Biological Sciences Research Government Organizations

1. Ministry of Sciences and Technology

The Ministry of Science and Technology is the Indian government ministry charged with formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to science and technology in India. Website


2. Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.

Autonomous Institute funded by DST: 4
1. Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune
2. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP), Lucknow
3. Bose Institute
4. Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Punjab


3. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel.

Constituent Research Labs of CSIR in BioSciences research : 15
1. CCMB – Hyderabad
2. CDRI – Lucknow
3. CFTRI – Mysore
4. CIMAP – Lucknow
5. CLRI – Chennai
6. CSIO – Chandigarh
7. IGIB – Delhi
8. IICB – Kolkatta
9. IIIM – Jammu
10. IITR – Lucknow
11. IMTECH – Chandigarh
12. IHBT – Palampur
13. NEERI – Nagpur
14. NIIST – Kerala
15. NIO – Goa


4. Department for Biotechnology (DBT)
The remarkable march of India into the world of biosciences and technological advances began in 1986. That year, the then Prime Minister of the country, late Rajiv Gandhi accepted the vision that unless India created a separate Department for Biotechnology, within the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India the country would not progress to the desired extent. Today DBT has top class labs focussing on every aspect of biotechnology for welfare of people.

Constituent Research Labs of DBT with links : 16
1. CDFD – Hyderabad
2. CIAB – Mohali
3. IBSD – Imphal
4. ILS – Bhubaneshwar
5. INSTEM – Bangalore
6. NABI – Mohali
7. NBRC – Gurgaon
8. NCCS – Pune
9. NIAB – Hyderabad
10. NIBG – West Bengal
11. NII – Delhi
12. NIPGR – Delhi
13. RGCB – Kerala
14. RCB – Faridabad
15. THSTI – Gurgaon
16. CCMB – Gurgaon


5. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.

Constituent Research Labs of DRDO with links – 5
1. DEBEL
2. DFRL
3. DIBER
4. DIPAS
5. INMAS


6. Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) is a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, which was announced through a Presidential Notification, dated January 4, 1985 (74/2/1/8 Cab.). The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has a mandate to carry out the activities relating to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization and transfer.


7. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.

Constituent Research Labs of ICMR with links : 22
1. NJILOMD – Agra
2. NIOH – Ahemdabad
3. NCDIR – Bangalore
4. BMHRC – Bhopal
5. NIREH – Bhopal
6. NIRT – Chennai
7. NIE – Chennai
8. NIMR – Delhi
9. NIP – Delhi
10. NIMS – Delhi
11. NIN – Hyderabad
12. NIRTH – Jabalpur
13. NICED – Kolkata
14. CRME – Madurai
15. NIRRH – Mumbai
16. NIIH – Mumbai
17. ERC – Mumbai
18. ICPO – Noida
19. RMRIMS – Patna
20. VCRC – Pondicherry
21. NIV – Pune
22. NARI – Pune


8. University Grant Commission (UGC) – 374
The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.
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