• “Director Message”

    Established on 21st September, 1984 at Bangalore in the form of twin institutes namely National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources and National Institute of Animal Genetics and then shifted to Karnal in 1985, the two institutes were merged to function as a single entity in the form of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) in 1995. This premier institute is dedicated to work with its mandate of identification, evaluation, characterization, conservation and utilization of livestock and poultry genetic resources of the country.

    The Bureau has traveled a long journey in striving for excellence in innovative research to identify the uniqueness and genetic potential of country’s vastly distributed livestock biodiversity and its sustainable development. Among the major achievements to its credit are the phenotypic and genetic characterization of majority (> 90%) of the registered breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, equines, camel and poultry; identification of more than 1600 SNPs for various major candidate genes related with production, reproduction, environmental adaptation and disease resistance traits in different species; cytogenetic analysis revealing the Manipuri buffaloes of NEH region as swamp buffaloes (2N=48); .....Read More

Forthcoming Events


Guidlines for registration of AnGR

NBAGR Activities

  • “Awareness workshop on IPR Issues and technology commercialization ”

    Awareness workshop on IPR Issues and technology commercialization was organized by ITMU of the Bureau in coordination with AgrInnovate India Ltd. New Delhi. The CEO of AgrInnovate India, Sh. Ravinderjit Singh was the chief guest of the workshop. Sh. Nitin Singh, Business Manager delivered lectures on the issues related to IPR and technology commercialization. A total of thirty seven participants including scientists/ staff of NBAGR and scientists from NDRI, CSSRI, IIWBR attended the workshop. Participants discussed their queries related to patent filing, validation of technologies and its commercialization with the guest speakers and CEO of AgrInnovate India.
  • “International Biodiversity Day”

    NBAGR celebrated International Biodiversity Day on 22nd May, 2014. Dr. M.P. Yadav, Former Director, ICAR-IVRI was the Chief Guest for the day.Dr Inderjeet Singh (Director, ICAR-CIRB, Hisar) and Dr Shakti Singh (Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Karnal) were the guests of honor. The Bureau genetically screened more than 200 indigenous and crossbred cows, for the presence of A2A2 type animals. Farmers (68) having animals with the A2A2 genotype were felicitated and awarded with the certificates. An Exhibition on AnGR was also organized on this occasion. A poster competition on the theme “Livestock Diversity for Human Welfare” was held in which the students of different colleges of Karnal participated actively.
  • "National workshop on Livestock Keepers' Rights and Breed Saviour Award caremony"

    National workshop on Livestock Keepers’ Rights was organized at NBAGR on 8-9th July, 2014 wherein 21 livestock keepers were honored with Breed Saviour Award for rearing and conserving local livestock breeds. The awards were arranged by SEVA NGO with financial support from National Biodiversity Authority and Honey Bee Network of IIM, Lucknow. Honorable Dr. Suresh Honnappagol, Dr. S.L. Goswami, Prof Anil Gupta and Mr. P.Vivekanandan graced the occasion.
  • "Foundation Day Celebration"

    The Bureau celebrated its 32nd Foundation Day on 21th September, 2015. Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS & IGP/Karnal Range was the chief guest who delivered the Foundation Day lecture. Dr. SK Agarwal, Director Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom graced the occasion as guest of honour. On this occasion Dr. PG Nair award 2015 was awarded to Dr. Manishi Mukesh, National Fellow for his outstanding scientific contributions during 2013-14. Best workers in technical, administrative and supporting staff were also recognized with awards for promoting Competitive spirit for excellence in working.