Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences

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Coordinates: 28°42′01″N 77°13′03″E / 28.700356°N 77.217429°E / 28.700356; 77.217429

Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences
Established20 September 1962
DirectorDr. Bhuvnesh Kumar
Staff70 scientists,
200 support staff,
30 research scholars[1]
Delhi-110 054
Operating agency
WebsiteDIPAS Home Page

The Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) is an Indian defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in Delhi, it conducts physiological and biomedical research to improve human performance in extreme and wartime environments.[1] DIPAS is organised under the Life Sciences Directorate of DRDO. The present director of DIPAS is Dr. Bhuvnesh Kumar.


Research in military physiology began in 1950 through a small group of scientists and medical physiologists at Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi. In 1962, a full-fledged laboratory was established with the thrust area of high altitude physiology, nutrition and biochemistry of human in severe stress environment and ergonomic assessment of workstations and man-machine interface.[1]

DIPAS was officially established on 20 September 1962. In 1968, the laboratory was relocated within the premises of Army base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment. In 1993, the lab was shifted to its present permanent premise at Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi.

Dr Shashi Bala Singh, DS & DG(LS) served as Director, DIPAS from 1 December 2010 to 30 November 2016. Dr Bhuvnesh Kumar,OS assume the charge of Director DIPAS w.e.f 19 December 2016.

Research Area[edit]

High & Extreme Altitude Physiology Heat, Cold & Polar Physiology Exercise Physiology Neurophysiology Yoga & Adaptogens for Performance improvement Clinical and cellular Biochemistry Anthropometric Database of Indian Soldiers Nutrition for Armed Forces Man-Machine Interface: Ergonomics Occupation Health & Toxicology Herbal Intervention - Phytochemistry Immunomodulation & Vaccine agents Genomics & Proteomics: Molecular markers Biomedical Engineering & Nanotechnology

Projects and Products[edit]

In 2010 DIPAS team under supervision of Dr. G Ilavazhagan (former director) was actively involved into the study of Prahlad Jani, performed in cooperation with Sterling Hospitals and under supervision of the Indian Government and other organisations, like SRISTI. A press release had been published detailing the tests conducted and procedures undertaken to ensure the quality and reliability of the research[2]

Technologies for Civilian use[edit]


  1. ^ a b c DIPAS History
  2. ^ Update on observational study of MATA JI by DIPAS

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