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Research Institutes – Others

Biotechnology Related Research Institutes in India

Some Research Institutes carrying out Biotechnology related activities in India are given below.


Research Institute and Its Activity

1 Agharkar Research Institute

Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road,

Pune – 411004

Maharashtra, India.

Phones : +91-20-25654357, +91-20-25653680, Fax :  +91-020-25651542

Telegram : macsciari

E-mail :  [email protected]


2 Alagappa University 

Alagappa Nagar, Karaikudi – 630 003

Tamil Nadu, India

Phone : 91-4565-228080 to 228095, Fax: 91–4565–225202

Email : [email protected]

Web: www.alagappa

Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering / Genomics, Gene Expression, Regulation and

Silencing Studies

Marine Microbiology and Marine Valuable Products, Plant Tissue Culture and Plant

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Nanoscience and Technology

Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell culture Genomics and Proteomics, Genetic engineering, Nano biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Phytochemistry

Animal Health and Management, Aquatic Animal health Biotechnology,

Molecular Biology, Nano Technology

Health Management (Aquatic animals)

Bioinformatics, Structural Bioinformatics, Pharmacoinformatics, Cheminformatics

and Quantum Pharmacology etc

Molecular Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Computational Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics & Drug discovery,

Computational Phylogeny, Human Molecular Genetics and Recombinant

DNA Technology etc.

3 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.

Tel. 91-11-6864851, 6561123, 6560110 Fax. 6862663, 6521041

Department of Biotechnology

(1) Molecular Biology of Malaria Parasite ( Group Leader – Prof. Y. D. Sharma )

(2) Molecular Biology of Tuberculosis ( Group Leader – Dr. Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi )

(3) Immunology of Tuberculosis ( Group Leader – Dr. H. Krishna Prasad )

(4) Immunology of Leprosy (Group Leader – Prof. Indira Nath)

(5) Tumour & Mulecular Immunology ( Group Leader – Dr. Satya N. Das )

Iron binding protein and lactotransferrin (antibacterial activity)

4 BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune


Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) was founded by Dr. Manibhai Patel at Urulikanchan, Pune in 1967, to replicate his novel experiments in rural development. Later it was renamed as BAIF Development Research Foundation. BAIF is implementing Research and Development Projects supported by the following :

  • Government of India.
  • State Governments.
  • Commission of the European Communities (CEC) .
  • Kreditanstalt Fur Wiedderaufbau (KFW) .
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
  • German Agro Action (GAA) .
  • Government of Netherlands & International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Swiss Development Cooperation.

A rapid, economical, simple to operate, on-site diagnostic kit for detecting viral infections was developed by BAIF.  The technology utilizes solid phase enzyme immune assay system and both the causative agent of the disease as well as the antibody response can be detected.  The project succeeded in developing rapid detection kits for disease in poultry (IBD) & cattle (Brucella & Newcastle).

BAIF has selected superior Rhizobia strains for legumes and adequate quantities of biofertilizers for field application on a wider scale at dispersed locations. Biofertilizers do not have much shelf life.  BAIF’s efforts has deviced procedures for special care to ensure sterile packaging of the biofertilizer, along with inert carrier material. 

The technology has been developed keeping the Indian rural situation in view.  The technology was optimised for 200/300 tonnes per season capacity, so that local units can be set up in rural areas in a decentralized manner.

The technology is on offer for a license fee of Rs.10 lakhs, which includes extensive training and support by BAIF.

5 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, Maharashtra
Telephone: 022-25505050/5010
Fax: 022-25505151/25519613
Email: [email protected]
Web: Technology and Enzyme Engineering, Agricultural biotechnology, Molecular biology
6 BioLim Centre for Life Science (BCLS)Research and Training in Nano Product development, Nano Drug Delivery system
7 BioProcessing Unit (BPU) Interim Facility Autonomous Institute of DBT, C-127, II Floor, Phase-VIII, Industrial Area, SAS Nagar, Mohali-160071, Punjab, India
Email: [email protected] [email protected] Fax Number: 0172-4604888 Mobile Number: +91-99150-35566 
8 Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
53 University Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Telephone: 0522-2740008/0011/0413/0399
Fax: 0522-2740485/0098
Email: [email protected]
Web: Research Areas: Botanical aspects of palaeobotany: Morphotaxonomy, distribution of fossil plants and their bearing on palaeoecology, palaeogeography, phylogeny and evolution.
9 Birla Institute of Technology And Science, Pilani Goa CampusNear NH178, Bye Pass Road,

Zuarinagar – 403726, Goa India

Phone : 0832-2580112

Email: [email protected]

Microbial Molecular Biology Venomics,

Biochemistry of snake venom

Yeast genetics


Animal cell and tissue culture, Membrane separation/ technology and Hydrogen production Sol-Gel Techniques for coating

Biosensors, Nanomaterials

10 Bose Institute, Kolkata Web: Main Campus: 93/1, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata – 700009, West Bengal, India

Tel: (+91)(-33) 2350 2402/2403/6619/6702,

Fax: (+91)(-33) 2350-6790

Email:sidr[email protected]

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, F.R.S., founded Bose Institute in 1917. The institute was one of the earliest, modern research institutes in India. It’s a multi-disciplinary research organization with stress on fundamental research in its pursuit of advancement of knowledge in Science and technology and at the same time developing highly competent and able scientific manpower for the country.

Institute has Research sections on plant Molecular & Cellular Genetics, Animal Physiology, Immunotechnology, Environmental science, Structural Biology, Biomedical and Biotechnology apart from Departments of Microbiology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biophysics.

Bose institute has Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre (RSIC), Central Instrumentation Facility, and DIC. DIC has made it possible for the scientists to have convenient access to a wide range of data. The DIC has become the main source of information related to bioinformatics.

Immunohematology Department: Phage induced modification of bacterial machinery, Adenovirus and gene therapy or cancer, Diagnosis and Prognosis of tuberculosis

Animal Physiology Department: to improve the variety as well as the productivity of economically important animals in relation to socio-economic development and human culture.

Microbiology Department: biotransformation of organic compounds, biological nitrogen fixation, microbe-mineral interaction, molecular biology and signal transduction.

11 Caius Research LaboratorySt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai-IndiaContact Persons:

Fr. Conrad Mascarenhas S.J. Director.

Tel: 91-22-262 2799, Email: [email protected]

Dr. P.J. Thomas,


Tel: 91-22-660 6056, Fax: 91-22-660 4368, Email: [email protected]

Founded in 1947 and named after the late Fr. Jean Ferdinand Caius S.J., the Caius Research Laboratory initiated research work on the medicinal plants of India.

In 1978, the Caius Research Laboratory was redesignated as the Caius Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research and has since been conducting research on various projects involving microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, botany and geology. The laboratory has produced a large number of Ph.D. and M.Sc. scientists who are occupying important positions in academia and industry in different parts of the world.

Service offered

  • Consultancy on biotechnology and industrial chemistry
  • Contact research (sponsored, collaborative and grant in aid) in areas related to     chemicals, food, agriculture, drugs and pollution control.
  • Chemical and microbiological analytical services.
12 Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

Established in 1950. CRI has been working on all facets of cancer with equal stress on fundamental and clinically oriented research.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Division, Carcinogenesis Division, Cell Biology Division, Immunology Division, Chemotherapy Division, Cancer Genes Unit, Genetic Engineering Unit, Neuro-oncology Unit, Virology Unit are the different units carrying out research in respective facets of cancer.

Molecular genetic and immunological studies on cancer of the uterine cervix, breast cancer, oesophageal cancers, tobacco related cancer, are carried out. Several of the investigations have received financial support from extra-mural sources such as the DBT, DST, CSIR, ICMR, etc., as grants to individual scientists.

The Institute has state-of-the art sophisticated equipment in its common instrument rooms and other common facilities, a library with a number of essential biomedical journals, a well equipped photography section, bioinformatics facility, an animal house with several strains of mice, rats, hamsters, nude mice and a small colony of rabbits, and facilities for histology.

The Institute has conducted national and international workshops and conferences, and regularly holds an annual ‘Open House’ for college students of Mumbai. There are 30 students doing Ph.D. in various departments.

Role of Human herpes virus in oesophageal cancers, studies on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, production of transgenic mice as model for cancer research etc. are areas of research.

13 Center for Biochemical Technology (CBT) Near Jubilee Hall, Univ. Campus, Mall Road, Delhi – 110007, India.Tel: (+91) 11 7257-578/298/439/310, Fax: (+91) 11 7257471

E-mail: [email protected]


Conducts research in Immunology, Diagnostics, Reagents.

Services offered: Biochemical testing, Training Programmes.

Engaged in various aspects of Biotechnology research. Center was established with the core competence in preparative biochemistry for isolation of fine biochemicals from natural resources viz., proteins, lipids, and enzymes; synthesizing bioorganic compounds like peptides, oligonucleotides and preparing reagents required for recombinant – DNA research. Center is in the process of transforming from a singular laboratory working in the area of biochemical research to a network laboratory, leading to the formation of a virtual institute of new biology. CBT is now a premier Institute carrying out research leading to generation of new knowledge and development of technologies in various areas of modern biotechnology with a special focus on Genomics and Genome informatics. Also work is carried out related to Control of fertility and allergy.

