Ongoing research activities in the Institute are monitored by different committees
Prioritization, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Cell
Planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) are integral part of the management system for increasing relevance, quality and performance of agricultural research. PME mechanism is in place at all levels in the system, viz. institutes/schemes, research programs and activities and scientists. Important feature of PME mechanism is that it is simple, objective and transparent and facilitates institutional learning to improve the planning and implementation process.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (PMC)
Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (PMC) deliberate on reports submitted by PME Cell and decide on research priorities of the institute. PMC, through an expert committee constituted by it, evaluate yearly progress of research projects and submit report to PME Cell.. PMC also does validation of completed projects through a committee of experts.
Institute Research Council (IRC)
Institute Research Council (IRC) is attended by all the Heads of Divisions, Scientists and Chaired by Director. Projects proposals are approved in IRC. Two IRC meetings are held annually to review progress of research during the year.
Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
IRC gives overall direction for research activity in the institute and it also reviews the research progress. The recommendations of the committee are approved by the Council. The committee has a panel of experts drawn from different fields in which the institute undertakes research activity. The duration of the committee is for three years. The committee meets once in a year
Quinquennial Review Team (QRT)
Quinquennial Review Team (QRT): This team appointed by the Council reviews the functioning of the institute once in five years period. The report of the team is to be submitted within six months after the completion of the review. This is submitted by the team to the Council which is presented before the Governing Body of ICAR. This review provides a mechanism of transparency and accountability of the Institute to the Governing Body (GB). Recommendations by the GB are taken care of by the institute through Action Taken Report (ATR) which is reviewed during each Research Advisory Committee meeting (RAC).