Linkages & Collaborations
ICAR-IIRR has a strong and wide network of linkages and collaborations with research organizations both in India and abroad. Under AICRIP, it has 45 funded centres affiliated to State Agricultural Universities and Departments of Agriculture of 27 states and 2 Union territories besides five ICAR institutes. 90-100 voluntary centres are providing support in the evaluation and testing work.
ICAR-IIRR has a strong collaboration with CGIAR institutes such as International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines and International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad and many National institutes like CRIDA, NBPGR, New Delhi (ICAR); PPV&FRA, New Delhi, IICT (CSIR) and NIN (ICMR), Hyderabad and IICPT, Delhi University, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad.
ICAR-IIRR has accreditation from several universities such as ANGRAU, PJTSAU, Osmania University, University of Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Yogi Vemana University, Kakatiya University, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Acharya Nagarjuna University etc., At present 38 Ph.D and 26 M.Sc students from these Universities are pursuing their research in the Institute.
ICAR-IIRR also has a strong Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode of operational linkage with the private sector, especially relating to hybrid rice technology and its commercialization. This partnership started two decades back has turned out to be one of the best examples of PPP in the country.