The present campus of the Institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres). It is located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of Indira Gandhi International Airport at Palam.
The Institute has 20 divisions 5 multi-disciplinary centers situated in Delhi, 8 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries, 3 All India coordinated research projects with headquarters at IARI and 10 national centers functioning under the all India coordinated research projects. It has sanctioned staff strength of 3540 comprising scientific, technical, administrative and supporting personnel.