The Center of Research for Development (CORD) was established in 1979. Right from its inception the Centre has been quite active in establishing a multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional research base and has made considerable progress in the research areas like Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Lake Conservation, Forest Ecology, Fisheries Development, Medicinal Plants Phytochemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Wild life Conservation.

The staff of the Centre has more than 1500 research publications and nine books to its credit. So far 132 students completed their M. Phil. program and 93 students their Ph.D. program through the Centre and at present 36 students are pursuing their Ph.D  in the fields of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Environmental Microbiology, Toxicology and Plant Tissue Culture, Biochemisty, Phytochemistry and Conservation. Centre also runs the P.G. Department of Environmental Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar from 2000. Also Centre has started the PG. Programme in Microbiology from 2017. 


The Centre strives to carry out research which is academically standard supporting the career development of the students. The Centre being multidisciplinary has specific strengths, flexibility and ability in its research areas and provides quality teaching/ learning and inspiring research environment for the well-being of our students.


To be an outstanding Research Centre in its all endeavors under our University committed to create and disseminate knowledge for human development and welfare. 



Core Values:

The Centre strives hard for sustaining the quality of work in all aspects of activities for ensuring excellence. The Centre prepares the PG students and scholars for their success in future life by inculcating in them the spirit of hard work and dedication. Team work is promoted by the Centre and linkages are developed with various stakeholders, organization, industries, institutions, Government alumni etc. for newer ideas and addressing the problems related to society for attainment of Institutional goals with honesty and dignity.