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Last Updated : March, 2020


Hands-on Training Workshop on Basic Cell Culture Technology, May 26th - 29th, 2020 (details here)


Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT , inaugurated the Pune Biotechnology Cluster on 23rd Aug, 2019.
Learn more about the Pune Bio-Cluster here



Last Updated : March, 2020

In wake of the preavailing COVID-19 situation and complete lock-down of the city, services of NCCS Cell Repository are temporarily suspended and cell lines will not be shipped until further notification.

Congratulations to Tanisha Sharma (Dr. Manas Kumar Santra's group) Tanisha won the First Prize for Poster Presentation at the 'International Conference on Disease Biology: Diagnostics and Therapeutics', 4-6 March, 2020, Dept. of Biotechnology, SPPU

Cell Line Deposition in National Cell Repository at NCCS, Pune....Click here

Congratulations! to Our alumnus, Rohan Kulkarni! recipient of the 2019 STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award (YIA)(for the groundbreaking work published in the March 2018 issue of Stem Cells)
Congratulations also to Dr. Vaijayanti Kale, who led the study, and her team at NCCS that was involved in this work!

Congratulations to Ananth P. Burada (Janesh Kumar's group)!He received the IFSM Students / Young Researchers Contest (IFSM-YRC) award to attend the 12th Asia Pacific Microscopy Conference.

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Janesh Kumar and his team for decoding yet another key brain receptor! Their findings have been published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: Click Here for details

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Hearty congratulations to Dr. Srikanth Rapole! Dr. Rapole was awarded the 'Eminent Mass Spectrometrist Award' by the Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Congratulations to Dr. Sharmila Bapat and Rutika Naik for being granted a US patent on 'Tumor deconstruction platform for the analysis of intra-tumor heterogeneity'! Details Here

Grants & Fellowships


Smart India Hackathon 2020 - Invites challenges for the biotechnology sector (details here)
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Science & Beyond

Last Updated : March, 2020

'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 to facilitate cell biology research in the country.

NCCS is located within the academically-enriched campus of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Since its inception, NCCS has been performing cutting-edge research in cell biology, providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository, and 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 important human health issues such as cancer, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, and regenerative medicine. The research at NCCS is focused on answering these challenging health issues through approaches that integrate modern and conventional disciplines including cell biology, cellular signalling, stem cell biology, immunology, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, structural biology and microbial ecology. The contributions made by the scientists of NCCS have gained worldwide recognition through publications in renowned scientific journals, and awards including the Padma Shree, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards, National Bioscience Award, and Swarnajayanti Fellowship.

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
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Academic Highlights


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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.


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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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