The Institute is headed by the Director who is the Principal Executive Officer and the principal academic officer and accounting officer of the Institute. The Director is also an ex-officio member of the Board of Management, the Academic Syndicate and all Boards of Study of the Institute, and presides at all meetings of the Board. The Director is also a member of the Senate and brief the Senate on the academic performance of the Institute. The Board of Management is the academic and executive body of the Institute. The Institution has the financial autonomy from the University and the Board of Management is responsible for finances. Under the Director is the Deputy Director. Director and Deputy Director are officers of the Institute.
It is the duty of the Director on behalf of the Board of Management to ensure that provisions of the Act, the ordinance or any other instrument, are duly observed. It is also the duty of the Director to give effect to the decisions of the Board and responsible for the maintenance of discipline within the institute.
The Academic Syndicate chaired by the Director has the control and general direction over instruction, training, research and examinations of the Institute.
There are three Boards of Study chaired by the Director in respect of Research Higher Degrees; Internal Academic Programmes; External and Extension Programmes. The Boards of Study have control and general direction over instruction, training, research and examinations of the Institute.
There are three Departments of Study in respect of the disciplines of (i) Agro-Technology; (ii) Food Technology; and (iii) Entrepreneurship, Agro-business and Rural Sciences. Each Department of study is led by a Head.
The three Centers, Agribusiness and industry cell; the Science Park; Extension programmes, are led by a Coordinator.
Faculty and support staff of the Institute and from collaborating partner institutions and universities assists the development of learning material, delivering and support of academic courses / programme.