CPRI comes under the Division of Horticulture of ICAR. The Division is headed by Deputy Director General (Horticulture), who reports to the Director General of ICAR. The institute is headed by a Old building of CPRI at Kufri. Director who is the overall in-charge of the activities related to research, education, extension and administration. The Director is assisted by one Joint Director posted at CPRI Campus, Modipuram, six Heads of the Divisions, viz. Divisions of Crop Improvement, Crop roduction, Plant Protection, Seed Technology, Crop Physiology, Biochemistry and Post Harvest Technology, and Social Sciences and seven Heads of Regional Stations.
The research work conducted by the institute is reviewed every five years by a high power Quinquennial Review Team (QRT). Besides, the annual progress of research projects is critically analyzed by external reviewers of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and internally by the Institute Research Council (IRC).
The institute has a Management Committee with 13 members including 4 scientists of the institute, 3 representatives of State Agricultural Universities and State Agriculture/ Horticulture Department, 2 farmer’s representatives and 1 representative each of the ICAR. The IMC meets 2-3 times in a year to review broad policy and financial matters of the institute. Other committees like Institute Joint Staff Council (IJSC), Grievance Cell, Post Graduate Committee, Publication Committee, Purchase Committee, Library Committee and Women Cell also assist in working of the institute.