THE Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) is a premier institution of cotton research in India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. It was established in 1976 with headquarters at Nagpur (Maharashtra) and two Regional Stations at Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Sirsa (Haryana). The institute has a total sanctioned 271 staff strength, with 81 scientists, 72 technical staff, 48 administrative staff and 70 supporting staff. The institute has a 425 acre research farm at Nagpur, 55 acre farm at its regional station Sirsa and 88 acre farm at regional station Coimbatore. 12 CICR, HQ, Nagpur CICR, RS, Coimbatore CICR, RS, Sirsa The institute has a major mandate to conduct basic and strategic research for cotton improvement in the country. Over the years, CICR has emerged as a leader in science and technologies through its significant scientific contributions that lead to the spectacular progress of cotton production through public private partnerships. The role of CICR in solving various problems confronting cotton production in the country is widely acknowledged through the awards received by the institute. CICR has close collaborative linkages with ICAC (International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington), ICGEB, ICRISAT, CIRCOT, IARI, NBRI, NCL, PPV&FRA, NBA, DBT, DST, RCGM, GEAC, Ministry of Environment and Forest, APEDA, NHB, DAC and DCD (Directorate of Cotton Development), seed industry and the pesticide industry. The institute has close linkages with Agricultural Universities located in the cotton growing regions of the country through its All India Coordinated Research Project on Cotton. The Central Institute for Cotton Research takes pride in the four international patents in South Africa, China, Uzbekistan and Mexico, 13 Vision 2050 several Indian patent applications, significant technologies that were disseminated to lakhs of farmers and the large number of training programmes conducted on different aspects of cotton production for Indian and foreign scientists/extension personnel. The institute has been recognized all over the world for its outstanding work on plant breeding, crop improvement, crop production technologies, development of Bt-cotton, development of immunological diagnostic kits, basic research on insect resistance to insecticides. Cry toxins and xenobiotics, development and dissemination of IRM (Insecticide Resistance Management) and IPM (Integrated Pest Management) technologies for conventional and Bt-cotton. STRATEGIC PLANS Strategic plans to circumvent the challenges posed by chemical intensive cotton cultivation. Plant Breeding Research for Yield Enhancement. Enhance indigenous and exotic diversity of crop genetic resources in gene banks. Phenotypic platforms for biotic and abiotic stress Breeding for marginal ecologies Breeding for climate resilient multi-diversity resistant varieties Breeding for resource-use-efficiency Breeding for organic agriculture Breeding for premium quality such as Extra Long Staple 38 mm,Strength 32 g/tex and Long Staple 30 mm, Strength 30 g/tex Focus on improvement of Desi G. arboreum and G. herbaceum varieties Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB) for validated markers. Multiple resistance breeding using Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) and marker assisted inter-specific trait introgression Centralized PGR (Plant Genetic Resources) management with Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Development of heterotic pools and MS lines for hybrid development Indigenously developed GM (Genetically Modified) cotton for resistance to prioritized biotic and abiotic stresses using IPR protected genes. QTL pyramiding for Next-Generation varieties Enhance genetic variability, conservation of gene pool and germplasm enhancement Collection and characterization of germplasm of North East Sturdy Compact Early Maturing Varieties for low inputs and amenable for High Density (20 times the existing)
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Central Institute for Cotton Research that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Central Institute for Cotton Research that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.
The following is the list of scholars from Central Institute for Cotton Research who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences