SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechonlogy Research and Development

About the Institute

The world of biotechnology opens up immense opportunity for mankind and his natural habitat. Rooted in cutting edge research, it has the power to take human life to a comfortable status. We need research institutes and educational institutions of world class standards to train and challenge minds to work. Above all we need quality people who are mission oriented and determined to work as a team to further the frontiers of this path breaking science.

Fortunately, SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology - Research & Development (SIBB-R&D) is a confluence of the three and is promoted by SCMS Group which has a track record for excellence. The laboratory facilities that have been established in the campus at Management House, South Kalamassery in Cochin is one of the finest in the country. All the latest machinery and lab equipments are in place to ensure a state-of-the-art research environment to scientists. It is the only biotech institute under private sector recognized by DSIR, Government of India.

Established with an investment of Rs. 750 lakhs at the SCMS Group's own premises and the facilitiesare multi-dimensional. The facilities are open to researchers and students and also students who wish to specialize in latest Biotech areas. High quality research leading to production and patenting of Bio-products, Recombinant proteins, Industrial enzymes, Transgenic crops, Plant Made Pharmaceuticals [PMP] and Nutraceuticals are the domains of SIBB-R&D. A student Customer Service Centre and a Professional Training Centre for Teachers & Researchers are the other attractions of the Institute

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC)

The institute has an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) in accordance with the notification of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India for maintaining all the safety guidelines in Recombinant DNA research. The revised composition of IBSC as per the order BT/BS/17/310, 2008-PID dated 06/09/2017 of department of Biotechnology is as follows:

Chairman – Dr.Sethulekshmy Nair – Deputy Director, SIBBR&D

DBT Nominee – Dr.Thakurdas Saha, Head, Genome Analysis Laboratory, Rubber Research Institute, Govt. of India, Kottayam

Biosafety Officer – Dr.Shaji.K.Ayillath, Oncosurgeon, EU Live Clininc, Padivattom, Ernakulam

External Expert – Dr.Jose Jacob, Professor & Head, Amala Institute of Medical Science, Thrissur

Internal Members

  • Dr.Harish.M - Scientist, SIBBR&D
  • Dr.Divya U. K. - Scientist, SIBBR&D
  • Dr.Anoja Kurian - Scientist, SIBBR&D
  • Dr.Deepthi - Scientist, SIBBR&D

SIBBRD Research Activities

Contact Us

Dr. Sethulekshmy Nair
Deputy Director
SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development
South Campus, Management House, S. Kalamassery, Cochin – 682033- Kerala , India
Phone : 0484 – 2556315 . email:,

Courses Offered

B.Sc Botany & Biotechnology (Double core)

M.Sc Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering