The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research was founded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to impart research on several features of horticultural crops viz. fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and medicinal plants in order to better their productivity, quality and utility. The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) is a constitute institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was founded at councils head quarters, New Delhi on 5th September 1967 with late Dr G.S. Randhawa as founder Director. The Institute library has 7,727 books with an agreement for 95 foreign journals and 121 Indian journals and has 10,982 back volume collections.
Its aim is to attempt basic and applied research for arising schemes to raise productivity and utilization of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops viz., fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, medicinal and aromatic and mushrooms. The Institute has taken advantage of the respective international programmes such as the UNDP by placing its scientists to esteemed Institutions overseas for study and training for its module improvement, which has assisted in making a cadre of competent, well aimed staff member in various aspects applicable to tropical horticulture.
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR)
Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 560 089
Director, Dr. Amrik Singh Sidhu
IIHR, Hessaraghatta lake post,