CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Ph. +91-1894-230411 Fax: +91-1894-230433
Email: Website: http://www.ihbt.res.in/

Head of the Organization

Dr. Sanjay Kumar
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-230411
Fax: +91-1894-230433

CSIR-IHBT, a constituent laboratory of CSIR India, is located at the picturesque town of Palampur perched in the lap of majestic snow clad mountain of Dhauladhar.


Develop technologies to boost bioeconomy through sustainable utilization of Himalayan bioresources for societal, industrial and environment benefits.


Committed to develop technologies to boost bioeconomy through sustainable utilization of Himalayan bioresources.

Quality Objectives:

  • Knowledge and technology generation
  • Quality publications and patents
  • Dissemination through trainings and demonstrations
  • Enhancement of customer satisfaction
  • Higher resource generation

Organizational Structure

For more information please visit (http://www.ihbt.res.in)


  • To provide vision & direction for R&D activities of the organization
  • Strategic planning and policy decision making
  • Monitoring and control of key result areas
  • Monitoring and control of financial performance of the Institute
  • Authority to review quality policy and objectives

Responsibilities of officer

  • Realizing the mission of the laboratory
  • Provide due diligence and efforts to perform high class R&D and S&T activities
  • Conduct R&D / S&T activities as per the decision of Research Council and Management Council
  • Have all the powers as per the by laws made & amended from time to time by CSIR



Legend: P=Primary responsibility; S=Secondary responsibility; X=No responsibility

1. Management Representative

  • Planning, development, issue, implementation and maintenance of processes needed for the quality management system
  • Feedback from all Divisional Heads on effective implementation of the system
  • Reporting to the top management or) the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement
  • Ensuring the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization
  • Planning and control of internal quality audits
  • Recording and follow-up of management review meetings

2. Heads (HAB, Biotechnology, AMACIP, Food &Nutraceuticals& NPCPD)

  • Planning, implementation and monitoring divisional R & D, extension and other assigned activities.
  • Information and feedback to the Director and PPME
  • Upkeep of infrastructure and instruments
  • Human resource development of divisional personnel
  • Process performance and product conformity
  • Corrective and preventive actions against non-conformities
  • Control of documents and records
  • Planning, implementation and review of quality objectives
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

3. Scientists:

  • To carry out R&D, information dissemination thoughts publications, articles, participation in conferences and electronic means
  • To seek Intellectual Property Rights around new processes and products
  • To develop technologies relevant to society
  • To impart Trainings, promote HRD and nurture entrepreneurship

4. Technical staff:

  • Upkeep and maintenance of facilities and equipments
  • Smooth Running of equipments and data recording
  • Sample preparation and analysis
  • Management of LAN, WAN, Website and intranet
  • Development, maintenance and Updation of databases
  • Development of online processes for e-governence

5. Head PPME

  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of R & D activities
  • Technical support to Directorate and Administration
  • Planning of HRD activities
  • Research Council meetings
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

6. Head- Administration

  • Planning, implementation and control of administrative activities
  • Maintenance of personal records of all employees including record of their competence and training.
  • Recruitment of staff
  • Vigilance activities of the institute
  • Control of documented information
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

Administrative staff supports and implements above activities and maintains records (Work Allocation)

7. Head- Finance

  • Financial Planning, implementation and control
  • Maintenance of project finances
  • Cash realisation from sponsoring agencies
  • Financial auditing
  • Control of documented information

The staff in finance section implements the processes and maintains record

8. Head- ESU

  • Infrastructure planning, development and maintenance
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system
  • Financial auditing


The ESU staff carry out:

  • Regular maintenance of labs and buildings including civil and electrical
  • Upgradations and refurbishment of labs
  • Upkeep of campus
  • Supervise new constructions

9. Stores & Purchase Officer

  • Procurement of materials and services
  • Management of stores
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system


The staff are involved in:

  • Order, receive and issue of materials
  • Keeping records of personal inventories
  • Auction of old and unserviceable items

10. Library staff:

Procurement of books, CDs, journals and other documents for the Institute

  • Subscription management for Journals, eJournals and other periodicalsManagement of stores
  • Management of library
  • Control of reference documents of external origin e.g. I.S. Specifications etc.
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

11. Instrumentation staff:

  • Installation, repair and calibration of instrument
  • Maintenance of EPABX
  • Operation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment.
  • Preventive maintenance of instruments

12. Co-ordinator - BDMU

  • Business development and liaisoning of R & D activities
  • Preparation of contracts and MOUs
  • Customer evaluation and feedback
  • Billing of laboratory products

13. Co-ordinator - IPR

  • Coordination for filing of patent, copy-rights & industrial designs
  • Commercialisation of technologies / patents
Nature of powers Director Scientist / Chairman Committee
IP Management Committee      
Business Development and Marketing      
Store & Purchase      
Earned Leave      
GPF withdrawal      
TA / Medical allowance      
Festival advance      
Transport advance      
House building advance      
Travel advance (TA/DA)      
LTC advance      

In regard to all matters concerning service conditions of employees of the Society, the Fundamental and supplementary Rules framed by the Govt. of India and such other rules and orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time shall apply to the extent applicable to the employees of the Society. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Bye-law, the Governing Body shall have the power to relax the requirement of any rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary.

