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Government Biotechnology Research Labs in India

list of biological research institutes in India

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary subject that includes various subjects of science and technology. The various subjects of Biotechnology cover maximum areas of Agriculture, Medical, Food, Pharmaceutical, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Environment, Biosafety, etc. Biotechnology is a purely research-oriented subject of Life Science that has vast application in our daily life and in the commercial industry.

Biotechnology applications are in almost every field like agriculture, food processing or development, pharmaceutical, medical, Biomedical, environmental science, Bioenergy, etc. There are many dedicated Government Biotechnology Research Labs in India where a lot of research work going on Biotechnology subjects or topics.

Biotechnology graduates or postgraduates students that possess a BSc or MSc degree in Biotechnology can join these research labs for their project work, training, internships, PhD. studies, JRF, SRF, and for various jobs.

In India, there are various types of Government Research Laboratories already well-established and working in their field of specialization. These institutes are mainly run and funded by the government various departments.

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List of Biological Research institutes in India

There is a very long list of biological research institutes in India that provide very good opportunities to Biotechnology scholars. We categorized these labs under the following heads.

  1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Laboratories
  2. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Laboratories
  3. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Institutes
  4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Institutes
  5. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Laboratories

1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Laboratories

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the main and largest R&D organization in India. CSIR Labs are pioneers in their research field and have the latest technologies, good infrastructure, and highly skilled manpower.

Biotechnology students in either the science or engineering field can join CSIR research labs for training, projects, and internship or PhD courses. Here we listed the name of only these CSIR Laboratories those are especially work in Biotechnology subject’s topics.

Biological Sciences

  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad
  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore
  • Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
  • Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi
  • Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur
  • Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), UT of J&K
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow
  • Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh
  • National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow
  • National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur

Interdisciplinary Science

  • National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • North - East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat

Chemical Sciences

  • Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata
  • Central Salt Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad
  • National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune

2. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Laboratories

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has more than 64 research labs all over India. ICAR research labs are mainly responsible for all agricultural-related education and researches in India. ICAR is an autonomous organization that comes under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education. It provides cutting-edge research works in agriculture-related science and technology development.

Biotechnology students who did specialization in Agriculture Biotechnology can join these research labs for projects, training, or PhD courses.

  • Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair
  • Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur
  • Central Avian Research Institute (CARI), Izatnagar
  • Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore
  • Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai
  • Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB), Hissar
  • Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makhdoom
  • Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (CIAE), Bhopal
  • Central Institute for Arid Horticulture (CIAH), Bikaner
  • Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin
  • Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubneshwar
  • Central Institute of Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCT), Mumbai
  • Central Institute of Sub Tropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow
  • Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Srinagar
  • Central Institute on Post-harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Ludhiana
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasargod
  • Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla
  • Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (CRIJAF), Barrackpore
  • Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad
  • National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack
  • Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI), Avikanagar, Rajasthan
  • Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC), Dehradun
  • Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal
  • Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Rajahmundry
  • Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Trivandrum
  • ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna
  • ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani
  • Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI), Ela, Old Goa
  • Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi
  • Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI), Jhansi
  • Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IIAB), Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (IINRG), Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Calicut
  • Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi
  • National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM), Raipur
  • National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Malegaon, Maharashtra
  • National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP)), Bengaluru
  • National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), Kolkata
  • National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), Hebbal, Bengaluru
  • Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), Coimbatore
  • Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora
  • Central Institute for Research on Cattle (CIRC), Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
  • National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR), New Delhi
  • Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CARI), Jhansi
  • National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAEPR), New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal
  • Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research (IIFSR), Modipuram
  • Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research (IIOR), Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR), Pedavegi, West Godawari
  • Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), Bhubaneshwar
  • Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
  • Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA), Bhubaneshwar
  • Central Citrus Research Institute (CCRI), Nagpur
  • Indian Institute of Seed Research (IISR), Mau
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Hazaribag

Bureau of ICAR

  • National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Micro-Organisms (NBAIMO), Mau
  • National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal
  • National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow
  • National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi
  • National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (NBSSLP), Nagpur
  • National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru

3. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Institutes

The ICMR research labs are the leading and pioneer research institutes in biomedical and medical research in India. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has more than 32 research centres where all medical and medical research works going on.

ICMR's main research priorities are related to National health for which lots of research work on the control and management of communicable diseases, maternal and child health, fertility control,  control of nutritional disorders, etc. regularly running on these labs.

Biotechnology students that interested in the medical or biomedical field can join these research labs for various purposes like training, projects, internships and PhD courses.

ICMR's Regional Medical Research Centres

  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair
  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Gorakhpur
  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh
  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar

ICMR Institutes

  • National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), Agra
  • National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Belagavit
  • National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru
  • National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH), Bhopal
  • National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai
  • National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research
  • National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai
  • National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), Delhi
  • National Institute of Pathology (NIP), Delhi
  • National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS), Delhi
  • National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad
  • National Animal Resource Facility for Biomedical Research (NARFBR), Hyderabad
  • National Institute for Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
  • National Institute for Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur
  • National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata
  • National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai
  • National Institute of Immunohematology (NIIH), Mumbai
  • National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), Noida
  • Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRIMS), Patna
  • Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Puducherry
  • National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune
  • National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune

Centres under Institutes

  • Centre for Research in Medical Entomology - VCRC, Madurai
  • Centre for Research, Management & Control of Haemoglobinopathies - NIIH, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
  • Regional Occupational Health Centre (Southern) - NIOH, Bengaluru
  • Regional Occupational Health Centre (Eastern) - NIOH, Kolkata

4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

There are 16 autonomous institutes that come under the Department of Biotechnology and focus on Biotechnology fields as the main research areas. Department of Biotechnology comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology and is funded by the Government of India.

These institutes and research centres provide various training, projects, jobs, PhD and PDF courses to Biotechnology students. A list of these institutes is given below.

  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
  • CIAB (formerly Bio-Processing Unit), Mohali
  • Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar
  • Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
  • Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
  • National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
  • National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon
  • National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
  • National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali
  • National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad
  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad

5. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Laboratories

DRDO Laboratories mainly focuses on defence-related technologies like aeronautics, armaments, land combat engineering, materials, missiles, electronics, naval systems, etc. Including these research areas, DRDO also researches life sciences, allied science and food technology subjects.

  • Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Haldwani

  • Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Timarpur
  • Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore

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