Ministries & Departments

National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), Agra

The National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), Agra came into existence on 1st April, 1976 and was names as "National Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases" in 2005 to reflect its broader research areas. The institute has continued to contribute on almost all aspects of leprosy, several cutting edge areas of tuberculosis (DNA fingerprinting methods, drug resistance etc), and selected areas of HIV-AIDs, and has now made forays in to related problems like filariasis. The Institute has state of the art facilities like BSL-3 labs, DNA chip lab, Proteomics Lab, all well equipped laboratories, modern hospital and well set field programmes at Ghatampur as well as Agra. The Institute has established its leadership in all important aspects of leprosy and mycobacterial research. The institute is participating in- and co-coordinating several multi-centric studies on leprosy and tuberculosis.

Research Areas: Medical Sciences

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

Contact Name: Dr. Shripad A. Patil,Director

Contact Address: National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), Dr. M. Miyazaki Marg, Tajganj, P.O box 101, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001


State: Uttar Pradesh

Output & Achievements

  • 1. Referral Centre for Mycobacterial Diseases: The Institute has been identified as a referral centre for mycobacterial diseases for the purposes of testing of immunodiagnostics and biotechnological products. 2. Mycobacterial Repository Centre: The centre was established (1995) with financial support from DBT and now it is permanently funded by ICMR. The centre is fulfilling the following objectives. Collection and epidemiological characterization of mycobacteria (>4000 M. tuberculosis isolates) and does multicentric studies on tuberculosis transmission. 3. AIDS Surveillance Centre: The centre carries out sero-surveillance of HIV in different population groups (blood donors, STD patients, TB patients, foreign students, persons voluntarily coming for testing) and leprosy patients and serves as State Referral Centre for HIV testing. It also provides facility for HIV counseling to HIV positive individuals as a part of VCTC. 4. Research publications including book chapters: The scientists of the Institute have published 710 papers which include 507 publications in major national and international scientific journals and 203 publications as chapters in the books, proceedings and research bulletins. Details of publications are: Clinical aspects (87), Medical treatment (88), Surgical studies (56), Immunodiagnosis (84), Other Immunodiagnosis studies (101), Host metabolism (09),Bacterial metabolism (15), Growth & viability (40), Identification of mycobacteria (44), Molecular biology of mycobacteria (76), Drug metabolism (23), Host genetics (09), Miscellaneous aspects (30), Bio-statistics (05), Social aspects (05), Epidemiology (38), and HIV-AIDS (08). 5. A database for Tandem Repeats of Mycobacterium leprae. 6. A Database for Tandem Repeats of HIV. 7. 37 research scholars

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