Research Overview

ICAR-CIWA is carrying out basic, strategic and applied research on various gender related issues in agriculture and allied sectors with thematic approach in creating a repository of gender disaggregated data and documentation; technology testing and refinement; drudgery assessment and reduction; gender sensitive extension approach; capacity building of scientists and functionaries; efficient resource management; and gender mainstreaming.


  1. Institutional projects
    1. RPF based
    2. Inter institutional
    3. Externally funded
  2. AICRP (Home Science)

    AICRP on Home Science being part of the Institute has been able to guide research in different disciplines of Home Science across the country and has given a new direction to the Home Science teaching which had remained a teaching subject with only student centric research work.

    The AICRP on Home Science is in operation in the following ten Centres/ State Agricultural Universities

    1. AAU, Jorhat, Assam
    2. PJTSAU, Hyderabad, Telengana
    3. GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
    4. CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana
    5. PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab
    6. MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan
    7. VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra
    8. CSKHPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
    9. UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka
    10. UAS, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    Three more new centres have been included in the XII Five Year Plan (2012-2017) viz.,
    1. Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya
    2. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
    3. Sardarkrishinagar Dantewada Agricultural University, Dantewada, Gujarat