Director of each National Laboratory shall be assisted by a Controller of Administration, Controller of Finance and Accounts/ Finance and Accounts Officer and Controller of Stores & Purchase/ Stores & Purchase Officers who shall advice the Director on all administrative and financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the Scientific staff and bench level Scientists. Directors shall have the power to over-rule the advice of aforesaid functionaries after recording reasons thereof. A report of such cases shall be sent to Director-General.

Headquarter-Laboratory CSIR Hqrs. and Directors of National Laboratories would operate under director control of Director General without and intermediate line functionary. The Laboratories would be freed from routine administrative and financial control of the Hqrs. The head-quarters will, inter alia deal with the following matters:

  • Receipt and disbursement of funds from the Government;
  • Appointment of Director/Director Level Scientist;
  • National Mission;
  • International and Inter-agency Scientific Collaboration;
  • Research Fellowships and Training;
  • Liaison and interaction with major users and Government departments;
  • Data Bank of total CSIR R&D activities;
  • Construction activity;
  • Audit & Vigilance matters;
  • Grievance mechanism;
  • Appellate against the decisions of Management Council and Directors;
  • Parliament matters;
  • Budget and Finance;
  • Limitations imposed under the rules for delegations of Financial power;
  • Accounting of funds to the Ministry of Finance/Accountant General and Public Accountant Committee;
  • Recruitment/promotion policies and procedures;
  • Common cadres;
  • Legal matters;
  • Patent matters; and
  • Other matters as decided by DG
  • Audit Registers for head-wise expenditure
  • Broad sheets of Advances to employees
  • GPF/CPF Ledgers and Broad Sheets
  • Remittance Registers
  • Deposit Registers
  • OB (Objection Book) of Advances
  • Cash Book (Main)
  • Cash Book (Subisidiary)
  • Valuable Registers
  • Cheque Book and Receipt Book Registers
  • Monthly classified Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Monthly Consolidated Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Balance Sheet
  • Voucher Register
  • Bill Register
  • Diary/Dispatch Register
  • Register for Pensionery Benefit
  • Investment Register
  • Loan/Grant Register
  • Project Register
  • File, Note Register
  • Lab. Reserve Register
  • Project Register
  • BE/RE Statement

Core R&D Areas

  • High Altitude Biology
  • Bioresource- Mapping and Conservation
  • Bioprospection- Plants and Microbes
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Adaptation Biology and Climate Change
  • Plant Health Management
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Quality Plant Production
  • Food nutraceuticals and quality control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Synthetic Chemistry and Molecular Modification
  • Regulatory research
  • Domestication for ornamentals and Landscapping
  • Microbial Prospection
  • Water Management
Name Designation Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Director 230411 230422
Dr. RK Sud Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/438  
Er. KK Singh Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/342  
Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati Senior Principal Scientist 230741, EPABX/347  
Dr. Amita Bhattacharya Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/394  
Dr. Vipin Hallan Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/350  
Dr. Sanjay K Uniyal Principal Scientist EPABX/361  
Dr. RK Sharma Principal Scientist EPABX/358  
Er. Amit Kumar Principal Scientist EPABX/374  
Dr. Sanat Sujat Singh Principal Scientist EPABX/338  
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Principal Scientist 233341  
Dr. Shashi Bhushan Principal Scientist EPABX/387  
Dr. Pralay Das Principal Scientist EPABX/431  
Dr. Girish Nadda Senior Scientist EPABX/352  
Dr. Vijai Kant Agnihotri Senior Scientist EPABX/365  
Dr. Ravi Shankar Senior Scientist EPABX/384  
Dr. Probir Kumar Pal Senior Scientist 233341  
Dr. Mahesh Gupta Senio Scientist EPABX/433  
Dr. Rituraj Purohit Senior Scientist EPABX/421  
Dr. Sushil Kumar Maurya Senior Scientist EPABX/391  
Er. Mohit Sharma Senior Scientist EPABX/453  
Dr. Amit Chawla Senior Scientist EPABX/437  
Dr. Ashok Kumar Senior Scientist EPABX/338  
Dr. SG Eswara Reddy Senior Scientist EPABX/352  
Dr. Dharam Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/422  
Dr. Yogendra S. Padwad Senior Scientist EPABX/473  
Dr. Pamita Bhandari Senior Scientist EPABX/363  
Dr. Sukhjinder Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/393  
Dr. Jeremy Dkhar Senior Scientist      
Dr. Rohit Joshi Senior Scientist      
Dr. Amitabha Acharya Scientist EPABX/397  
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Scientist EPABX/426  
Dr. Vikram Patial Scientist EPABX/473  
Dr. Damanpreet Singh Scientist EPABX/443  
Dr. Vishal Acharya Scientist EPABX/493  
Dr. Ashok Singh Scientist EPABX/437  
Dr. Upendra Sharma Scientist EPABX/452  
Dr. Bhavya Bhargava Scientist EPABX/318  
Dr. Kunal Singh Scientist EPABX/305  
Dr. Ashish Rambhau Warghat Scientist EPABX/315  
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Scientist EPABX/306  
Dr. Narendra Vijay Tirpude Scientist EPABX/476  
Dr. Rakshak Kumar Scientist EPABX/441  
Dr. Vidyashankar Srivatsan Scientist EPABX/315  
Dr. Ankit Saneja Scientist EPABX/353  
Dr. Poonam Kumari Scientist      
Dr. Vandana Jaiswal Scientist      
Ms. Amit Kumari Scientist      
Dr. Satbeer Singh Scientist      
Dr. Ramesh Scientist      


