Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) is an autonomous institution of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The institute was established on February 11, 1989, under the administrative and financial control of Department of Science and Technology, Government of Orissa. It was brought under the fold of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in August 2002.
ILS is a premier research institute in the area of life sciences and has highly competent faculty scientists actively engaged in advanced research covering infectious disease biology, cancer biology, cell biology, gene function and regulation, structural biology, immunology and auto-immune diseases, plant immunity, plant biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology and translational research. It has state of the art infrastructural facilities, including sophisticated instruments, library, online journals, animal facility, green house, high bandwidth internet and computational facilities for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in frontier areas of life science research.
To function as a nodal centre of higher education and application oriented basic research in the area of life sciences using cutting edge technologies addressing the issues of human diseases and human needs for the benefits of mankind and society.
To build human resource through research of highest standard and to conduct research on the subjects related to human diseases and food problems so as to find ways to insulate the people from suffering from hunger and diseases.
Activities of ILS:
The Institute is recognized by Utkal University and Manipal University for the award of Ph.D. degree. Students with national level fellowship are eligible for this programme. ILS recruits students for its Ph.D. programme twice a year and the advertisement is published in its web page as well as various national newspapers.
Among the activities of the Institute is to train bachelor/masters level students in various areas of research with cutting edge technology. For this purpose, as part of the annual curriculum, ILS conducts summer training programme. We encourage selected students from the IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship programme.
The Institute is the nodal centre of Utkal University to conduct Pre-Ph.D. coursework for Biotechnology and Life Sciences. This is an annual event where all the faculties of the Institute participate in teaching the coursework.
Science outreach is one of the major activities wherein the our scientific expertise is publicised to a wider community through programmes and activities such as talks, lab visits, hands on training and workshops, in-school presentations, and documentary demonstrations. Outreach involves (I) how a research-oriented national laboratory contributes to society, (II) makes us understand to take up scientific issues important for society. ILS has a dedicated science outreach building.
Enquiries: ILS is open for queries regarding various scientific activities as mandated in its objectives. Queries regarding scientific and administrative activities can be addressed to: director[at]ils[dot]res[dot]in ; Ph: 0674 – 2301900.
Grievance redressal: Email: director[at]ils[dot]res[dot]in, Ph: 0674-2301900
RTI: Email: samir[at]ils[dot]res[dot]in, Ph: 0674-2304342
List of Stakeholders:
|Sr. No.||Stakeholders / Clients|
|a)||Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India|
|b)||Government Institutions, Colleges, Universities & Departments, and Hospitals.|
|c)||Public Funded Research & Development Institutions|
|e)||Students and research scholars|