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National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur

National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur Details

About National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur

The ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi was established on 6th June, 2001 at the fag end of IXth Plan by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to act as a nodal institution for research and development on litchi in India in a mission mode approach. The Centre started functioning from 2002 with budgetary allocation and the first batch of two scientists joining the Centre in March, 2002. The lease deed was signed on 25th June, 2002 between the ICAR and Government of Bihar to transfer 100 acres of land to the Centre at Mushahri. The Centre was strengthened during 2005 and onwards by redeploying scientific, technical and supporting staff along with administrative support and financial assistance for developing infrastructural facilities and to carry out the research work. The Centre is located at Mushahari, on Muzaffarpur-Pusa Road at 2605’87’’ N latitude, 85026’64’’ E longitude at an elevation of 210 m. It is about eight km from Muzaffarpur railway station. The area has typically subtropical climate with an average annual rainfall of 1100-1300 mm. The soil conditions of the area are alluvial with sandy loam texture and are calcareous having pH 7.5 – 8.0. The research farm of the centre is spread over an area of 40 ha.

Currently, the Centre has 14 scientific, 3 technical, 8 administrative and 3 supporting staff against the sanctioned strength of 15 scientific, 14 technical, 12 administrative and 10 supporting staff. The sanctioned scientific position represent the various disciplines of Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Genetics, Soil Science, Biotechnology, Physiology, Pathology, Entomology, Economics, Extension and Computer Applications.

Why To Join National Research Centre For Litchi [NRCL]?

  • Highly-Skilled Faculty- National Research Centre for Litchi has a team of highly skilled staff who have great expertise and a lot of experience in teaching
  • Research Activities- The College has various research projects going on throughout the year and various students and teachers have published research papers over the years in the field of research
  • Scholarships- The institute offers various scholarships to all the merit rank holders and to the financially underprivileged students

Facts & Figures :-

Year of Establishment 2001
University Type Autonomous
Chairman of the Institute Dr. S.P. Ghosh
Approval ICAR
Institutes Under National Research Centre for Litchi [NRCL] 1
Total Faculty Members 27
Total Books 166
Total Journals 11
How to Reach 48 kms away from Muzaffarpur railway station

For more details about admission please contact :-

Tel. 0621-2281160, +91-7549223322
Fax: 0621-2281162
Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]

Infrastructure Facilities :-

A number of equipments were procured such as GCMS, AAS, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, leaf area meter, portable photosynthesis meter, horizontal electrophoresis unit, nitrogen analyzer, flame photometer, trinocular phase-contrast upright microscope, trinocular compound microscope, stereo binocular microscope, ultracentrifuge, modified atmospheric packaging unit, hydro-cooling system, forced-air cooling system, litchi grading machine, plastic strip sealing and packaging machine, litchi peeling machine


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