Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre
IBRC was established as early as 1976 and was subsequently approved by the University Academic Council & the Executive Council in 1978-79 . IBRC is the first centre in India solely dedicated to brain research and has been actively engaged in research since its inception.
Some of the researchers of the Centre are leading national and international scientists today. The faculty members related to the centre have guided /supervised 12 M.Phil, about 30 PhD and numerous M.D/M.S. in collaboration with faculties of medicine and unani medicine, life sciences & science. The staff and students related to IBRC have also published more than 200 research papers in journals of national and international repute in different disciplines of Neurosciences. The Centre has received several individual research grants from time to time from various funding agencies including recent one from DST in 2006-2009, CSIR in 2008-2010 and CST-UP in 2010-2013.
In the present more than ten departments from three faculties i.e. (Medicine, Life Science and Sciences), are working and collaborating with IBRC.
IBRC is proposing to launch academic teaching and research programs (M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Neurosciences), that will reach young neuro-scientists in need of support and assistance. In addition, IBRC has partnerships with like-minded federations of scientific societies such as ,Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Society of Neurochemistry and International Brain Research Organization/institutes/Centers (NBRC, School of Studies in Neurosciences, NCBS and Jamia Hamdard) to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment (UGC, CSIR, DST, ICMR, DBT and UPCST) and resources in the field of the brain and related diseases, from development to ageing.
1. To start M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Neurosciences independently (presently the centre is guiding M.Phil and Ph.D.in collaborations with various departments under three faculties).
2. To provide the diagnostic support for Neurological disorders in Attending OPD and IPD at J.N. Medical College and Hospital.
3. To promote fundamental research in Neurosciences by the interaction between scientists from various fields such as Biotechnology, Biosciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Nanotechnology and Psychology.
4. To address current problems due to ever increasing number of chemicals, toxic pollution, indiscriminate use of pesticides, entry of chemicals in bio-cycle, possibilities of mass disaster like Bhopal gas leak tragedy and increasing acute and chronic neuro-toxicity and possibilities by sustained research to find out preventive measures and their pharmacological antidotes, if possible.
5. To make the general public aware of the dangers of indiscriminate regular use of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other chemical pollutants which are dangerous to humans as well animals . Several reports have already shown that these chemical compounds act through food chain, through their metabolites and by direct chemical effects (by inhalation, fumigation, direct exposure) resulting in neurotoxicity, toxicity and genotoxicity. All the foresaid information on brain is to be delivered by public contact and by writing in newspapers and magazines.