14 Center for DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) LaboratoryWebsite: http://www.cdfd.orgAdministration:

CDFD A & H Bldg., ECIL Road, Nacharam, Hyderabad-500076,INDIA.

Tel: + 91 40 7155481, Fax: + 91 40 7155479

[email protected] 


CDFD Laboratory, ECIL Road, Nacharam, Hyderabad-500 076, INDIA.

Tel : + 91 40 7151344, Fax : + 91 40 7155610

[email protected]

CDFD, an autonomous institution supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is India’s premier Centre providing services in areas of DNA Fingerprinting, Molecular Diagnostics, and Bioinformatics CDFD is now poised to initiate basic research in fields relevant to its objectives.

CDFD is also the Bioinformatics national node for the European Molecular Biology network (EMBnet). The node currently provides bioinformatics services in the form of browsing biomolecular sequence databanks, macromolecular structure databank,  genome and other useful databases.

15 Center for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR)Post Box No.11, 4-Sarojini StreetChinna, Chokkikulam Madurai-625002.

Tel: 91-452-530746 , Fax: 91-452-530660


EMail: [email protected]  : [email protected] : icmr%[email protected]   

Aim is to undertake studies on the behaviour, distribution and control of insects which act as vectors of disease, with particular emphasis on the vectors of viral encephalitides.

16 Central Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR) Port Blair – 744101Rice tissue culture, improvement of rice for salt resistance and insect pest resistance, Improvement of Indian major crops through biotechnology, biotech. for enhanced fish production,
17 Central Drug Research InstituteChattar Manzil Palace, Post Box No. 173, Lucknow 226 001, Uttar Pradesh
Telephone: 0522-2212411-18, 2212439Fax: 0522-2223405, 2223938

Email: [email protected]


Development of contraceptives, new drugs for tropical diseases (malaria, filariasis, leishmaniasis), cardio-vascular and central nervous system disorders.

Major R&D programmes are directed towards (i) development of new contraceptives; new drugs for tropical diseases (malaria, filariasis, leishmaniasis),  cardiovascular and central nerous system disorders, hepatoprotection, wound healing, osteoporosis and allergy; (ii) development of immunodiagnostics for early diagnosis of malaria, filariasis and leishmaniasis, (iii) development of vaccines for leporsy, malaria and cholera; (iv) development of immunomodulators; (v) exploration of terrestrial plants, including Indian traditional remedies, and marine flora and fauna for novel molecules for drug development; (vi) development of cost-effective innovative chemical-fermentation technologies for the institute’s new drugs, known drugs and drug intermediates, biologicals and fermentation products; (vii) basic research on biology of reproduction, host parasite biochemical mechanisms, regulation of CVS and CNS functions and enzyme and receptor studies to obtain ‘new leads’ for drug development.

Achievements: Development of 8 new drugs/products; Centchroman, non-steroidal oral contraceptive for females; Isaptent, cervical dilator for medical termination of pregnancy; Guglipid, hypolipidemic; Centbucridine, local anaesthetic; Centbutidole, neuroleptic; Centimizone, antithyroid; and immunodiagnostic kits for early diagnosis of filariasis and leishmaniasis Development of standardized fraction of active plants as drugs Production technology for radioimmunoassay reagents for steroidal sex hormones Technology for Biocide, mosquito larvicide for vector control

Services provided: Testing/Analysis/Evaluation, Bioevaluation, Experimental Analysis, Information Dissemination, National Facilities, Training Programme.

18 Central Food Technological Research InstituteMysore 570 013, KarnatakaPhone: + 91 – 821 – 517760, Ph: + 91- 821-2515792, Fax: + 91-821-2517233,  + 91 – 821 – 516308

Website: , E-mail: [email protected], [email protected] 

Development of food products and processes for optimal utilization of country’s agricultural produce, upgrading traditional food technology & development of appropriate technologies for reducing and eliminating post-harvest losses of perishables and durables, bioactive substances and food packaging.

Basic research related to food additives/preservatives, micronutrients, food toxicity and safety, food microbiology, enzymatic and molecular biology, bioactive substances and food packaging Assistance to agro-based food industries and new entrepreneurs through consultancy, contract research and other technical services covering installation, production, quality control and day-to-day management. Information dissemination programme in post-harvest technology. Training programmes in food processing and preservation, Concept of work in CFTRI is based on values addition, byproduct utilization, integrated processes, optimal use and conservation, extension of shelf life. Some of the projects are:

(1)   Microbial production of biosurfactants

(2)   Food safety related to Microbiology – The need through biotechnology.

(3)   Applied Biocatalysis project in cooperation with University of lund, Sweden.

(4)   Project on Standardisation of production parameters for Mushroom.

(5)   Liposome technology development.

(6)   Spirulina production technology

19 Central Institute for Freshwater aquaculture (ICAR) Kausalyaganga,Bhubaneswar – 751002, Orissa State

EMail: [email protected]

Biotechnology to achieve fish production of 25 tonnes/ha/annum, use of Azolla and blue-green algae for fish production, genetic engineering, Bioinformatics, Immunodiagnostics,

20 Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG)Makhdoom, Farah, Mathura, UP, Pincode-281122 IndiaPhone: +91-565-2763380 (O)

Fax. 2763246

Email: [email protected]


Embryo Biotechnology

Genetics of Disease Resistance and

Animal Genomics

Brucellosis, Jhone’s Disease, Herbal drug development

21 Central Institute of Brakishwater Aquaculture (CIBA)141, Marshalls Road, EgmoreChennai – 600 008, Tamil Nadu

E-Mail: [email protected]

Phone: (091)-(044)-8554866, 8554891,

Director (Per) 8554851,

Fax: 8554851, Gram: MONODON, Telex: 41-6054 CIBA IN

(ICAR) Chennai- 600029

Aquaculture of Brakishwater prawns and fish for higher production

22 Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsP.O. – CIMAP, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot, Lucknow – 226 015, IndiaTl : +91-522-2359623 FAX : +91-522-2342666

 E-mail: [email protected]


Development of agrotechnologies for economically important medicinal and aromatic plants, basic research in the area of phytochemistry, plant physiology and biochemistry, pathology, genetics, entomology and pharmacognosy.

It was set up on March 26,1959 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, at the CSIR Headquarters in New Delhi.

Development of agrotechnologies and chemical and processing technologies for economically important medicinal and aromatic plants, both indigenous and exotic, is an important goal of the institute .Basic research in the areas of genetic resources, biotechnology, cytogenetics, phytochemistry, plant physiology, biochemistry, plant protection, pharmacognosy and molecular biology forms an important and integral part of the overall R&D programme of the institute.

Some Achievements: 56 patents

Development of high-yielding varieties of Japanese mint(MAS-1, Kalka, Himalaya,  Kosi and Sambhav), spearmint(MSS-1 and MSS-5), scotch spearmint (MCAS-2), Bergamot mint(Kiran), hill mint(Supriya and Ganga), palmarosa(PRC-1, Trishna and Tripta), citronella  (Bio-13, Manjusha and Mandakini), lemograss(Pragati, Praman, Cauvery and Krishna), Vetiver(KS-1, KS-2, Sugandha and Dharini), lavender(Sher-E-Kashmir) and Rose (Noorjehan), pyrethrum (Avadh).

Introduction of Bulgarian rose in Kashmir valley and geranium and pyrethrum in the north Indian plains.

Development of know-how of menthol crystallization and fractionation of dementhlized mint oil (DMO) for value added products, development of modern distillation plant for rose oil and improved field distillation unit for essential oil.

A superior strain of Artemisia annua for high yields of the antimalarial compound artemisinin, efficient methods of artemisinin extraction and arteether synthesis from artemisin.

National Gene Bank For Medicinal And Aromatic Plants, Bioinformatics center

23 Central Leather Research InstituteAdyar, Chennai 600 020, Tamil NaduTelephone: 044-24910846/ 97 Fax: 044-24911589, 24912150

Email: mailto:%[email protected]


Modernisation of tanneries, development of environment-friendly chemicals and technologies including enzymatic options, tannery and slaughter house byproducts.

24 Central Plantation Crops Research InstituteWeb:  
25 Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied fibreBarrackpore – 743101, West Bengal StateTissue culture for strengthening the jute production
26 Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR) Hyderabad – 500659, Andhra pradesh StatPlant tissue culture studies on dryland crops to develop tolerance to abiotic stresses, Micropropagation of dryland fruitcrops like Annona squamosa.
27 Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI) of ICARCuttack (Orissa) 753 006, IndiaWeb:

Director: (91-671) 443015 PABX: (91-671) 442445-50 Fax: (91-671) 441744

Email: [email protected]

Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), was established in 1946 at Cuttack, with 60 hectares of farm provided by the Government of Orissa. In 1966 it was transferred to ICAR.

