Research Institutes in India

India has a wide range of higher education institutions, and has more recently developed various specialised research institutes. These focus on a wide range of subjects, from the social sciences, to agriculture and biotechnology – offering a huge scope for research. Notable research institutes include the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which is the top body for managing research in areas such as horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences. It possesses approximately 97 ICAR institutes and 47 agricultural universities (2011), making it one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world. Another key example is The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. It focuses on a wide range of medical topics, including environmental health, the management of communicable diseases, mental health research, and studies on diseases such as diabetes amongst other things.

Research Institutes organisations in India
Abul Kalam Azad Oriental Research Institute
Academy of Sanskrit Research
Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC)
Agro-Economic Research Centre
Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association
Alipore Observatory and Meteorological Office
Anjuman-i-Islam Islamic Research Association
Anjuman-i-Islam Urdu Research Institute
Anthropological Survey of India
Applied Interdisciplinary Development Research Institute
Archaeological Survey of India
Astronomical Observatory
Astronomical Observatory of St Xavier’s College
Automotive Research Association of India
B. M. Institute of Mental Health
Bengal Ceramic Institute
Bengal Textile Institute
Berhampore Textile Institute
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
Bihar Research Society
Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
Birla Research Institute for Applied Sciences
Bombay Textile Research Association
Bose Institute
Botanical Survey of India
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Cama, K. R., Oriental Institute
Central Arid Zone Research Institute
Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute
Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology
Central Jalma Institute for Leprosy
Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute
Central Research Institute
Central Rice Research Institute
Central Seismological Observatory
Central Tobacco Research Institute
Central Water and Power Research Station
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute
Documentation Research and Training Centre
Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society
Ganganatha Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha
Geodetic and Research Branch, Survey of India
Geological Survey of India
Giri, V. V., Labour Institute
Gujarat Research Society
Haffkine Institute for Training, Research and Testing
India Meteorological Department
Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
Indian Association of Systematic Zoo­logists
Indian Brain Research Association
Indian Bureau of Mines
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Indian Council of Historical Research
Indian Council of Medical Research
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Indian Institute of Public Administration
Indian Lac Research Institute
Indian Plywood Industries Research Institute
Indian Psychometric and Educational Research Association
Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Institute for Plasma Research
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Institute of Applied Manpower Research
Institute of Child Health
Institute of Economic Growth
Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Plant Industry
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
International Academy of Indian Culture
Irrigation and Power Research Station
Jayaswal, K. P., Research Institute
Kamarupa Anusandhana Samiti
Karnatak Historical Research Society
King Institute of Preventive Medicine
Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute
Madras Institute of Development Studies
Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India
Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation
National Council for Cement and Building Materials
National Council of Applied Economic Research
National Council of Educational Research and Training
National Dairy Research Institute
National Institute of Communicable Diseases
National Institute of Design
National Institute of Hydrology
National Institute of Nutrition
National Institute of Rock Mechanics
National Institute of Rural Development
National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property
National Sugar Institute
National Tuberculosis Institute
Nava Nalanda Mahavihara
Nizamiah and Japal-Rangapur Observatories and Centre of Advanced Study in Astronomy
Oriental Institute of Indian Languages
Oriental Research Institute
Pasteur Institute and Medical Research Institute
Pasteur Institute of India
Physical Research Laboratory
Pulp and Paper Research Institute
Raman Research Institute
Research Designs and Standards Organization
Rubber Research Institute of India
Rural Development Organization
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Silk and Art Silk Mills’ Research Association
Sinha, A. N., Institute of Social Studies
Socio-Economic Research Institute
Sri Aurobindo Centre
Sri Venkateswara University Oriental Research Institute
Survey of India
Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
UNESCO Office New Delhi and Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
Vasantdada Sugar Institute
Vector Control Research Centre
Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute
Yoga Institute
Zoological Survey of India