ABOUT ISOR

   

The diverse agro-ecological conditions in the country are favourable for growing nine annual oilseed crops, which include seven edible oilseeds (groundnut, rapeseed & mustard, soybean, sunflower, sesame, safflower and niger) and two non-edible oilseeds (castor and linseed)and several perennial oil bearing tree crops.  India is one of the major oilseeds grower and importer of edible oils. India’s vegetable oil economy is world’s fourth largest after USA, China & Brazil. The oilseed accounts for 13% of the Gross Cropped Area, 3% of the Gross National Product and 10% value of all agricultural commodities. This sector has recorded annual growth rate of area, production and yield @ 2.44%, 5.47% and 2.96% respectively during last decade (1999-2009). These oilseed crops are widely distributed in various agro-ecological niches of the country.  Researchers, developmental agencies, policy makers and industries are making concerted efforts to increase oilseed production in the country. To support and sustain their efforts and to have exchange of scientific information and ideas a strong need was felt for initiating a scientific society of oilseeds for bringing together all the relevant stakeholders viz., organizations and institutions interested in or engaged in research, development, technology, processing and allied products connected with oilseed sector. In the AICRP workshop on oilseed crops held in 1982 at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, the oilseed researchers group proposed to form a scientific society.  Accordingly, the Indian Society of Oilseeds Research (ISOR) was launched and got registered   in the office of the Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad on 14th December, 1983 (Registration No.2049) under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act 1350 Fasli (Act I of 1350F).

Honorable Dr. O.P.Gautam and Dr.N.S.Randhwa, former DGs, ICAR were patrons and Dr. M.V.Rao, former Special DG, ICAR was the first President of ISOR and guided the activities of the society during 1983 to 1990 and 2006 to 2009.  Distinguished past presidents of the Society who have strengthened the society by providing constant support to various activities include Dr.R.S.Paroda; Dr.V.L.Chopra; Dr.Mangala Rai; former Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR, Dr.E.A.Sidiq and Dr. G. Kalloo former DDG(CS), ICAR , Dr. D. M. Hegde and Dr. K.S.Varaprasad former Project Director(s) of DOR.   The present President of the Society is Dr. Arvind Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University (RLBCAU), Jhansi and Former DDG (Education).

ISOR began to publish biannual scientific Journal “Journal of Oilseeds Researchfrom 1984, which is a unique Journal in the country publishing   scientific –papers/reviews on all aspects of annual & perennial oilseeds crops.  Due to constant guidance of honorary members of ISOR the pattern of the Journal and quality of printing of the Journal has been improved.  The NAAS rating is also increased from 3.3 to 3.97

Since its inception during 1983, the Society has expanded continuously and has more than 1216 life members and more than 200 annual members. The Society has honored the personnel who have rendered special services to the progress of the oilseed sector in the country and the life members have been honored as Fellows of ISOR for their contributions to oilseed research and development in the country. Best research paper published in the Journal of Oilseeds Research and Ph.D thesis on oilseed research are recognized and best among them are suitably awarded by ISOR. The Society is also organizing National Seminars/ Symposium and Conference regularly. 

Website: http://isor.in

OBJECTIVES


•    To bring together all persons, organizations and Institutions interested in or engaged in the field of oilseeds research, development, oil technology and allied products connected with oilseeds. This would provide the workers a forum for exchange of views as well as scientific information.
•   To promote the efficiency and usefulness of scientists and technologists engaged in the field of oilseeds and allied products by compliance of rules of membership of the Society and code of ethics evolved by it and to enhance their status by setting up a high standard of scientific and professional proficiency.
•    To promote the cause of an all round, rational and economic development of oilseeds, oils and related industries.
•    To disseminate information and knowledge among its members and to promote and organize scientific education in the realm of oilseeds and allied products.
•    To publish and circulate journals, papers, books and other connected literature furthering the objectives of the Society.
•    To establish and maintain liaison with related national and international organisations having similar objectives.

CONTACT US


Indian Society of Oilseeds Research,
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research,
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, TS. India

Phone: Off: 040-24598156/24598141
Fax: -91-040-24017969
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Website:  http://isor.in


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BrainStorming

 Brainstorming Session on Climate Smart Technologies for Enhancing Vegetable Oil Production held on January 19-20, 2017