The CRRI had these original objectives:

(1) To carry out research on basic and applied aspects in all disciplines of rice culture in order to devise ways and means of optimizing hectare yields of rice. (2) To conduct, co-ordinate and encourage adaptive research in rice growing tracts in the country before making specific recommendations for use by the rice farmers. (3) To serve as a centre of authoritative information on matters concerning rice production, protection and conservation and as a national centre of rice germplasm. (4) To identify production constraints in regions/states through surveys and to suggest appropriate technology for improved production. (5) To participate in extension and communication and transfer of technology in respect of rice. (6) To train research and extension workers on rice production technology in the country.

Thrust areas include: (1) Crop improvement programme for rainfed ecosystem including germplasm conservation, genetical studies, development of hybrid rice, biotechnology and seed technology. (2) Innovative methods of controlling pests, diseases and weeds. (3) Mechanization of rice-based cropping system; on-farm research and transfer of technology (4) Training of research and extension personnel etc.

28 Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research InstituteGijubhai Badheka Marg, Bhavnagar-364002,Gujarat (INDIA)

Phone:  0278-2567760 / 2568923 / 2565106, Fax :0278-2567562 / 2566970

Email : [email protected]

Molecular Biology and biotechnology. Marine biotechnology, environmental

biology, marine algalogy. Genetic improvement Nontraditional oil yielding plants provenance, trial, Halophytes, Tissue culture Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Stress Physiology,

Introduction of desert economic plants

and their micro propagation, tissue culture

Development and characterization of reverse osmosis membranes, membrane separation and RO plant installation, Membrane science and technology, membrane reactors (inorganic and polymeric), inorganic-organic/polymeric nano composites. Gas separation using membranes

29 Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (ICAR)Avikanagar – 304501, Rajasthan StateDisease diagnostics, utilization of tannin-rich feed, ETT, Evaluation and linking of sheep productivity model
30 Central Tobacco Research Institute 
Rajahmundry – 533105, 
Andhra Pradesh StateMicropropagation, somaclonal variation, tisue culture and biotic stresses
31 Central Tuber Crop Research Institute (CTCRI) Trivandrum – 695 017(Indian Council of agricultural Researrch)

Division of Crop utilization and Biotechnology.


Tel: (91)(471) 598551 to 598554

Telegram: TUBERSEARCH Fax: (091)(471) 590063

E-mail: [email protected]

CTCRI started functioning as a research institute under ICAR in July 1963 with its Head quarters at Sreekariyam, near Thiruvananthapuram. It has one regional center, which is functioning in Bhubaneswar. The All India Coordinated research project on Tuber crops operates from this institute and is having fifteen centers spread throughout the Tuber crop growing areas of India. The Institute is also one of the centers of All India Coordinated Research Project on Harvest and Post harvest technologies.

Projects: Production of virus-free tuber crops, Preservation and maintenance of tuber crops through tissue culture, Waste treatment from starch industries. 

32 Centre for Biochemical Technology (CBT)Near Jubilee Hall, Univ. Campus, Mall Road,  Delhi – 110007, India. Tel: (+91) 11 7257-578/298/439/310 Fax: (+91) 11 7257471 E-mail: [email protected], Website:

Engaged in various aspects of Biotechnology research. Centre was established with the core competence in preparative biochemistry for isolation of fine biochemicals from naturalresources viz., proteins, lipids, enzymes; synthesizing bioorganic compounds like peptides, oligonucleotides and preparing reagents required for recombinant – DNA research. Centre is in the process of transforming from a singular laboratory working in the area of biochemical research to a network laboratory, leading to the formation of a virtual institute of new biology. CBT is now a premier Institute carrying out research leading to generation of new knowledge and development of technologies in various areas of modern biotechnology with a special focus on Genomics and Genome informatics. Control of fertility and allergy

Conducts research in Immunology, Diagnostics, Reagents

Services offered: Biochemical testing, Training Programmes

33 Centre for Cellular & Molecular BiologyUppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007, Andhra PradeshTelephone: 040-27160222-41

Fax: 040-27160591/ 0311

Email: (Director): mailto:%[email protected]


Biophysics & biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics & evolution, biomedicines & biotechnology.

Main Facilities: Protein analysis, and peptide and DNA synthesis facilities, Cell culture facility, Lab. animal facility

Research: The major R&D programmes of CCMB are under the disciplines of Biomedicine & Biotechnology; Genetics & Evolution; Cell Biology & Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Biophysics.

Achievements are

  1. Biomedicine and Biotechnology – Developed sensitive PCR methods for detecting Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is a major cause for post-transfusional hepatitis.
  2. The mechanism of spontaneous tumor regression and the role of cytokines in this process is a subject of continuing investigation.
  3. Gentics and Evolution – The Bkm-derived DNA probe developed at CCMB has found new uses, in addition to those in forensic medicine.
  4. Ongoing research on the genetics of osmoregulation in E.coli, In a continuing study of acquisition of resistance of phytoalexins by fungi and cellular slime molds, erg3 gene for Neurospora crass has been cloned and sequenced.
  5. Cell Biology and Developmental Biology – A study on the steroid effects on the reproductive tissues has shown that response of rat vaginal epithelium to steroid hormone estradiol is developmentally regulated.
  6. Molecular Biology – A pyrimidine-specific initiation site in E.coli RNA jpolymerase has been identified, which is distinct from the classical purine-specific initiation site ‘i’.
  7. Successful construction of a salt-senstive expression- vector system, and its use to express several proteins of biochemical and commerical interest.
  8. Biochemical and molecular biological studies of Antarctic microbes have indicated that psychrotrophic bacteria sense temperature through the phosphorylation of some proteins.
  9. Studies on the details of transport of macromolecules across the nuclear membrane. 
  10. Investigations on the role of protein phosphorylation and dephosphorulation as signal transduction aspects in the events of the cell cycle.
34 Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of ScienceBangalore, Karnataka, India. Pin – 560012.Center focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the broad area of Nano Science and technology covering topics such as nanoelectronics, devices, materials, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, bio and nanophotonics, bio-electronic interfaces and integrated small-scale systems. In addition to the research programs of the core faculty, the Centre runs an interdisciplinary research and training program involving more than 40 faculty members from various departments of engineering and basic science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The centre has state of the art nano-fabrication and characterization facilities to enable the development of cutting edge nanoscale technologies for various applications.
35 Centre for protein engineering & Biomedical Research, Madras Voluntary Health Services, 
Adyar, Madras-600013Protein stabilization through chemical modification. Project on natural and recombinant proteins as biosensors.
36 Enterovirus Research CentreHaffkine Institute CompoundAcharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai-400012.

Tel: 91-22-4148750 , Fax: 91-22-4156484


EMail: [email protected]  [email protected]

The Council’s Enterovirus Research Unit located at the Haffkine Institute, Bombay, was upgraded in 1981 as the Enterovirus Research Centre (EVRC). The EVRC is engaged in studies on all major enteroviruses including poliomyelitis.  Based on the experimental data obtained, the Centre offers views/suggestions on national policies relating to the control of poliomyelitis, especially on the strategies of vaccination.

37 Geo Marine BiotechnologiesContact: [email protected]Group of professionals, doing pioneer work in  Marine Biotechnology. 

The group consists of personnel from various fields like Chemistry, Botony, Zoology, Mariculture, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, etc.

Commercial Production of Luciferin and Luciferase from Vibrio harveyi

Newer Anticancer Drugs from Marine Actinomyces.

Look out for Probiotic Bacteria for Aquaculture.

Development of Pure and Nutritive strains of Phytoplankton for Aquaculture use

Indentification and Commercial Production of selected Zooplankton for    Aquaculture.

Single Cell Protein for human use.


ICMR Genetic Research Center

Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children

Acharya Donde Marg,

Parel, Mumbai-400012.

Tel: 91-22-4147843

Email: [email protected]

Established in 1986 as a unit of Medical Genetics at the Council’s Institute for Research in Reproduction, Mumbai. And subsequently, shifted to the Bai Jerbai Wadia Childrens Hospital, Mumbai. This Center is engaged in assessing the extent of genetic disorders in the community through genetic counselling, genetic screening and antenatel diagnosis.

The Center has been running a genetic counseling clinic, which counsels 500 new cases each year. It offers high quality prenatal diagnosis by ultrasonography, chorionic villus sampling and fetal blood karyotype for b -thalassaemia, neural tube defects and chromosomal defects. 

39 Indian Institute of Chemical Biology

Contact Details

Address: 4 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Calcutta – 700 032

Telephone: 033-24730492/ 3492, Fax: 033-24730286

Email: (Director): [email protected]

Biotechnology, Development and protection of novel, Probiotic Bifidobacteria in Food and

health products by application of the immobilized cell technology Bioencapsulation immobilization technology.Natural products of medicinal, biological and industrial value, development of innovative immunoassay techniques, development of tissue-targeted drug-delivery system.

Conducts research in Molecular Biology, Biochemicals/Chemicals, Enzymology, Drugs and Diagnostics, Neurobiology, Immunology, reproductive Biology, Biotechnology.

Services offered: Testing/Analysis/Evaluation.

IICB is based in Calcutta. IICB’s major strength is its basic research traditionally maintained for a long time. The institute has now emerged as place for product-oriented research with its strong background of basic research. The direction of the Institute is therefore to be on the forefront of biomedical research in India and to achieve excellence in certain selected areas of our competence.

