National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) is an autonomous institution aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. It was established in the year 1998. The Institute has placed India among the major contributors to plant genomics and the ongoing efforts of NIPGR will allow India to emerge as one of the most important national and international resource institutes for material, knowledge and technologies in the areas of functional, structural, evolutionary and applied genomics of plants, including crop plants. The Institute was established with the objective to undertake, promote and co-ordinate research, train workers and to serve as information resource in identified aspects of plant genomics to build a frontline institution. NIPGR has contributed towards frontier areas of Plant Biology such as, Computational Biology, Genome Analysis and Molecular Mapping, Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Responses, Nutritional Genomics, Plant Development and Architecture, Plant Immunity, Molecular Breeding, Transgenics for crop improvement and other emerging areas based on plant genomics. The institute also runs various research programme that are aimed to contribute to the understanding of the structure, expression and function of genes along with arrangement of genes on plant genomes and manipulation of plant genes / genomes to breed improved varieties of food and industrial crops for high yields and of better quality products.
Facts and Figures ofNational Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) -
Year of Establishment
Director of the Institute
Professor Akhilesh Kumar Tyagi
Govt. of India
Institutes Under National Institute of Plant Genome Research NIPGR
Total Faculty Members
How to Reach
10 kms away from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
Why to JoinNational Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)?
Research work- The institute is a pioneer in research work that has contributed to the growth of the field and has undertaken various national and international projects
Faculty- The faculty at National Institute of Plant Genome Research is a team of extremely talented and dedicated individuals who strive to impart quality education to the students