Priority setting, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Cell helps in designing and monitoring the R&D programs of the institute. It is responsible for convening meetings of the Institute Research Council (IRC), Research Advisory Committee (RAC), In-house lectures and compiling the monthly, quarterly, half-yearly annual technical reports of the institute. This unit also coordinates in technical inquiries from the council as well as Parliament questions from time to time. Prioritization, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) concept is an executive tool in R & D system to augment the scientific productivity and act as a nodal centre for administration, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of R & D activities of the institute. PME cell coordinates and assemble for annual monitoring of each on-going projects and evaluation of completed projects through internal and external experts. In addition to these, replies to parliamentary questions on technical and scientific matter addressed to the institute by ICAR. PME Cell organize QRT, RAC, IRC, PMC, Evaluation of Completed projects, Scientific Staff Meeting. Finally the progress of the projects are critically examined following the suggestions and recommendation of QRT and RAC meeting by holding IRC meeting under the chairmanship of Director.
In-Charge PME Cell: Dr. L. Ammayappan, Principal Scientist