Operation and Research Stations
Director General of the Institute is overall responsible for administration, finance and execution of the programmes related to research, manpower development, planning, audit and accounts, transfer of technology and other extension education activities. The Director General is assisted by two Directors. Director (Research) and Director (Transfer of Technology).
Director (Research) is responsible for research programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and co-ordination of research activities as performed by the research divisions, regional and sub-stations. He is assisted by a Research Co-ordinator and Heads of Research Divisions. Director (Transfer of Technology), on the other hand, is responsible for the transfer of technologies to different clients through organizing training, workshop, seminar, publication of reports, journal, booklet, leaflet, production manuals etc.
Each research division and regional station is headed by a Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) & Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) respectively who is assisted by a number of Principal Scientific Officer (PSO)/Senior Scientific Officer (SSO)/Scientific Officers (SO). The sub-stations are headed by a scientist. Scientists of regional and sub-stations work on location specific problems as well as transfer of technologies.
The head-quarter of BSRI is located at Ishurdi, Pabna, which is about 250 km North-West of the capital city Dhaka. The institute is well connected by road and rail. Geographically, it is situated at latitude 24007/ N, longitude 89005/ E and 15.2 meter above the sea level. The average annual rainfall at this station is 1500-1770 mm, temperature ranges from 21.110C to 30.550C and relative humidity is 58%-92%. The main station is on 95.14 hectares of land of which 24.29 hectares (60 acres) are occupied with buildings, roads, irrigation channels etc.
There are two Regional Sugarcane Research Stations (RSRS) located at Madargonj, Thakurgaon and Joydevpur, Gazipur and one Quarantine Station at Joydevpur, Gazipur. The institute has also six sub-stations located at Joypurhat, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Chuadanga, Rahamatpur (Barishal) and Chunarughat (Hobiganj) (proposed).
RSRS, Thakurgaon was established at the Patuadangi farm of Thakurgaon Sugar mills during 1982. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Thakurgaon district headquarters. A total of 55 persons including 11 scientists, 2 officers and 42 support staff are working at this station. Apart from laboratories, it has a mini-library, weather recording facilities and other support services. This station has trained more than 5000 farmers and extension workers of sugar mills and NGOs. It also conducted more than 500 demonstrations on different improved varieties and technologies involving more than 800 sugarcane farmers since 1987.
RSRS, Gazipur is located at the South-West corner of the BARI farm at Joydebpur, Gazipur. The construction of the new research building has been completed in December, 2003.
The Quarantine station located within the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) campus, Gazipur has been working since 1980 to provide quarantine follow-up of imported varieties.
Sub-station Chuadanga located 3 km West of Chuadanga railway station. This station has solved many local problems related to sugarcane cultivation and has trained 622 sugarcane farmers on improved sugarcane production technologies. Recently two acres of land have been acquired from Akandabaria farm of the Carew and Co. sugar mills for the construction of this sub-station. Sub-station Rajshahi, located at North-West corner of the City, conducts research on local problems. This station also conducted 300 demonstrations and on-farm adaptive trials on different improved technologies involving about 500 sugarcane farmers since 1981.
Sub-station Joypurhat is located near the Joypurhat Sugar Mills Ltd. Substation Jamalpur and Rahamatpur are located within the campuses of the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) Jamalpur and RARS Barishal, of BARI.