THE HISTORY

 

The institute was established at Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) by Padma Bhushan late Prof. Boshi Sen on July 4, 1924 and named it as Vivekananda Laboratory.  The Laboratory was permanently shifted to Almora in 1936 and was being run on donations and grants till it was handed over to Uttar Pradesh Government in 1959. On October 1, 1974, ICAR took it over and rechristened it as Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan.

IMPORTANT MILESTONES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTITUTE

                                                            1924 - Establishment as small room Laboratory  in Calcutta - One man laboratory

                                                             1936 - Permanently shifted the Laboratory to Kundan House, Almora

                                                             1943 - Change in priority from fundamental physiological research to agriculture

                                                             1952 - Allotment of 15 acre land at Hawalbagh  

                                                             1959 - Transfer of Laboratory to U. P. Government and allotment of 215 acre land

                                                             1974 - Transfer of Laboratory to ICAR and broadening of mandate

                                                             1986 - Creation of divisions/sections

                                                             2001 Received Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2000'

                                                             2008 - Recieved 'Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2007'

 

 

Prof. Boshi Sen - The founder Director

Late Prof. Boshi Sen - The founder director

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