The SDMRK is a flagship institute under Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide engineering solutions for overall prosperity and sustainability of farming systems. The mandate is fulfilled by providing national and international leadership by means of independent and coordinated research through the network of research centers established all over the country that results in developing commodity and location specific technologies needed by farmers and manufacturers. Transfer of agricultural engineering technology and education are also important activities of the institute. The efforts have resulted in about 250 technologies including research prototypes, processes, software and protocols besides many publications in the form of research papers, popular articles, technical bulletins, books etc. The activities of the institute are conducted through five research divisions, one Centre of excellence, four All India Coordinated Research Projects and Two Consortia Research Platforms. Besides, one arm of the institute located at Coimbatore also contributes to research and extension activities. The institute has adequate laboratory facilities and excellent infrastructure for support of all its endeavors – 93-hectare land, prototype fabrication workshops, state of the art library, guesthouses, hostels, auditorium and around 350 qualified and trained personnel. The developed technologies are transferred through licensing to private and public sector enterprises. Linkages with different institutes, international, central and state government agencies, NGOs, and industries also provide impetus to the spread of technologies. Testing of agricultural machinery, one of the major activities of the institute also helps to liaise with the agricultural machinery manufacturers.