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Welcome to Karnataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute


Karnataka State Sericulture Research & Development Institute is a pioneer State Research Institute established by Government of Karnataka to provide Technical solution for the development of Sericulture. It works in close association with Department of Sericulture conducting need based research and developmental activities. The main station is located in Bangalore, on the Kanakapura Main Road.

Institute has four sub centres established for different agro climatic zones of Karnataka. In addition, the Institute has a silkworm breeding centre at Bidadi (Bangalore) on Bangalore - Mysore road and also a Germplasm Resource centre at Ooty in Tamilnadu. It has well equipped multi disciplinary research laboratories and is supported by subject specialist Scientists. The core mandate of this Institute is to carry out Research and Development, Training, Extension and dissemination of research findings and finding solutions to the technical problems of department of sericulture and end users.

Institute has completed more than three decades of service and developed more than 70 farmer friendly technologies which are popular among stake holders. Institute has patented 5 technologies and commercialized 20 technologies for large scale production and marketing. Institute has released high yielding mulberry varieties and bivoltine and multi bivoltine silkworm hybrids. Institute also developed many packages in post cocoon technologies and addressed problems of industries on post cocoon technologies. Institute conducted several brain storming sessions, farmers and officials interaction discussions, workshops, Reshme Krushi Melas, National seminars and has published large number of research papers and technical articles. Institute is recognized by DSIR and as centre for M. Phil, Ph.D courses by various Universities and receives funds from DBT, DST, RKVY, NABARD, CSB, NCERT, NESAC etc.

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Karnataka State Sericulture Research & Development Institute is a pioneer State Research Institute established by Government of Karnataka to provide technical support for the development of Sericulture in Karnataka. It works in close association with Department of Sericulture and conducts need based applied research and developmental activities. The main station is located at Thalaghattapura in Bangalore on Bangalore-Kanakapura highway. It has well equipped multi disciplinary research laboratories and is supported by subject specialist Scientists. Read More...