The Institute has been recognized as a Centre of Research by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. It is also recognized as post graduate center for conducting M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes by Bangalore University.
Presently the Institute has a strong network of about 10 specialized laboratories wherein 35 Doctorate degree Scientists are working with independent projects in the identified thrust areas of sericulture research with the help of adequate supporting staff Extension & Training Unit.
28 Scientists of the Institute were deputed to USA, Japan, Israel, U.K., Netherlands and China etc., for overseas training on advance sericulture technologies and some of Scientists have also pursued their Post-doctoral studies in USA.
Under career improvement program,16 in-service and 3 students have been awarded with Ph.D. Similarly, 6 staff have pursued for their M. Tech (2) and M. Sc in sericulture.
Scientists of the Institute have been recognized for Ph. D guides, Scientific projects and as journal reviewers, guest lecturers and external examiners by various Universities of the country. Scientists are also imparting training to overseas trainees, in-service Officials & Officers of Karnataka and other states besides serving as trainer’s trainees. Institute scientists have received several awards for contributions from different organizations.
Scientists are actively involved in writing syllabus based books, framing syllabus to NCERT, Graduate and PG courses of Universities, Colleges, and serve as an external examiners. They also worked as Members/Chairpersons/Coordinators to various academic institutions including Universities and CSB Institutes.