Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Organizational Structure

  • Union Minister of Agriculture is the ex-officio President of the ICAR Society
  • Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and Director General, ICAR is the Principal Executive Officer of the Council
  • Deputy Directors-General
  • Additional Secretary (DARE) and Secretary (ICAR)
  • Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor
  • Assistant Directors-General


  • Plan, Undertake, Coordinate and Promote Research and Technology Development for Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Aid, Impart and Coordinate Agricultural Education to enable Quality Human Resource Development.
  • Frontline Extension for technology application, adoption, knowledge management and capacity development for Agri-based rural development.
  • Policy, Cooperation and Consultancy in Agricultural Research, Education & Extension