Institute conducts research in biological sciences for seeking solution to medical and biological problems faced by the country and utilize the results for biotechnological and

biomedical applications. It utilizes its R&D expertise and resources for research in frontier areas for modern biology and strives to achieve an appropriate balance between long-term research of basic nature and short-term research of commercial potential.

IICB has developed a bacteriophage typing technique for identifying cholera infection, which has become widely accepted and won the recognition of WHO. Immunoassay kits have beendeveloped for estimating testosterone, cortisol, triiodothyronine and thyroxine.

40 Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyUppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007, Andhra PradeshTelephone: 040-27160123, Fax: 040-27160387

Email: [email protected], [email protected] Web:

Development of technologies for pesticides, drugs, organic intermediates and fine chemicals.

41 Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR)Kanpur – 208 024Phone:  91-512-2570264, 2572011 (O) 91-512-2572464-65 (Ext. 224)

Fax : 91-512-2572582

Email : [email protected] ; [email protected] Web:

Pulses breeding, molecular breeding and genomics

Legume Genomics, Molecular Breeding, Transgenics

Proteomics and molecular breeding, Transgenics, allele mining

42 Indian Institute of ScienceIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, KarnatakaTelephone: 080-2932001/02/03, Fax: 080-3600683/085

Email:[email protected]

Research Areas: biochemistry, ecological sciences, microbiology & cell biology, molecular biophysics, molecular reproduction, development & genetics

43 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, IndiaPhone : +91-80-23600757 Fax : +91-80-2360 0683/0085Email : [email protected]


Complete Purification and Characterization of Alpha & beta Amylases from a highly Amylolytic Nigerian maize cultivars.

44 Indian Institute of Technology DelhiHauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016Telephone: 011 26582222/26581696

Email:[email protected]

Research Areas: Biochemical engineering & biotechnology

45 Indian institute of Technology Guwahati Department of BiotechnologyTel: 0361-258-2206, Fax: 0361-258-2249

Email: [email protected]

Gene Therapy, Nanobiotechnology

46 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati North Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, Assam
Telephone: 0361-2690321/ 28Fax: 0361-2690762Email:[email protected]

Research Area: Biotechnology

47 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur GT Road, Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208 016, Uttar PradeshTelephone: 0512-597889Fax: 0512-590260

Email:[email protected]

Research Area: Biological sciences & bioengineering

48 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai 600 036, Tamil NaduTelephone: 044-22578058Fax: 044-22578056

Email:[email protected]

Research Area: Biotechnology

49 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee 247 667, Uttaranchal
Telephone: 01332-272349, 274860Fax: 01332-273560Email: (Registrar): [email protected] , Web:

Research Area: Biotechnology

50 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Dept of Chemical Technology Biotechnology Centre Kharagpur – 721 302


Continuous ethanol production by using nonconventional raw materials in novel bioreactor.

* Hydrogen production through waste recycling.

* Industrial enzyme production.

* Microbial degradation of dyes and phenolics.

* Microbial herbicides production .

* Development of biosensor for the analytical purpose.

* High frequency mass propagation of plants in liquid media and bioreactors.

* Induction of automation in industrial plant cell culture (medicinal & aromatic metabolities).

* Metabolic manipulation in cultured plant cells.

* Purification and cloning of protease inhibitors

* Genetic techniques for improvement of tasar silk.

* Characterization of baculovirus for Eukaryotic gene expression.

* Molecular modelling of protein / DNA

* Lectin based affinity matrix development & diagonistic kit development.

* Process development for rapid anticancer alkaloid production/extraction from plants.

* Dev. of Immunodiagnostic reagents for Cytoplasmic Polyhedrosis Virus

* Dev. of immunotoxins for targeted cell Killing.

* Single crystal x-ray crystallography of drug molecules.

* Protein x-ray crystallography.

* Fibroin gene structure.

* Characterization and cloning of feline leukemia virus receptor.

* Biotransformation of tannic acid to gallic acid by solid state fermentation

51 Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai Biotechnology Centre, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, INDIATel: (91)(-22) 576 7771; Fax: ( 91)(-22) 578 3480

E.mail: [email protected] 


The department runs course for M.Sc. in Biotechnology and inter-disciplinary doctoral program in Biotechnology leading to a Ph.D. degree.

Research Areas:

Enzymology, enzyme kinetics and enzyme secretion

Microbial metabolism and regulation

Aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism and genetic engineering

Enzyme inhibitor design and peptide synthesis

Protein structure, function and engineering

Yeast molecular biology

Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes

Transcription factors and regulation of gene expression

Microtubule dynamics and cancer chemotherapy

Immunology and signal transduction


Molecular modeling

Membrane biochemistry.

52 Industrial Toxicology Research Centre Mahatma Gandhi Marg, P.O. Box No. 80, Lucknow 226,001, Uttar PradeshTelephone: 0522-2621856, 2228227, 2213357, Fax: 0522-2228227, 2211547

Email: [email protected]


Neurotoxicology, environmental health, immunotoxicology and environmental biotechnology.

Conducts research in Toxicology, Material Toxicology, Environment.

Services offered:

Testing/Analysis/Certification/Surveys/Information Dissemination, training Programme. Genetic engineering of microorganisms for biodegradation of chlorinated pesticides: studies with mammalian biotransformation enzymes, Development of MAB/polyclonal antibody based immunodiagnostics for aflatoxins, mixed culture technology for COD reduction, methane production from distillery wastes.

53 Institute for Research in ReproductionJehangor Marwanji Street, Parel, Bombay 400012 INDIATel: 4132111, Fax: 91-022-4139412,

E-mail: [email protected]

The Institute for Research in Reproduction (IRR), Mumbai, came into existence in 1970, by the amalgamation of two ICMR units viz. the Reproductive Physiology Unit and the Contraceptive Testing Unit. Fundamental research in human reproduction with relevance to development of contraceptives for male and female, management of infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive health care, primate reproductive biology

Training Opportunities: Hormone Assays, Primate Biology, Cytology, Electron Microscopy, Molecular Biology, and Protein Chemistry. The Institute’s research programme includes basic and clinical studies on immunocontraception, implantation, contraceptive and contragestive potentials of antiprogestins, reproductive tract infections, infertility and semenology, clinical genetics, acceptability of various contraceptives, menopause & HRT, drug transport, development of diagnostic kits for reproductive hormones and sexually transmitted diseases.

The division of Immunodiagnostics has developed kits for the estimation of estrone glucuronide ( a principal metabolite of oestradiol in urine), pregnanediol glucuronide ( a principal metabolite of progesterone in urine), urinary lutienising hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. These kits use urine as sample for assaying and thus are patient-friendly. They are self-contained, the methodology is simple and require 3 hours to complete. Applications of these assays in the diagnosis and management of infertility is documented. The technology developed for these kits have been recently transferred through Biotechnology Consortium India Limited to Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad for commercial exploitation.

54 Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary biologicals, (IAH&VB) Thiruvanantpuram, Kerala.Web: The institute plays a major role in protecting domestic animals and birds against major infectious diseases that could be controlled by vaccination. It is worth mentioning the fact that the Tissue Culture Rinderpest (TCRP) Vaccine manufactured and released from the year 1987 onwards paved the way for eradicating this dreaded scourge from the state by 1997. The institute manufactures four freeze dried attenuated viral vaccines for use in poultry and four bacterial vaccines for use in dairy industry. These immuno-biologics are subjected to rigorous in vitro and in vivo testing protocols, in line with the current international standards and supplied to the farming community free of cost through a fine network of veterinary service institutions through out the state. The products also include various reagents, diagnostics, bacterial seeds, viral seeds, and Animal cells.
55 Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary biologicals, Rasalpura, Mhow (MP)AddressDirector,Institute of Annimal Health and Veterinary Biologicals,

Rasalpura,Mhow (MP) 

The institute was started in April 1949 at gwalior and was named as ‘MADHYA BHARAT VACCINES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, GWALIOR’. The institute was redesigned as “THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND VETERINARY BIOLOGICALS’, MHOW in January 1983 till now it is working as such. The institute is registered under drug and Cosmetics Act 1940, “F1″ schedule. All the products are manufactured and tested as per Drugs Act.

The main institute is located at Rasalpura, Mhow with in premises of veterinary college campus of J.N. K.V.V along the Agra Bombay National Highway about 18 K.M away from the Indore city, which is suitable for this institutet run.

Large-scale production of vetreinary biologicals and other ancillary preparation as per demand of the field as per standard prescribed in drugs act ” F1″ schedule.

Vaccines produced are: Haemorrhagic septecaemia Alum ppt vaccine, Anti rabies vaccine (multi dose)

Marek’s disease vaccine (tissue culture-with diluent) Sheep pox vaccine (tissue culture-with diluent), Ranikhet Regular vaccine, Anthrax spore vaccine, Swine fever vaccine

56 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable DevelopmentTakyelpat, Imphal 795 001,Manipur
Telephone: 0385-2446121/122, Fax: 0385-2446120

Email: [email protected], [email protected] Web:

Research Areas: Conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilisation of biodiversity.

