Bioinformatics Centre (BIC) at IARI was established with the following mandate/objectives in view initially

  1. To develop a computer based information storage and retrieval system of database in the field of agricultural biotechnology and regularly update the databank
  2. To develop software packages specific to users need and databases in the fields of interest
  3. To provide information retrieval services both online and offline in the specified areas and even in the areas assigned to other distributed centres
  4. To conduct training programmes in the field of computer basics and information technology periodically to meet the requirement of manpower development