National Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases was established in 1976 by the Govt. of India and the control was subsequently given to the Indian Council of Medical Research. This Institute was originally established as "India Centre of JALMA" in 1966 and was managed by a Tokyo based voluntary organisation -JALMA (Japanese Leprosy Mission for Asia). This Institute is one of the fine examples of international human links and compassion for each other. The main objectives of the Institute are to develop and standardise techniques of investigation for diagnosis, treatment and assessment for better management of leprosy with ultimate goal of eradication of this disease by helping the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP). It offers degree courses and training for the same to the students at graduate and post graduate level. The Institute has completed 37 years of its existence under ICMR and is also a research centre under ICMR.
Facts and Figures ofNational Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases-
Year of Establishment
Director of the Institute
Dr. Srikant Prasad Tripathy
Institutes Under National Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases
How to Reach
6 kms away from Agra City Railway Station
Why to Join National Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases?
Research Activities- The institute conducts research projects in the thrust areas of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV infection and encourages students to participate in these projects
High Calibre Faculty- The institute has expert staff that has graduated from top institutes and are professionals with great experience
Word Class Infrastructure- Jalma Institute of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases provides a well-equipped state-of-the-art infrastructure that is equipped with latest facilities.