Who We Are and What We Do
While the mandate of NCBS is the study of biology, we realize that success requires research problems to be approached from a variety of directions. We therefore have recruited, and encourage applications from, researchers with a variety of backgrounds in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science.
Biological problems not only require multiple approaches for their solution, but also need researchers of varied expertise to collaborate. Collaboration at every level—within NCBS, within the country and internationally—is strongly encouraged. Our research groups are small and with specific strengths that make interactions with complementary groups fruitful.
Our facilities and equipment are accessible, well managed, used optimally and allow most kinds of modern research in modern biology to be conducted in- house. Where large- scale facilities are required for specific projects we encourage the use of national and international resources and collaborative arrangements. Well- qualified and trained staff manages our facilities and equipments.
Students, research fellows, and post- doctoral fellows are the strength of our research community and keep the environment vibrant and young as do a range of laboratory and lecture courses, seminars, symposia and meetings, with speakers, teachers and participants from all over the world. Academic programmes can lead to a Ph.D. or other degrees, awarded by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
NCBS’s main campus is in Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (GKVK) on Bellary Road, in the north of Bangalore. The campus has accommodation for students, visitors and faculty and facilities for child- care , sports and recreation. Another campus, close by and which continues to be developed, has additional student accommodation.