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HARYANA National Brain Research Centre
National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon (Deemed University)


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National Brain Research Centre Official logo of National Brain Research Centre - Haryana
Established in Year: 2002

National Brain Research Centre is the only institute in India dedicated to neuroscience research and education. Scientists and students of NBRC come from diverse academic backgrounds, including biological, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and medical sciences, and use multidisciplinary approaches to understand the brain.

Located in the foothills of the Aravali range in Manesar, Haryana, NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and is also a Deemed University.


Mandate
The mandate of National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) is to be a Centre of Excellence in Brain Research with State-of-art facilities, to evolve the centre through a networking approach and generate highly trained human resource


Vision
The vision we have for NBRC is that it would not only grow into a world-class institute for brain research but also create a vibrant, active neuroscience community by catalysing the overall growth of this discipline in the country. The expected benefit from this initiative would be the generation of skilled manpower in this important area of research who would help India achieve an international leadership in this frontier area of science. This initiative would also help Indian neuroscientists to participate in global research efforts as equal partners. The knowledge base generated from these efforts would help diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies for treatment of brain-related disorders. A unique role for NBRC is that it will act as a node with linkages to other centres carrying out neuroscience research in the country, acting in effect as the "hub of the wheel" rather than the wheel itself.


Genesis
The first announcement of the National Brain Research Centre by Dr. Manju Sharma, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology was on 14th November 1997 the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. The Centre was registered as an autonomous Society on 14th June 1999 on 38 acres of land acquired on lease at Manesar, Gurgaon district, 40 km from Delhi. Prof. P. N. Tandon is the founder Chairman of the NBRC Society and the founder director was Prof. Vijaylakshmi Ravindranath. The institute at Manesar was formally dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Kalam on December 16, 2003.

Prof. Prakash Tandon, a neurosurgeon of international repute and a neuroscientist at heart, continues to be chairman of the NBRC society and is actively associated with neuroscience research. Prof. Vijaylakshmi Ravindranath, was director NBRC from its inception to 2009, and is currently chairperson of the Centre of Neurosciences at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Ph.D. in Neuroscience
NBRC has a Ph.D. Programme in Neuroscience to develop trained manpower having a broad overview of different aspects of Neuroscience.

NBRC inducts students for its Ph.D. programme from diverse backgrounds including Masters degree in any branch related to Neurosciences, Psychology or M.B.B.S., B.E., or B.Tech. NBRC recognizes that understanding brain functions requires a fusion of knowledge from multiple disciplines.


Integrated-Ph.D. in Neuroscience
NBRC is one of the first Institutes in the country to develop an integrated multidisciplinary teaching programme in Life Sciences. The institute has initiated an Integrated Ph.D. Programme in Neuroscience to develop trained manpower having a broad overview of different aspects of Neuroscience.

NBRC inducts students for its Integrated Ph.D. programme from diverse backgrounds including Bachelor’s degree in any branch related to Neurosciences, M.B.B.S., B.E., B.Tech. or Psychology. NBRC recognizes that understanding brain functions requires a fusion of knowledge from multiple disciplines.

NBRC offers fellowships, hostel accommodation, transportation facility, medical reimbursement to its students.


Summer Training and Short-term Programmes
NBRC conducts a Summer Training Programme for the Students through three National Science Academies viz: (1) Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore (2) Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (3) National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. The summer training is for a period of 8 weeks. Trainees are provided with shared accommodation in the NBRC hostel during the training period. They are encouraged to attend seminars and journal clubs organized at the Institute. The summer training projects give students an exposure to Neuroscience and encourages them to consider it as a future career option.

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National Brain Research Centre
NH-8, Manesar, Gurgaon,
Haryana - 122 050, India

Tel.:- 91-124 – 2845 200
Fax:- 91-124 - 233 89 10 / 91-124 - 233 89 28
Email:- info (a) nbrc.ac.in

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