57 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD)Takyelpat, Imphal, Manipur- 795001 (India)Phone:  91-385-2446121/ 2446122

Fax :  91-385-2446120

Email: [email protected]

58 Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbai UniversityNathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai-400019 (India).

Phone: 91 22 33611111/2222

Fax : 91 22 33611020


59 Institute of Cytology and Preventive OncologyMaulana Azad Medical College Campus
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
P.O.Box No. 7134,New Delhi-110002.E-mail address : [email protected]

The Cytology Research Centre (CRC) was established by the ICMR, in 1979, with the main aim of promoting research in the field of cytology, as related to health problems unique to the country and also to promote human resource development and referral services in this field. The CRC was redesignated as the Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICPO) in 1988. Thrust areas of research at the ICPO included pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the uterine cervix and breast. Multi-disciplinary studies involving epidemiological, clinical,  cytomorphological, cytogenetic, virological, immunological and ultrastructural aspects are being undertaken for cervical pre-cancerous lesions, in order to understand the risk factors and biological behaviour in relation to cervical carcinogenesis. 

60 Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyNear Jubilee Hall,Mall Road, Delhi-110 007

Phone: 91-011-27666156/157,27667602, 27667439


Email: [email protected]  Web:

Genomics, Genome Informatics and Proteomics, DNA Microarrays and its application  

61 Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyNear Jubilee Hall, Delhi University Campus, Mall Road, Delhi 110 007
Telephone: 011-27666156/6157/7602/7439 Fax: 011-27667471Email: [email protected]


Allergy and immunology, diagnostics, genetic engineering, bio-organics and high-tech reagents.

62 Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyP.O. Box-6 Kangra (H.P.) -176061,  FAX: 01894-230433.Web:

Mission: To provide  an  industrial R & D base for  establishment,  upgradation, and sustainable management of bioresources from himalayan region through agrotechnology,  processing technology  and biotechnology.

The Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology is located in Palampur in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India,  Genomics, Transgenics

Plant virology and plant pathology

Natural Plant product chemistry

Processing Tech for food  (Tea/Stevia/Natural edible colors) and

Medicinal and aromatics

The Institute is a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (New Delhi), established in the year 1983 as CSIR Complex Palampur and subsequently renamed as Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) in 1997.

Engaged in research in three major areas, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Molecular Biology, and Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Plant tissue culture   aims at micropropagation of economically   important   plants like tea,   bamboo, rose, ornamentals, and medicinal plants. Plant  molecular biology focusses on DNA- fingerprinting, identifying cloning of genes, developing transgenics, etc. Plant Physiology   emphasises   basic aspects of plant adaptations at high altitude, basis of dormancy, seed biology,  and senescence in tea and ornamentals.

63 Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyPost Box No. 6, Palampur 176 061, Himachal PradeshTelephone: 01894-230424-26, 230741-43 Fax: 01894-230433

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Floriculture, tea sciences, biotechnology and natural plant products.

64 Institute of Life SciencesNalco Square, ChandrasekharpurBhubaneswar-751 023

Phone: 91-0674-2301900, 2300137, 2301460, 2301476, 2300129

Fax: (0674) 2300728

Email : [email protected], Web :

Infectious Disease Biology, Immunobiology of metazoan parasites

Vibrio cholerae, Staphylococcus aureus

and bacterial pathogenesis, T cells and the Immune Response Cellular and Tumor Virology, Molecular virology,

Gene Function & Regulation

Molecular biology of abiotic stress

Molecular Oncology, Functional genomics of extremophiles, Development of novel promoter with enhanced activity, Molecular and biological characterization of oncogenes involved in leukemia and solid tumors

Translational Research & Technology Development

Proteomics and molecular biology of abiotic stress  

65 Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar 751 023, OrissaTelephone: Fax: 0675-300137, 301460/ 476/ 900 Web: Research Areas: Cancer, malaria, age diseases, stress biology, ecophysiology, plant molecular physiology, filariasis, tuberculosis, bio-perspecitve, agricultural biotechnology, bio-informatics.
66 Institute of Life Sciences in BhubaneswarBhbaneswar-751023, IndiaFax: +91 675 300137 / 301460 / 301476 / 301900


Research Activities: Cancer, Malaria, Stress Biology, Age diseases, Plant molecular physiology, Filariasis, Tuberculosis, Bio-perspective, Agricultural biotechnology, Bioinformatics.  

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has taken over Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar to be developed as a Centre for Excellence in Biotechnology. Institute of Life sciences is the eighth institute to be supported by DBT. The institute, so far has been under the direct control of the Government of Orissa.

The institute conducts research in the health sector with an emphasis to India specific problems. The institute would continue to research on aging related topics, which it has been doing all along.

Institute is affiliated with the Utkal University, Bhbaneswar for Ph.D. Degree. Institute has a strong Ph.D. programme in various areas of Life Sciences. Several research fellows after completion of Ph.D. Degree have been recruited as postdoctoral fellow and research associate in prestigious Institute in U.S.A and Europe.

67 Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR)Sector 39-A, Chandigarh 160 036Telephone: 0172-695225/226/219, 690025/173/908

Fax: 0172-690585/ 632

Email: [email protected]


Molecular biology and microbial genetics, animal cell/tissue culture and protein engineering.

Rifamycin fermentation, genetic and biochemical approache for improved process development, microbial prospecting of oil and gas, Regulation of immune system, Enzyme engineering, immobilized biocatalysts, site-specific drug delivery systems, Microbial Transformations – Production of D-aminoacids using hydantoinase

Significant Achievements: (1) Development of a process for the efficient conversion of molasses to alcohol using an osmotolerant and ethanol tolerant strain of yeast, (2) Development of know how for enzymatic conversion of rifamycin B to rifamycin S (3) Development of a simplified process for purification of urokinase from urine, based on antiurokinase monoclonal antibodies (4) Identification of a 150 kDa molecule on the macrophage surface and three molecules (155 kDa, 105 kDa & 37 kDa) on the b-lymphocyte surface as novel costimulatory molecules which selectively activate TH-1 & TH-2 cells respectively (5) Established the clonality of V.cholerae 0139 strain and predicted that the new epidemic strain 0139 for cholera has evolved from 01E1 Tor strain

Technologies Transferred: Fermentative production of ethanol from an improved strain of Sac-charomyces cerevisiae, Enzymatic conversion of rifamycin B to rifamycin S, Production of Urokinase from human urine

Facilities: Biochemical Engineering Research & Process Development Centre (BERPDC), Microbial Type Culture Collection & Gene Bank (MTCC), Distributed Information Centre on Enzyme Engineering, Immobilized Biocatalysts, Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocess Engineering (DIC)

68 Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT)Post Box No 1304, Sector 39-A, Chandigarh – 160036, India.Tel: (+91) 172 690004, 690025, 690138, Fax: (+91) 172 690585, 690632


Rifamycin fermentation, genetic and biochemical approache for improved process development, microbial prospecting of oil and gas, Regulation of immune system, Enzyme engineering, immobilized biocatalysts, site-specific drug delivery systems, Microbial Transformations – Production of D-aminoacids using hydantoinase

Significant Achievements: (1) Development of a process for the efficient conversion of molasses to alcohol using an osmotolerant and ethanol tolerant strain of yeast, (2) Development of know how for enzymatic conversion of rifamycin B to rifamycin S (3) Development of a simplified process for purification of urokinase from urine, based on antiurokinase monoclonal antibodies (4) Identification of a 150 kDa molecule on the macrophage surface and three molecules (155 kDa, 105 kDa & 37 kDa) on the b-lymphocyte surface as novel costimulatory molecules which selectively activate TH-1 & TH-2 cells respectively (5) Established the clonality of V.cholerae 0139 strain and predicted that the new epidemic strain 0139 for cholera has evolved from 01E1 Tor strain

Technologies Transferred: Fermentative production of ethanol from an improved strain of Sac-charomyces cerevisiae, Enzymatic conversion of rifamycin B to rifamycin S, Production of Urokinase from human urine

Facilities: Biochemical Engineering Research & Process Development Centre (BERPDC), Microbial Type Culture Collection & Gene Bank (MTCC), Distributed Information Centre on Enzyme Engineering, Immobilized Biocatalysts, Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocess Engineering (DIC)  

69 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
ICGEB Campus, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067
Telephone: 011-26195007
Fax: 011-26162316
Web: Research Areas: Mammalian biology: Virology immunology, malaria, recombinant gene products; Plant biology: Plant molecular biology, plant transformation, insect resistance, plant resistance.
70 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Patancheru, Hyderabad – 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaTel. No. 91 40 23296161 to 23296179


International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization devoted to sciencebased agricultural development. They are one of the 16 Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICRISAT has staff of about 900 and an annual budget of US $22 million.

Future Harvest is an organization that builds awareness and support for food and environmental research for a world with less poverty, a healthier human family, well-nourished children, and a better environment. Future Harvest supports research, promotes partnerships, and sponsors projects that bring the results of research to rural communities, farmers, and families in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. ICRISAT is a Future Harvest Center.

