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National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) is an autonomous institute under the Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and is a registered society as per the Andhra Pradesh Government Act., 2001.

Present Address:
       National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB),
       D. No. 1-121/1, 4th and 5th Floors,
       Axis Clinicals Building,
       Opp. to Talkie Town,
       Miyapur, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh,
       India - 500 049

The goal of NIAB is to:
  • Harness existing and emerging biotechnologies and;
  • Build a strong and competitive animal-based industry
Objectives:
  1. To undertake directed, basic and applied research towards technology and product innovation. Characterization of breeds and selective breeding to enhance productivity; developtechnologies for multiplication of elite genotypes.Development of transgenic animals forproducing molecules of pharmaceutical value.Enrichment of crop residues into high valueproducts.Development of new generation vaccines, diagnostics and drugs.

  2. To develop human resource across the value chain, primarily for translational research,industrial R&D; facilitate introduction of short term advanced training, with a focus oninterdisciplinary science, innovation and the science of manufacturing.

  3. To contribute to national policy formulation related to animal biotechnology, animal bio-safetyissues and ethical issues.

  4. To promote intellectual property protection, business development, technology transfer, andacademia-industry partnerships.

  5. To develop collaborative programs with national and international partners with focus ontranslational research and product development.

  6. To provide incubation facilities for entrepreneurs/startup companies.

  7. To create
              (i) extramural centers with emphasis on product innovation and translational research
              (ii) ‘not for profit’ companies; and
              (iii) facilitate the creation of ‘for profit’ companies

Functions and Powers of the Governing Board

The Governing Board shall generally carry out and pursue the objectives of the Society asset forth in the Memorandum of Association. The management of all the affairs and fundsof the Society, shall for this purpose, vest in the Governing Board.

The Governing Board shall exercise all the powers of the society, subject to nationalpolicies and laws of the Government of India.

In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the Governing Board shall have the power, subject to the provision of these rules and the bye-laws to;

    i) Consider the annual and supplementary budgets placed before it by the Director from time to time,and pass them with such modifications as the Governing Board may think fit;

    ii) Create, upgrade and abolish posts; in matters of creation of regular posts, the Governing Board shall follow the instructions of the Government of India in this regard; the Governing Board my create contractual posts, including faculty posts, as per the requirements of NIBMG.

    iii) Appoint, or provide approval to the Director of the Institute to appoint following modalities to be laid down by the Governing Board, various scientific, technical, administrative and other officers andstaff of the Society, fix their remuneration and define their duties and terms of employment;

    iv) Enter into arrangements with the Government of India, the state Governments and other public orprivate organizations or individuals for securing and accepting grants-in-aid, endowments, donationsor gifts to the Society, on mutually agreed terms and conditions; provided that such terms andconditions, if any, shall not be contrary to, inconsistent or in conflict with the objectives of theSociety; provided, for any such arrangement with foreign and / or international agencies or organizations the prevailing national policies and laws of the Government of India are complied with;

    v) Take over, acquire by purchase, sale, gifts, exchange, lease or hire or otherwise from Govt. of India, the State Governments and other public or private bodies or individuals, institutions libraries, laboratories, movable and immovable properties, to construct, improve, alter or demolish or repair buildings and other structures, endowments or other funds together with any attendant obligations andengagements not inconsistent with the objectives of the Society; provided for any such activity involving a foreign and / or international agency of organization, the prevailing national policies and laws of the Government of India are complied with;

    vi) Be the custodian of the moveable and immovable properties of the society;

    vii) Appoint Committees, such as Selection Committees for recruitment of faculty and other staff, and Sub-Committees for such purposes and with such powers and for such periods and on such terms as itmay deem fit, and dissolve any of them. In particular the Governing Board shall constitute thefollowing committees for recommending the programmes, activities and their management regardingscientific, technical, administrative & financial aspects:

      a) Scientific Advisory Committee - comprising scientists of international repute in disciplines related to the field of biomedical genomics, including some senior faculty members of NIAB. This Committee shall provide guidance and advice to the scientific work conducted by NIAB, and shall periodically provide accounts of scientific progress of the institute to the Governing Board,

      b) Finance Committee – comprising the Financial Adviser, DBT, and such other members to be decided by the Chairman in consultation with the Director.

      (c) Building Committee – such members to be decided by the Chairman in consultation with the Director. The constitution of the various committees and sub-committee shall be decided by the Chairman in consultation with the Director, and if necessary, with appropriate external experts.

    viii) Delegate such administrative and financial powers as it may think proper to the Chairman, the Director, and such other offices of the Society as may be considered necessary; and

    ix) To frame, amend or bye-laws, for the administration and management of the affairs of the Society and in particular to provide for the following matters:

      a) Preparation and sanction of budget estimates, sanctioning of expenditure entering into and execution of contracts, investment of the funds of the Society, sale or alteration of such investments and maintenance of accounts and their audit;

      b) Procedure for recruitment of officers and establishment in the service of the Society;

      c) Terms and tenures of appointments, service conditions, emoluments, allowances, rules of discipline and other conditions of service of the establishments of the Society;

      d) Terms and conditions governing the grant of scholarships, fellowships and grants-in –aid for research schemes and projects no inconsistent with the objectives of the Society;

      e) Institute Adjunct Professor, Professor of Eminence, Distinguished Scientist Eminent Scientist and define their terms, conditions and tenure;

      f) Such other matters as may be necessary for the administration of the affairs and funds of the Society.

 
Mission & Vision

Mission: Development of sustainable and  globally competitive livestock industry through innovative technology.

Vision: To demonstrate excellence in promoting and commercializing leads in biotechnology and to produce globally competitive livestock products, pharmaceuticals and biologicals for animal health care.

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