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Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute in Thiruvananthapuram

Established in 1979,

<p><strong>Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute</strong> formerly called as <strong>Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute</strong> was found in 1979 with the objective of establishing a Conservatory Botanic Garden of tropical plant resources in general and of the country and the Kerala state in particular. It also undertakes research programmes for the sustainable utilization of the resources. The idea of establishing the institute was conceived soon after the first United Nations Conference on human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972 by the Founder Director, the late Professor A. Abraham and its became his commitment to conserve the waning tropical plant species of India. Consequently, the institute was established as an autonomous R &amp; D organization by the Government of Kerala in 1979.</p> <p>JNTBGRI is the only organization in India, which maintains a 300 acre conservatory garden for the wild tropical plant genetic resources of the country, besides a well integrated multidisciplinary R &amp; D system dealing with conservation, management and sustainable utilization of tropical plant resources.</p>

Courses ,Research and Development Projects

Provides facility for doing Ph.D. and M.Phil, Diploma courses in plant scince, Biotechnology, Phytochemistry Phytopharmacology, Micorobiology and Bioinformatics. The Center also Provides facility for doing Dissertation/project works of PG and Graduate students in plant scince, Biotechnology, Phytochemistry, Phytopharmacology, Micorobiology, Bioinformatics and computer science.

They also Conduct short term training on Medicinal plant cultivation, Biodiversity conservation, Mushroom cultivation practices, Bioinformatics and Plant tissue culture.TBGRI has earned national and international recognition in herbal drug research. This year, for the first time, the anti-inflammatory property of Chlorophyll-a and its degradation products was observes by TBGRI scientists.

Research and Development Projects

  • Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division
  • Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology Division
  • Plant Systematics and Evolutionary Science Division
  • Conservation Biology Division
  • Ethnomedicine and Ethnopharmacology Division
  • Garden management, Education, Information and Training Division
  • Plant Genetic Resources Division
  • Micro fungi and Lichens Unit

Established in:

Phone Nos:
0471 286 9246

Email Ids:,


Palode, Kerala 695562

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