Directorate of Research is responsible for guiding, coordinating and implementing research activities and caters extensively to the farming community of the State and Nation in synchrony with other Directorates and Institutes/Colleges of the University. Additionally, this Directorate is also responsible for formulating research policies of the University and research co-ordination with other Universities, National & International research centers and various funding agencies. The area under its jurisdiction comprises of seven districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Led by award winning scientists and academicians, every Institute/College/School and Department is striving towards academic and research excellence. The teaching and research faculty of the University are trained in specialized areas of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology and are involved in both basic and applied research in their respective discipline.

Several National and International Research Institutions /MNCs have shown their interest in SHUATS for conducting researches in area’s of mutual interest. Many research projects have been sanctioned from different funding agencies like ICAR, CSIR, ICFRE, DBT, DST, NOVOD Board, Ministry of Rural Development/Agriculture, ISRO, UPCST and UPCAR etc. The significant research achievements of the university in the year 2018-19 is herewith summarized as following:

Crop Breeding for Food Security at SHUATS, Prayagraj:

Genetic improvement work of major food crops is an important ongoing program of the university, which has contributed to the food security programme of the state and country. The glimpses of breeding efforts are summarized here as under: