The Director is the administrative head of the Directorate. The Institute Management Committee (IMC), Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and Institute Research Committee (IRC) assist the Director in the matters relating to the management and research activities of the directorate respectively (Fig. 2.1). The research and extension on various aspects of cashew are conducted in five sections viz., Crop improvement, Crop management, Crop protection, Post harvest technology and Transfer of technology. The institute also has different laboratories for sections of Horticulture, Soil Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, Plant Protection and Postharvest Technology. The other facilities available at the directorate include Audio Visual Laboratory, Priority Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation Cell (PME), Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU), Agricultural Knowledge Management Unit (AKMU), Vigilance Cell, Women cell, Library and Museum. The Directorate also functions as headquarter for the All India Coordinated Research Project on Cashew.