Welcome to National Research Centre on Mithun

The ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun was established in June 1988 in the state of Nagaland under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide impetus on the research work on Mithun (Bos frontalis). Mithun, a ruminant species belonging to family Bovidae and assumed to be the domesticated form of wild gaur (Bos gaurus) is indigenous to the eastern Himalayas and referred as ‘sacrificial ox’ of the North-Eastern Region of India. It plays an important role in the traditional and rituals of the vast tribal population of this region.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun has been playing key roles in conservation, breeding and health management of this magnificent species. The scientists of this Institute, in the past 28 years, have generated significant scientific information and developed many farmers’ friendly technologies and a package of practices for making mithun husbandry a sustainable commercial venture.

Success Stories

First Mithun calf born through Artificial Insemination

First Mithun calf born through Artificial Insemination
Artificial insemination (AI) technique in Mithun has been standardized and implemented successfully both in farm and field condition at NRC Mithun, Nagaland First Mithun calf under field condition was born in 6 May 2010 using a standardized AI technique at Mithun rearing area of Khonoma village in Kohima district of Nagaland. For AI, we require to have a standardized method of collection of semen and its preservation. The institute has been successfully standardized the collection procedure of semen with an innovative way of spraying urine of estrus female on the dummy cow for attracting the bulls. Moreover, the method of preservation of semen has also been standardized. Two Mithun cows were synchronised into oestrus by using the protocol developed at the Institute. Cryopreserved semen were used for insemination. The cows conceived following insemination and one of them gave birth to healthy male calf. Mr. Selie Khate, the proud owner cows is a very happy and now approached us along with the other farmers to continue the progamme in their village.

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News and Announcements

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.
  We are happy to inform you that under the initiative of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, registered two design at Patent office namely on “HUMANE CHICKEN KILLING CONE (Design No. 330515-001, dated 27/06/2020)” and “POULTRY MAIZE FEEDER (Design No. 330514-001, dated 27/06/2020). Congratulation to Dr. Debojyoti Borkotoky and his team for their great achievement.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.
  Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 12 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.
Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 11 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks
    ICAR-NRC on  Mithun conducted a Webinar on “Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks” on the 10th February, 2021. The webinar was part of the Intellectual Technology Management Unit (ITMU) initiative of of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, towards capacity building with the objectives to educate and to create awareness about IPR issues particularly copy right and trademarks among the scientific community. Dr. M. H Khan , Director, ICAR-NRC on...

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution
          ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland conducted a “Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) inputs distribution programme at Nzau village of Peren district Nagaland on 6th February, 2021. Mithun the unique bio-resource of North East India is traditionally reared under free range eco-system thereby making them more prone to diseases and predator attacks. ICAR-NRC on Mithun has developed the semi-intensive...