ICRISAT’s research strategy is founded on six global research themes – (1) Biotechnology (2) Crop Improvement, Management and Utilization for Food Security and Health (3) Water, Soil and Agrodiversity (4) Seed Systems (5) Crop-Livestock and Diversification (6) SAT Future

Typical disciplinary areas within the agenda include: genetic resources management, genetics, plant breeding, cytogenetics, biotechnology, physiology, agronomy, land and water management, soil science, modelling, agroclimatology, entomology, pathology, virology, socio-economics, and statistics.

Improve crop productivity through genetic enhancement and eco-friendly pest management in Asia

to develop genetic-marker technolgoies to accelerate the identification of better adapted, high-yielding varieites of sorghum, groundnut, chickpea with effective, inbuilt, pest and disease resistance. This is improve farm productivity and benefit poor farmers livehood etc.

71 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)Jakkur, Bangalore-560 064, IndiaPhone : 91-80-22082750, Fax: 91-80-22082766

E-mail: [email protected]


Molecular and Chemical Biology & Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Cell Cycle,

Chromatin organization and Transcription Regulation, Developmental Biology and


Evolutionary & Organismal Biology

(a) Chronobiology: Studies of biological rhythms, especially biological clocks,

(b) Evolutionary Genetics: Studies of how selection and genetics interact to shape

life-histories and evolutionary trajectories, and (c) Population Ecology: Studies to

understand how life-histories and factors such as migration interact to produce

patterns of dynamical behaviour in populations and metapopulations.

72 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067Phone: +91-11-26742676, 26742575, 26741557, Fax: 26742580

Email : [email protected]

Web :


An integrated molecular, genetic and physiological approach to identify & characterize the mechanisms underlying zinc efficiency & transport in plants.

73 M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)Third Cross Road, Taramani Institutional Area, CPT Campus, Chennai (Madras) 600 113, INDIA Phone : +91-44-254 1698, 254 2698,  Fax : +91-44-254 1319Website:

Email: [email protected]

The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in July 1988 as a non-political Trust committed to a mission of harnessing science and technology for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development. MSSRF’s research, training, communication, extension and networking programmes, in the fields of agriculture and rural development, seek to link ecological security to livelihood security in a mutually reinforcing manner.

The theme of work is Pro-nature, Pro-poor, Pro-woman and center works mainly for conservation and enhancement of biodiversity through participation of rural, tribal and women with blending of old and frontier technologies.

Special projects –

(1) Golden Jubily Womens’ biotechnology park – Enterprises hosted by this park are Dream Finders, TIL Spices Pvt. Ltd.,  Sundar Biotech, Bio-Botanica, TARO Ornamentals, GES Biologicals, SIAC Laboratories

(2) Conservation and Sustainable use of the Gulf Mannar Biosphere Reserve’s Coastal Biodiversity

Work in the area of molecular mapping and genetic enhancement, Integrated Gene Management, Monitoring Ecosystem Health Using Microbial Diversity, Conservation and Bioprospecting of Endangered, Medicinal and Mangrove Plant Species, Nucleotide Sequences of Avicennia marina Released

Nucleotide sequence of 70 Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) from the cDNA library constructed from one of the most widely distributed salt tolerant mangrove species Avicennia marina was released on October 4, 2000. These sequences have been

deposited in the NCBI ( EST database and has been assigned the genebank accession numbers from

BE940754 to BE940822. This is the first ever bulk submission of ESTs from any laboratory in India.


Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Science(Agharkar Research Institute, Pune)


Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) is an autonomous, grant-in-aid research institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. It was established in 1946 by the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science as MACS Research Institute and renamed as ARI in 1992 to honour its founder Director, late Professor S.P. Agharkar.

ARI is a recognised post-graduate research centre affiliated to the University of Pune and Mahatma Phule Agricultural University. It has a distinguished faculty recognised for guiding doctoral research in subjects such as Botany, Biometry & Nutrition, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology and Zoology. Young, talented students selected through all India tests, viz. UGC-CSIR/GATE are encouraged to carry out doctoral research in the Institute. Adequate hostel accommodation with well-furnished rooms is available for post-graduate.

The research programme is in three areas, viz. Microbial, Plant and Animal Sciences.

The Institute is engaged in basic and applied research in biological sciences, with special emphasis on

(a)   microbial technology for industrial effluents, [new applications of metal biosorption technology were identified in removing contaminated heavy metals like lead and cadmium from herbal medicine extracts and fruit juices, as well as in the removal and recovery of metal cyanide complexes from industrial wastes].

(b)   fermentation of compounds of interest to industry,

(c)    plant biodiversity, conservation and medicobotany, [on the underexploited plant Carissa, Medicobotanical plants like Bruhat-panchmula, Aloe and Asparagus, and the versatile socio-economic species Azadirachta (Neem)].

(d)   fungal taxonomy,

(e)   crop improvement,

(f)    human nutrition and development, [human adolescent growth, maternal nutrition].

(g)   animal developmental biology, [studies using chick embryo are in progress, to understand neurogenesis of constituent cell types in embryonic retina].

(h)   organic synthesis of chemicals for insect control and

palaeo-environmental studies using fossil plants and animals.

75 National Botanical Research Institute Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226 001, Uttar Pradesh
Telephone: 0522-2205848Fax: 0522-2205839Email:[email protected]

Plant biotechnology, environmental sciences, taxonomy and ethnobotany, plant molecular biology.

76 National Brain Research Center  
77 National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,  Bangalore 560065  India Tel: (080) 3636421, 3636423, 3636424, 3636425, 3636426, 3636427, 3636428

Fax: (080) 3636 662 or 3636 675 Information: [email protected] 

Phone: 91 80 23666001/ 02 ; 23666018/19

Fax: 91 80 23636662

Email:  [email protected]

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore is a new centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. It is located in north Bangalore, on the campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences at the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

The Centre has four areas of research – Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics, Cellular Organization and Signaling, Genetics and Development, Neurobiology.

NCBS has a strong involvement with informatics, both in development and in advanced usage. Key areas of development are protein structure informatics, neuronal simulators and databases of signalling pathways. They are also in the process of setting up a computer laboratory for advanced courses and workshops in the area. Bioinformatics resources hosted at NCBS are Database of Quantitative Cellular Signalling and Tools for Protein Structure and Domain Analysis.

The center has Ph. D. Programme, Integrated Ph. D. Programme, Summer student facility, teacher trainees programmes, and Postdoctoral positions.

78 National Centre for Cell Sciences NCCS Complex, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, MaharashtraTelephone: 020-5690922/31/41/51, 5692256-57Fax: 020-5692259

Email:[email protected]

Research Areas: Cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, hybridoma technology, tissue banking & tissue engineering, regenerative biology, virology (HIV), cancer biology, diabetes, cryobiology transplantation, gene therapy.

79 National Centre for Plant Genome ResearchJNU Campus, New DelhiWeb:

Research Areas: Nutritional, structural, and functional genomics of various plant systems.

80 National Chemical LaboratoryDr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411 008, MaharashtraTelephone: 020-20-5893030

Fax: 020-5893355

Email: [email protected]


Catalysis, biotechnology, organic chemical technology, basic research in chemistry and biochemistry.

81 National Dairy Research InstituteKarnal – 132001Phone : 91-184-2252800 / 2259002 (O), Fax: 0184 – 2250042

Email: [email protected]


Molecular genetics & Embryo

biotechnology, Stem cell Proteomics &

structural biology, Embryo & cloning,

structural biology, Transgenetics,

Nutraceuticals, probiotics, nutrigenomics,

nutritional and therapeutic biochemistry

Protein purification and bioinformatics

Molecular biology, Molecular endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology and transcriptional gene regulation, animal physiology.

Reproduction physiology and Endocrinology. Climate change, Heat shock protein and Stress physiology. Environmental physiology, Lactation physiology and mamogenesis

82 National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI)Karnal – 132 001, India Web:

National Dairy Research Institute is the premier organization that provides R&D support for Dairy Development programmes of the Nation. It was established in 1923.

Undertake basic and applied research in the area of Dairying covering Production, Processing, Economics and Management (1) To develop Dairy Farming Systems for different agro-climatic conditions and demonstrate models for transfer of technology. (2) To organise and conduct programmes at under-graduate and post-graduate levels in various branches of dairy science. (3) To organise short-term specialised training programmes and vocational courses. (4) To collaborate with National and International agencies for Dairy Research and Development. (5) To provide consultancy to Dairy Industry, Dairy Farmers and other Dairy Development Agencies. (6) To act as a referral Centre on Dairy Research.

The Institute at Karnal is located on 560 ha of land, of which 360 ha is used for fodder cultivation. It has Embryo Biotechnology Centre, Artificial Breeding Complex. The Institute offers various teaching programmes at Diploma, Graduate, Post-Graduate and Doctorate level in order to develop trained man power in dairying to meet challenges at national and international requirement. In 1989, status of Deemed University was conferred to the Institute for further strengthening the academic programmes for human resource development. It has Dairy Diploma, M. Sc., B. Tech., M. Tech., Ph. D. programmes.

83 National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteNehru Marg, Nagpur 440 020, MaharashtraTelephone: 0712 – 2226071/6075/3423/3424, Fax: 0712-2222725

Email: [email protected]


National/societal missions on drinking water, environmental biotechnology, hazardous waste management, modelling and optimization.

This research institute conducts research in different areas of environmental engineering. It carries out R and D work in the areas of environmental monitoring, environmental biotechnology, hazardous wastes management, and environmental systems design, modeling, and optimization. It also conducts environemntal impact and risk assessment for industrial units. It contributes to environmental policy analysis and also participates in national level environmental programmes like Ganga Action Plan, Pollution of TajMahal, Study of air quality trends in ten major Indian cities for twelve years etc.

The institute has many achievements to claim: (1) Designing and implementation of waste recycling system at Swargashram in Rishikesh employing the Rotating Biological Rope Contractor, (2) a technology developed by the institute. (3) Development of indigenous low cost air pollution control technology for small scale industrial sectors. (4) Development of nucleic acid probes for detection of enteric viruses and Entamoeba hytolitica in drinking water. (5) Design of two full-scale plants for bio methanation and six for reuse of industrial wastes. (6) Biotechnological production of 2,3-butanediol from water hyacinth; (7) biotechnological conversion of methane to methanol. (8) Photoproduction of hydrogen from industrial waste waters. (9) Microbial desulpharization of crude oil and natural gas. (10) Microbial degradation of oil spills. (11) Use of r-DNA technology for industrial wastewater treatment. (12) Development of molten salt combustion technology and biodegradation of xenobiotics. (13) Indigenous catalytic converter technology for autoexhaust emission control. (14) Engineering packages for common effluent treatment plants; modular packages for waste water treatment. (15) Development of software for environmental systems modeling with recourse to group method of data handling; health-environment interface modeling; minimal cost design of water supply systems; (16) development of software for computer-aided EIA of industrial projects and risk assessment with recourse to Monte Carlo Simulation and Fuzzy Fault Tree Analysis. (17) Development of a database on cleaner technologies of industrial production.

The institute conducts training courses for industry and governmental/non-governmental organizations in the areas of air pollution monitoring and control, analytical quality control, environmental biotechnology, solid waste management, and EIA.

84 National Institute of immunologyAruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067Telephone: 011-26717121-45, Fax: 011-26162125/26177626

Email: (Director): [email protected], Website:

The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is an autonomous institution supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Institute is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body defence, host-pathogen interactions and related areas with a view to contribute to the creation of an internationally competitive intellectual knowledge base as a sustainable source of innovative futuristic modalities of potential use in health care.

Over thirty independent research groups work in a broad range of modern biological disciplines at NII in dissecting the molecular mechanisms of interaction between the biological systems and their environment. The research interests of the current groups coalesce in four major areas; Gene Regulation, Immunity & Infection, Molecular Design, and Reproduction & Development.

 Number of Patents Granted – 28

The Bioinformatics Center (BIC) at NII has been set up by the Department of Biotechnology as one of the ten Distributed Information Centres under the Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) program.
Apart from carrying out research in computational and structural biology, the Center also serves as an information source in the field of molecular biology and immunology for researchers all over the country. BIC, NII has acquired a number of computerized databases and softwares to cater to the requirements in the field of molecular biology and immunology.

Training: The Institute imparts long term research training leading to a PhD degree of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The Institute enables a limited number of students of postgraduate courses of Indian universities access to its research facilities under the supervision of the Institute’s scientists through: 1) a Summer Training Programme (of at least two months duration – May & June), and 2) research projects towards partial fulfillment of the respective postgraduate degrees (of at least 6 months duration; session I: Jul-Dec; session II: Jan-Jun).  

85 National Institute of Malaria Research Sector 8, DwarkaDelhi-110077

Phone: +91-11-253071103, 104, 105

Email: [email protected]


86 National Institute of OceanographyDona Paula 403 004, GoaTelephone: 0832-221322, 226253 Fax: 0832-223340, 229102

Email: [email protected]


International geosphere-bio-sphere programme, oceanographic studies of the Antarctic waters, marine biotechnology and technologies for rural development.

National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) , one of the constituent laboratories of CSIR was founded on 1 January 1966. It has grown today to be the largest formal oceanographic laboratory in the Indian Ocean Region.

Studies related to Biological Sciences carried out at the institute are: (1) To quantify carbon dioxide fluxes in the Arabian sea. (2) To identify mechanisms of nitrification/denitrification in the Arabian sea through the 15N and 18O isotope chemistry. (3) To determine the influence of bio-essential metals (Fe) on the productivity of the Arabian Sea. (4) To delineate paleo-reducing environments and periods through a study of redox sensitive elements in sediments. (5) To study biogeochemistry of Di-methylsulphide in the North Indian Ocean with respect to air-sea fluxes.

The marine biotechnology team of the National Institute of Oceanography strives to harness useful marine micro-organisms for human welfare. Major areas of research are Polyunsaturated fatty acids from thraustochytrid fungi for aquaculture feeds and human health. Improvement of omega-3 fatty acid production in thraustochytrids. Micro-organisms from coastal habitats, Coral reef inhabitants, Deep-sea microbes and Micro-organisms from coastal habitats are studied.

Another area of research is – To continuously enhance our understanding of biofouling and corrosion processes in the seas around us, and to translate this knowledge for industrial applications. study of Microfouling, Macrofouling, corrosion and antifouling agents are included in the work.


87 National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)Dona Paula 403 004, GoaPhone: 0832-221322, 226253 Fax: 0832-245 0602/03

Email: [email protected] ;

[email protected]


Biotechnology, Bioprospecting and biotechnology of marine microorganisms

Evaluation, mechanism and control of biofilm and biofouling

Bioactive molecules from marine environment

88 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)Sector 67, Phase X, S.A.S. Nagar, (Punjab)India-160062

Phone: +91-172-2214682-87, Fax : +91-172-2214692

Email:  [email protected], Web:

89 National Institute of Plant Genome ResearchAruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O. Box No. 10531New Delhi – 110 067

Phone:  011-26742267, 26735169, Fax: 011-26741759

Email: [email protected] , Web:

90 National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesDr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012Telephone: 011-5786301-07 Fax: 011-5787062

Email: [email protected]


Information services: Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Information Service (MAPIS), Industrial Information Service, science popularization.

91 National Institute of Science Technology & Development StudiesPusa Gate, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012Telephone: 011-25841384

Fax: 011-25846640

Email: [email protected]


Mathematical modelling for S & T studies, information systems and S & T archival resources, technological and social change, history and philosophy of science.

92 National Research Center for OilpalmWeb:
93 National Research Centre on Plant BiotechnologyIARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012, India Telephone: 011-25788783, 011-25841787, 011-25843554Email: [email protected] Web Site:

The National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology was established in 1985 to undertake research, teaching and training personnel in the modern areas of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Since its inception, the Centre has grown and has acquired high degree of scientific competence and established excellent research facilities. The Centre is working towards achieving the national priorities of increased agricultural productivity and sustainability.

More than 70 transgenic Bt rice lines of three elite cultivars, IR64, Pusa Basmati-1 and Karnal local have been generated using synthetic truncated Bt gene, cry1Ac. These lines are being evaluated under green house conditions for their efficacy against yellow stem borerv.

Work for DNA Fingerprinting of wheat, rice,brassica is done. Molecular markers (New STMS markers for sugarcane) are generated.

In order to broaden the pool of plant defense genes and to identify new and more potent inhibitor proteins for pest control, a program has been initiated for screening indigenous legumes for presence of insect specific protease inhibitor proteins and isolation of their genes from the mature seeds.

Two tissue culture derived mustard varieties are released so far for improvement of productivity.

Center is engaged in developing efficient nitrogen fixing and those with improved nodule occupancy strains of Mesorhizobium ciceri. The approach we are adopting is to isolate mutants of biological nitrogen fixation process and then identify the relevant genes and manipulate these to develop efficient strains.

94 Regional Research LaboratoryBhubaneswar 751 013, OrissaTelephone: 0674-581160, 2581635-36

Fax: 0674-2581126/ 750/ 637

Email: [email protected]


Mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, survey & cultivation of aromatic, medicinal and other economic plants.

95 Regional Research LaboratoryDr. G.N. QaziCanal Road, Jammu 130 001, Jammu & Kashmir

Telephone: 0191-2546368, 2549051, Fax: 0191-2546383, 2548607, 2543829

Email: [email protected],[email protected]

Natural products & organic chemistry, introduction, improvement and cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, post harvest technology and applied microbiology & mutation genetics.

RRL, Jammu, a multidisciplinary Research Institute engaged in R & D on Bioprospecting of natural molecules; Biotechnology- fermentation and enzyme technology, microbial bodiversity, moleculelar biology and gene cloning; Natural products Chemistry; Cultivation & Utilization of drugs and essential oil bearing plants and Chemical Engineering & Design backup for packaging of technologies.


