• Basic, strategic and anticipatory research in field and horticultural crops for enhanced productivity and quality.
  • Research in frontier areas to develop resource use efficient integrated crop management technologies for sustainable agricultural production system.
  • Serve as centre for academic excellence in the areas of post-graduate and human resources development in agricultural science.
  • Provide national leadership in agricultural research, education, extension and technology assessment and transfer by developing new concepts and approaches and serving as a national referral point for quality and standards.