The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (ICAR-NIANP) was established on 24th November 1995 at Bangalore under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The Institute is mandated to conduct basic and fundamental research with respect to animal feed resource management using physiological-nutritional approaches to improve animal productivity and profitability of livestock farmers.
The institute's new campus was inaugurated by the Honourable Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Rajnath Singhji on 13th August 2003.
With the dawn of New Year 2017, I wish to extend warm greetings to all of you for a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year throughout.
In November 2016, our Institute completed twenty one years of its fruitful existence by serving the Nation with its notable contributions in the field of Animal Nutrition and Physiology. While we can take pride that during this time, the Institute scientists have received much accolades for their work catering to the mandate and objectives of the organization, I am aware that it is not enough to gloss over and be complacent. As the cliché goes, we have miles to go before we rest.
However, I would like to share with our esteemed readers that on 21st February 2016 we organized a Popular Lecture of Prof Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director, The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK on Genetically Modified Livestock, How and Why. The Institute, jointly with the ‘Association for the Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and other DNA Technologies (ADNAT), Hyderabad’ organized the International Symposium on Microbiome in Health and Disease (MICROHD2016) from 23-25 February, 2016. The symposium was attended by more than 170 delegates including 11 international speakers and delegates from Roslin Institute, Edinburg University and Commonwealth Veterinary Association. After returning Prof Bruce Whitelaw praised NIANP and showed keen interest for collaboration in his blog.