The Indian Agricultural Research Institute, apart from being the nation’s leading institute for agricultural research and education, provides and inculcates the value of leadership. Developing great leadership skills requires hands-on experience, that gives leaders the opportunity to build their leadership capabilities, and ICAR-IARI, New Delhi excels in nurturing initiatives at its workplace. The researchers and scientists at IARI follow innovative methodologies in achieving success and creating efficient agricultural practices. IARI is one of the premiere institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world. ...
In the 1960s, the Country faced the “ship-to-mouth” situation but for the Green Revolution, India could not have survived the population bomb. IARI was the seat of India’s ‘Green Revolution’ and “human resource development”, thereby contributing immensely to India’s food security and development. Our esteemed scientists like Dr. M S Swaminathan had a pioneering role in shaping this vision of a Green and Prosperous India. IARI continues its efforts to bring an Evergreen Revolution for sustainable food, nutrition, environment, and livelihood security in the country. During the last 115 years, IARI has dynamically responded to the needs and challenges of the Nation and provided human resources and technologies to bring about a radical transformation of Indian agriculture.
Recognizing the importance of biochemical studies in crop research, the Division of Biochemistry was created in the year 1966 as a separate Division, with major emphasis on Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Nutrition. Since its inception, the Division has acquired the best research, teaching and training facilities, and takes legitimate pride in being recognized as the only Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in Biochemistry in NARS by ICAR ever since 1995. Undoubtedly, dynamic leadership and vision of former heads contributed to developing this Division as excellent centre for teaching and research. The details are available at the website https://www.iari.res.in/index.php/en/
National Institute for Plant Biotechnology (NIPB) is a research institution of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The institute was founded in 1985 as the ‘Biotechnology Centre’ of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) for molecular biology and biotechnology research in crop plants. It has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing new tools and techniques and delivering breakthroughs in biotechnology for crop improvement. The details are available at the website www.nipb.icar.gov.in
The Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology was established in May, 1991 with its Headquarters at the Division of Biochemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, and registered under the Societies Registration Act of XXI of 1860 on 15th November, 1991. The mandate of the Society is to advance research in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology areas and to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge. In order to fulfill its mandates, Society has been organising National/International Symposia/Seminars/Training/ Workshops/ Lectures on the current research topics related to biochemistry and biotechnology to bring together students, researchers, young scientists, professionals etc. on a common platform to make a roadmap to meet the challenges in agriculture. ...
The Society has 975 Life members apart from Annual/Institutional members. It has 24 foreign members from 12 different countries.
The Society had the honour of being led by distinguished scientists/academicians as its Presidents: Dr. S. Ramachandran, then the Secretary, DBT (1992-1994); Dr. R.S. Paroda, then the Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR (1995-2000); Prof. V.L. Chopra, then the Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR (2000-2005); Dr. S.L. Mehta, former DDG (Education), ICAR and Vice-Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur (2006 –till date).
The SPBB with Springer Nature India Pvt. Ltd. is publishing the ‘Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology’ (JPBB) on a quarterly basis. The latest Thompson Reuter ‘Impact Factor’ 2021 of the Journal is 1.525. Based on the quality/impact factor of the Journal, the Society has been graded and put in category ‘A’ by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
The Journal is being Abstracted/Indexed in : Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, CSA,CAB International, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Elsevier Biobase, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Global Health, Indian Science Abstracts, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest (http://www.springer.com/ life+sciences/journal/13562). The details are available at the website https://spbbindia.org/
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) is a premier plant-based, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art National R&D center under the umbrella of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi, India. Established in 1953 under the name of National Botanic Gardens (NBG) and later renamed as National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) in 1978, it focuses on classical taxonomy and cutting-edge areas of modern biology, such as taxonomy, environmental science, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, bioinformatics, conservation biology, floriculture, biotechnology, microbiology, genetic engineering, tissue culture, and development of plant-based products. In order to facilitate its research and development activities, the institute boasts a wide range of resources and infrastructure, including a Botanic Garden, Herbarium, Knowledge Resource Centre, and an Experimental-cum-Extension Centre at Banthra. The goals and objectives of the institute fall in the categories of basic and applied research on plant diversity assessment, conservation, and prospection; plant-environment interaction and biotechnological approaches for plant improvement; with particular emphasis on under-exploited, non-traditional, and wild plant genetic resources; and development of technologies for new plant and microbial sources of commercial importance. The Institute offers an array of services to aid in the identification, supply, and exchange of plants and propagules, as well as the garden layout and landscaping. Additionally, the institute focuses on disseminating scientific knowledge and technologies related to plants and microbial resources, accomplished through a variety of methods, such as publications, skill development, training, capacity building, and extension activities. The details are available at the website https://nbri.res.in/