Ministries & Departments

National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune

National Institute of Virology (NIV) is one of the major Institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). NIV Pune is an outcome of the global programme of the Rockefeller Foundation (RF), USA for investigating the Arthropod Borne Viruses and it is now entirely funded by the ICMR. The Institute was designated as one of the collaborating laboratories of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1967 and it started functioning as the regional centre of the WHO for South-East Asia for arbovirus studies from 1969. Since 1974, it has been functioning as a WHO collaborating centre for arbovirus reference and research. In 1995 it has been redesignated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic fever, reference and research and rapid diagnosis of viral diseases. NIV is also the National Centre for Hepatitis and Influenza. The research areas of NIV include cell repository, electron microscopy, rickettsioses, hepatitis, influenza and related viruses, clinical virology, biochemistry, virus registry, and biostatistics.

Research Areas: Medical Sciences

Ministries: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt of India

Contact Name: Prof. Priya Abraham, Director

Contact Address: National Institute of Virology (NIV),20/A Post Box No 11, Dr Ambedkar Road, Camp, Next Marathi Church, Pune, Mahrasthtra 411001


State: Maharashtra

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