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National Centre for Cell Science

An Autonomous Institute of Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt of India

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Last Updated : April, 2019

Apply now for this 'SUMMER WORKSHOP'
Attend this free workshop & participate in the project, 'MANAV: Human Atlas' (details here)
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1-day workshop on 'Writing Grant Proposals' for Postdocs & Ph.D. students...Details Here
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Participants selected for hands-on training workshop "Basic Cell Culture Technology", May 6th-9th, 2019 (Click here for the List)


Last Updated : April, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Mohan Wani for having won the Tata Innovation Fellowship ! Photo Here

Congratulations to Dr. Manas Santra for having won the National Bioscience Award for Career Development ! Photo Here

Congratulations to Richa Pant (Dr. S. Chattopadhyay's group), for having won the 'Best Poster Paper Presentation' award at the XLII All India Cell Biology Conference, BITS Pilani, Goa, 21-23 December, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Girdhari Lal for being awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2017-18) in Life Sciences!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 'Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Team' from NCCS! It is among the top 20 teams shortlisted (from >85 entries) for the annual competition organized by the Association of Biotechnology Led Entrepreneurs (ABLE), India, and the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
Team members: Sumit Das (Dr. G. C. Kundu's group), Ganesh Kumar Barik (Dr. M. K. Santra's group), Palak Agrawal (Dr. A. Sahu's group), Jatin Behari and Shehnaz Bano (Dr. V. Seshadri's group). Mentor: Dr. G.C. Kundu

Congratulations to Bhavnita Soni(Dr. S. Singh's group), for being selected for oral presentation at BESCON 2018 (26-27 October 2018; IIT Bombay)!



Dr. Shekhar Mande has taken over as the Director General,CSIR-cum-Secretary, DSIR from 16.10.2018. Dr. G.C. Kundu, Scientist 'G' has taken over the charge of Director, NCCS with effect from 15.10.2018

User charges regarding services/facilities offered by NCCS to external users.

Cell Repository Announcement : w.e.f. 01.01.2018 Cell Line Handling Charges are revised as follows:
For non-profit organizations: Rs 2000/- per cell line,per flask
For others: Rs 5000/- per cell line,per flask

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Last Updated : April, 2019

'How music helped me to flourish' - Manasi Kulkarni-Khasnis
Nature Career Column, 06 August 2018

Identifying the Institutes of Eminence

- Shekhar C. Mande

The Mini-symposium on Cell Biology - 2018

- Kruthika Iyer

Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Hope for patients with multiple sclerosis!

- Vaijayanti P. Kale, Jyoti Rao

Gunter Blobel - Obituary

- Radha Chauhan

About NCCS

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), an autonomous organisation aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, was established with a tripartite mandate of:

  • Serving as a national repository of animal cell cultures.
  • Undertaking research in cell biology.
  • Human resource development.

NCCS is located within the academically-enriched campus of the S. P. Pune University. Since inception, NCCS has been carrying out cutting-edge research in cell biology, has been providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository and has been supporting human resource development through various teaching and training programmes. NCCS has been at the forefront of basic research in diverse fields of cell biology, especially those addressing paramount human health issues like cancer, metabolic and infectious diseases, and regenerative medicine. The research at NCCS is focused on answering challenging questions through approaches that integrate modern and conventional disciplines, including computational and structural biology, genomics and proteomics, stem cell biology, immunology and microbiology. The contributions made by the scientists of NCCS have gained worldwide recognition through publications in renowned scientific journals and prestigious awards, including the Padmashree and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes.

Our research

We have a great pleasure in bringing you our latest, research and development related news.
Technologies & know-how available for commercialization - learn more HERE
NCCS Invites Partners for Academic & Research Partnerships...DETAILS

Academic Highlights


NCCS publishes its work in leading, peer-reviewed, International Journals on all areas of basic biolgy. Click the icon above for more details.


Several technologies, developed at NCCS, are available for commercialization. Please have a look at them by clicking the above icon.


Last Updated : April, 2019

From time to time the work of NCCS appears in National Dailys and international journals. Click the above icon for the latest news.


NCCS has state-of-the-art facilities include imaging, mass-spectrometers and other cell analyzers. Have a look at them by clicking the icon above.


Exciting careers & Opportunities

NCCS has opportunities in carrying out research in all areas of modern biology leading to Ph.D. degree. A brief of the programmes is given hereunder for general information purpose. Students are admitted in these programmes as per requirement and against advertisement only. The advertisements are published periodically as per the need/schedule. The required qualification are a Masters deegree in any branch of science and a fellowship of CSIR, UGC, DBT_INSPIRE.. etc.


Reach us

National Centre for Cell Science
NCCS Complex
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Ganeshkhind Road
Pune - 411007
Maharashtra State, India
Phone: +91-20-2570 8000
Fax:+91-20-2569 2259

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