Important Research Centres and Locations in India – List

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This article is about “Research Centres and Locations” in India for competitive govt job exams.

India possesse­s a vibrant and multifaceted re­search ground, with numerous substantial rese­arch hubs disseminated crosswise ove­r the nation. These Centres contribute­ essentially to improveme­nts in assorted fields, from agribusiness and me­dication to space investigation and rene­wable vitality. Here are­ a few of the most emine­nt research hubs in India, alongside the­ir areas:

A nation’s prosperity and progre­ss rely on its various institutions and study hubs where all inte­rnal development is made­ possible. Many institutions and study hubs are establishe­d to make the economic, farming, and prote­ction areas more robust.

Dear aspirants, in this post, I have enlisted the top research institutes in India and of course, their locations / Headquarters with establishment time are important for your upcoming government jobs examinations like IAS, SSC, Railway, and Banking.

List of Important Research Institutes In India

NO.Name of Research CentresLocation/HQEstablished
1Indian Agriculture Research InstituteNew Delhi1st April 1905
2Central Potato Research InstituteShimla1st April, 1935
3Indian Lac Research InstituteRanchi1924
4Central Mining Research InstituteDhanbad —
5Central Rice Research InstituteCuttack23 April 1946
6Central Tobacco Research InstituteRajahmundry
7National Dairy Research InstituteKarnal (Haryana)1923
8Central Sugarcane Research InstituteCoimbatore1952
9Central Road Research InstituteNew Delhi1952
10Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchDhanbad
11National sugar Research InstituteKanpur1936
12Central Leather Research InstituteChennai1948
13Central Drug Research InstituteLucknow1951
14Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research InstituteBhavnagar10 April 1954
15Textile Research InstituteAhmadabad11 February 1961
16National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabad1961
17Indian Meteorological ObservatoryPune & Delhi1875
18Archaeological Survey of IndiaKolkata1861
19All Indian Institute of Medical ScienceNew Delhi1956
20Indian Institute of PetroleumDehradun1960
21Raman Research InstituteBangalore1948
22Central Jute Technological Research InstituteKolkata1953
23National Aeronautical LaboratoryBangalore1959
24Central Building Research InstituteRoorkee1947
25Central Scientific Industrial OrganisationChandigarh26 Sept 1942
26Central Coconut Research InstituteKasergod, Kerala1948
27National Institute of OceanographyPanajiJanuary 1, 1966
28Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbai1 June 1945
29High Altitude Research LaboratoryGulmarg1963
30Central Electro–Chemical Research InstituteKaraikudi (Tamil Nadu)1953
31Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyHyderabad1977
32National Botanical Research InstituteLucknow —
33Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyKolkata1935
34 Vikram Sarabhai Space CentreThiruvananthapuramNov 21, 1963
35Central Food Technological Research InstituteMysore21 October 1950
36Industrial Toxicology Research CentreLucknow1965
37Uranium Corporation of IndiaJadugoda1967
38Central Glass and Ceramic Research InstituteKolkata1950
38National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteNagpur1958
40Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteDurgapurFeb 26, 1958
41National Institute of Communicable DiseasesDelhi1909
42National Institute of VirologyPune1952

Catagory-wise Research Centres and Locations

Science and Technology:

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bangalore, Karnataka:
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) – Mumbai, Maharashtra:
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Delhi
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Social Sciences and Humanities:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Social Sciences (IISS) – Delhi
  • Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSS) – Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) – Delhi
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) – Delhi

Agriculture and Environment:

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Delhi
  • National Centre for Agricultural Science (NCAS) – Delhi
  • Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI) – Karnal, Haryana
  • Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE) – Delhi
  • Forest Research Institute (FRI) – Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Health and Medicine:

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – Delhi
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) – Delh
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-sciences (NIMHANS) – Bangalore, Karnataka
  • National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – Delhi
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM) – Mumbai, Maharashtra

These are just a few examples, and India has numerous other research institutions across various disciplines.