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/

Public Information Officer

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Sr. Pr. Scientist and Head
Planning Project Monitoring and Evaluation
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology 
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email:  Ph. +91-1894-230741
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Appellate Authority

Dr. Ashu Gulati
Sr. Pr. Scientist and Head
Food And Nutraceuticals
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology 
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email:  Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 326
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

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.


Developing technologies to boost bio based economy through sustainable use of Himalayan bioresource.

Quality Objectives:

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

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
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. Ashu Gulati Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/326  
Dr. Brij Lal Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/329  
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 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 Senior Scientist EPABX/387  
Dr. Pralay Das Senior 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. Rituraj Purohit Senior Scientist EPABX/421  
Dr. Sushil Kumar Maurya Senior Scientist EPABX/391  
Dr. Dharam Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/422  
Dr. Pamita Bhandari Senior Scientist EPABX/363  
Er. Mohit Sharma Scientist EPABX/453  
Dr. Amit Chawla Scientist EPABX/437  
Dr. Ashok Kumar Scientist EPABX/338  
Dr. SG Eswara Reddy Scientist EPABX/352  
Dr. Mahesh Gupta Scientist EPABX/433  
Dr. Yogendra S. Padwad Scientist EPABX/473  
Dr. Amitabha Acharya Scientist EPABX/397  
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Scientist EPABX/426  
Dr. Vikram Patial Scientist EPABX/473  
Dr. Manoj Kumar Scientist EPABX/432  
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  


Name Designation Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. Alok Sharma Administrative Officer 230428, EPABX/330  
Sh. Suresh Pant Controller of Stores & Purchase 230425, EPABX/333  

Section Officers

Name Department Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. S.D. Rishi Administration EPABX/323  
Sh. Amarjeet Administration EPABX/360  
Sh. Darshan Singh Finance & Accounts EPABX/332  


  • 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.