The Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering division have collaborations with many esteemed International as well as National organizations for its research and technical knowledge sharing. To name few of those are:
ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore for developing drought tolerant sugarcane using bet genes.
Functional Plant Biology section, Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai on Sugarcane Improvement through induce mutagenesis
VSI has collaboration with Dr. Ralph Bock, Director, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany for development of Chloroplast transformation system in sugarcane
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi for expression of cry gene in sugarcane for insect resistance
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi on Sugar cane grassy shoot disease diagnostics.
Syngenta Seeds AG, Basel, Switzerland for a collaborative project for development of pest resistance using cry1Ab gene in sugarcane for insect resistance