भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

Pantnagar (Uttarakhand)

G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
Name of the Centre
(Latitude/Longitude) Pantnagar, Latitude 290N , Longitude 79.50E, Altitude 243.8m
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263145 (Uttarakhand)

Staff details

  • Dr. N. K. Sing : Sr. Maize Breeder
  • Dr. R. P. Singh : Maize Pathologist
  • Dr. Veer Singh: Soil Scientist
  • Dr. Amit Bhatnagar: Agronomist
  • Sh. L.M. Pandey : Field Man
  • Dr. Ramvir Singh : Field Man
  • Sh. Ashok Kumar : Field Man
  • Sh. Durjan Ram : Field Man
  • Sh. S.S. Panwar: Field Man
  • Sh. R. P. Joshi : Field Man
  • Sh. V. K. Singh : LDC/Typist


  • Development of high yielding improved cultivars of maize, diversification of inbred lines and seed production.
  • Optimization of maize productivity through development and intervention of efficient and improved agronomomical and plant protection practices.
  • Generation of quality data on test entries of coordinated maize trials.
  • Dissemination of improved knowledge and resources using physical and digital platforms.

Farm area: 9.75 ha

Pantnagar centre has developed 11 composite varieties namely Protina, Tarun, Navin, Shweta, Kanchan, D-765, Surya, Amar, Pragati and Pant Sankul Makka-3 for early and extra-early maturity group for different geographical regions.

Pantnagar centre has developed 2 single cross hybrids namely Pant Sankar Makka 1 and Pant Sankar Makka 4 of normal maize.

Pantnagar centre has developed 1 single cross hybrid of popcorn-Pant Popcorn 1.

Two potential hybrids namely Pant Sankar Makka 5 and Pant Sankar Makka 6 under pipeline of release.

Used teosinte, a wild relative of maize, successfully in diversification and enhancement of maize germplasm.