• To provide training of multidisciplinary nature to the newly recruited and in-service Engineers and other officers on Irrigation Engineering and Agriculture.
  • To impart training to the office bearers and farmers of Pani Panchayats and other farmers’ organisations of Orissa for their capacity building in respect of Participatory Irrigation management.
  • To undertake action, adoptive and applied research pertaining to irrigation project commands on land, water and crop management including on-station field experiments on water management in different crops.
  • To undertake activities which will promote optimization of water use and land resources.
  • To study and experiment with organizational and procedural changes for effective management of irrigated agriculture.
  • To provide consultancy services, publish literature, hold seminars and workshops etc. relating to water management and land development.
  • To develop linkages and collaborations with similar institutions within and outside the State for training and research in pursuance of its objectives.