National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)

The Institute was established in 2010 with the aims of catalyzing the transformation of Agri - food sector in India. The Institute serves as a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value added products based on Agri-food biotech innovations. The main research focus of NABI is to harness biotechnological tools in the area of Agriculture Biotechnology, Food and Nutritional Biotechnology so as to provide sustainable and novel solutions for quality foods and nutrition. Research activities at NABI include: (i) Agricultural Biotechnology, (ii) Food and Nutritional Biotechnology, (iii) Human Resource Development, (iv) Meeting and Courses, and (v) Technology Transfer and Outreach. The institute has developed strong linkages with National and International organizations and industries and is a part of agri-food cluster in the “Knowledge City” of Mohali (Punjab) along with its neighboring institutes.

Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCST)

PSCST is a State Government Undertaking and a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization approved by Department of Scientific Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.. It functions under the aegis of Department of Science, Technology & Environment, Punjab and serves as focal point of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for planning, guiding, evaluating, monitoring, coordinating and accelerating Sci.&Tech activities at the State level so as to ensure integration of science & technology for overall socio-economic development. The Council has identified Popularization of Science, Biotechnology, and Environment including Industrial Pollution control and energy efficiency as its major thrust areas. It is engaged in location-specific research, technology development, demonstration & transfer as well as capacity building & outreach activities on Sci. & Tech. issues relevant to the State. It also coordinates policy and infrastructure development. Some major projects that have emerged from the Council as its spin-offs include Pushpa Gujral Science City, Punjab Energy Development Agency and Punjab Biotechnology Incubator. It has also facilitated establishment of Sci. & Tech. institutions in Knowledge City, Mohali as well as set up a Patent Information Centre and Climate Change Knowledge Centre. Further, it is servicing Mohali Biotechnology Park, Punjab State Innovation Council and Punjab Biodiversity Board.

Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST)

INST is an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and has been established under the umbrella of NANO MISSION initiated by DST to boost research and development in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India. INST started its activities in 2013 and is currently operating from its transit campus at Habitat Centre, Sector-64, Phase-X, Mohali, Punjab. The new campus of INST would be established on a 35 acres parcel of land in the Knowledge City Sector-81 (Mohali, Punjab), next to the IISER campus, and is close to the new Chandigarh International Airport. INST, along with other scientific institutions of Chandigarh and its nearby areas is also a part of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), an initiative of Punjab Government to foster and sustain close academic alliances between institutions of higher education and research in the greater Chandigarh region.

Indian Institute of Science Research & Education (IISER)

IISER, Mohali was established in 2007. It has become the favorite destination for students seeking to study science, and for researchers seeking an exciting academic environment in which to carry out scientific research/studies in the Physical, Chemical, Biological, Mathematical, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as in humanities and social sciences. The institute encourages research in each of the above disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary research. Currently, the institute has over 1000 undergraduate students and over 350 graduate students, working towards BS-MS dual degrees, Integrated MS-Ph. D and Ph. D degrees.

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