National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources is an ISO certified research institute located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was established in 1993 and was earlier known by the name of National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects. It is responsible for collection, characterisation, conservation, exchange and utilisation of insects which are important for farming. The Bureau acts as a nodal agency for collection, characterization, documentation, conservation, exchange, research and utilization of agriculturally important insect resources (including mites, spiders and related arthropods) and insect derived resources for sustainable agriculture.

NBAIR Bangalore Highlights

Established 1993
Institute type Research Institute
Certified by ISO certified
Set by Government of India
Comes under ICAR
Location Bellary Road, H.A. Farm Post, Hebbal
Divisions  3
Official website

NBAIR Bangalore Awards & Achievements

Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2015 was awarded to NBAIR. It has also received the outstanding ICAR Institute award 2015. Scientists of this Institute has received various awards which are as follows:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru award for outstanding research doctoral thesis. 
  • Prestigious DBT award for "Process Development and Commercialization" was awarded to the director of NBAIR. 
  • Societal innovation Award. 
  • Bio innovation Award. 
  • Outstanding Women Scientist Award 2015.

Institute has developed 35 new databases, 27 technologies, filed 22 patents and much more which are listed in the report published in 2018. Some of its achievements are as follows:

  • NBAIR supplied 1157.22 lakhs live insects to different parts of India in the year 2018-19.
  • Specimens of insects at NBAIR museum increased from 313 to 322 in the year 2019. 

NBAIR Bangalore Courses

The National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR) comes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The college offers post graduate education and also offers various internally and externally funded projects to work upon.

Courses Specializations Eligibility Duration
Ph.D - PG Degree in life sciences Minimum 3 Years
M.Phil - UG Degree 2 years

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NBAIR Bangalore Admissions

All India Entrance Examinations for Admission (AIEEA) is conducted by National testing agency (NTA) for admitting students at ICAR's Research institutes and universities for PhD programs. 

Generally online applications are invited for short term courses.

How to Apply?

  • Students have to apply by filling the application form online at the official site.
  • The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case. 4. 
  • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. 5. 
  • Candidates should apply for Online Registration using unique Email Id and Mobile No. and upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb - 200 kb) , Candidate’s Signature 
  • Then they are required to pay a fee using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid.

NBAIR Bangalore Faculty

The faculty of NBAIR is highly experienced and continuously motivates its research students to work on their desired projects. They all have done PhD and are further working on highly prestigious projects funded by the institution or the government of India itself. The director of NBAIR Bangalore is Dr. N. Bakthavatsalam. The staff consists of HOD’s, scientists, administrative faculty, technical and supporting staff.

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NBAIR Bangalore FAQs

Ques. Does NBAIR BAngalore offer research projects? 

Ans. Yes, in NBAIR Bangalore, there are internally as well as externally funded research projects for scientists as well as students. They work together to successfully achieve the desired results.

Ques. Does NBAIR Bangalore offer any training or workshops? 

Ans. Yes, NBAIR Bangalore organises many workshops and training sessions on the trending and hot topics in biology, entomology and other subjects related to the field.

Ques. How many divisions are there in the NBAIR Institute? 

Ans. There are three divisions of the institute namely:
  • Division of Germplasm, Conservation and Utilisation
  • Division of Genomic Resources
  • Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterisation 

Ques. What are the former names of the institute? 

Ans. National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII) is the former name of NBAIR. It was changed in the twelfth five year plan.

Ques. Is there any women's cell at the NBAIR institute? How many total committees are there?

Ans. Yes, there is a women's cell at the institute. There are in total 7 committees in NBAIR Bangalore and it also has a museum which has a total of 322 specimens.