National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is the first Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, established in India on 18th February 2010. The institute aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri - food sector in India. The institute has the vision to be a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value added products based on Agri-food biotech innovations. The main research focus of NABI is to harness biotechnological tools in the area of Agriculture Biotechnology, Food and Nutritional Biotechnology so as to provide sustainable and novel solutions towards quality food and nutrition. Activities undertaken at NABI under different areas includes, i) Agricultural Biotechnology,(ii) Food and Nutritional Biotechnology, (iii) Human Resource Development,(iv) Meeting and Courses, and (v) Technology Transfer and Outreach. The institute has developed strong linkages with National and International organizations and industries. The institute is part of agri-food cluster in the “Knowledge City” of Mohali (Punjab) along with its neighboring institutes.
Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) is a State Government Undertaking and a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization recognised by Department of Scientific Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. It functions under the aegis of Department of Science, Technology & Environment, Punjab and serves as focal point of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for planning, guiding, evaluating, monitoring, coordinating and accelerating S&T activities at the State level so as to ensure integration of science & technology for overall socio-economic development. The Council has identified Popularization of Science, Biotechnology, and Environment including Industrial Pollution control and energy efficiency as its major thrust areas. It is engaged in location-specific research, technology development, demonstration & transfer as well as capacity building & outreach activities on S&T issues relevant to the State. It also coordinates policy and infrastructure development. Some major projects that have emerged from the Council as its spin-offs include Pushpa Gujral Science City, Punjab Energy Development Agency and Punjab Biotechnology Incubator. It has also facilitated establishment of S&T institutions in Knowledge City, Mohali as well as set up a Patent Information Centre and Climate Change Knowledge Centre. Further, it is also servicing Mohali Biotechnology Park, Punjab State Innovation Council and Punjab Biodiversity Board
Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali (Punjab), an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been established under the umbrella of NANO MISSION, initiated by DST to boost research and development in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India. INST started its activities on 3rd January 2013, the date on which its first Director was appointed. The institute is currently operating from its transit campus at Habitat Centre, Sector-64, Phase-X, Mohali, Punjab. The new campus of INST would be set up on 35 acers of land in the Knowledge City at Sector-81 (Mohali, Punjab), next to IISER Mohali campus, which is very near to new Chandigarh International Airport. INST, amongst other scientific institutions of Chandigarh and its nearby area is also part of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), an initiative of Punjab Government to foster and sustain close academic alliances between institutions of higher education and research in the Chandigarh region.
IISER Mohali is just about ten years old, having been established in 2007. It is one of the favourite destinations for students seeking to study science, and for researchers seeking an exciting academic environment in which to carry out scientific studies in the Physical, Chemical, Biological, Mathematical, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as in humanities and social sciences.The institute encourages research in each of the above disciplines, as well as research of interdisciplinary nature, and the faculty engage in teaching and research in equal measure. Currently, the institute has over a 1000 undergraduate students and over 350 graduate students, working towards BS-MS dual degrees, Integrated MS-Ph.D degrees and also Ph.D degrees.