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Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil nadu

Course: NAAC- A; M.Sc. biotech;

Research: Micropropagation & Transformation, Quorum Sensing. Conduct Dissertation and summer training work.

Anna University Gundi, Madras.

Research: Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Research: bio-fertilizers and biopesticides, Non-Wood Forest Products and arid zone Tree species improvement through tissue culture & genetic engineering.

Assam University , Silchar, Assam.

Research: Research in Molecular Biology

Bhaba Atomic Research Institute/Centre (BARC), Mumbai

Research: Research in Molecular Biology

Bharathidasan University , Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, 620024

Research: research in plant Biotech and sericulture.

Bose Institute, Calcutta

Research: Genetic Engineering, Offers PhD programmes

Central Institute for Brackish water Aquaculture (CIBA), 75, Santhome High Road, R.A. Puram, Chennai-600 028; Phone: 91-44-24617523/24618817/24616948,   Fax-91-44-24610311.

Research: A constituent of ICAR. Provides training, Research on fish biotechnology, aquaculture including genetics and primer development for PCR.

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Research: An ICAR unit. Its mission is to Improve production, productivity and quality of cotton through the development of ecologies for different agroclimatic regions.

Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Research: An ICAR unit. An Instituite engaged in research and development activities in cotton technology in India.

Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) .Makhdoom, P.O. Farah, Dist. Mathura UP. India. Phone: 91-565-2763380 (O), 2763245 (R), Fax: 91-565-2763246. 

Research: An ICAR Unit. Dedicated to research and development of goats in India. Undertakes basic and applied research in all disciplines relating to goat production, like genetic marker, genetic improvement.

Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) Fisheries University Road, Seven Bungalows, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400061. Phone : +91 22 2636 1446 / 7 / 8. Fax : +91 22 2636 1573.
Research: Deemed University of ICAR. CIFE offers Masters and PhD programs in Fisheries Genetics & Biotechnology and DNA Markers.

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Willingdon Island, P.O. Matsyapuri, Cochin, Kerala PIN 682029, Fax: +91 (0) 484 668212. ALSO PB No. 7392, Kakori Camp, Jaiprakash Road, Versova, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Pin Code: 400061, Telephone: +91-22-26361446-7-8, 26320395 / 26363404 / 26348223, Fax: +91-22-26361573, 26348223.

Research: A unit of ICAR. The research work at CIFT is carried out in Fishery enhancement, Fish Processing Division. Biochemistry & Nutrition Division.

Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

An ICAR unit. Premier Research Institute on Freshwater Aquaculture in India.

Research: applied aspects of aquaculture and fisheries.

Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, P.O. - CIMAP, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot, Lucknow, (U.P.) - 226 015, India. Ph : +91 - 522 – 2359623, Fax: +91 - 522 – 2342666,, e-mail:


A unit of CSIR. R&D in Plant tissue culture, plant breeding, gene bank. It provides entrepreneurship training programme, summer, winter training to students, 100 days certificate courses etc.

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Campus-M, Shed No. S-3/79, Sector-A, Zone-B Mancheswar Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Phone-No: 0674-2588203, 2588087, 9338424728 (M). Fax: 0674-2587874. Email: Website: Phone : +91(0821)510349/510618/ 511903. Fax : +91(0821)510990.

Research: Development of Biodegradable Plastics. Provides short term training and diploma programmes.

Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH). Email: P.O. Sanatnagar, Srinagar, J&K, PIN 190005, 0194-433178, 43310418

Research: genetic improvement of horticulture crop.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, (CMFRI). Email: Web Site:

P.O. No. 1603, Ernakulam, Cochin, Kerala PIN 682014, 0484-39490919.

Research:  An ICAR unit. The Premier Research Institute dedicated to Marine Fisheries Research.

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod-671124, Kerala, India, Phone:04994 - 232974,874,894,


Research on plantation crop. Crop resistance (breeding), production, improvement, physio and biochemistry, post harvest tech. using mol bio and plant biotechnology techniques.

Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla-171001,  HP,  INDIA, Gram-POTATOSEARCH,  Shimla. Fax: 91-177-2624460, Phone: 91-177-2625182, 2625073,

Research: ICAR Institute. Research activities are potato germplasm collection and conservation, breeding, Micropropagation, DNA fingerprinting, T-DNA mutagenesis, genetic transformation, cDNA and genomic library.

Central Potato Research Institute Campus, (ICAR) (CPRIC)Modipuram. Modipuram, Meerut - 250110 (UP). Phone: +91-121-2950297(O). Fax : +91-121-2576584(O)

Research: Work on breeding, disease resistance, stress resistance, tissue culture, commercialization of technologies and consultancy.

Central Potato Research Station (CPRS), Patna (Bihar), CPRS, Sahaynagar, Patna-801 506 (Bihar), Phone: 0612-2224218 (O), 0612-2292735 (R). Fax : 0612-2223706.

Research: Research thrust areas are post-harvest technology, TPS technology, potato-based cropping system and integrated management of diseases and pests. The station also produces breeders' seed of potato and carries out transfer of technology programme including training programmes.

Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fiber, (CRIJAF), Email:, 24 Paraganas Barrackpore
West Bengal PIN 743101, 033-535041522

Research: An ICAR unit. Mandated to the Improvement of jute (C.Capsularis and C.olitorius) and allied fibre crops like mesta (H.Cannabinus and H.Sabdariffa), sunnhemp, (Crotalaria Juncea), ramie (Boehmeria nivea) sisal (Agave sisalana) and flax (Linum usitatissimum) for yield and quality.

Central Rice Research Institute, Director, ICAR, Cuttack (Orissa) 753006, India. Phone: 91-0671-2367768-83, Fax: 91-0671-2367663, E-mail:

Research: Its biotechnology work includes anther culture, somaclonal variation for blight and gall midge resistance and via Marker assisted breeding and transgenosis. Crop Improvement, Genetic Resources, Plant Breeding and Genetics. It is engaged in Extension, Communication and Training.

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI). Gijubhai Badhelka Marg Bhavnagar-364002, Gujarat, India., Phone : 0278-2567760 / 2568923 / 2565106. Fax. No : 0278-2567562 / 2566970.

Research: A unit of CSIR. Production of liquid seaweed fertilizer. Somatic Embryogenesis and Clonal Propagation of marine algae (Kappaphycus alvarezii). Phtochemsitry, Molecular biology and Biotechnology of marine plants. Improvement and agrotechnology development of non traditional oil bearing deserter economic (Jojoba & Jatropha) and halophytic (Salicornia & Salvadora) plant species to develop under utilized non saline and saline wastelands.

Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, (CSWRI), Email: Avikanagar, Tehsil Malpura, Tonk, RAJSTHAN PIN 304501. 01437-2816325

Research: An ICAR unit. It’s mandated to undertake basic and applied research in all disciplines relating to sheep and rabbit production. 

Central Tabacco Research Institute (CTRI), Email:, Rajahmundri, Andhra Pradesh PIN 533105. Tel: 0883-44834128 

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007, India. Phone:+91-40-27160222-41(20 lines)

Fax: +91-40-27160591, 27160311,

Research: One of the constituent national laboratories of CSIR. Areas of work include genomics, molecular biology, genetics, DNA sequencing, nucleic acid synthesis, Pisciculture lab. Worked on Human genetics, tribal genetic variations in India, cell growth, development biology of plant reproduction, homeotic gene control in drosophila, antibiotic resistance in microbes, eukaryotic transcription (TATA Box), Human genetic disorders, signal transduction, genetics of plant pathogen interaction, enzyme structure function, nuclear pores, mol bio of sex determination, microbial mutation, linkage map of buffalo, Intracellular transport of proteins, Membrane organization, dynamics and function, Protein Structure and Conformation, Protein Crystallography, Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes, molecular basis of maturation and capacitaion of spermatozoa, sperm associated proteins and fertility potential, molecular basis of development, hormone regulation of protein synthesis, tumor biology and cataract and other eye diseases, DNA fingerprinting ans conservation of endangered species, transgenic and aquaculture, molecular parasitology,and hybrid biological membranes. 

Centre For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad.

Research: DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics services provided by the centre support some of the activities. The Centre is recognized by the University of Hyderabad for pursuing Ph.D. programme in Life Sciences. The centre is equipped with world class state-of-the-art instrumentation and computing infrastructure to facilitate working in frontier areas of research in Life Sciences.

Council of Industrial Research (CSIR), Anusandhan Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi- 110 001, India, Email: General Queries:, Fax: 011-23710618 (DG's Office). Phone: 011-23737889 (Reception)


CSIR a premier industrial R&D organization in India constituted in 1942 aims to provide industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge. It is one of the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organisations having linkages to academia, R&D organisations and industry. CSIR has 38 labs that knit India into a giant network adding quality to the life of each and every Indian and equally having Global Research Alliance. Of the 229 US patents granted in 2004-05 to Indian inventors (excluding foreign assignees), CSIR has 140 (61.1%). It provides financial support to the public and private institutes on basic and applied research projects.

CPRS,Gwalior, Post Bag No 4, Morar, Gwalior-474 006 (MP), Ph: 0751-2470302 (O), 2470388 (R)

Research: Engaged in breeders' seed production and development of low-input technology for potato production and to work on stem necrosis diseases of potato.

CPRS, Jallandhar Post Bag No 1, Model Town, Jalandhar-144 003 (UP), Phone: 0181-2791474 (O), 0181-2791837 (R)

Research: Station carries out research relating to breeding for earliness, nutrient management including micronutritents, cropping system, integrated management of diseases and pests, seed production and development of implements for mechanization of potato cultivation. The station also maintains germplasm of Solanum tuberosum sub sp.

CPRS,Kufri Fagu,  Kufri, Shimla-171 012 (HP), Phone: 0177-2648234 (O), Phone: 0177-2223626 (R)

Research: It has two units, one for potato nucleus seed production and another for breeders' seed production. The third unit carries out hybridization to cater to all the breeding programmes of the Institute, evaluation of hybrid and research on agronomical aspects and late blight.

CPRS,Ooty, Muthorai, Udagamandalam -643 004 (Tamil Nadu). Phone: 0423-2550669(O), 2442152(R); Fax : 0423-2550669

Research: development of agro-techniques for potato cultivation, development of varieties/methods for resistance to late blight and cyst nematode bacterial wilt and other soil and tuber tuber- borne diseases.

CPRS,Shillong Shillong, Meghalaya -793 009. Phone: (0364)2560885 (O), 2224325(R). Fax: 2560097.

Research: : Located in the North-eastern Himalayan hills. Works on screening of germplasm and hybrids for resistance to late blight, bacterial wilt and potato tuber moth and development of production technology and varieties for the eastern hills.

ICAR Research Complex for Goa (ICARRCG), Email:, ELA OLD, Goa PIN 403402, Tel: 0832-28624930. Web Site:

Research: An ICAR unit. Mandated to conduct strategic and applied research on potential Agricultural and Horticultural crops, Livestock and Fisheries for improving productivity and post harvest management.  

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region (ICARRCNEHR), Email:, Umroi Road, Barapani, Meghalaya PIN 793103. Tel: 0364-57030231

Research: Agriculture biotech.

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa Road, New Delhi.

Research: Plant tissue culture, photosynthesis and plant molecular biology.

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Email:, Web Site:, Pusa, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi PIN 110012, Tel: 011-5766420, 576642034

Research: An ICAR unit. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is the country's premier national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. It has served the cause of science and society with distinction through first rate research, generation of appropriate technologies and development of human resources.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012, Telefax: (011) 25843657,

Research: ICAR includes Institutes, National Research Centres and Project Directorates having manpower of about 30,000 personnel out of which nearly 7000 are engaged in active research and its management. Under the aegis of ICAR 38 Agricultural Universities (SAUs) employ about 26,000 scientists for teaching, research and extension education; of these over 6000 scientists are employed in the ICAR supported coordinated projects. ICAR has large number collabrations with national and international institutions. It acts as a repository of information and provides consultancy on agriculture, horticulture, resource management, animal sciences, agricultural engineering, fisheries, agricultural extension, agricultural education, home science and agricultural communication. ICAR trains 6 lakh farmers every year in various fields of agriculture such as Crop Production, Plant Protection, Livestock Production and Management, Soil and Water Management, home science, poultry, dairying, piggery, bee-keeping, fisheries, fruit & vegetable preservation, maintenance and repairing of farm machinery and tools, and hybrid seed production. Organizes summer training, workshops, seminars and winter schools. Can procure CDs at affordable price on various aspects of agriculture.

Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) 

Indian Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Post Box No. 80, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow - 226 001, India. Phone (Director's Office): +91-522-2621856, 2628227, 2613357.

Research: Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) (formerly: Industrial Toxicology Research Centre), is a constituent laboratory of CSIR. It studies the impact of industrial and environmental chemicals on human health and ecosystem. It works on Proteomics, Toxicokinetics, Toxicogenomics & Predictive Toxicology and Safety Evaluation of GM-Drugs.

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), 4, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata-700 032, West Bengal, India, Phone : +91 33 2473 0492, Fax : +91 33 2473 5197, +91 33 2472 3967. E-mail: 

Research: A unit of CSIR. Research work done in Cell Biology, Molecular & Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Drug Development / Diagnostics. Developed bioinformatics programmes (GCA & Clusterviz for clustering protein and gene sequencing), SPAT- software tool for nucleotide and amino acid substitution study, study Homology Modeling, Delph, Biopolymer, DOCKING; cardiac disfunction and hormones, neurological disorder, stem cell and corneal implantation, sperm motility, visceral leishmaniasis. Its molecular and Human genetics division aims to understand the molecular genetic basis of diseases common in Indian populations (haemophilia, glaucoma, Wilson disease, and oculo-cutaneous albinism), genetic damage due to arsenic, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects of black tea polyphenols, study gene expression and function in pathogenic microorganisms (V.cholerae, Leishmania), DNA Vaccine against leishmaniasis, programmed cell death and to develop transgenic plants for pest resistant & improved  pharmaceutical/nutraceuticals.          

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India - 500 007. Phone:91-40-27160123(20 lines), 91-40-27193030 • Fax: 040-27160387.

Research: A unit of CSIR. It has received several sponsored and consultancy projects from the industry, year after year. IICT is known nationally as well as internationally for its contributions both in basic and applied research. Its research areas include: toxicological studies, Biomarkers, alternate methods for pest control, insect plant interactions.

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, Karnataka

Research: An ICAR unit. Mandated to undertake basic and applied research for developing strategies to enhance Productivity and utilisation of tropical and subtropical horticultural crops viz., fruits, vegetables, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic and mushrooms.

Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Email:, Web Site:, Hassaraghatta, Lake Post, Bangalore, Karnataka Pin- 560089, Tel: 080-846629138

Research: Applied aspects of horticulture crops. 

Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine(IIIM), (formerly Regional research laboratory), Canal Road, Jammu Tawi - 180 001. Phone: 2569111, 2569222; Fax: 2569333 STD Code: 0191-2569011. Email:


A unit of CSIR. Its R&D units consist of Biotech, pharmacology and natural product chemistry. Its biotech section has facility for Genetic Engineering and Bio-Chemical Engineering, isolation of microbes, their identification (by both conventional as well as molecular markers), and characterization, -preservation and screening for specific microbial enzymes and secondary metabolites are carried out. The microbial strains encoding such enzymes are identified up to species level by 16S rRNA gene typing. The specific enzymes are purifiedto homogeneity using FPLC. Terminal sequencing is undertaken for designing the primers for the location & cloning of desired gene(s). Selected wild type and recombinant strains are grown at lab to pilot scale fermentors. The Molecular biology and Genetic Engineering laboratories are well equipped to undertake gene cloning, heterologous expression, sequencing, RACE and RTPCR of selected genes. The lab has ABI 310 automated DNA sequence and Shimadzu automated N-terminal protein sequencer for amino acid sequencing. Transgenic animals for pharmacogenomics.

Indian institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.

Research: Enzyme Engineering 

Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR)

Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (IIPR), Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh PIN 208024. Tel: 0512- 57258237, Email: Web Site:


An ICAR unit. A national centre for basic and applied research on pulse crops: chickpea, pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbean, lentil, lathyrus, rajmash and fieldpea.

Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR) , Lucknow, U.P.

Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, (IISR), Rae Bareli Road, P.O. Dilkusha, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh PIN 226002. Tel: 0522- 48073841. Email:


An ICAR unit. It was established in 1952 for conducting research on fundamental and applied aspects of sugarcane culture as well as to co-ordinate the research work done on this crop in different States of the country.

Indian Institute of Sugarcane Technology (IIST), Kanpur

Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Post Box No. 80, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow - 226 001, India. Phone (Director's Office): +91-522-2621856, 2628227, 2613357.

Research: Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) (formerly: Industrial Toxicology Research Centre), is a constituent laboratory of CSIR. It studies the impact of industrial and environmental chemicals on human health and ecosystem, and environmental monitoring of pollutants in air, water and soil. The institute also helps regulatory bodies to formulate/amend guidelines for safe use of chemicals or products. Its research areas include Proteomics, Safety Evaluation of GM-Drugs, Toxicokinetics and Toxicogenomics.

Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Gandhinagar, Naira, P.O. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh PIN 221005. Tel: 0542- 318504, 63523642. Email:

Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.


An ICAR unit. The project has been envisaged as a national network of multidisciplinary research on the improvement of the major vegetable crops.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar

Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur

Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB)

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Near Jubilee Hall, Mall Road, Delhi-110 007, Ph. No. 91-011-27666156/157, 27667602, 27667439. Fax: 91-011-27667471. Email:,


A CSIR Unit. It carries out research on areas of modern biotechnology and biological sciences such as allergy and infectious diseases, molecular pathogenesis and recombinant DNA technology via Genomics and Bio-informatics. In collaboration with major tertiary referral centers and through genome sequence and polymorphism analysis, IGIB is using all the tools of Functional Genomics (like SNP, Microarray technology, mitochondrial chip, toxicogenomics) towards understanding the molecular basis of complex disorders like schizophrenia, neurological disorders, diabetes, asthma, high altitude sickness, infectious diseases etc. IGIB undertakes design & synthesis of nucleic acids and bioactive peptides required for several biomedical applications, to understand their role in various neurological diseases and hypertension. Significant achievement of IGIB in this area is designing and synthesizing a library of peptidomimics for Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It’s also working on Development of Biochips for biomedical applications and synthesis and conformational studies of photo responsive oligonucleotides. Its comparative genomics & gene expression profiling programmes mainly involve exploration and exploitation of microbial wealth of India for novel compounds and bio-transformation process, and establishing advanced facility for safety evaluation of genetically modified/engineered drugs. Its Environmental biotechnology group at IGIB specializes in the areas of Microbial Genomics and Treatment of Industrial Effluents. It works on   Asthma, Tuberculosis and Aspergillosis and carries out work on screening plant, microbial, fungal and insect extracts for evaluation of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal activities. It has signed MoU with several institutes and company in India and abroad to carry out collaborative research.

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Post Box No. 6 Palampur (H.P.) 176061 India. Tel: +91-1894-230742-43; Fax: +91-1894-230433.,


A CSIR Unit. Providing R&D services on economic bioresources in western Himalayan region leading to value added Plants, Products Process for industrial, societal & environmental benefit. Its Plant molecular biology research division focuses on DNA- fingerprinting, identifying cloning of genes, developing transgenics, etc. The unit has PCRs, gel document systems, 2-D electrophoresis system, manual & automatic sequencer, phosphoimager, high end equipments like QToF, Spot cutter and Spot digester. It has a cold room and an exclusive zone for radioisotopic works. Its floriculture division research  on   high   value flowers, including agrotechnologies under  greenhouse and open field conditions. Phytosanitation programs for production of disease   free  planting  materials, pre- and post-harvest management   of  cut flowers,  developing   hybrids and mutants through    conventional  and  non- conventional breeding  programmes,  indexing and characterisation of  viruses  affecting   ornamentals. Its tea science division has convergence of expertise from  diverse   disciplines like tea husbandry,  agronomy,   breeding,   entomology,   plant  pathology,    soil  sciences,   irrigation   technology,  processing technology makes HATS a strong  group working for increasing tea productivity and quality.

Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 39-A, Chandigarh - 160036 (INDIA), PH: +91-172-2695215, 2695225, 2636680 - 94


A unit of CSIR. Its areas of work include, Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis, TB vaccine development. Protein Science & Engineering: Structure-function relationships, design, expression, structural analysis and modeling, crystallization, structure determination and structure- based drug designing Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity, biotransformations, vaccines, extremophiles and their metabolites. Bioinformatics: Computer-aided vaccine and drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations.  

PhD program and Trainee.

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).

Research: Offers PhD programmes 

International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) 

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Research:Centre for Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Genetic Engineering, One year advanced diploma in Bioinformatics (DBT sponsored).

M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.

Research: Offers PhD programmes

Madurai Kamaraj University

Research: Immuno-genetics, Bioinformatics, Genetic Engineering; One year advanced diploma in Bioinformatics (DBT sponsored).

National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226 001, U.P, India. Tel: +91-0522-2205831-35, Ext- 208, 209, Fax: +91-0522-2205673.

Research: NBRI is a premier plant based multidisciplinary, state-of-art national R&D Centre of CSIR undertaking research from classical taxonomy to cutting edge areas of modern biology-including both applied and basic research in the fields of, cytogenetics, molecular biology and genetic engineering, plant biodiversity, plant breeding, taxonomy and tree biology, genetics, molecular biology, plant biodiversity and experimental agro-fields for the conservation and sustainable utilization of the non crop plant genetic resources of the country. Offers PhD programmes.

National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR)

National Bureau of fish Genetic Resources 

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)

National Bureaue of Animal Genetic Resources, P.B. No.129, Karnal, HARYANA PIN 132001; Fax No. 0184-253654


An ICAR unit. It is responsible for identification, evaluation, characterisation, conservation and utilisation of livestock and poultry genetic resources in India.

National Bureaue of Fish Genetic Resources, 351/28, Radha Swami Bhawan, Duriyapur, P.O. Rajendranagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh PIN 226002; Fax No. 0522-442403


An ICAR unit. Mandated to collection, classification and evaluation of information on fish genetic resources of the country.

National Bureaue of Plant & Genetic Resource, Pusa Complex, Inder Puri, New Delhi PIN 110012; Fax No. 011-5731495, 5785619, 5819459.


An ICAR unit. A nodal organisation for Plant Genetic Resource (PGR) activities in India.

National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS)

Research: Offers PhD programmes.

National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road , Pune 411 008 India. EPABX:+91(0)20-25902000, 25893400;Fax:+91(0)20-25902601,

Research: A unit of CSIR. Key areas of research include- Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering Science, Polymer Engineering, Plant Tissue Culture. NCL scientists are recognized as Ph.D. supervisors at local universities, such as Pune and Mumbai Universities and IIT, Mumbai and offers dissertation and project/summer training to M.Sc./M.E./M.Tech.students.

National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, An ICMR unit.

National Research Centre for Oil Palm (NRCOP)  

National Research Centre for Sorghum 

National Research Centre for Soyabean 

National Research Centre Spices 

National Research Centre Weed Sciences 

National Sugar Institute, Kanpur India

Research: The Institute provides facilities for training students in the Sugar technology, Sugar engineering, Industrial fermentation and alcohol technology, has excellent facilities for Training and Advisory Services, undertaking research in all areas relating to sugar & allied industry.

Osmania University

Research: Genetics 

Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu, Thiruanantpuram. Biotechnology; Genetic Engineering; Plant Tissue Culture Unit

Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore  

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore

Research: School of Genetics; Molecular biology.

University of Calcutta.

Research: Molecular Biology and Genetics.

University of Delhi (south campus), New Delhi

Research: Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics engaged in research.

University of Madras

Research: Research in Protein Research; Entomology; M.Sc. in Biomedical Genetics, NAAC at five star level.




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