Studies on genetic diversity of brinjal Involving 15 genotypes for 5 economically important characters revealed substantial differences-arnong the test entries for all the characters. The accessions were grouped into 5 clusters. The highest Inter cluster distance (D 2 = 4872.03) was noticed between cluster IV (KT 4 and BB 4) and V (Pusa Kranti and Bhawanipatna local). It was observed that genetic diversity was not parallel to geographic disbibution. Intercrossing among the genotypes belonging to cluster III, IV and V was suggested to develop high yielding varieties with other desirable cheers.