National Institute of Communicable Diseases

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National Center for Disease Control
Official Seal of NCDC, New Delhi
Motto शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम्॥
Motto in English Body is indeed the primary instrument of dharma
Established 1963
Type Public
Endowment INR11.24 billion (US$190 million) per annum
President Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Academic staff 550
Undergraduates 77 per year
Location New Delhi, India
28°33′54″N 77°12′36″E / 28.565°N 77.21°E / 28.565; 77.21
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The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) is situated in New Delhi. It has been renamed as National Center for Disease Control now. It was established on 30 July 1963, by Government of India to expand and reorganize the activities of the Malaria Institute of India (MII). The reorganized Institute was established to develop a national centre for teaching and research in various disciplines of epidemiology and control of communicable diseases which is under affiliation with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. The Institute was envisaged to act as a centre par excellence for providing multi disciplinary and integrated expertise in the control of communicable disease. The Institute was also entrusted the task of developing reliable rapid economic epidemialogical tools which could be effectively applied in the field for the control of communicable diseases. The objectives of the Institute broadly cover three activities viz., training, service and operational research in the field of communicable diseases and their prevention and control in the country.


The Headquarters of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases is located at Sham Nath Marg in New Delhi, India.

NICD divisions[edit]

Centre for Aids & Related Diseases : The Centre for AIDS & Related Diseases was established at National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) as a National Reference Laboratory as per NACO guidelines in the year 2002. Prior to this it had existed as AIDS Reference Laboratory since 1985, one of the first reference centers in India, which started surveillance of HIV- infection in the Country.

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