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Indian Institute of Spices Research in Calicut

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established All India Coordinated Spices and Cashew Improvement Project (AICSCIP) at Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) at Kasaragod, Kerala during 1971. Later the ICAR felt the need for intensifying research on spices and established a Regional Station of CPCRI at Calicut, Kerala during 1975, exclusively for conducting research on spices by the ICAR.The Regional Station was upgraded as National Research Centre for Spices (NRCS) in 1986 by merging with the Cardamom Research Centre of CPCRI at Appangala, Karnataka as its regional station. The NRCS was further elevated to the present Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) during 1995.

Courses Offered

Indian Institute of Spices Research has been recognized as a centre for post graduate studies by Mangalore University, University of Calicut and Kerala Agricultural University in all subjects and by Bharathiar University in Botany and Nagarjuna University in Biotechnology.

  • Msc
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D


Agricultural Economics Botany
Agricultural Extension Biotechnology
Biochemistry Genetics & Plant Breeding
Information Science (Library) Bioinformatics
Microbiology Horticulture
Plant Pathology Plant Physiology
Entomology Nematology
Soil Chemistry Organic Chemistry


  • Laboratories
  • Library
  • Bioinformatics Center
  • GIS Facility
  • Conference Hall
  • Guest House
  • Canteen
  • Sports

Phone Nos:
0091- 0495-2730294

Email Ids:


Marikunnu P.O.,
Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala,
India - 673012

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