Achievements: Under consultancy programme, (1) RRL, Jammu has passed on the menthol production technology to more than 50 parties and also designed, fabricated and installed a menthol production unit with a capacity of 3000kg menthol/annum in Burma on turnkey basis (2) A production plant for dyes & pigments from natural sources was also set up in Vietnam for UNIDO under a sub-contract from NRDC. (3) To design, fabricate install and commission an aroma chemical plant under a global contract from UNIDO at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. (4) Five hops drying kilns have been fabricated, installed and commissioned on turn-key basis for Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. (5) Similarly, a fractionating column for Java citronella oil and a Plant for the manufacture of 16-DPA from Diosgenin were completely designed, fabricated and commissioned (6) Agrotechologies on a number of medicinal, aromatic and economic crops developed by the Laboratory have been passed on to a large number of progressive farmers on consultancy basis. (7) Fermentation Technology for the production of Gluconate salts

96 Regional Research LaboratoryJorhat 785 006, AssamTelephone: 0376-2370121/2370086, Fax: 0376-2370011

Email:[email protected],[email protected]

Development of oil field chemicals, agrochemicals, drugs and drug intermediates, organic chemistry, biochemistry and geoscience.

97 Regional Research LaboratoryIndustrial Estate P.O., Pappanamcode, Thiruvananthapuram 695 019, KeralaTelephone: 0471-2490224/ 0674/ 0811

Fax: 0471-2491712, 2490186

Email: [email protected]


Chemistry of natural products, agroprocessing, photochemical systems including solar energy conversion, analysis of pollutants and waste-water technology.

98 Sankara Nethralaya (Main Campus)Department of NanobiotechnologyNo. 18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India.

Ph No: +91-44-28271616 (12 lines), Fax No: +91-44-28254180

e-mail: [email protected] , [email protected]

Focus: Translational Research for India Centric Problems


Raman Gold for imaging&Therapy

MEMS device fabrication for the detection of biomarkers

Aptamer-Gene therapy

Aptamer conjugates for radio imaging

Corneal Tissue Engineering

Nanomaterial conjugates for targeting tumor stem cells, miRNA research related to retinoblastoma

99 Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchHomi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005 Tel: 022-2280 4545 Fax: 022-2280 4610Web:

Microbial genetics, Malarial vaccine, Immunodiagnostics, Animal tissue culture based vaccines, rDNA technology. Basic molecular biology, Protein engineering.

100 TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TD-NBC), GurgaonIt is jointly run by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of India and Deakin University, AustraliaTERI’s nanobiotechnology research focuses on agriculture and human health. The area’s focus is on:

  • Biosynthesis of nanoparticles from wastes
  • Coating seeds with nano/biomaterials for agricultural applications
  • Early detection of phytopathogens by sensitive nanobiosensors
  • Nanoparticle based micronutrients for crop fortification
  • Development of nanobiopesticides
  • Innovative nanotechnology based solutions for bio-fuel production
  • Development of plant viruses based chimeric drug delivery vehicles for the targeted delivery of various biomolecules
  • Improvement of bioavailability and efficacy of various ayurvedic medicine and nutraceuticals

Development of protein biomarkers based innovative nanoELISA technique for sensitive, cost effective and robust disease diagnostics

101 Tezpur UniversityNapaam, Tezpur Sonitpur, Assam-784 028Phone: +91-3712-267007-8-9

Fax : +91-3712-267006

Email:[email protected] [email protected]


Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Plant biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Microbial biotechnology, enzyme technology, Biochemistry & biotechnology of snake venom proteins and toxins

102 Thapar Centre For Industrial Research and Development, Patiala Address: Patiala – 147 001 Contact : Dr. Pramod Kumar Bajpai   Tel: 91-175-365510 , 360623 Fax: 91-175-365522 , 364012

Website:  Email: [email protected]

Forest Resources Management Current project activities relate to integrated plant nutrition system for forestry, improvement in plantation stocks, and fly-ash utilization in forestry.

Food Processing and Preservation Technologies Developed:  Maltodextrin, quality improvement in traditional jaggery manufacture and sugar industry, reduction of spoilage in Gherkins during transit, purified gluten etc.

Agro-productivity Enhancement Agents Technologies commercialised: Liquid Bio-fertiliser from starch industry waste, Soil Conditioner from wood waste

Algal TechnologyCurrent projects relate to Beta-carotene from natural sources, use of algae in agriculture, food, high value chemicals and animal feed stocks. Technology commercialised: Production of Spirulina

(1) Microbial Conversion of lignocellulosic wastes into Soil Conditioners. (2) Degradation of xenobiotic compounds – by Phanerochaete chrysosporium (3) Biopulping (4) Thermostable alkaline alfa amylase for starch, textile and paper industry. Also work on papain and other enzymes.

103 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) New DelhiDr Vibha Dhawan, Dean, Bioresources and Biotechnology Division,EMail: [email protected]


Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, INDIA
Tel. (+91 11) 2468 2100 and 41504900
Fax (+91 11) 2468 2144 and 2468 2145
For general inquires contact [email protected]

Research in various areas like –

Plant Molecular Biology: Genome analysis of Brassica, Populus app., bioprospecting of phytochemical diversity for their medicinal/pesticidal properties, DNA fingerprinting using molecular markers such as randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) for assessment of genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships in Brassicas, Popular, and bamboo, and medicinal plants such as neem, amla, guggul, and ashwagandha; genetic transformation of Brassica, Populus, and potatoes for useful traits such as insect and pest resistance.

Plant Tissue Culture: Tissue culture for various plant species, Tissue culture of Bamboo, supply of superior quality tissue cultured plants of various species, Contractual research/production of plants at request, Consultancy services for cultivation of the plants, Training in field of plant tissue culture.

Microbial Biotechnology: Work on Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR), Biobleaching by xylanase for paper pulp, bioremediation of oil-spilled area, production of energy through biomethanation using substrates other than animal dung;

Mycorrhizal Research: Developed Mycorrhizae based biofertilizer.

Forestry & Biodiversity:

The Biotechnology and Management of Bioresources Division fosters a multidisciplinary approach to solve the environmental problems and to improve plant species for sustainable utilization through biotechnology. The Division, on one hand, focuses on basic and applied research on using microbial resources for biotechnological intervention to address agriculture and energy- and environment-related issues, and on the other, supplements conventional methods of improving plant species with biotechnological techniques.

The division produces over a million disease-free tissue cultured plants annually of forestry/agro-forestry species, fruit crops, cash crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, cash crops, and ornamentals (both foliage and flowering).

This division is actively involved in the development and application of biofertilizers in a wide range of plants, and has a core competence in technology development, bioremediation, plant tissue culture, and plant genetic engineering. With ingenious combinations and permutations between these areas, important traits or genes can be introduced into plants, resulting in crop improvement and the production of novel features in plants.

104 Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (TBGRI)Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaIndia, Pin – 695 562

Phone : 91(0)472 2869246, 2869226, 2869626, Fax: 91(0)472 2869646

Email : [email protected]


Phytochemistry & Phytopharmacology

Isolation including activity guided

isolation, characterization, and  Pharmacological evaluation of secondary metabolites. Plant volatiles, essential oils Intraspecific variability studies on medicinal plants Cytotaxonomic studies in Piperaceae,

Studies on Bamboos, Orchids Plant taxonomy and botanical illustrations

Seed biological studies

105 Tuberculosis Research CentreMayor V.R. Ramanathan Road (Spurtank Road)Chetput, Chennai-600031.

Tel: 91-44-8265403

Fax: 91-44-8262137

Telegram: CHEMOCURE, Chennai

E-mail: [email protected] 

[email protected]


The Centre undertakes research in the area of immunology and molecular biology of tuberculosis.

106 Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Banglore, P B # 406, K R Road, Bangalore 560004, IndiaTel: 91-80-661 3223, 661 1664; Fax: 91-80-661 2806)



Exploration of traditionally used medicinal plants for newer compounds with anti-viral, anti-tumor, anti-fertility, immunomodulatory and other pharmacological properties.

Development of processes and products from, edible plants with anti-obesity and anti-oxidant properties for safe consumption as a food supplement.

Development of highly sensitive and cost effective immunodiagnostic kits for application in health care and disease. Develop economic processes for bulk synthesis of drugs with emphasis on antiviral and anticancer drugs.

  • A process of preparing a recombinant antigen based ELISA for serodiagnosis of invasive amoebiasis (Indian patent awarded – jointly with The Indian Institute Of Science)
  • A process for preparing (-) hydroxycitric acid from Garcinia rind (Patents filed in India and U.S.A.)
  • A process for the separation of proteins, polypeptides and metals (Patents awarded in U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Thailand)
  • An energy efficient process for production of ethyl alcohol (Indian patent awarded – jointly with Institute Of Microbial Technology)
  • Human insulin expression in yeast (Patent filed in India, U.K. and other countries – jointly with University of Leicester)
  • CSIR Technology Prize 1994 for Biological Sciences and Technology for developing high osmotolerant and ethanol tolerant genetically modified yeast strain.

Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation admits a limited number of bright graduate students qualified for CSIR research fellowship for Ph.D. programme recognized by Bangalore and Mysore Universities. Several papers based on the original research work carried out at VMSRF were published in peer reviewed journals.


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