KRISHI (Knowledge Based Resources Information Systems Hub for Innovation in Agriculture)

  • Nodal Officer: Dr. N. Uttam Singh
  • Co-Nodal Officer:

KRISHI is an initiative of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to bring its knowledge resources to all stakeholders at one place. The portal is being developed as a centralized data repository system of ICAR consisting of Technology, Data generated through Experiments/ Surveys/ Observational studies, Geo-spatial data, Publications, Learning Resources etc. At the institute level KRISHI is being maintained by a team of scientists led by a nodal officer who has been given authenticated access. Issues encountered by the scientists of the institute in accessing the system is resolved by the said team.

ICAR Knowledge Management Portal
  • Nodal Officer: Dr. N. Uttam Singh

ICAR-Portal is an integrated system which provides information on all institutions/ Regional Centres and KVKs under a single roof. This system has reduced the dependence of administration on the use of Institutional, Regional Centres and KVKs during cultivation of Institutional data and financial/budgeting data. It also provides information on AICRP project, major achievements, RAC/IRC/IMC/QRT meeting, land assets and RMPs which provides a Master Monitoring system to higher authority or nodal Officer to keep an eagle eye on the institute activities as well as the Institutional network and availability of employee on particular institute. At the institute level this portal is being maintained by a team of scientists led by a nodal officer who has been given authenticated access. Issues encountered by the scientists of the institute in accessing the system is resolved by the said team.

ASRB Online Examination Centre
  • Nodal Officer: Dr. N. Uttam Singh
  • Co-Nodal Officer:
  • Technical: Mr. Swaroop Sharma
  • : Mr. S.E. Nongroom
  • : Mr. Jesterfield Lanstiah

Under the project “Developing, Commissioning, Operating and Managing an online system for NET/ARS - Prelim Examination in ASRB, ICAR” ASRB had taken a lead in transforming from pen and paper examination to computer-based test for NET and ARS (Preliminary) examinations with objectives to bring efficiency, accuracy, fairness, and to improve the overall quality of examination system. The institute has been one of the 23 partners of the project across the country. The 100 capacity Examination Centre of the institute is well equipped with servers, desktops, LAN, furniture, power backups and AC Units. This facility has been being used not only by ASRB but also for other examinations conducted by ICAR. The first complete online examination was conducted successfully for NET-2014(1) from 26th March, 2014 to 4th April, 2014. At present a team of scientists and technical Officer look after the centre for its maintenance and conduct of online examination.

Agricultural Statistics:
List of working equipments with charges for facilities available for outside users:-
  • 1. An AC lab of 10 computers (installed SAS) along with projector and UPS backup of 2.30 hrs. with internet facility. Charge to use the lab with internet facility for one day is Rs 5000/- only.
  • 2. Available Books and manuals to use different modules of SAS (each copy of these books and manuals are also distributed to the nodal centre, regional centre and other NARS organizations in NE Region)
  • 3. SAS Software depot of 67 GB is available in the lab. Anybody in NARS can get installed the software in their official machines free of cost. The software is also distributed to all the nodal centre of this centre and users also can get the software from the nodal centre.
  • 4. One photocopier, printers and scanner are also available.
  • All the above mentioned equipments and facilities are available under the NAIP component 1 project “Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS”

List of working equipments with charges for facilities available for outside users:-
Sl. No. Name of the instrument Charges for outside user
1. HPLC Rs. 5,000 per sample
2. Spectrophotometer Rs. 500 per sample
3. Microscope with digital photography (25X) (Lica) Rs. 50 per slide
4. Water Purification system (milipore) Rs. 50 per litre of water
5. UV chamber Rs. 50 per hour
6. Potash Tower Rs. 50 per spraying

Plant Breeding:
List of Working Equipments:-
    1. ABI310 genetic analyser 11. Grain husker 21. Real Time PCR machine
    2. Biolistic particle delivery system 12. Grain polisher 22. Refrigerated centrifuge
    3. BOD incubator 13. Ice machine 23. Research microscope with fluorescence attachment
    4. Deep freezer (-20C) 14. Inverted microscope 24. Shaking incubator
    5. Deep freezer (-80C) 15. Laminar airflow 25. SPAD meter
    6. Electronic balance 16. Leaf area meter 26. Spectrophotometer
    7. Electrophoresis system 17. Moisture meter 27. Stereo zoom microscope
    8. Electroporator 18. Nitrogen analysis system 28. Vacuum evaporator
    9. Gel documentation system 19. PCR machine 29. Water purification system
    10. Generator 20. Power tiller

Soil Science:
Equipments availability with charges for external users:-
Sl. No. Equipments Charges(Rs / Sample)
1. pH meter 50/slide
2. Digestion block (For soil & plant sample digestion) 100
3. Distillation assembly (For Nitrogen analysis) 50
4. Photoelectric colorimeter 50
5. Flame photometer 50
6. Turbidity meter 50
7. Organic carbon estimation assembly 50
8. Calcium, Magnesium estimation assembly 50
9. Exchangeable aluminum and acidity estimation assembly 50
10. Bulk density estimation assembly 50
11. Buyoucous hydrometer cum texture estimation assembly 150
12. Pressure plate membrane assembly 150
13. Geodar apparatus 100

Plant Pathology:
List of working equipment/ services/trainings and charges:-
Sl. No. Equipment/ services/training Charges (Rs.)
1. Microscopy and digital photography 50/slide
2. Milli Q Water-purification system 50/liter
3. Laminar flow 50/hr
4. Mushroom cultivation training 1000/candidate (excluding food, transport & lodging)
5. Spawn production training 1500/ candidate
6. Potash Tower Rs. 50 per spraying

