The mandate of the institute has revised in 87 Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society held on 4th Febrary, 2016. Currently, the National Research Centre on Mithun is functioning for developing the scientific and sustainable mithun rearing system and for catering the needs of mithun farmers with the follwing mandates.

(i) Identification, conservation,characterization and evaluation of mithun germplasm.

(ii) Improvement of mithun for meat and milk .

(iii) Repository of information on mithun.