National Plant Pathology Research Centre


National Plant Pathology Research Centre is one of the disciplinary divisions under National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), Nepal Agricultural Council (NARC). The Division established in 1959 under the Department of Agriculture of the Government came under the NARC since its establishment in 1991.


The main objectives of the Division are:

  • To generate suitable and appropriate technologies for disease management in agricultural crops by conducting plant pathological researches in different aspects as:
    – survey and surveillance of major diseases of mandate crops of NARC with a view to know occurrence, distribution epidemics and crop losses
    – Studies on biology of pathogens causing diseases of crop plants, host range, host-pathogen interactios epidemiology and effects of various factors on pathogens and disease in crop plants,
    – studies on genetics of disease resistance on major crop plants,
    – studies on uses of different cultural, biological agents and traditional practices to manage diseases in the farmers’ field,
    – studies on judicious use of effective, environmentally safe and economically viable chemicals to manage plant diseases occuring in the country
  • To coordinate national crop research programs, regional and agriculture research stations with regards to plant pathological problems and their management through comprehensive researches
  • To establish linkages with concerned national and international organizations to strengthen plant pathological research activities,
  • To render services to farmers, government agencies and concerned institutions by identifying disease problems and providing timely advices to help manage them


  • Mr. Suraj Baidya, Senior Scientist (S-4)/Chief
  • Mrs. Chetana Manandhar, Scientist
  • Mrs. Shrinkhala Manandhar, Scientist
  • Mrs. Bimala Pant, Scientist
  • Mr. Prem Bahadur Magar, Scientist
  • Mrs. Pratiksha Sharma, Scientist

Contact Address

National Plant Pathology Research Centre
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
PO Box 1126, Kathmandu
Tel: +977-1-5523143 (Office) Fax: +977-1-5532672
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