Name Designation Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. Alok Sharma Administrative Officer 230428, EPABX/330  
Sh. Satya Narayan Gulia Finance & Accounts Officer 230424, EPABX/311  
Sh. S. Gnanaprakasam Controller of Stores & Purchase 230425, EPABX/333  

Section Officers

Name Department Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. Amarjeet Administration EPABX/360  
Sh. Yash Pal Finance & Accounts Officer EPABX/332  
Sh. Ram Singh Store & Purchase EPABX/335  
  • No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (2017-18) : Nil
  • Programmes to advance understanding of RTI (2017-18) : Nil
  2017-18 2018-19
BE 2921.324 6974.526
RE 4661.218  
Act 4661.117 3461.610
  • Foreign and domestic tours : Nil
  • CSIR-IHBT does not provide any concession / permits or subsidy under any of its schemes.
  • Technical folders, service charges, bibliographic information of publications, patent information available on CSIR-IHBT website (www.ihbt.res.in)


  • The Library remains open from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM on all working days(Monday to Friday)
  • A reader, using the library, shall enter his/her name legibly in the register kept at the entrance gate
  • Private belongings shall be kept outside the library
  • Silence should be observed in the library.Using mobile/cellular phone inside the library is not permitted
  • Smoking, spitting & sleeping are strictly prohibited in the library
  • The readers shall be responsible for any damage or mutation done to the books and periodicals of the library and shall be required to replace such publications or to pay the value there of
  • After consultation, the reader shall leave the publications on the table & shall not replace the publications back on the shelves
  • CSIR staff can borrow only five books at a time for a period of two weeks. Books of special demand are lent out only for shorter period
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories and other Reference books shall not be lent out
  • Current periodicals are issued for overnight loan only. A reader can take not more than three periodicals at a time
  • Before leaving the library, the reader shall satisfy as to whether the book issued to him/her is in sound condition. If not, he/she shall forthwith bring the matter to the notice of library-in-charge/staff, otherwise the reader is liable to be held responsible for condition of the book
  • Readers are strictly prohibited to sub-lend the books

Loan of publications may be renewed for a further period of one fortnight provided:

  • Demand for the publication is not received
  • Renewal does not exceed three consecutive fortnights

Staff Members may suggest books for consideration for inclusion in the library. Suggestions shallpertain totechnical work of their units. Any infringement of the rules shall render the reader to forfeit the privilege of admission to the library and to borrow books from the library.

Public Information Officer

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Sr. Principal Scientist
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 347
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Transparency Officer

Sh. Alok Sharma
Administration Officer
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-230428
Fax: +91-1894-230428

Grievance redressal mechanism : Under formation
Details of applications received under RTI and information provided: Available with CPIO
List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes: Available in website
List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway: Available in PPME
Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract: IPR issue hence available with BDMU
Annual Report: Available in website

Details of applications received under RTI and information provided :

Quarterly Report (2017-18)

Quarterly Report (2018-19)

Appellate Authority

Er. K.K. Singh
Sr. Principal Scientist
Agrotechnology of Medical, Aromatic and Commercially Important Plants
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 342
Fax: +91-1894-230433

  • Not applicable CSIR-IHBT does not formulate policies for public
  • CSIR-IHBT doesnot publish manual or handbook
  • CSIR –IHBT doesnot publish books or journal. Technical folders can be freely downloaded and Annual Report could be sent of request
  • Not applicable, CSIR-IHBT does not publish /issue Manual and Handbooks
Facility Contact person Email

Incubation Facility and Business

Business Development Unit

Analytical Service

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Dr. Sanjay Uniyal

Books and journals Sh. Mukhtiar Singh