Agharkar Research Institute, Pune
The Institute, founded in 1946 as the Maharashtra
Association for the Cultivation of Science Research Institute,
was renamed in 1992 as the Agharkar
Research Institute (ARI) in honour and memory of the Founder
Director, the late Professor Dr. Shankar Purushottam Agharkar.
The ARI is an autonomous research institution fully funded
by the Department of science and Technology (DST) of the government
of India, since 1966. It operates under the overall umbrella
of the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science
The institute is committed to promotion of science
and technology with emphasis on high standards of research
and development activities for the benefit of human kind and
The current research activities encompass biological
sciences and focus on three broad areas.
- Animal Sciences
- Microbial Sciences
- Plant Sciences
The ARI is also a main research centre under
three All India co-ordinated research projects of the Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR):Wheat breeding, Soybean
breeding and grape breeding.
The ARI has an agricultural farm located at
Hol, near Baramati, about 80 km from Pune, for experiments
on crop plants and for multiplication of seed of improved
The ARI has a distinguished faculty, modern
infra-structural facilities, well equipped laboratories, a
guest house and student's hostel. It is affiliated to the
University of Pune and to the Mahatma Phule Agricultural University
(MPAU), Rahuri, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, for postgraduate
research (M.Sc and Ph.D) in biological sciences.
A number of research schemes , funded by DST
, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DBT and DNES are being operated.
The ARI accepts consultancy, sponsored research
projects and technology transfer programmes from public and
For more information please contact:
Agharkar Research Institute
Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road,
Phone: 91-20-25654357, 91-20-25653680
Email: director at aripune dot org
Web Site: www.aripune.org