- Name of Institute The Central Research Institute for Jute & Applied Fibres
- Type of Institution Research – Agricultural Research
- Location Barrackpore
- Courses Offered Research Programs
- Departments / Branches Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection, Soil Science & Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Agricultural Statistics, Agricultural Meteorology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Engineering
- Establishment Date 1947
- Website www.crijaf.org.in
The Central Research Institute for Jute & Applied Fibres, popularly referred to as CRIJAF, was established after India’s independence from British rule in the year 1947. According to reports in history, freedom from the British rule brought about a scarcity of raw jute in the country and hence less raw material for the jute mills located in various states across India.
It was in order to combat this scarcity that the CRIJAF was founded. The institute deployed the best researchers who made use of modern scientific technology to suggest ways to increase the production of jute in the country. The institute was first named Jute Agricultural Research Institute (JARI) in 1947, after which it was renamed to its present name during the 1960s.