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

ICAR-NRC on Mithun has been playing key roles in the 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 on 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 females 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 was used for insemination. The cows have conceived following insemination and one of them gave birth to a healthy male calf. Mr Selie Khate, the proud owner of cows is very happy and now approached us along with the other farmers to continue the programme in their village.

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ICAR-NRC on Mithun conducted three days training programme on “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination in Mithun under TSP” from 26 to 28 September 2022

ICAR-NRC on Mithun conducted three days training programme on “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination in Mithun under TSP” from 26 to 28 September 2022
भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय मिथुन अनुसंधान केंद्र ने 26 से 28 सितंबर 2022 तक "टीएसपी के तहत मिथुन में प्रजनन प्रबंधन और कृत्रिम गर्भाधान" पर तीन दिवसीय प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया ICAR-NRC on Mithun conducted three days training programme on “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination in Mithun under TSP” from 26 to 28 September 2022   Three days training programme on “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination in Mithun” was conducted for 3rd Semester zoology...

3-Days training programme for Patkai Christian College students

3-Days training programme for Patkai Christian College students
Eastern Mirror - 3rd October 2022 3 days training on "Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination under TSP" for the Zoology students of Patkai Christian College

Hindi Week Newspaper clippings

Hindi Week Newspaper clippings
Nagaland Post clipping The Morung Express

भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय मिथुन अनुसंधान केंद्र 14 से 20 सितंबर 2022 तक हिंदी सप्ताह मनाया | ICAR-NRC on Mithun celebrated a Hindi Week from 14 to 20th September 2022

भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय मिथुन अनुसंधान केंद्र 14 से 20  सितंबर 2022 तक हिंदी सप्ताह मनाया | ICAR-NRC on Mithun celebrated a Hindi Week from 14 to 20th September 2022
भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय मिथुन अनुसंधान केंद्र  में 14 से 20 सितंबर 2022 तक  हिंदी सप्ताह का आयोजन किया गया, "हिंदी सप्ताह समारोह 2022" के उद्घाटन राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति के अध्यक्ष और संस्थान के माननीय निदेशक डॉ. एम. एच. खान, सह-अध्यक्ष डॉ. नजरूल हक, समिति के अन्य सदस्य, द्वारा किया गया। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के सभी वैज्ञानिक, प्रशासनिक कर्मचारी उपस्थित थे। इस दौरान कर्मचारियो के लिये विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन किया गया जैसे एक्सटेम्पोर भाषण, हिंदी सुलेख, हिंदी अंताक्षरी, हिंदी निबंध...

15th RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING OF ICAR-NRC ON MITHUN - 21 September 2022

15th RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING OF ICAR-NRC ON MITHUN - 21 September 2022
ICAR-NRC on Mithun conducted its 15th RAC meeting on the 21st of September 2022. The meeting was presided over by the RAC chairman Prof (Dr.) M.R. Sasendranath, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode Wayanad, Kerala, and attended by the RAC members Dr. A. K. Tyagi, ADG (AN & P), ICAR, New Delhi, R.B. Sharma, Extension/Livestock Product Management) Former PS & Former National Coordinator, ICAR, Dr. S.K. Pan, Retd. Professor & Head...