National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore


  • Name of the Institution
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences
  • Type of the Institution
  • Research Institute
  • Location
  • Bangalore
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Courses Offered
  • Ph.D., Postdoctoral, Teacher Training Program, Visiting Students Training Program
  • Departments/ Branches
  • Genetics, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biophysics
  • Established in the Year
  • 1991
  • Website
  • Facts and Figures
  • Idea of biological center was proposed in the year 1982 by Professor S Ramaseshan, the director of IISC
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • M.Sc., Engineering, Medicine students can opt for the Visiting Students Training Programs

The National Centre for Biological Sciences or NCBS in Bangalore deals with the areas of biological sciences such as molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, genetics, bio signaling, biophysics and biochemistry. This research institute is a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research or TIFR and was formally constituted in the month of October in the year 1991 although its idea was proposed 9 years ago, in 1982, by the then director of the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Prof. S Ramaseshan. Students from the fields of Science, Engineering or Medicine can pursue their doctoral and postdoctoral degrees from this institute if they have a strong inclination towards the life sciences. This institute also offers several training programs to students pursuing their post graduation.