Date of Last Update: 26-March-2024

1.1  Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [section 4(1)(b)(i)]


Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [section 4(1)(b)(i)]


Name and address of the Organisation

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)


Head of the Organisation



Vision, Mission and Key Objective

      A global knowledge institution enabling National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) adapt to change through continuous innovation.
     To enhance leadership, governance and innovation capacities of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) through capacity strengthening, education, research, consultancy, and policy support.


Function and duties

     1.    Enhance individual and institutional competencies in managing innovation through capacity development, research and policy advocacy.
     2.    Serve as a think tank for National Agricultural Research and Education System and facilitate strategic management of human capital.


Organisation Chart



Any other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt

     The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1976 at Hyderabad. The major mandate of the Academy is to build capacity in agricultural research, education and extension education systems, and provide policy advocacy for the National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES). To fulfil these mandates, Academy organises various capacity building programmes for researchers, academicians, extension personnel, scholars, and other stakeholders in NARES. The Academy strives to enhance individual and institutional capacity for innovation in NARES. Considering the strategic importance of agricultural research in food security and economic growth of the country, leadership, governance and innovation are emerging as prerequisite for the transformation of NARES into a more pluralistic innovation system. Keeping this in mind, the Academy has developed its vision, mission and mandate.

Role of NAARM

     NAARM has the responsibility of bringing about management excellence in the NARS by organizing relevant training programmes, workshops, and seminars in the priority areas of agricultural research and education management. Its scope has also widened to lend its expertise to impart training to the international participants from the developing countries. In order to provide technical backstopping to various programmes organized by NAARM and also to lend policy level support to ICAR, the Academy undertakes research on management problems associated with agricultural research and education. The Academy also functions as a repository of ideas and information, and acts as a clearinghouse for the dissemination and utilization of such information. Being a unique institution of its kind in India, the Academy is looked upon as a `model’ by the developing countries.

     The Academy is entrusted with the challenging task of meeting the management training needs of vast qualified scientific manpower of the country as recommended by Third Quinquennial Review Team (QRT-3). It also has to address research gaps in the management of agricultural research and education. Given the magnitude and importance of this task, the Academy is fully equipped through its team of excellence to strive hard to infuse the true management culture in the individuals and institutions engaged in agricultural research and education in the country.

Programmes and Activities

1. Training

     Training is the most vital function of the Academy. Considering the size of manpower and their varying needs across the NARS, various training programmes are organized by the Academy. These programmes are conducted in a utilitarian mode with a right mix of knowledge and skill including hands-on experience, in the following categories.

        • Entry level courses:These are meant for the newly recruited scientists of ICAR          (Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service), teachers of SAUs,          administrative, accounts, and technical personnel in the system.

        • Refresher courses: These programmes are meant to constantly update the in          service scientists and teachers with new knowledge and management skills to meet          newer needs.

        • Specialized programmes: The senior level scientists and teachers, who are          prospective leaders, are provided specialized training in research and education          management, based on specific functions and requirements of future leadership          positions. These programmes are mainly meant for exposure to emerging areas as          well as for skill development.

        • Management development programmes: Comprehensive management          development programmes are organized for the newly recruited Heads of Division,          Joint Directors, Directors, and other Research Management staff prior to their          taking-up their new responsibilities.

        • Executive development programmes: With more and more decentralization of          decision-making becoming a reality, these programmes familiarize the responsible          senior functionaries, occupying the research management positions, with the          pragmatic application of management concepts for realizing improved efficiency          and effectiveness of research and educational institutions

        • International programmes: These programmes provide opportunities for improving          international collaboration and networking; they make available the expertise          developed at NAARM for the benefit of agricultural research scientists and          academicians in the developing countries; and they encourage bilateral co-          operation in the field of research and education management in agriculture, besides          revenue generation.

        • Off-campus programmes: As per the needs of the clientele organizations, both          within and outside the country, specific tailor-made programmes in core areas are          offered for national and international participants.

2. Research

     The management problems encountered by the ICAR Institutes and the State Agricultural Universities primarily form the basis for undertaking research. Policy issues requiring attention of planners and administrators for the effective implementation of various agricultural programmes are considered in formulating the research projects. Besides the core-funded research, the Academy undertakes inter-institutional projects, collaborative projects, and externally funded research projects.

     The quality resource materials and the databases developed through research studies provide necessary backup for training, in addition to providing essential guidelines for long-term policy perspective for the NARS. Research is undertaken in areas such as management of human resources, education technology and management, management of research, systems and technology, management tools and techniques, and information and communication systems.

3. Facilitating dialogues towards policy support

     Workshops, seminars and conferences are mechanisms for bringing together senior-level functionaries and policy makers to a common platform for the sharing of ideas and experiences, and for detailed analysis in many areas of topical interest relating to research and education management. The recommendations emerging out of these deliberations provide policy guidelines for the NARS.

4. Consultancy

     Over the years, the Academy has developed expertise and has provided consultancy services to institutions within the country and abroad. Consultancy facilitates to meet the client needs as well as to generate resources for the institution. It also provides an added avenue to optimize the full potential of the expertise of the faculty members. The consultancy programmes follow Council’s guidelines such as Johl Committee recommendations. The NAARM faculty has demonstrated an expertise in such areas as research prioritization, evaluation and assessment of projects, development of information systems, assessment of higher education, IP-management, impact assessment of mega projects, development of funding proposals and manpower development.

Infrastructure and Logistics

     The Academy is situated at Rajendranagar, under Cyberabad Police Station, about 18 km away from the city of Hyderabad. The Academy is established in a green serene, sylvan and sprawling campus of about 50 hectares. It is surrounded by other reputed central institutions like MANAGE, NIRD, and ANGRAU.

     The Academy, over the years, has steadily built infrastructure and logistical facilities, commensurate with its requirement to provide training and to pursue its research, consultancy and programmes for capacity building of NARS and other professionals around the globe.

     The following facilities are built over the years.

        • Faculty Block, Academic Block, Administrative Block, and Conference Hall

        • Video laboratory

        • Computer, Multimedia, ARIS, and Server labs

        • GIS laboratory

        • Organizational Behaviour, Audio Visual, and Communication labs

        • Library and Documentation center

        • Medical and health center

        • Guest houses and Trainees living facilities

        • Housing and residential quarters

Date of Last Update: 26-March-2024

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