The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) is a national-level research centre located in India. In 1976, it was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address issues related to agricultural research and education management, in India. In the initial years, the Academy primarily imparted foundation training to the new entrants of the Agricultural Research Service of ICAR. Subsequently, its role expanded to include research, capacity building of senior professionals of national and international NARS in agricultural research and education management, and policy and consultancy support to NARS. The Academy also renders services for building IP portfolios like patents and geographical indications to various stakeholders including farmers and scientists. The National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is under increasing pressure to be more accountable to stakeholders. A scientific approach to research policy and management is needed to make agricultural research systems more transparent and accountable. This course provides the basis for a scientific approach to research management by introducing the users to quantitative and participatory methods of research prioritization, programme formulation, monitoring and evaluation and project management.