|Pune, Maharashtra, India
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|University of Pune, Pune
| 20/ A, Dr Ambedkar Road
Post Box No 11, India
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National Institute Of Virology NIV, Pune was established in the year 1952, National Institute Of Virology NIV, Pune is affiliated to University of Pune, Pune
The National Institute of Virology is one of the major Institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR. It was established at Pune, Maharashtra State in 1952 as Virus Research Centre VRC under the auspices of the ICMR and the Rockefeller Foundation RF, USA. It was an outcome of the global programme of the RF for investigating the Arthropod Borne viruses. Since the studies on arboviruses and their arthropod vectors involve most of the basic principles and techniques of general virology, entomology and zoology, these viruses were also considered to be an ideal group, to begin with, for intensive training and research in virology in our country. The RF withdrew its support in 1967 and since then the Institute is entirely funded by the ICMR
The research activities of the center were made more meaningful and self reliant by organizing new areas of research, such as Cell repository, Electron microscopy, Rickettsioses, Hepatitis, Influenza and related viruses, Clinical virology, Biochemistry, Virus registry, and Biostatistics. The research activities of the Institute are coordinated by a Scientific Advisory Committee SAC consisting of eminent scientists.
By the 70s the Institute had developed deep scientific roots, nurtured through the sustained efforts of many dedicated workers. With the expertise in virological training and research and emphasis on self-reliance, the centre was well prepared to undertake full responsibility as a National Institute. On the recommendation of the SAC, the VRC acquired its status of national importance and was renamed as National Institute of Virology NIV in 1978. Subsequently studies on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS, Rotavirus gastroenteritis, acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis, Rabies, Herpes sirnplex, Buffalo pox, Measles, and Poliomyelitis were also initiated
A Microbial Containment Complex MCC having P-3 biosafety levels for handling microorganisms of highly infectious nature is being established at Pashan, 11 km off the main laboratory at Pune. This laboratory will provide National Containment facility for safe handling of highly hazardous pathogens.
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 field unit of NIV at Bangalore is one of the centers under National Polio Surveillance Program conducting surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis cases from Kamataka as a part of Global Polio Eradication Prograrnme of the WHO South-East Asia region since 1997.
National Institute Of Virology NIV, Pune offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.Sc VirologyView Details Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree
National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune offers Full Time Doctoral / PhD Programs in Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Doctoral / PhD Programs
National Institute Of Virology NIV, Pune is affiliated to University of Pune, Pune.
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