National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon

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Type of Institute
Deemed to be University
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 2002
  • Total Faculty: 13
  • Total Students Enrollment: 90

About College

National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon, a deemed university, was established in 1997 and is the only institute in India that is dedicated to Neuroscience Research and Education. NBRC was established to understand brain function in health and disease and to train manpower for advanced neuroscience research. NBRC offers masters and doctoral degrees in Neuroscience.


National Brain Research Centre is located in Haryana and the nearest metro station from the research centre is Huda City Centre, with a distance of 27 km. Students can hire a cab from the metro station and can reach NBRC in around 45 mins. Gurgaon is the nearest railway station from the research centre and is 24.8 km away. By hiring a cab from the railway station, the students can reach NBRC in around 53 mins. The nearest airport from National Brain Research Centre is Indira Gandhi International, with a distance of 35.8 km. Students can hire a cab directly from the airport or by boarding a metro from the metro station situated at the airport and reaching Huda City Centre metro station and hiring a cab from there.

Accreditation and Collaborations:-

The collaborations of NBRC are-

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • University of Messina, Italy

  • The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

  • The Utrecht University Foundation and Philips Research  

  • Canadian Advanced Research and Innovation Initiative, Govt. of Canada

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Clubs, Committees and Societies:-

  • Seminars and Journal Club

Ranking / Rating

Rank Score Rating
77th 217.76 AAA+
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Admission Process

For M.Sc Neuroscience-

  • Candidates seeking admission in this programme have to appear for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS).

  • Candidates then have to apply online on the official website of the research and submit the application form along with the required documents.

  • The shortlisting of candidates will be on the basis of their performance in JGEEBILS.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for a two-tier interview which will be the last stage of the admission process.

For PhD Neuroscience-

  • For admission in this programme, the candidates have to appear for any of the exams mentioned below:

    • Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS)

    • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Physics/Chemistry/ Mathematics/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communications Engineering/Computer Science and Information Technology/Instrumentation Engineering

    • Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) (for Physics)

    • CSIR / UGC / DBT / ICMR examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Biology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics.

    • UGC-NET Lectureship/JRF

  • Later, the candidates have to apply online on the official website of NBRC and submit the application form along with the required documents.

  • Based on the candidates’ performance in the entrance exams mentioned above, the candidates will be shortlisted for interviews that are conducted at NBRC.


The facilities of the National Brain Research Centre are as follows- Distributed Information Centre (DIC), animal facility, a library, DBT’s Electronic Library Consortium (DeLCON), National Neuroimaging Facility, Translational & Clinical Neuroscience Unit, and Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Epilepsy Research. Given below are the brief details of the facilities offered by the National Brain Research Centre.

  • Distributed Information Centre (DIC)- The department provides scientific services related to computational facilities. There are various other facilities under the umbrella of DIC. The facilities include-

    • Campus Converged Network 

    • IP-PBX facility 

    • Institute Core and Application Servers

    • Central Documentation Facility

    • NIC Cloud and Email Services

    • ICT Support & Service

    • CCTV Monitoring and Management

    • Software Development

    • Infrastructure Improvement

  • Animal Facility- In this facility, the activities are to procure and breed a variety of species of laboratory animals and supply quality animals to in-house researchers, which will be used as animal models to understand the human brain in health and disease. The species of animals procured in the animal laboratory are mentioned below-

    • Mice Strains 

    • Transgenic Mice

    • Knock Out Mice

    • Rat Strains

    • Non-human primates

    • Birds

  • Library- The Library is a two-storey building that has a reading room, reference room, video conferencing, online journal access facility, book section, internet access and reprographic facilities etc. Some of the main activities of the NBRC Library are-

    • Book acquisition

    • Periodicals acquisition

    • Selective Dissemination Information (SDI)

    • Current Awareness Services (CAS)

    • InterLibrary Loan 

  • National Neuroimaging Facility- The main purpose of this National Neuroimaging Facility is to support brain imaging research undertaken by intramural and extramural laboratories for eg. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). 

  • Translational & Clinical Neuroscience Unit- The following facilities are available to the patients of the unit through the hospital or its associated clinics:

    • MRI system

    • CT (computed tomography) system

    • Ultrasonography

    • X-ray and Contrast imaging

  • Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Epilepsy Research- The main aim of this centre is to develop a cure for drug-resistant epilepsy by bridging the gap between clinical and basic research.
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  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Transport Transport
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National Brain Research Centre, NH-8, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122051, India
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