buffaloes, sheep & goats.
  6. Development of new vaccines and/ or improvement in existing animal and poultry vaccines.
  7. Standardization and/ or development of more sensitive and specific diagnostics for livestock health.

Animal Production:

  1. Minimize feed cost through balanced feed formulation and optimum utilization of available feed resources.
  2. Development of new and alternate feed resources and sustainable feeding systems in large and small ruminants.
  3. Climate change impact on livestock production and health and identification of adaptation strategies.
  4. Improvement of Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ARTs) for enhancement of reproduction efficiency in buffaloes, cows, sheep and goats.
  5. Genetic characterization and improvement of local breeds of cattle and buffaloes for milk and meat production traits.
  6. Genetic characterization and improvement of egg production traits in backyard rural poultry breeds.
  7. Development of mycotoxin inactivating products and protocols.
  8. Value addition and processing of animal products.
  9. Indigenous production of animal feed enzymes and supplements including prebiotics and probiotics.
  10. Reproductive health management of large and small animals.
  11. Genetic diversity and conservation of endangered species of Yak and Kale goat.

Aquaculture and Fisheries:

  1. Genetic improvement and feeding management of fish
  2. Improvement in yield from aquaculture of fish and shellfish
  3. Improving techniques for enhancing the shelf life of fish/ shellfish.
  4. Fish disease diagnosis and control strategies.

Plant Sciences

  1. Indigenous hybrid development in commercially important crops.
  2. Varietal development with focus on climate resilience, input efficiency, high yielding and good quality through conventional and bio-technological methods.
  3. Bio-fortification of food through gene manipulation and crop improvement.
  4. Integrated management of emerging and re-emerging pests and diseases in horticultural and field crops.
  5. Improvement and up-scaling resource conservation.
  6. Harvest, postharvest losses and value addition in fodder, field and horticultural produce.
  7. Promotion of minor and high value crops on marginal land.
  8. Development and promotion of climate smart agriculture.
  9. Development of  production technologies for intensive agriculture.
  10. Microbial biodiversity and sustainable crop production
  11. Microbial biology, pathogenomics and microbiome research.
  12. Development of GM crops against biotic and abiotic stresses.
  13. Development and improvement of crops using genome editing technology.
  14. Genome mapping and selection for crop improvement.
  15. Bio-safety studies of GM crops.
  16. Development of bio fertilizers and other relevant technologies for organic farming.
  17. Bio-product development.
  18. Biological control and development of bio-pesticides.
  19. Monitoring and epidemiology of major diseases.
  20. Application of ICT in crop sector.
  21. Development of disease forecasting model in the face of changing climate.
  22. Collection, characterization and conservation of indigenous germplasm in field and horticultural crops.
  23. Diversification of cropping system in relation to climate change.
  24. Development of innovative agronomic practices to reduce yield gap and climate change effect.
  25. Improvement of weed management technologies.
  26. Molecular genetics and genomics of plant microbe interaction.
  27. Genetic Improvement of Pulses for resilience against climatic changes.
  28. Breeding of pulses crops for high input  response and suitability to mechanization.
  29. Development of technology for application of inputs to pulses crops under rainfed conditions.