IGNOU(Indira Gandhi National Open University) Programme Study Centre, ICAR, Umiam (1860 P)
  • Programme Incharge: Dr. N. Uttam Singh
  • Assistant: Ms. Mary A. Laloo

The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established on September 19, 1985 and its School of Agriculture (SoA) was established in 2005 with a mission to improve and sustain the quality of human life and productivity of agriculture and allied sectors through Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The vision of the school is to extend out reach of agriculture education by harnessing convergence between ODL and conventional system through national and international linkages. IGNOU, ICAR Programme Study Centre was established in the year 2008 under IGNOU Regional Centre, Shillong to launch specialized academic programmes particularly in agriculture and allied sectors, education, professional, vocational and other related fields. Providing support services to learners for these academic programmes necessitates special facilities, laboratories, etc. Many times, such facilities may not be available at some of the Regular Study Centres. Therefore, IGNOU identifies institutions which have the academic expertise and infrastructure to provide support services specific to the learners of a particular academic programme. Modalities for establishment of Programme Study Centres are the same as those followed for establishment of Regular Study Centres.

The Programmes offered in IGNOU, ICAR Programme Study Centre are:
  • 1) Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)
  • 2) Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy (PGCAP)
  • 3) Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)
  • 4) Diploma in Dairy Technology (DDT)
  • 5) Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO)
  • 6) Diploma in Watershed Management (DWM)
  • 7) Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM)
  • 8) Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)
  • 9) Certificate in BeeKeeping (CIB)
  • 10) Certificate in Organic Farming (COF)

The ICAR Programme Study Centre is headed by a Programme In charge (PIC) Dr. N. Uttam Singh, Scientist (Agril. Stat.) and assisted by Ms. Mary A. Laloo. In IGNOU, the functions of an Academic Counsellor are well defined. The counsellor guides the learners for timely completion of course. The list of IGNOU Academic Counsellors at ICAR:

Former CounsellorsExisting Counsellors
NameProgramme CodeNameProgramme Code
Dr. A. K. Tripathi, Former PIC DVAPFV,COF,DPVCPO, PGCAP, DWM Dr. N. A. Deshmukh DVAPFV, DPVCPO
Dr. S. V. Ngachan PGCAP Dr. B. K. Sethy CWHM
Dr. Amit Nath DVAPFV, DPVCPO Dr. S. Doley DWM
Dr. Arvind Kumar DVAPFV, DWM Dr. D. M. Firake CIB
Dr. N. S. Azad Thakur COF, CIB Er. H. Dayananda Singh CWHM, DWM
Dr. Santosh Hunshi CPF Dr. Pankaj Kr. Sinha PGCAP
Dr. D. Kumar CIB Dr. Bagish Kumar PGCAP
Er. R. K. Singh DVAPFV, CWHM,DWM Dr. Samir Das PGDFSQM
Dr. B. U. Choudhury COF, DWM Er. H. Jiten Singh DVAPFV
Dr. Pramod Singh CPF, DWM Mrs. Anjoo Yumnam COF, CPF, DWM, DVAPFV, DDT
Dr. Anup Das COF, CWHM, DWM Dr. M. Thoithoi Devi COF, CWHM, DWM
Dr. K. Saikia CIB Dr. G. Kadirvel DDT
Dr. R. K. Patel DWM Dr. R. Sanjukta CPF
Dr. Rachna Pandey CIB Dr. S. Ruth Assumi DVAPFV, PGDFSQM
Dr. A. K. Jha DWM
Dr. I. Shakuntala Devi CPF
Dr. Aniruddha Roy DWM
Dr. Ashok Kumar CPF, DWM
Dr. R. M. Bordoloi DWM, PGCAP
Dr. G. C. Munda COF
Dr. Patiram COF
Dr. S. Mandal COF
Dr. A. Kumaresan COF
Er. D. K. Sonwal CWHM
Dr. M. R. Verma PGCAP
Mrs. Snigdha R. Baruah DVAPFV
Mrs. Eliza C. Syiemlieh DVAPFV

The University follows two academic cycles for student registration, one begins in January and ends in December and the second starts in July and ends in following June. The lists of no. of students enrolled in ICAR from 2008 till January 2019 are as follows:

No. of studentsYear (session)Programme Code
3 nos. 2008 DVAPFV
10 nos. 2009 COF, DVAPFV
8 nos. 2010 COF, DVAPFV, CIB
4 nos. 2011 CIB, COF, DWM
2 nos. 2012 DWM
2 nos. 2013 CWHM
9 nos. 2014 DWM, COF, CIB, DVAPFV
4 nos. 2015 (Jan) CIB, CPF
7 nos. 2015 (July) DWM, PGCAP, CIB, COF, DVAPFV
2 nos. 2016 (Jan) CPF, CIB
7 nos. 2016 (July) CIB, CPF, CWHM, DVAPFV, DWM
1 no. 2017 (Jan) CPF
9 nos. 2017 (July) DVAPFV, COF, DDT, CPF, CWHM, DWM, PGDFSQM
12 nos. 2018 (Jan) COF, CPF
9 nos. 2018 (July) CIB, COF, CPF
7 nos. 2019 (Jan) CIB, CPF, PGDFSQM
9 nos. 2018 (July) CIB, COF, CPF