National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) is the apex centre to maintain the uniformity in seed testing results and HRD at national level. NSRTC monitors the all State Seed Testing Laboratories and try to overcome their difficulties. It makes efforts to expertise seed entrepreneurs and other stakeholders involved in seed development programme and make them more potent. Through National Trainings, National Workshops and National Seed Congress, NSRTC is continuously disseminating the knowledge of new techniques of seed testing, role of quality seed etc. to the various seed development agencies and other stakeholders.
Central Seed Testing Laboratory (CSTL) has been assigned to analyse the sample of complainants through Court. Seed testing in collaboration of state testing laboratories and testing of market samples are also important programmes of CSTL. Central Seed Testing Laboratory is a member laboratory of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and undergoing PT programme of ISTA for accreditation which will ensure Seed Industry in India globally competitive.
We march ahead to fulfill following objectives:
# Promote quality seed availabity to meet the challenges of science based Agriculture.
# Making of promising Techonologies reach the seed entrepreneurs and other stakeholders through innovative Trainings, Conferences & Symposia.
# Establishing uniformity in Seed production & Quality Control programmes at National level.
# Innovative curriculum planning and implementation to make Seed Science & Research more vibrant and responsible to match the vision and needs of present and future.
List of the Directors of NSRTC
|Name of Directors||From||To|
|  Dr. M. Bhaskaran||13/10/2005||31/05/2011|
|  Shri Anindo Majumdar, (I.A.S.), Joint Secretary (Seeds) & I/C||01/06/2011||22/07/2011|
|  Shri S.K.G. Rahate, (I.A.S.), Joint Secretary (Seeds) & I/C||23/07/2011||22/05/2012|
|  Dr. Atanu Purkayastha, (I.A.S.), Joint Secretary (Seeds) & I/C||23/05/2012||12/07/2012|
|  Dr. P. Masilamani||13/07/2012||27/05/2013|
|  Shri R.K. Trivedi, Dy. Commissioner (Q. C.) & I/C||28/05/2013||30/04/2016|
|  Shri S. Selvaraj, Dy. Commissioner (Seeds) & I/C||01/05/2016||31/12/2016|
|  Dr. Arvind N. Singh||01/01/2017||01/07/2020|
|  Dr. M. P. Yadav, Seed Technologist & I/C||02/07/2020||16/11/2022|
|  Shri Manoj Kumar, IAS, Director, MIDH & I/C||17/11/2022||contd.|