Vision, Mission and Mandate

ICAR-National Research Centre on MithunVision

To preserve, conserve and propagate superior quality mithun germplasm for a sustainable production system and subsequent utilization for better nutritional and socio-economic support to the farmers.


Formulation and adoption of scientific management, feeding practices, and advanced bio-techniques for reproduction and health with an ultimate objective to develop economically viable and sustainable technologies for the benefit of the farming communities rearing mithun.


The mandate of the institute has been revised in the 87 Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society held on 4th February 2016. Currently, the National Research Centre on Mithun is functioning for developing the scientific and sustainable mithun rearing system and for catering to the needs of mithun farmers with the following mandates:

  • Identification, evaluation, and characterization of mithun germplasm available in the country.
  • Conservation and improvement of mithun for meat and milk.
  • To act as a repository of information on mithun.