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 900 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);
Forthcoming Events at NBAGR
“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 XXXI Foundation Day on
20th September, 2014. Dr. S. K. Bandyopadhyay,
Member, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board,
New Delhi who was the Chief Guest on this occasion
delivered the Foundation Day lecture. Dr (Mrs.) Indu
Sharma (Director, ICAR-DWR) and Dr. D. K. Sharma
(Director, ICAR-CSSRI) were the guests of honor. In
order to ignite the minds of young budding scientists
of India by spreading awareness about the Animal
Genetic Resources (AnGR) of the country, local college students were also invited to be the part of
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