Sugarcane is the basic raw material for production of Sugar in India and as such its quantitative and qualitative devlopment is neccesary to cope up with the requirements.
The division continuously strives for vertical growth of sugarcane cultivation, devlopment of high yielding and high sugared varieties, farm mechanization
and other measures to be taken up for enhanching the sugarcane productivity.
The department also manages a farm for producing sugarcane required for Experimental Sugar Factory of the institute and conducting farm trials.
The division is actively associated with the cultivation of potential alternate feed stocks viz. Sugar Beet, Sweet Sorghum and Sweet Potato for their utilization
for production of Ethanol.
The department has been recognised as an advanced research centre for award of PhD degree to the students from various universities.
More than 15 papers and reviews have been published by the department during the last decade in National and International Journals of repute.